Each summer the Mendocino Coast community hosts over one hundred musicians-in-residence for up to two weeks and more. These are members of the Festival Orchestra from around California and the nation; members of the Emerging Artists program; and visiting musicians from around the world. Many community members house an orchestra musician every year. Some are looking forward to meeting a new musician; some are anticipating the visit of a musician who has become a friend staying with them year after year. Leading area lodging partners also contribute generously, housing many performing groups who visit Mendocino for a single night or two.
The core of the Festival’s mission is creating an intimate community of musicians and audiences. Welcoming musicians into your home or inviting musicians to use your guest quarters is one of many ways to participate in the making of the Festival. Learn more about housing musicians by sending us a note using the form below. Someone from the Festival office will contact you.