The PMF Academy is instructed by principal players of major orchestras in Europe and America. In addition to instructing the Academy, these virtuosos present chamber music concerts both in Sapporo and in broader Hokkaido. For members of the Academy, it is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to study with their role models, learning the highest technique and gaining a wealth of experience as they strive toward becoming professionals themselves. Each summer, the second half of the Academy"s month at PMF is instructed by PMF AMERICA, made up of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and more.

David Chan, violin / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Stephen Rose, violin / Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Foster, viola / National Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Figueroa, cello / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Alexander Hanna, double bass / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, flute / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Izotov, oboe / San Francisco Symphony
Stephen Williamson, clarinet / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon / Philadelphia Orchestra
William Caballero, horn / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mark J. Inouye, trumpet / San Francisco Symphony
Denson Paul Pollard, trombone / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
David Herbert, timpani / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Yeh, percussion / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mariko Anraku, harp / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra