Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.
TO EDUCATE and train young musicians through an intensive summer music education program and a comprehensive series of public performances.
TO PRESENT educational forums and music events featuring distinguished musicians, musicologists, art historians, humanities experts, writers and poets.
TO COMMISSION and present original productions of new compositions, operas, dramas and ballets for the general public and the training of young artists.
TO COLLECT rare books, historic manuscripts, archival materials, music and objects for scholarly research, educational purposes and as a service to the public.
For the 2014 schedule: http://festivalhill.org/calendar/index.php