Residencies give PMP students the opportunity to travel to a new place, meet and reconnect with friends, and participate in rehearsals, coachings and performances with their mentors. In 1999, Toby and Itzhak Perlman brought PMP students to Israel for PMP’s first international residency.  Since then, PMP has returned to Israel five times, performed in Shanghai, and established annual residencies in Florida and Vermont.

DECEMBER 22, 2016 - JANUARY 8, 2017

Hosted by the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, with leadership support from the Perlman Music Program Suncoast, the Winter Residency has been a perfect wintertime home away from home for PMP since 2003. Invited from the Summer Music School, students and faculty love returning each year for rehearsals, Works in Progress concerts and performances in a warm and friendly atmosphere guided by Toby and Itzhak Perlman.

Visit the The Perlman Music Program/Sarasota, Inc. website for schedules and concert ticket information.

Click here for information for students attending the 2016-17 Winter Residency.


Arrival and Departure

Students flying into SRQ must arrive by 5:00PM, and into TPA by 4:00PM, on December 22. PMP fellows or volunteers will meet the students at the airport. Please book your departure flights no earlier than 12:00PM on January 8, 2017.

If you have not already done so, please book your flights ASAP. If you have questions, please contact Anna at Fill out your travel information as soon as it is booked in the Attendance Form.

If you’d like to travel to Florida with a PMP adult, some fellows will be traveling to and from New York City. Please contact Anna for more information on this option.


Tuition is $1,500 which includes room and board. Please submit a $500 non-refundable deposit no later than October 10th to secure your spot. If you wish to apply for financial aid, please let us know in writing with brief reasoning for the request. Please submit your payment online via this link, or send checks to our NYC office:

The Perlman Music Program, 19 West 69th Street Suite 1101, New York, NY, 10023

Required Forms (Please fill out after you have booked your travel to Florida)

All students attending the Sarasota Residency are required to fill out these forms by October 31st, 2016:

1) Attendance Form 
This is an online form that provides us with required personal, medical and travel information. Please do not hit the final submit button until your form is complete. Follow instructions carefully and answer all the questions as completely as possible. There is no need to print or email this form, we get it automatically upon submission.

2) Liability Waiver Form 
This is an online form that requires your E-signature (you can sign with your mouse/touch pad). If you are 18 years old or younger, your parents must also sign. There is no need to print or email this form, we get it automatically upon submission.

Other Useful Information

We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota, next door to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota Hotel
8270 N. Tamiami Trial
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 552-1100

Click here for packing information and room details.

Curriculum Information

The Sarasota Winter Residency curriculum is the same as that of the 7-week Summer Music School. For more information, see the Summer Music School page.

In 1999, Toby and Itzhak Perlman brought PMP students to Israel for PMP’s first international residency. Since then, PMP has returned to Israel five times, most recently in April 2016.

APRIL 14 - 30, 2016

Read the 2016 Israel Residency story, and see photos from the residency here!

Held at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv, the 2016 Israel Residency strengthened the cultural, artistic and personal bonds between exceptionally gifted Perlman Music Program and Israeli string musicians, ages 12-22, through immersive study, collaboration and performance of classical masterworks. Designed to further serve our goal of helping young, talented musicians reach their full potential, the residency connected them with their international peers and world-class faculty in an exciting and meaningful cultural exchange. 

The 2016 Israel Residency was made possible in part ​by the generosity of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.


MAY 19 - 26, 2015

In May 2015, PMP returned to the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv to engage 15 alumni of the 2014 Israel Residency. Activities included orchestra and studio classes with Itzhak Perlman and John Root, chamber music coached by Merry Peckham with PMP alumni Sean Lee, Molly Carr and Areta Zhulla serving as “player-coaches”, and private lessons and studio classes with Merry Peckham, Molly Carr and Sean Lee. A group of 12 11-15 year-old string players joined the 2015 residency participants to perform one movement of the Bach Double Concerto conducted by Itzhak Perlman.

In its four years of existence, the Fall Residency brought a new dimension to PMP. Alumni and faculty enjoyed four days of chorus, orchestra, and chamber music study, in preparation for a Celebration Concert in the beautiful Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

How do I apply?

PMP does not accept applications for travel residencies. Students who attend PMP's travel residencies have already attended one of our Shelter Island programs. Please contact for more information.