Spend a session in and around one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world immersed in music taught by a hand-picked, world-class faculty.

The International Music Institute will awaken your unlimited potential and offers high level preparation for College Auditions, Graduate School, Professional Orchestra Audition/Competition Preparation and Physical Conditioning for your instrument.


  • Dates: 2024 Session – July 21-28 (session will last until July 30th for those who select additional nights to explore the city of New Orleans.)
  • Save the Date: July 20-27, 2025 — July 19-26, 2026
  • Location: Solomon Episcopal Conference Center with the option of spending two additional nights exploring the city of New Orleans.
  • Eligibility: Professional, Pre-Professional level, University level, High School level, Middle School level, Passionate Amateur Musicians of all ages.
  • Instruments/Programs offered: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Conducting
  • Institute includes: Private lessons, master classes, technique classes, orchestral excerpts, audition preparation classes, ensembles, baton technique, score analysis and podium time as well as solo and ensemble performances at the end of the session.
  • Contact: For more information or questions, contact Dr. Jean Montès, Director at maestro@jeanmontes.com or (504) 616-1652.


  • Registration Fee: Non-refundable $50 application fee due at application submission
  • Deadline for tuition discount 
    November 1, 2023 early bird 🦅 special discount of $200 if paid in full
    December 1, 2023 early cat 🐈‍⬛ special discount of $100 if paid in full.
    January 1, 2024 early gator 🐊 special discount of $50 if paid in full.
  • Latest date for Application is May 1, 2024
  • All packages cover transportation, tuition, room and board
  • Tuition for Commuter Fellows (all meals included): $1000
  • Tuition for In-State (Louisiana) On-Campus Fellows: $1200
  • Tuition for Out-of-State On-Campus Fellows: $1500
  • Tuition for Out-of-State Fellows who are interested in spending a couple nights in New Orleans (departing on July 30, 2024): $1750
  • Unless otherwise indicated, all packages cover transportation to and from NOLA airport, tuition, room and board
  • Capacity is limited—transportation, room and board accommodations are on a first come, first served basis.


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  • Make check payable to: “The International Music Institute”.
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The International Music Institute c/o GNOYO
Attention: Dr. Jean Montès

7100 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 207
New Orleans, LA 70118

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