Participants and instructors in last year's Arthur Russell Week festival. This year's program will be held July 8-12. Applications will be accepted until May 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY MUSIC INSTITUTE

Youth summer music fest now accepting applications

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Applications are now available for the annual Arthur Russell Week, set for July 8-12, sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute.

Arthur Russell Week is a one-week summer festival for musicians ages 8-13. Students will be grouped into small ensembles according to their experience and skills to play a variety of pieces.

Ensembles may include strings, piano, some woodwinds and percussion. The program will also feature half-day afternoon sessions for adults under the direction of Noreen Silver.

Arthur Russell Week is accepting applications online from March 19 to May 1 at

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