Music Summer Pre-College Programs Directory
for High School Students and Middle School Students
Summer of 2015

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University of Toledo Summer Music Camps for High School Students

SUMMER MUSIC WORKSHOPS in Jazz! Voice! Flute!
for Middle School and High School Students

The University of Toledo College
of Communication & The Arts

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University of Dayton Summer Vocal Performance Institute for High School Students

Vocal Performance Music Institute
at the University of Dayton
for High School Students

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Music Summer Programs for High School Students



University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Music Workshops for High School Students in
Guitar,  Chamber Music, Vocal, Composition
Organ, Piano, Flute and Harp


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New York University Music Summer Program for High School Students

 

 
 
 
Fredonia Pre-College Summer Music Program for High School Students

Fredonia Pre-College Summer Music Festival
for High School Students


Emerson College Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

 

 



Emerson College Summer Music Theatre
Pre-College Program for High School Students

 

Susquehanna University Summer Music Program for High School Students

 


Susquehanna University High School
Wind Ensemble Institute

University of Toledo Summer Music Camps for High School Students

 

SUMMER MUSIC WORKSHOPS in Jazz! Voice! Flute!
for Middle School and High School Students

The University of Toledo College of Communication & The Arts

 

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Music Summer Programs for High School Students



University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Music Workshops for High School Students in
Guitar,  Chamber Music, Vocal, Composition
Organ, Piano, Flute and Harp

 

Summer Discovery Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students

 


Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment
Programs for High School Students

Music Workshops

 

Susquehanna University Summer Choral Music Institute for High School Students

 

Susquehanna University High School
Choral Institute

 

Summer Discovery Summer Internship Program for High School Students



Discovery Internships – Summer Internship Programs
for High School Students

Internships in Music Production & Business

 

University of Dayton Summer Vocal Performance Institute for High School Students

 

Vocal Performance Music Institute
at the University of Dayton
for High School Students

 

Syracuse University Summer College Programs for High School Students

Syracuse University Summer College
for High School Students

Options: Recording Studio and Musical Theatre / Acting

 

Grammy Camp Summer Music Program for High School Students


Grammy Camp: An Interactive Summer Music Experience
for High School Students

 

Summer Junior Discovery Summer Enrichment Programs for Middle School Students

 



Jr. Discovery Summer Enrichment Program
for Middle School Students

 

University of Texas Summer Pre-College Theatre Program for High School Students

 



University of Texas at Austin Summer
Pre-College American Ballet Theatre Program
High School Students and Middle School Students



Oberlin College Summer Music Program for High School Students

 

 

Oberlin College Summer Music
Program for High School Students

California Summer Music Program for High School Students and Middle School Students

California Summer Music Program for
High School Students and
Middle School Students

 

Ohio State University Summer Music Programs for High School Students



Ohio State University Summer Music
Programs for High School Students

New York University Summer Music and Theatre Program for High School Students



New York University Music and Theatre
Summer Programs for High School Students

Bowling Green Summer Music Program for High School Students

 

 


Bowling Green State University
Summer Music Institute for High School
Students and Middle School Students



Western Michigan University Summer Music Pre-College Program for High School Students

 

 

Western Michigan University Pre-College
Summer Music Camp

 

North Carolina Greensboro Summer Music Programs for High School Students

 

 

 

University of North Carolina Greensboro Summer Music
Program for High School Students

 

University of Michigan Summer Music Programs for High School Students

 

 

University Michigan Summer Music
Program for High School Students


Carnegie Mellon University Music Summer Camp for High School Students

 

 


Carnegie Mellon University Music Summer
Program for High School Students

Eastern Illinois University Pre-College Summer Music Program for High School Students

 

Eastern Illinois University Summer Pre-College
Music Program for High School Students

 

Western Illinois Summer Music Programs and Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students

 

Western Illinois Summer Music Programs
and Camps for High School Students
and Middle School Students

 

Northern Arizona University Summer Pre-College Music Program for High School Students and Middle School Students

 


Northern Arizona University Summer Music
Program for High School Students and
Middle School Students

 

Western Connecticut Summer Music Program for High School Students and Middle School Students

 

 

Western Connecticut State University Summer
Music Camps for High School Students
and Middle School Students


Webster University Music Summer Programs for High School Students

 

Webster University Summer Music Camps
for High School Students and Middle School Students

 

California State University Summer Music Program for High School Students

California State University, Stanislaus
Summer Music Program for High School
Students and Middle School Students

CAP 21 Musical Theatre Summer Program for High School Students

 

CAP21 Music and Theatre Summer
Programs for High School Students
and Middle School Students


University of Indiana Summer Music Program for High School Students

 


Indiana University Summer Pre-College
Music Programs for High School Students


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for High School Students and Middle School Students


Program: Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Description: Susquehanna University offers a unique summer performance experience for high school musicians. This week-long, residential program focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. Students work with Director of Bands Eric L. Hinton, Ph.D., HonFBC, as well as other distinguished Susquehanna faculty members during chamber music rehearsals, private lessons, seminars and unforgettable performances. Selection is competitive. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available and cost includes tuition, room and boardApplication and recorded audition information can be found online.
Participants: Highs school students entering grades 9-12.
Program website: Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute

Program: Susquehanna University High School Choral Institute: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Description: Susquehanna's High School Choral Institute is a unique summer performance experience for serious high school singers.  This week-long residential program focuses on improving students' musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.  Program highlights include working with Susquehanna conductors and voice faculty. Selection is competitive and based on letter of recommendation from a choral director, voice teacher, pastor or counselor. A limited number of scholarships are available and cost includes tuition, room and board. 
Participants: Highs school students entering grades 9-12.
Program website: Susquehanna University High School Choral Institute

Program: SUMMER JAZZ INSTITUTE – University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Description: This 7-day workshop provides a positive and fun learning environment through lectures, master classes, jam sessions, performances, and even a recording experience. Participants immerse themselves in improvisation, performance, and arranging with established professional jazz musician/educators.
Participants: Middle school and high school students.
Program website: Summer Jazz Institute

Program: ART SONG FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP – University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Description: The Art Song Festival and Workshop (5 days) is dedicated to promoting recital performances as well as to training singers and collaborative pianists in the fine art of recital planning and performance. Taught by internationally respected faculty, this festival is packed with master classes, voice lessons, coaching sessions and recital performances as well as classes geared for the student and emerging professional singer and pianist.
Participants: High school age and up.
Program website: Art Song Festival and Workshop

Program: FLUTE CAMP WITH JOEL TSE – University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Description: Joel Tse, principal flute for the Toledo Symphony and flute instructor for the University of Toledo heads this amazing, intense workshop in flute. Students are trained in breathing technique, piccolo and rhythm; receive master class coaching and perform in concert.
Participants: Middle school and high school students.
Program website: Flute Summer Camp

Program: Vocal Performance Institute at the University of Dayton for High School Students: Dayton, Ohio
Description: The Vocal Performance Institute is a week-long summer program for high school aged singers. It gives students a chance to experience college music curriculum and to work with fabulous resident artists from the University of Dayton, Dayton Opera and the Human Race Theatre. Workshops that include audition techniques, stage comportment, introduction to diction (and more!) are combined with daily voice lessons and regular master-classes to complete a power-packed week of inspiration and learning. This institute is a wonderful experience for those planning to major in music or those who simply love to perform and want to learn more. Both resident and commuter participants are welcome.

The University of Dayton is extremely generous with scholarships. Over 90% of past participants received sizable aid. That combined with our highly qualified faculty, fantastic facilities and expanded curriculum make us one of Ohio's premier summer programs!

Visit us on facebook to learn more about our faculty, facilities and extracurricular activities.
Visit our website to learn more and apply: www.go.udayton.edu/vpi

Participants: High school students.
Program website: Vocal Performance Music Institute

Program: Emerson College Summer Programs for High School Students: Boston Massachusetts
Description: Emerson College offer 5-week pre-college academic summer programs in filmmaking, acting, musical theatre performing, stage design, and creative writing; and 2-week programs in journalism and political communication (PAL). At Emerson, students focus on acquiring skills by doing, meet other students who share their passion for arts and communication, and gain an understanding of college life.
Participants: High school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 during the 2014-2015 academic year may apply to programs in Stage Design, Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Journalism, or Political Communication. Students entering grades 11 and 12 may apply to Studio Programs in Acting or Musical Theatre. Rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors may apply to participate in Pre-College Credit Programs in either Film Writing or Film Production, where they will earn 8-college credits upon successful completion of the 5-week credit program.
Program website: Emerson College Summer Pre-College Programs

Program: Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students for High School Students - Recording Studio and Acting & Musical Theatre: Syracuse, NY
Description:  Summer College offers unique programs designed to let students explore talents and interests through credit and noncredit academic programs ranging from 2 to 6-weeks in length. Courses and programs are offered in more than 25 academic departments. All programs are designed to give you a realistic view of undergraduate coursework in a field that interests you.
Participants:  Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school
Program website: Syracuse University Summer College

Program: Oberlin College Summer Vocal Music Program for High School Students:  Oberlin, Ohio
Description: The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is pleased to present the Vocal Academy for High-School Students, a nine-day, intensive workshop that offers dedicated high school voice students age 16 years and older (high school graduates are excluded) an opportunity to explore the many facets involved in developing the singer's art. Technical work will include the development of posture, breathing, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Daily master classes in performance will deal with performance practice, diction, style, phrasing, and textual communication. Classes also will cover such topics as preparation for auditions, stage deportment, characterizations, presentation of songs, and analysis and understanding of texts. Private lessons are included in the tuition. Acting classes will focus heavily on song interpretation. We will encourage students to develop more freedom of movement and gesture while singing. Improvisational exercises will create awareness of non-verbal communication skills and help develop spontaneous creativity.
Participants:  Students age 16 and older.
Program websiteOberlin College Summer Vocal Music Program

Program: Grammy Camp - Interactive Summer Music Experience: Multiple Locations
Description: GRAMMY Camp, an interactive summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music, provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. This summer 2014, four GRAMMY Camps (three residential) will be taking place across the country.

  • GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 9–13, 2014 (nonresidential day camp) hosted by Belmont University
  • GRAMMY Camp St. Paul: June 13–21, 2014 hosted by McNally Smith College of Music
  • GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 12–21, 2014 hosted by University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
  • GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 3–11, 2014 hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks

The GRAMMY Camp curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording, and emphasizes new and emerging music technologies. The program offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in seven tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; a Performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings; Video Production; and Songwriting. Select career tracks are offered in each location. All tracks culminate in media projects, album recordings, an open house, and/or performances.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31. U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and track-specific requirements at www.grammyintheschools.com by the deadline, March 31, 2014. The application fee is $25 per person and a separate financial assistance form is available to needs-based students. Financial assistance for residential camps is also available to qualified students.

Participants: U.S. high school students.
Program website: Grammy Camp: An Interactive Summer Music Experience

Program: Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Music Program for High School Students: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Description: The Pre-College Music Program offers a unique view of the life of a music student at Carnegie Mellon in a supportive environment of study and performance. It is an ideal opportunity to experience a world-class conservatory program and discover your potential for a career in music. Coupled with the rich cultural life of the city of Pittsburgh and varied campus activities, the Pre-College Music Program is an extraordinary way for young musicians to spend their summer.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Music Program

Program: Bowling Green Summer Music Institute for High School Students and Middle School Students:  Bowling Green, Ohio
Description: The Summer Music Institute is a program of intensive music camps designed for high school and junior high school students, sponsored by the College of Musical Arts. Starting from two one-week music camps in 1981, the Summer Music Institute has grown to as many as nine camps each summer. A College of Musical Arts faculty member serves as the director of each camp and is responsible for staff assignments and curriculum.
Participants:  High school students and middle school students.
Program websiteBowling Green University Summer Music Institute

ProgramSummer Discovery Pre-college Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students - Music Workshops
Description: Summer Discovery is an all-inclusive pre-college experience; living on a college campus, participating in activities, exploring great cities, having fun and making friends from all over the world. Freedom with support and balance, that's Summer Discovery. For over 48 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational, and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about our over 300 course offerings at your program of interest - college credit, research, engineering, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, cooking, and many others.  Summer Discovery offers programs at 13 different locations in 4 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more!  We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the U.S. and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens! 
Participants:  High school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (ages 14-18).
Program website: Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment Programs - Music Workshops

Program Jr. Discovery Summer Enrichment Program for Middle School Students
Description:  Jr. Discovery is a unique 3 week summer enrichment experience for teenagers completing grades 6, 7 and 8.  At Jr. Discovery, learning is everywhere - in the classroom, dorm room, dining hall, on-stage, the tennis court or ball field, on trips and excursions, and the daily interaction between peers, dynamic teachers and Resident Counselors. Since 1966, the Musiker Family has been directing outstanding educational experiences for teenagers. As parents ourselves, we realize middle school students are at an important crossroads in their development. Life poses many new challenges, opportunities, emotions, and rewards. Jr. Discovery is designed to facilitate a positive transition from adolescence to young adulthood and from middle school to high school. Our innovative Skills for Mind and Body curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, time management and life skills. Additionally, through cooperative living and positive mentoring by a superb group of Resident Counselors, our students experience the finest, caring supervision, group dynamics, and mutual respect. Best of all, Jr. Discovery is a summer of new friendships with students from all over the USA and the world. In the Jr. Discovery community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs.  We look forward to welcoming you to our community this summer.
Participants:  Middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8 (ages 12-14).
Program website: Junior Discovery Summer Enrichment Programs

ProgramDiscovery Internships Summer Internship Programs for High School Students - Internships in Music Production & Business
Description: The Discovery Internships program is a 4 week all-inclusive summer internship experience. We offer customized internships in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai in 25+ industries including Finance, Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Law, Fashion, Film & Television, Public Relations, Veterinary Medicine and many more. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your needs, Discovery Internships' customized programs will help you explore your future.  In addition to gaining hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, participants explore and live in an exciting city. Our programs feature a safe and fun living and learning environment based in a college residence hall. A meal plan, 24-hour staff supervision, and a host of cultural, recreational, and other community events and excursions around the city are all included. Our participants receive access to supplementary professional development workshops that enhance the internship learning experience and help students excel in both the college classroom and the workplace. Students receive academic credit for their internship and completion of coursework from New York University (NYU).
Participants:  High school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 (ages 15-18).
Program website: Discovery Internships in Music Production & Business

Program: Christian Howes' Creative Strings Workshop: Columbus, Ohio
Description: Learn jazz, improvisation, and other alternative strings styles with some of the world's leading string educators at the Creative Strings Workshop in Columbus, Ohio, June 29-July 4, 2014!

Learn from and perform alongside world-class teaching artists Christian Howes, Billy Contreras, Jason Anick, Hamilton Hardin, Cedric Easton, Alex Hargreaves, Robert Anderson, Paul Brown, Greg Byers, and more. This amazing learning opportunity will be an unforgettable and inspiring week of improvisational music filled with rehearsals, masterclasses and concerts in jazz, fiddle styles, blues, rock and more. The Creative Strings Workshop is open to players of all playing levels, ages 16 and up. We will create a learning course catered to your performance level to make sure you get the most out of the week.

Participate in masterclasses and rehearsals during the day, then apply what you learned through multiple live performances taking place throughout the city of Columbus that are open to the public. The Workshop combines aspects of your traditional summer camp with the life of a gigging musician.

Don't know how to improvise or play jazz? That's fine! Each year we have many first-timers that come to the Workshop, and leave with a firm understanding of jazz and improvisation that they can easily build upon. The learning doesn't stop when the Workshop ends, as you'll also have the support and guidance of the faculty, even after you leave Columbus.

Reserve your spot by putting your $200 deposit down before March 1, 2014 and receive a $100-$200 early bird discount! Questions? Contact Christian Howes - chris@christianhowes.com / 614-332-8689

Participants:  High school students and middle school students (ages 10 - 16).
Program websiteChristian Howes's Creative Strings Workshop

Program: Northern Arizona University Summer Music Program for High School and Middle School Students: Flagstaff, Arizona
Description: Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU offers abundant opportunities for performance. Campers participate in one major ensemble during which time they work with prominent musicians from across the country. NAU faculty and other clinicians work closely with campers to develop understanding and improvement in specialized areas of interest. Every primary ensemble performs a concert at the end of each week. The final performance is a chance for the campers to enjoy and share the results of their hard work during camp with each other as well as friends and family! Campers will also have an opportunity to audition to perform for their peers in the annual student honor recital, student chamber recital, and the variety show. Pianists will put on a formal recital on the stage of Ashurst Hall at the conclusion of each session.
Participants: High School Students and Middle School Students.
Program website: Northern Arizona University Summer Music Program

Program:  Western Connecticut State University Summer Music Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Danbury, Connecticut
DescriptionSummer Strings:  The WCSU Chamber Music Camp for strings is a one-week residential camp for string instrumentalists grades 5-12. Students will be placed in level appropriate orchestral groups that will be conducted by members of the camp faculty. The week will begin with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminate with a concert for the parents. In addition to ensemble participation campers will receive sectional coaching with specialists on each instrument as well as daily master classes and performances.
Band and Jazz: The WCSU Summer Music Camp is a one-week residential camp for instrumentalists grades 5-12. Students will have the opportunity to perform in traditional concert band, jazz band and orchestra at three different levels. Electives will include music theory, class piano and music technology in our fully-equipped state-of-the-art MIDI lab and chamber ensembles. The week will begin with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminate with a concert for the parents.
Flute: Julius Baker Flute Master Class is a 5-night, 6-day intensive workshop for flutists of all ages. Participants may attend as performers or auditors, and may commute or reside at Western Connecticut State University.
Participants:  High School Students and Middle School Students.
Program website: Western Connecticut State Summer Music Camps

Program: Webster University Summer Music Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: St. Louis, Missouri
Description: Webster summer music camps offers students a variety of options to pursue their musical interests. Camp sessions include: Band Camp, Flute Camp, Low Brass Week, Chamber Music, Strings, and Composing.
Participants: Students who will be entering grades 7 - 12 in the Fall
Program Website: Webster University Summer Music Camps

 



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