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2024 Summer Camp Directory

This is the 78th annual summer music camp directory published by The Instrumentalist. You may make copies of it for students, go to the online version or link to it on your social media. Updates will be posted online when received. You may link to the online version on your social media.



Multi State Camps

The George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, multiple locations

(MA, NJ, OH, OK, CO, NC). Our curriculum focuses on conducting, peer leadership, and showmanship. Instructors are all current and former college and DCI drum majors in addition to being music educators. Additional bonus instruction from Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Scott O’Neil, Dr. Lauren Reynolds and Heidi Sarver. Students are rising high school freshmen through rising high school senior. Students are both drum majors/field commanders and students aspiring for a band leadership role. Super DMA at MA; Drum Majors, Guard, Band. CO: Boulder 6/18-21, NC: Charlotte 6/25-28, OK: 6/25-28, OH: Westerville 7/9-12, NJ: Lawrenceville 7/16-19, MA: Westfield 7/23-26. Tuition with housing $775. Contact: 781-874-9728,


Band at the Beach Music Camp, San Diego, is entering its 34th year, serving band students in grades 7-12. Camp Dates: July 8-12. Location: Dana Middle School, 1775 Chatsworth Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107. Hours: 10:00 to 2:30. All sections will have their own coaches and some fine guest conductors will be on board. Lunch and t-shirt are included in the $350 tuition. The week will end with a free concert for the public at Dana’s auditorium. For more information, please visit our website: or contact Cello Master Class with Mark Kosower, Carmel Valley. Hidden Valley’s master classes are immersive, learning intensives for advanced players. Master class participants enjoy not only opportunities for learning & advancement but create relationships within the musical community that can last a lifetime. It is a testament to our exceptional teaching faculty and the caliber of students that many Hidden Valley alumni have gone on to hold important positions in major orchestras and universities worldwide. All master class students and teaching faculty live on campus and spend meals and free time together. Mark Kosower is Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra and a scholar and teacher of cello. 6/2-7. Tuition with housing $1,150. 15 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 831-659-3115 or Summer@SFCM, San Francisco. Residential academies and day camps for aspiring young musicians provide the chance to experience what studying at SFCM might be like. 2024 offerings include Guitar Workshop, Harp Camp, Technology and Applied Composition Immersive, Vocal Academy and Online Composition. Dates, times and tuition rates vary by program. Ages 18 and under. June-July. Tuition with housing $1,445-$1,865, tuition alone $450-$995. 20-30 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 415-503-6254,


Alexander Technique PLUS, Boulder

For 29 years we have offered somatic study to the musical community, an experience that includes significant aspects of the Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, movement, mindfulness, and psychology, all in the service of inclusive well-being. All ages are welcome. Our team: Amy Likar (DMA in flute, Director of Training for the Association for Body Mapping Education), James Brody (Director of the Musicians’ Wellness Program at the CU College of Music) and Matthew Tomatz (embedded psychotherapist to the College of Music). Amy and Jim provide effective strategies for efficient movement and thinking. Using an integrative approach, Matt will present daily sessions that will deepen the program through mindfulness, yoga, breath practices, and performance psychology. We encourage Master of Music Education students to join us for guidance on how to bring these powerful tools into your classrooms. Anyone with appropriate standing is eligible to receive one graduate credit through CU Continuing Education for an additional fee. 7/8-12. No housing is available. Tuition $350 ($300 for students and seniors.) 3 teachers. Contact 303-908-4279 or Lamont Summer Academy, Denver. A two-week live on campus program for young musicians in state-of-the-art facilities, with world-renowned artist faculty. For instrumentalists, singers, pianists and composers, ages 14 through 18. Study privately, and participate in chamber music, master classes, wind ensemble, orchestra, and modern music groups. Additionally students can take classes in theory and musicianship, conducting, music technology and music entrepreneurship. 6/20-7/3. Tuition with housing $2,250, tuition alone $1,750. (Scholarships available) Contact:

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute

Held at University of Denver, this is America’s premier brass workshop. (Recommended for high school juniors and older.) Faculty include many of the most famous names in the business. Tuition scholarships of $500 available for most registrants. Daily ensemble coaching, concerts, faculty recitals, career development seminars, and masterclasses. Private lessons also available. Auditors welcome. 7/7-13. Tuition alone $975, dorm housing available. Contact: 303- 832-4676,


Jacksonville University Chamber Music Intensive, Jacksonville. On the riverfront campus of Jacksonville University, a week of immersive musical study with our distinguished faculty including chamber music, masterclasses, performances, private lessons, and All-State audition preparation. Enrollment available for current 8th graders through class of 2024 seniors. Applicants must provide a video audition at time of application, including a solo and 2 three octave scales, by April 12. 6/9-6/15. Contact: 904-256-7661,


Bienen School of Music Summer Session Workshops, Evanston. Taught by prestigious Bienen School faculty and a host of renowned guest artists, these intensive experiences are designed to challenge musicians to achieve the next level in their career. Participants have the opportunity to network with musicians from around the world while visiting Chicago, one of the world’s greatest musical cities. Detailed audition requirements, dates, deadlines and tuition fees for all summer performance offerings can be found on the individual program pages. All workshops are one week. 2024 offerings: Conducting and Wind Music Symposium, Duo Piano Master Classes, Classical Guitar Workshop, Northwestern Bach Academy, Percussion Symposium, Trombone Master Classes, Violin Institute, and Vocal Performance Seminar. Dates vary. Tution alone $750-800. Contact: 847-491-3141 or Illinois Summer Youth Music, Urbana. One-week residential programs for senior and junior high musicians. Twenty-five different offerings include traditional band, orchestra, choral and jazz programs, as well as pre-college programs for individual instruments, musical theatre, composition, music technology, hip-hop, piano and more. 6/23-29, 7/7-13, and 7/14-20. Tuition with housing $675-$850, tuition alone $475-$550. 300 students 100 teachers. Contact: 217-244-3404,

Smith Walbridge Clinics, Charleston

Specialized training in marching band related activities for high school and college students, since 1949! Clinics: Drum Major, Section Leader, Drumline & Front Ensemble, Color Guard, Mace & Signal Baton, and Student Conductor. Held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, taught at various levels, according to experience, beginner-advanced. July 2024. Tuition with housing $295-$615 depending on session, tuition alone $235-$495. 1,000 students, 5-300 per session, 75 teachers. Contact: 217-687-2005,

Smith Walbridge Clinics: Directors Clinic, Drill Design Clinic, Charleston

Directors Clinic: A comprehensive experience for band directors and college music majors. Taught by experienced, nationally famous educators in their field! Come as a seasoned veteran looking for fresh ideas and rejuvenation, or as a young director looking to sharpen real hands-on teaching skills. Housing and dining is included. Drill Design: For school and college directors, private writers/designers, & college music majors only. Pyware in beginning and advanced levels, and complete work on your own show. Beautiful lab and Pyware provided, or bring own laptop for use. Housing and dining is included. For both: July 2024. Tuition with housing $355-$415 depending on session, tuition alone $285-$310 depending on session. 25 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 217-687-2005,


Butler Community Arts School at Butler University, Indianapolis. Summer is the perfect time for students choose from 20 camps (music, theatre, dance) at the Butler Community Arts School (BCAS) located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Camps serve the age groups of 7-11 and 12-18 and are offered with both commuter and residential options. June-July. Tuition with housing $750+, tuition alone $235+. Contact: 317-940-5500, BCAS@butler.eduIndiana University Summer Music Clinic, Bloomington. Students currently in grades 8-12. Full orchestra, concert bands, (auditioned) jazz bands, sectionals, master class, chamber ensemble or elective class (conducting, composition, jazz improvisation, music theory, or leadership). Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet; alto, tenor, baritone sax; horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion. 6/16-6/22. Tuition with housing $975. Contact: 812-855-1372, iusmc@indiana.eduLutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, Valparaiso is a faith-based residential music academy for high school students. Students come together from all over the country to immerse themselves in joyful music-making and build a supportive and welcoming community, living together on a Lutheran college campus. During the day, students receive advanced musical instruction through large ensembles (Festival Choir, Band and Symphony Orchestra), chamber music, private lessons with collegiate-level faculty, and elective classes (such as conducting, composition, church music, jazz, musical theatre). In the evenings, students attend recitals, evening prayer services, and social events with friends. LSM 2024 takes place at Valparaiso University and is open to students who have completed grades 8-12. Full session: 6/30-7/28, half session: 6/30-7/14. Tuition $2,695 full session, $1,895 half session. 150 students, 38 teachers. Contact: 621-879-9555,


UNI Jazz Combo Camp, Cedar Falls

This will be a week-long exploration of jazz music for high school students, including performances, workshops, jam sessions, masterclasses and more, offering a curriculum that covers jazz style, improvisation, theory, ear training, and performance through daily combo rehearsals and two concerts. The camp is intended for high school students, those going into 10th grade and above, and instructors. Tuition with house $600 (includes an air-conditioned dorm room, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Commuter tuition $450 (includes lunch and dinner). Early bird discount of $25 prior to May 1). 50 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 319-273-3077,


Midwestern Music Camp, Lawrence
Camps include Middle School and High School Band, Choir and Orchestra, HS Jazz Camp, and an Organ Academy. The Orchestra session will include select Wind Instruments as well. 6/9-6/13: MS/HS Choir, HS Orchestra, MS Band, HS Jazz: 6/16-6/20: MS Orchestra, HS Band, Organ Academy. Tuition TBD. 40 teachers. Contact: 785-864-3367,


Camp Encore/Coda, Sweden. We are a unique musical community offering daily instruction in diverse styles, including private lessons, orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, rock bands, jazz combos, chamber music, chorus, jazz choir, theater & many concerts. Supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. Also sports, swimming, boating, arts & crafts. Lower camp finishing grades 3-6. Upper camp finishing grades 7-11. Session 1: 6/26-7/20, Session 2: 6/21-8/11, Full Season: 6/26-8/11. Tuition with housing $4,000-$10,250 depending on age and length. 120 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 617-584-1129, Winter Harbor Music Festival, Winter Harbor. WHMF is a chamber music workshop with an orchestral component located on the Schoodic Peninsula (Acadia National Park) for intermediate to advanced musicians, college aged and older. Rehearse and perform standard repertory with faculty in a relaxed and supportive environment and play in the orchestra for Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. 8/4-10 or 8/4-8/18. Tuition with housing one week $1,600, two week $3,000. One week tuition alone $1,000. Contact: 917-238-0819,


Baltimore Beat Lab, Baltimore is a week-long summer program that immerses aspiring producers in hip hop, indie, electronica, and more. Learn from industry pros, collab with peers and create amazing beats in project-based coursework. Hone your DAW skills in beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels, culminating in the epic Beat Battle Showdown.6/24-28 Tuition: $500. Contact: 667-208-6640, Peabody Innovation and Music Academy, Baltimore is a week-long musical intensive that ignites creativity in young musicians (all levels!). Master your instrument, explore composition & improv, and shine in dynamic ensembles. A holistic and supportive environment gives participants the opportunity to develop impactful collaborative, communication, and leadership skills for both musical and personal growth. Culminates in a final concert. 6/17-22 (no class 6/19) Tuition: $450. Contact: 667-208-6640,


ARIA International Summer Academy, South Hadley. Intensive sessions for flutists, clarinetists, violinists, and cellists ages 16-28. 8 private lessons per session and daily master classes. For intermediate, advanced, and pre-professional students. Session 1: 6/19-7/4, Session 2: 7/6-7/21. Tuition with housing $3,000/session, tuition alone $1,500/session. Contact: 765-212-0327, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Lenox (BUTI) is a premier summer training program for talented young musicians ages 14 to 20. BUTI is located in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts just down the road from the Tanglewood Music Center: the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Because of BUTI’s special relationship with the BSO, students have the opportunity to learn and grow through intensive programming in the presence of some of the world’s greatest music professionals and teachers. 6/23-8/17. Tuition with housing $3,710-$9,515, tuition alone $2,415-$5,445. 9 teachers. Contact: 617-353-3386,

Summer Performing Arts Camps, Brewster

Arts Empowering Life offers Summer Performing Arts Camps at the new Performing Arts Center in Brewster, MA (95 Southern Eagle Cartway). July 9-August 14, K-12 Theatre (Tuesdays), Strings (Tuesdays), Percussion (Wednesdays), and Winds (Wednesdays). 9 am-2 pm with lunch and snacks provided. (8:45 am registration). Information and registration: 508-255-4044.

Visual Design Retreat, Orleans

This program offers band directors and drill writers a wealth of information on Pyware 3D Drill Design, along with the opportunity for refreshment in Orleans, Massachusetts overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Come away energized and equipped to provide cutting-edge drill instruction for your marching band, drum corps, winter guard, or indoor drumline. 6/17-6/21. Tuition with housing $1,500. 16 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 508-255-4044,


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp offers four two-week sessions June-August in band, orchestra, jazz, choir, creative writing, harp, piano, art, dance, and theater for students in grades 5-12. Advanced programs for winds, percussion, and strings require placement by audition. Significant scholarships based on merit or financial need. Tuition with housing $1,730-$1,875 depending on major. Session 1: 6/26-7/72, Session 2: 7/10 -7/21, Session 3: 7/24-8/4, Session 4: 8/7-8/18. Contact: 800-221-3796, or

Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen

At Interlochen Arts Camp, ages 8-18 convene to expand their capacity in music, benefitting from personalized instruction, practical and theoretical learning, and inspiring collaboration. Interlochen’s exceptional faculty help young musicians hone their craft through private lessons, studio classes, music theory courses, and ensemble experience, while enjoying all the fun and traditions of summer camp. Specific programs require an audition. Please visit our website for audition requirements per instrument. 6/15-8/3 range of 1-6 week sessions. Tuition with housing $1,830-$10,080. 3,230 students. Contact: 231-276-7472,

Interlochen Symphonic Band Camp, Interlochen

Join more than 90 adults from across the United States and around the globe for the 2024 Symphonic Band Camp and experience the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive, fun, and friendly environment. The repertoire will be tailored to the ensemble size and experience level. Repertoire from past seasons include Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi, Khan by Julie Giroux, The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa, and more. Suggested pieces for this year’s program will be posted to the website in the spring of 2024. You will work with renowned faculty throughout the duration of this course. Tuition alone $695. 8/6-11. Contact: 231-276-7340 or

University of Michigan MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institute, Ann Arbor

A burst (or pulse) of meaningful instruction, relationship building, and growth. MPulse is a transformative experience for young artists that launches them into the college audition process with a newfound confidence, knowledge base and passion for the arts. Participants study with our world-renowned faculty on the U-M Ann Arbor campus. MPulse is a residential program open to students entering grades 9-12 for the 2024-25 school year. 6/30-7/6. Tuition with housing $1,830. 3 teachers. Contact 734-936-2660,


CMU Music Camp, Fayette is for musicians in grades 7-12 who enjoy playing in band and having fun in a musical setting. This three-day camp allows for engaging band rehearsals, individual attention from experienced instructors, and time to make friends. July 9-11. Tuition with housing $230, tuition alone $200. 125 students. Contact: 660-248-6317,

New Hampshire

UNH Summer Youth Music School, Durham. Students concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience. They associate with talented young musicians who share their excitement about music, and they study with outstanding teachers and freelance artists. Junior Session July 13-17. Chamber Intensive July 18-19, Senior Session July 20-28. Tuition with housing $549-$899 (2023), tuition alone $349-$699 (2023). 80-100 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 603-862-2404,

New Mexico

ENMU Summer Instrumental Music Camp, Portales. The ENMU Music Department is proud to offer the Eastern New Mexico University Summer Instrumental Music Camp. During camp, you will attend daily band rehearsals, learn from faculty during small group instruction on your specific instrument, and participate in an elective course of your choosing. Students (current) grades 8-11. 6/10-6/12. Tuition $50, includes lunch. 9 teachers. Contact: 575-562-2377,

New York

Crane Youth Music, Potsdam, is a program for middle and high school students ages 12-18 at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. Study band/orchestral instruments, voice, piano and harp. Daily courses include masterclasses and like ensemble/chamber music with Crane faculty, ensemble rehearsals with Crane conductors, and elective courses. Crane Youth Music celebrates 50 years of high quality summer music. 6/30-7/6. Tuition with housing $875, tuition alone $550. 200 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 315-267-2616, cym@potsdam.eduEastern U.S. Music Camp, Hamilton. Since 1976 for students ages 12-18. Located on scenic Colgate University campus. Two-, three-, and four-week sessions. Bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, jazz/rock ensembles & combos; all instruments, all levels, private lessons, daily classes, workshops, guest artists, weekly concerts and recitals. More than one instrument/voice may be studied. Daily recreation. 6/30-7/28. Tuition with housing $3,430-$6,760. 150 students. Contact: 866-777-7841,

Eastman School of Music – Summer@Eastman, Rochester

Summer@Eastman offers an individualized, world-class music education experience: day camps and half-day workshops for middle and high school students, weeklong institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties, weekly rehearsals and courses for the community, online workshops, and collegiate classes in Music Education, Music History, Music Leadership, and Music Theory. Highlights for Summer 2024 include collegiate institutes for brass (horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium), Alexander Tech-nique, Instrumental Methods & Techniques, and Wind Conducting. 6/24-8/2. Housing is not available for Summer 2024; all students will need to make their own arrangments for off-campus housing. Tuition alone $105-$5,790 (varies by program). 6-60 students. Contact: 585-274-1564,

Fredonia Summer Music Festival, Fredonia

The Fredonia Summer Music Festival brings young musicians together with Fredonia’s world-class faculty on our beautiful campus with excellent facilities. A wonderful opportunity for personal and musical growth! MS Band: Rising 6th through 8th graders. HS Band: Rising 9th graders through college freshmen. Piano: Rising 8th graders through college freshmen. Choral: Rising 8th graders through college freshmen Band, Piano, and Choral Camps: 6/30-7/6, String Camp: 7/14-7/20. Tuition with housing $980, tuition alone $770. Students: HS Band: 60-80, MS Band: 20-30, Piano: 10-20, Choral: 20-40, String: 30-50. 30 teachers. Contact: 716-673-3152,

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, Ithaca

The Ithaca College Summer Music Academy offers a two-week intensive residential music camp experience for students entering grades 10-12 and a one-week experience for students entering grades 7-9. Ensemble rehearsals, ability group chamber ensembles, theory classes, an All-Academy choir, electives, recreation activities and special evening events are part of both experiences. Private lessons with Ithaca College faculty and experienced teachers are also offered. HS: 7/14-7/27, INT: 7/28-8/3. Tuition with housing HS: $2,500, INT: $1,250. 95-130 students. Contact: 855-484-2221, Skidmore Jazz Institute, Saratoga Springs. Learn from a faculty of top jazz practitioners who are also gifted educators. Students work closely with faculty in daily combo rehearsals, improvisational and special classes. Private and semi-private lessons distinguish this institute from other similar summer camps. Students also attend the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Scholarship assistance is available. 6/29-7/13. Tuition with housing $3,209.50, tuition alone $2,240. 13 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5447, Summer Jazz Workshop and Junior Jazz Workshop, New York. The Summer Jazz Workshop is designed to high school jazz musicians. The intensive program – offered in 4 weeklong sessions – provides a unique immersion experience in the heart of New York City. Students participate in ensembles, classes, and workshops with renowned faculty. Session 1: 7/1-7/6, Session 2: 7/8-7/13, Session 3: 7/15-7/20, Session 4: 7/22-7/27. High School Tuition with housing $1,900/week, tuition alone $1,250/week. Jr program $950/week. 40-60 students, 18 teachers. Contact: 914-241-5559 or

North Carolina

Brevard Music Center Summer Institute & Festival, Brevard. Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country’s premier summer training programs and festivals. Our programs include orchestra, piano, high school voice, opera, composition, saxophone, classical guitar, and jazz for students ages 14-29. Tuition varies by program. 500 students per summer, 80 teachers. Contact: 828-862-2140, Cannon Music Camp, Boone, is a comprehensive three-week music camp at Appalachian State University in the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Camp is open to rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen in Voice, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, and Harp. 6/22-7/13. Tuition with housing $2,700. 200 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 828-262-4091,

Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro

Study at Eastern Music Festival, a pre-professional festival at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Programs include 5-week orchestral study, conducting, and piano programs, and 2-week tuba/euphonium and classical guitar institutes. Young artists participate in weekly performances, chamber music, private lessons, master classes, workshops, a concerto competition, and more! (Ages 14-23). 6/22-7/27. Tuition with housing $6,475. 275 students, 58 teachers. Contact: 336-333-7450 ext. 227, Pipe Organ Intensive (POI) and Pipe Organ Encounter (POE), Winston- Salem. POI provides an opportunity for participants (ages 13-18) to further their abilities through individual and group instruction in the basic rudiments of organ technique, service playing, improvisation, fundamentals; an overview of organ literature, history, construction and design, and improvisation; and most importantly, an opportunity to meet and interact with peers. 7/14-7/20. Tuition with housing $700, tuition alone $350. Contact: 336-770-3254,

North Dakota

International Music Camp, Dunseith. Founded in 1956, IMC offers over 40 one-week programs in all areas of the Fine Arts including Band Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, and more. 2,000 grade 5-12 campers from 76 countries grow and learn together each season with instruction ranging from beginning to advanced. Auditions are not required. One week sessions running 6/16-7/27. Tuition varies depending on program. 225-400 students each week, 150+ teachers. Contact: 701-838-8472,


BGSU Summer Music Institute, Bowling Green. SMI features week-long intensive camp sessions designed to improve your playing, learn new skills, and meet new friends – all on a college campus! Students will work with BGSU music faculty and guest artists who will challenge and inspire. Camps are available to students in grades 6-12. Dates TBD for 2024. Tuition with housing $600, tuition alone $475. Contact: OHIO Summer Music Academy, Athens is designed for high school musicians and performers who want to enhance their musicianship, develop their performance skills, and collaborate with talented high school musicians from around the world. Along with our award-winning faculty, the program welcomes distinguished musicians and performing artists to work with students and share their experiences in the field. Students in all areas receive individual instruction and participate in group practice sessions and seminars each day, though individual schedules may vary. Each program ends with a finale concert. The program includes the following five streams: Band Camp, Contemporary Music and Digital Instruments, Piano, Strings, and Voice. 6/16-22. Tuition with housing $770, tuition alone $375. 100 students, 25 teachers. Contact Otterbein Summer Music Experience, Westerville. The Otterbein Summer Music Experience is a week-long summer music intensive for high school students with focus areas in piano, guitar, percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, voice and composition. Classes include: Digital Music, Private Lessons, Performance Enhancement, Improvisation for Classical Musicians, Music History, and Music Theory. 6/10-6/15. Tuition with housing $650, tuition alone $525. 40 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 614-823-1219, The Ohio State University Clarinet Academy, Columbus. Clarinetists entering grades 9-12 and 2024 graduates will work with Professor Carline Hartig and current students. Experience private lessons, master classes, perform as soloists, in coached chamber groups, and as part of the Ohio State ClariNetwork choir. 6/19-6/22. Res-idents $495/Commuters $395. 40 students. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Double Reed Camp, Columbus. Oboists and bassoonists entering grades 8-12 and 2024 graduates will work with professors Jesse Schartz and Abby Yeakle Held and current students. Rehearse and perform in chamber ensembles and a large double reed choir. Get “hands-on” with the art of reed-making, participate in master classes, enhance performance, explore repertoire. 6/19-6/22. Residents $495/Commuters $395. 40 students. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Jazz Camp, Columbus. Intermediate and advanced jazz students entering grades 10-12 and 2024 graduates work side by side with the Ohio State jazz faculty and students. Experience exciting skill-building sessions, informative master classes, energetic combo and big band rehearsals. The non-competitive environment allows for individual growth and collaboration. 6/12-6/15. Residents $495/Commuters $395. 35 students. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Marching Band Clinic, Columbus. For brass and percussion students entering grades 10-12 and 2024 graduates with at least one year of marching experience. Led by marching band staff and student leaders, participants learn the music and military-style marching fundamentals used by the Ohio State Marching Band as they contemplate a potential audition. 7/12-14. Residents $395/Commuters $295. 250 students. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Middle School Concert Band Academy, Columbus. This day program is designed for middle-level concert band musicians to enrich their understanding of music in an enjoyable, non-competitive setting. Experience ensemble and sectional rehearsals with engaging repertoire, instrument-specific master classes, elective classes and a finale concert. For students entering grades 6-9. 6/23-6/28. Tuition $395. 100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Morning String Student Workshop, Columbus. This day program is designed for string students entering grades 4-9 with at least one year of playing experience. Experience motivational hands-on training in technique and aural skill development, participation in chamber music ensembles, and large orchestra rehearsals in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. 6/17-6/28 (weekdays only). Tuition $395. 75 students. Contact: 614-292-5272, The Ohio State University Music Leadership Intensive, Columbus. This day program offers students entering grades 10-12 experiences in leadership from a holistic perspective within a music education context. Guided discussion, team creation, practical skill-building and more. Professor Jordan Saul and current students offer skills necessary to be an active leader in your school music program and beyond. 6/9-6/12. Tuition $325. 30 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 614-292-5272. The Ohio State University Saxophone Camp, Columbus. A highly interactive and enjoyable program where students strengthen classical and jazz skills through master classes, coached small groups, private lessons, performances and more. Led by saxophone professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace. For students entering grades 9-12 and 2024 graduates. 6/9-12. Residents $495/Commuters $395. 40 students. Contact: 614-292-5272. The Ohio State University Vocal Arts Camp Day Program, Columbus. Students will work with members of the voice faculty to enhance their vocal performance abilities through one-on-one private lessons; classes on auditioning, acting the song, singing health; masterclasses; ensemble and stage craft work. For students entering grades 10-12 and 2024 graduates. Day program. 6/24-28. Tuition $395. 40 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 614-292-5272, UAkron Summer Music Camps, Akron. Summer Music Camps at The University of Akron are open for high school students ranging from incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. For both band and choir members. Work with faculty individually and collectively. No audition required. Closing concert open to the public. 6/10-6/14. Tuition with housing $500, tuition alone $250. 100 students, 10 teachers. Contact:


Summer Music Camps@UO: Jazz Improvisation Camp, Eugene. The University of Oregon Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp is for junior high through high school aged instrumentalists wanting to develop skills in the art of improvisation. The camp is designed for musicians with advanced improvisation experience as well as for performers wanting to learn how to improvise for the first time. The University of Oregon Jazz Studies faculty and a team of the region’s finest jazz artists/educators work with students at this week-long, work-intensive camp. The camp is open to all wind, percussion, guitar, bass (upright or electric), and piano players who are completing grades 7-12. Graduating seniors are welcome! A recorded audition is required as well as submission of the camp application form with parental permission. 7/28-8/2. Tuition with housing $775, tuition alone $450. 90 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 541-346-2138,


Mansfield University Instrumental Honors Camp, Mansfield. Campers, entering grades 9-12 participate in an exciting and rewarding musical experience for woodwind, brass, and percussion featuring chamber ensembles and a full concert band. 7/7-13. Tuition with housing $575, tuition alone $525. Contact: 570-662-4710 or Mansfield University Youth Music Camp, Mansfield. Campers, ages 9-14, will participate in a variety of classes, individual lessons, chorus, band or orchetra and a musical. 7/14-20. Tuition with housing $525. Tuition alone $475. Contact: 570-662-4710 or Marching Arts Education Summit, West Chester. Join us this July as some of our nation’s top clinicians head to West Chester University for the incomparable Marching Band Workshop! Our Marching Arts Education Summit is designed to meet the needs of current (and future!) teachers in the activity regardless of experience or program type. 7/22-25. Contact: 445-400-5374 or

Marywood Summer Music Academy, Scranton

The Marywood Summer Music Academy offers performance opportunities for Choral and Instrumental students Grades 7-12 in a seven-day fun and engaging learning environment. Students work closely with Marywood Faculty in masterclass and full ensemble settings with exciting opportunities to interact and create relationships with other young musicians. “Music For Life.” 7/14-7/20, Tuition: $375. 100+ students, 20 teachers. Contact: 202-320-0887 or Patterns for Success Workshop, Kutztown. The Patterns for Success Workshop is designed to equip drum majors with the skills, knowledge, and tools to lead their bands to new heights! Under the guidance of Bobby Lambert and Adam Gumble, participants are inspired to develop unique talents to positively impact their home communities and beyond! 7/8-10. Contact: 445-400-5374,

Songwriting, Performance and Production, Philadelphia

This intensive program is geared towards students interested in commercial music making and applying those skills for personal enjoyment and to professions in music (e.g., film, music technology, music education, or music therapy). From creation to performance and production, you will work with coaches to create and collaborate original works that will be performed, recorded, and shared at the end of the intensive. Topics will include introductory songwriting, commercial music performance, collaborating within the context of a band, recording on a digital audio station, and basic mixing/mastering. You should have experience singing or performing on an instrument. All levels are welcome. 7/8-19. Tuition with housing $3,350, tuition alone $1,300. 18 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 215-204-2712 or Summertrios, Lancaster. Summertrios is a vibrant musical experience offering adult musicians of all abilities the opportunity to play chamber music in a friendly, encouraging, and supportive atmosphere. Our imaginative, insightful, and world-class faculty invite you to inspire and transform your musical journey. There are no admission criteria, everyone is welcome. ProAm, Jazz, and Chamber Music Essentials: 6/8-6/15, Intensive Workshop: 6/16-23. Contact: 313-509-7909,

South Carolina

Charleston Southern Summer Music Camp, Charleston. Campers in grades 4-12 elect Senior, Junior, Beginner Band; Senior or Junior Chorus, Senior or Junior Orchestra, Music Theatre, Jazz Camp, or Piano Camp. A week-long non-stop mix of ensemble, master class, private lessons, recreation, and social activities. Saturday afternoon concerts feature performances by all campers. 6/17-6/22 (Orchestra, Piano, Chorus, Music Theatre, Jazz); 6/24-29 (Senior, Junior, Beginner Band). Tuition with housing $360, tuition alone $300. 450 students, 85 teachers. Contact: 843-882-7762, Habits Summer Institute, Charleston. (Adult program) The 2024 Habits Summer Institute will take place on the campus of Charleston Southern University. Come discover the pedagogy behind the HABITS series of method books, professional references, and resources and experience life-changing professional development for music education in a world-class tourist destination. 6/29-7/2. 80 students, 15 teachers. Tuition alone $275. Contact: 843-408-6038 or

South Dakota

USD Directors Institute, Vermillion. The University of South Dakota’s Directors Institute is an intensive program designed to expose music educators to the best in current and standard literature in addition to teaching methods and materials. The three-day institute will include large ensemble reading sessions, master classes and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for music educator. This year’s guest clinicians are DR. Jeffrey Murdock (choral) and William Owens (instrumental). 6/26-6/28. Tuition with housing $195 plus $40 per credit hour plus an additional $45 per night. Tuition alone $195 plus $40 per credit hour. 250 stduents, 10 teachers. Contact: 605-658-3466, USD Summer Music Camp, Vermillion. The University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a six-day experience of learning and music-making open to students who have completed grades 5-12. Activities include vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as a variety of other musical activities. Opportunities for private lessons in a specific instrument or voice are also available. 7/14-7/19. Tuition with housing $500, tuition alone $375. 200 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 605-658-3466,


The Tennessee Tech University Summer Music Institute, Cookeville. The Tennessee Tech Summer Music Institute is an immersive four-day summer festival focused on large ensemble and chamber music experiences for band, orchestral, choir, and piano students. Rising high-school freshmen through graduated seniors are eligible to attend. Auditions are not required for acceptance, although students should have a basic understanding of their instrument of study and will audition for ensemble placement on the first day of the festival. 6/2-6/6. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $375. Contact: 931-372-3161,


WTAMU Band & Orchestra Camp, Canyon

The WTAMU Band Camp has been held annually for over 70 years on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, located in the Texas panhandle just south of Amarillo. This year, we are including string students in order to also have an orchestra experience. Students who have completed at least one year of full band or orchestra may attend (entering 7th grade – incoming college freshman). The campers make up 9 full bands, 4 for junior high and 5 for high school, in addition to a full orchestra and string orchestra. The camp faculty consists of members of the excellent WTAMU music faculty along with leading high school and junior high band directors from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. A camper’s daily schedule includes full band or orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, individual instrument classes, and a required afternoon class and assembly, as well as optional electives at 4:30pm. In addition, many activities are offered in the evening hours. Campers staying on campus are housed in university dorms; WT students serve as resident assistants. Each dorm also has a live-in adult dorm supervisor. Roommate assignments are made based on requests received from the online registration system. In the event that no specific roommate is requested, one is assigned by our staff and, whenever possible, campers are kept together with other students from their hometowns. 7/7-13. Tuition with housing $750, Tuition alone $350. 1,100 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 806-651-2828 or

WTAMU Band Director’s Workshop, Canyon

Designed for all band directors, workshops are held all week long coinciding with the WTAMU Band & Orchestra Camp. Professional development is available. 7/7-13. Tuition with housing $150, tuition alone $75. 100 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 806-651-2828 or


Mason Summer Band Camp, Fairfax

The Mason Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive musical experience for students enrolled in music programs or private lessons in grades 6-12 with at least two years of playing experience. Students will enjoy the community of two large ensembles – a Jr. High and Sr. High Band – instrument specific break out sessions, a myriad of engaging masterclasses, recitals, and appropriate social events. The Mason Summer Band Camp aims to give students a glimpse of student artist life at George Mason University. 6/17-6/21. Tuition with housing $995, tuition alone $740. Contact: 703-993-9889,


Lakeland University Music Camp, Plymouth

The Lakeland University Music Camp offers a fun-filled, educational experience for high school and middle school music students. Camp is open to rising 6th graders through graduated 12 graders and includes tracks for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Piano. At less cost than many other week-long camps, the Lakeland University Music Camp offers so many opportunities: Large ensembles placed by audition, daily sectionals with master teachers, daily music theory classes, numerous elective choices, nightly entertainment, high-quality faculty and staff, and great facilities on a beautiful campus. 7/21-27. 150-200 students, 25 teachers. Tuition with housing $600 early, $700 regular. Tuition alone $500 early, $600 regular. Contact 920-565-1000 ext 2875 or

Lawrence Summer Music Institute, Appleton

Advanced high school pianists and string players (9th through 12th grade) will participate in an exciting week-long workshop focusing on building classical performance and chamber music skills. The Summer Music Institute will feature private lessons, group coaching, performance opportunities, and workshops in a collaborative environment with Lawrence Conservatory faculty and guest artists. 7/14-21. Tuition with housing and meals $950. 20 students, 6 teachers Contact: 920-832-6628 or Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake. Master teachers…magic setting. Con-tinue your musical growth this summer in the beautiful Wisconsin North-woods. Our week-long camps include both individual and ensemble performances, music theory instruction, technique, and music history into one transformational learning experience. Available for grades 6-12. Commuter and residential tuition rates. 6/9-6/14, 6/16-6/21, 6/23-6/28, 6/30-7/5, 7/7-7/12, 7/14-7/19, 7/21-7/26, 7/28-8/2, 8/2-8/4. Tuition with housing $895, tuition alone $695. Contact: 715-468-2414, UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, Madison. We invite young musicians, music lovers and those who enjoy all forms of music and creativity for a week of music and memory-making on the UW-Madison campus. There is a creative artistic path for everyone! With sessions for both middle and high school students. Junior Session (6th-8th): 6/16-6/22, Senior Session (9th-12th): 6/23-6/29. Tuition with housing $1,020 (Jr.)/$1,170 (Sr.), tuition alone $770 (Jr.)/$820(Sr.). 450 students, 150 teachers. Contact: 608-263-2242,

Europe Chechia

Fine Arts Camps Europe/Czech Music Camp, Horní Jelení. Czech Music Camp offers two eight-day sessions in band, orchestra, choir, harp, piano (4 hand), guitar, recorder, accordion for students ages 8-19 focusing on ensemble experience. Min. recommended experience is 2 years. Transfer from/to PRG airport and stay in host families can be arranged. 7/27-8/3, 8/4-11. Tuition $539. 120 students, 25 teachers. Contact:


Assisi Performing Arts Festival, Assisi.

Vocal and instrumental programs for ages 15+ in the medieval city of Assisi. The program includes masterclasses and lectures as well as an intensive schedule of performances – solo, chamber ensemble, and festival orchestra and choir. Includes 17 nights plus 2 days in Rome, 3 star hotels with AC, breakfast and dinner daily, and local excursions. 7/1-18. Tuition $2,800 (scholarships available). Contact: 908-217-6464,
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