Embark on an inspiring musical experience, advance your work,
France and its culture.

Artists: Our YXIE bus waits for you at Charles de Gaulle Airport until 2pm on arrival day, June 27.
If you arrive after 2pm, take train to Paris, then find Gare de Lyon and take the train to Villeneuve-la-Guyard.
Villeneuve-la-Guyard is 2km from Villeblevin. We can meet you there with a car.

YXIE Manoir des Arts, Villeblevin, France - Your home for the 2024 France Summer Music YXIE Festival



Enrollment is now open.

Embark on a two week musical journey amidst the captivating surroundings of the Manoir des Arts in the picturesque village of Villeblevin, France. Immerse yourself in the world of music guided by our internationally renowned faculty of soloists, chamber musicians, and composers. Our accomplished faculty bring with them decades of pedagogical expertise, enriched by a profound appreciation for French music and culture.

All classes and courses are conducted in English.

At France Summer Music YXIE, we curate a transformative experience that seamlessly blends individualized solo instruction, the joyful collaboration of chamber music, composition, and the enchantment of cultural and nature excursions within a nurturing and encouraging environment.

Young Artists Program

Coaching in piano, strings, voice, guitar, chamber music, theory, and composition from our world-renowned faculty. Master Classes, workshops and lectures.

Student performances in Villeblevin and Paris.

Faculty and guest artist performances.

Ages: 12 - 23


Composers Roundtable

Instruction and collaboration in composition

Performances of new music

No age limits


Nurture your musical and artistic growth as you take center stage in dynamic concerts and engage in enriching master classes led by our esteemed faculty members and guest artists. Refine your talents through an array of skill-sharpening opportunities, including engrossing seminars, interactive workshops, personalized coaching sessions, and one-on-one lessons tailored to your unique journey.

Enjoy sight-seeing excursions, and seize additional chances to showcase your talents in performances in the enchanting environs of Paris, Fontainebleau and the cultural haven of Villeblevin.

For those seeking to expand their horizons further, we offer a selection of optional classes exploring French language and culture, music theory, composition, as well as rejuvenating practices like yoga and body alignment. At our program, we strive to provide a comprehensive experience that not only nurtures your artistic prowess but also enriches your overall well-being.

For all participants, we create a program tailor-made for you.

Apply before March 1 for a 15% discount


YXIE Directors Kees Wieringa and Moos D'Herripon
Migratory V Directors Joan Forsyth and William Anderson

France Summer Music YXIE works in cooperation with 

  • Manoir des arts YXIE

  • Migratory V

  • Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music