Summer Camp Directory

This is the 77th 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

Four-day student leadership workshop for High School Drum Majors/Field Commanders. Leadership, conducting, peer teaching, and communication. Students from all over the US receive instruction from faculty of some of the finest college and high school marching programs. Guest clinicians: Dr Timothy Lautzenheiser, Scott O’Neil, Dr. Lauren Reynolds. Open enrollment. Deadline two weeks before start.
CO: CU Boulder 6/20-23, NC: UNC Charlotte 6/27-30, OK: OU 7/6-9, OH: Otterbein U 7/11-14, FL: Stetson U 7/11-14, NJ: Rider U 7-19-22, MA: Westfield State U 7/25-28. Tuition with housing $735. 25 teachers. Contact: 866-653-7389,


Band at the Beach Music Camp

The 33rd annual weeklong music day camp for Middle and High School music students will meet July 10-14, location TBA. Tuition for the week $350, free for graduated seniors. Discounts include military, siblings, and scholarships are available for those in need. Contact: 619-222-3065,

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. 2023 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 $1,340-$1,645, tuition alone $550-$895. 20 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 415-503-6254,


Lamont Summer Academy

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. Performers and composers 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. 80 students, 25 teachers. Contact:

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, Denver. America’s premier brass workshop for ages 13 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. Held at University of Denver. 7/16-7/22. Tuition with housing $1,400, tuition alone $950. Max. 120 students, 23 teachers. Contact: 720-345-4477,


Jacksonville University Chamber Music Intensive

Jacksonville University Chamber Music Intensive, Jacksonville. On the riverfront campus of Jacksonville University, a week of immersive musical study with our distinguished faculty. Enrollment available for current 8th graders through class of 2023 seniors. Applicants must provide a video audition at time of application, including a solo and 2 three octave scales, by April 1. 6/12-6/17. Tuition with housing $650. 40 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 904-256-7661,


Songwriting and Beat Making Camp, Chicago

Engage in a variety of music activities including songwriting, beat making, audio production, music theory, aural skills, keyboard skills and a professional recording studio visit. Open to High Schoolers interested in songwriting. Some musical experience required. 8/7-8/11. Contact: 773-244-5630,

Smith Walbridge Clinics, Charleston.

Specialized training in marching band-related activities for students: high school through college 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 2023. Tuition with housing $295-$595 depending on session, tuition alone $235-$475. 1,000 students, 5-300 per session, 75 teachers. Contact: 217-687-2005,

Smith Walbridge Clinics, Drill Design Clinic, Charleston.

Directors Clinic: Comprehensive- marching band directors and college music majors. Taught by experienced, nationally famous educators in their field!
Drill Design: For school and college directors, private writers/designers, & music majors only. Pyware in beginning & advanced levels, fills at 25. Beautiful lab provided or bring own laptop for use. July 2023. Tuition with housing $335-$395 depending on clinic, $265-$290 depending on clinic. 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,

Indiana 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. 6/11-6/17. Tuition with housing $865. 227 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 812-855-1372,

Lutheran Summer Music

Lutheran Summer Music, Valparaiso, is the nation’s premier faith-based music academy for high school students, taking place on the campus of Valparaiso University. For grades 8-12. 6/25-7/23, half session available 6/25-7/9. Tuition $2,495. 30 teachers. Contact: 621-879-9555,


Iowa Summer Music Camps, Iowa City.

The University of Iowa School of Music offers Iowa Summer Music Camps (ISMC) to give students specialized musical training including group instruction, master classes, and classroom instruction in many phases of instrumental music—all in a major university campus setting in one of America’s favorite college towns. This summer, ISMC will offer 2 sessions in June, in Percussion, Jazz, Horn, Voice, Piano, Organ, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, and Saxophone. Camp faculty are UI School of Music faculty and nationally-recognized guest artists. Tuition $325 – $690 depending on residency.

Summer Camps at UNI, Cedar Falls

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) summer music camps offer hands-on activities and musical experiences for campers in grades 1-12, and adult educators. Exceptional UNI faculty and guests lead students in everything from exploratory youth music activities, to Jazz Combo performance and skill-building, to continuing education for music teachers. June, various days. Tuition with housing $600, tuition alone $450. 60 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 319-273-2024,


2023 Midwestern Music Camp, Lawrence

Camps include Middle School and High School Band, Choir and Orchestra. We will also offer a HS Jazz Camp as well. The Orchestra session will include select Wind Instruments as well. 6/11-6/15: MS/HS Choir, MS/HS Orchestra, HS Jazz, 6/18-6/22: MS/HS Band. 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. 2023 is our 74th year! Supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. Also sports, swimming, boating, arts & crafts. Ages 9-17. Session 1: 6/28-7/23, Session 2: 6/23-8/13, Full Season: 6/28-8/13. Tuition with housing $3,800-$10,000 depending on age and length. 100 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 Marriage of Figaro. 8/13-8/20. Tuition with housing $1,600, tuition alone $1,000. 20 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 917-291-0143,


Baltimore Beat Lab, Baltimore

A week-long program that offers three levels of Digital Audio Workstation instruction, composition techniques, and daily guest lectures led by DJs, producers, beatmakers, and electronic music composers. Project-based coursework gives students an opportunity to develop their skill set in a DAW while creating and sharing their music. In-Person and Online. 6/26-6/30 (online), 7/3-7/7 (online, no class on 7/4) Tuition: $300-500. 2 teachers. Contact: 667-208-6640,

Summer Guitar Intensive, Baltimore

The five-day program provides classical guitarists of all experience levels the opportunity to study with a world-class faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. The curriculum is designed to support serious classical guitar students ages 12 to adult. 7/17-21. Tuition with housing $1390, Tuition only $895. 10 teachers. Contact: 667-208-6640,

Summer Session at the Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore

Summer lessons and classes in weekly sessions, Focus on early childhood instruction in music, dance, instrumental theory, and voice, plus intensive offerings in strings, piano, harp, woodwinds, brass, and guitar. 6/20-8/8. Tuition varies by program. 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: 6/21-7/6, Session 2: 7/8-7/23. Tuition with housing $3,000, tuition alone $1,500. 35 students, 15 teachers. 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 Lenox, Massachusetts just down the road from Tanglewood Music Center: the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Two-six week programs from
6/18-8/12. Contact: 617-353-3386,

Summer Performing Arts Camps

Brewster is at the new performing arts building (95 Southern Eagle Cartway). July 11-August 19, K-12 Theatre, Percussion, Winds and, Strings. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. (8:45 a.m. registration). For more information and registration call 508-255-4044 or go to:

Visual Design Retreat

Orleans 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. 6/19-6/23. Tuition with housing $1,500. Tuition alone call for details. 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 $1,650-$1,750 depending on major. Session 1: 6/21-7/2, Session 2: 7/5 -7/16, Session 3: 7/19-7/30, Session 4: 8/2-8/13.  Contact: 231-894-1966, 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. Exceptional faculty help young musicians hone their craft through private lessons, studio classes, music theory courses, and ensemble experience while enjoying the fun of summer camp. 6/17-8/6 range of 1-6 week sessions. Tuition with housing $1,750-$9,980. Contact: 231-276-7472,


CMU Music Camp, Fayette

CMU Music Camp, Fayette, is for musicians in grades 7-12 who enjoy playing in band and having fun in a musical setting. An option for singers is also available. This three-day camp allows for individual attention from instructors and time to make friends. 7/6-7/8. Tuition with housing $230, tuition alone $200. 125 students. Contact: 660-248-6317,

Northwest Summer Music Camp, Maryville

Northwest Summer Music Camp is a comprehensive camp for students currently in grades 7-12. Opportunities include band and vocal experiences, learning from music professionals in private lessons, varied ensembles, and musicianship activities. Students will develop an increased interest in the lifelong pursuit of music. Scholarships available for All-District/All-State Ensemble participants. 6/11-6/16. Tuition $495. 120 students, 14 teachers. Contact:


Sounds in the Summer Marching Band Clinic, Kearney

An intensive camp for high school drum majors and color guard members in grades 9-12. 6/21-6/23. Tuition with housing $200, tuition alone $140. 50 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 308-865-8607,

New Hampshire

Summer Youth Music School Junior Session, 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. 7/15-7/18. Tuition with housing $549, tuition alone $349. 80 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 603-862-2404,

Summer Youth Music School Senior Session, Durham

Summer Youth Music School Senior Session (optional Chamber Music Intensive), 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. Chamber Music Intensive: 7/20-7/21, Senior Session: 7/22-7/30. Tuition with housing $899, tuition alone $699. 100 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 603-862-2404,

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 study with outstanding teachers and freelance artists. New! Two-day Chamber Music session for students attending Senior SYMS. Junior SYMS: 7/22-7/30, Chamber Music Session: 7/20-7/21, Senior SYMS: 7/22-7/30. Tuition with housing Junior SYMS: $549 Senior SYMS: $899, tuition alone Junior SYMS: $349 Senior SYMS: $699. 200 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 grades 9-12. 6/4-6/8. Tuition with housing $350, tuition alone $250. 100 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 575-562-2374,

New York

Eastman School of Music – Summer@Eastman, Rochester.

Summer@Eastman offers an individualized, world-class music education experience: programs for high school students, weeklong institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties, online workshops, and collegiate classes in Music Education, Music History, and Music Theory. In-person and online programs planned; check website for information and updates. 6/26-8/4. Housing TBA, tuition alone $300-$5,670 (varies by program). 6-60 students, 75 teachers. Contact: (585) 274-1564,

Crane Youth Music, Potsdam

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 masterclass 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. 6/25-7/1. Tuition with housing $850, tuition alone $550. Contact: 315-267-2616,

Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Hamilton

Eastern 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. 6/26-7/24. Tuition with housing $2,659-$5,298. Tuition alone $1,050-$2,100. 150 students. Contact: 866-777-7841,

Fredonia Summer Music Festival, Fredonia

The Fredonia Summer Music Festival brings student musicians together with high-caliber faculty in our world-class facilities. Band Camp is open to students entering 6th grade through 12th grade. Piano and String Camps are open to 8th through 12th graders. Solo Vocal Camp is open to 9th through 12th graders. Band, Piano, and Solo Vocal Camps: 6/25-7/1, String Camp: 7/23-7/29. Tuition with housing $955, tuition alone $705. Contact: 716-673-3151,

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, Ithaca

Our mission is to provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people. Our high school program is unique in that it offers a residential pre-college experience with a rich offering of music courses, as well as non-music courses. HS: 7/9-7/22, INT: 7/23-7/29. Tuition with housing HS: $2,300, INT: $1,050. 110-140 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 607-274-3366,

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. 6/24-7/8. Tuition with housing $3,069.60, tuition alone $2,140. 13 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5447,

Summer Jazz Workshop, New York

The Summer Jazz Workshop is designed to support middle and 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 register online and participate in ensembles, classes, and workshops with renowned faculty. Session 1: 7/3-7/8, Session 2: 7/10-7/15, Session 3: 7/17-7/22, Session 4: 7/24-7/29. Tuition with housing $1,900, tuition alone $1,250. 40-60 students, 18 teachers. Contact: 914-241-5559,

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. 250 students per summer, 80 teachers. Contact: 828-862-2140,

Cannon Music Camp, Boone

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. 6/24-7/15. Tuition with housing $2,550. 200 students, 40 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). 6/24-7/29. Tuition with housing $5,786, tuition alone $2,895. 265 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 336-202-4183,

Pipe Organ Intensive (POI), Winston-Salem

POI provides an opportunity for participants 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. 7/16-7/22. Tuition with housing $600, tuition alone $331. 10 students, 5 teachers. 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 6/18-8/1. Tuition with housing $600/week if registered before 5/1, $615 if registered after 5/1. 225-400 students each week, 185 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. 6/11-6/16 (String/Jazz Camps), 6/18-6/23 (Piano/Percussion Camps), 7/9-7/14 (Saxophone Camp). Tuition with housing $600, tuition alone $475.

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. 6/12-6/17. Tuition with housing $625, tuition alone $500. 40 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 614-823-1219,

The Ohio State University Double Reed Camp, Columbus

Oboists and bassoonists entering grades 7-12 and 2023 graduates will work with professors Karen Pierson 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. 6/21-6/24. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $375. 50 students. Contact: 614-292-5272,

The Ohio State University Jazz Camp, Columbus

Intermediate and advanced jazz students entering grades 10-12 and 2023 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. 6/14-6/17. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $375. 50 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 614-292-5272,

The Ohio State University Marching Band Summer Clinic, Columbus

For brass and percussion students entering grades 10-12 and 2023 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. 7/7-7/9. Tuition with housing $395, tuition alone $275. 250 students, 25 teachers. 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 (Improv, Jazz Introduction, World Drumming, Ukulele) and a finale concert. For students entering grades 6-9. 6/25-6/30. Tuition $295. 100 students, 15 teachers. 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. 6/18-6/21. Tuition $295. 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 2023 graduates. 6/11-6/14. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $375. 40 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 614-292-5272.

The Ohio State University Vocal Arts Camp, Columbus

Students will work with members of the Ohio State voice faculty to enhance their vocal performance abilities through one-on-one private lessons; classes on auditioning, acting the song, singing health; master classes; ensemble and stage craft work. For students entering grades 10-12 and 2023 graduates. Day program. 6/9-6/11. Tuition $195. 50 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. 6/12-6/16. Tuition with housing $400, tuition alone $175. 100 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 330-972-7590,


Incomparable Marching Arts Workshop, West Chester.

High school student participants work with our educational team to develop performance techniques and leadership skills in their area of concentration (Drum Major, Winds, Color Guard, Battery Percussion, Front Ensemble). Participants engage in a collaborative and goal-oriented full-ensemble environment while assembling a Capstone Demonstration for the conclusion of the Workshop! 7/24-7/27. Contact: 445-400-5374,

Mansfield University Oboe & Bassoon Summer Camp, Mansfield

Campers, ages 13-18, participate in intensive Oboe or Bassoon study from Sunday, June 25-Thursday, June 29, 2023. Demonstration performance for family & friends Thursday afternoon. Campers participate in chamber music & flute choir, individual instruction & small group instruction. Afternoon recreation include low ropes course (team building). 6/25-6/29. Tuition with housing $380, tuition alone $320. 25 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 570-662-4723,

Mansfield University Saxophone Camp, Mansfield

Campers, ages 13-18, will be grouped according to age and ability and will spend several hours each day working on solos, duets, quartets, and saxophone choir. Core topics include auditioning, technique, tone, reeds and other equipment topics, repertoire, sight reading, doubling, jazz, listening, teaching and learning. 6/25-6/30. Tuition with housing $445, tuition alone $400. 20-30 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 570-662-4000,

Mansfield University Summer Clarinet Camp, Mansfield

Campers, ages 13-18, participate in intensive clarinet study from Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29. Camp culminates in demonstration performance for family & friends Thursday afternoon. Campers participate in chamber music & flute choir, individual instruction & small group instruction. Afternoon recreation include low ropes course (team building). 6/25-6/29. Tuition with housing $380, tuition alone $320. 25 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 484-553-8975,

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. 7/24-7/27. Contact: 445-400-5374,

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.” 7/16-7/22, Tuition: $375. 100+ students, 20 teachers. Contact: 202-320-0887,

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! 7/9-7/12. Contact: 445-400-5374,

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. Session 1: 6/10-6/17, Session 2: 6/18-/625. Tuition with housing $1,860-$3,350, tuition alone $1,275-$2,750. 25-26 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 313-509-7909,

South Carolina

Habits Universal Institute by GIA, Charleston

The Habits Institute is 3-day inspiring event filled with classes, and encouraging talks given by well-known music professionals, which are filled with empathy, warmth and humor. All the clinicians are engaging, personal, and professional. 7/5-7/8. Tuition with housing $445, tuition alone $245. 100 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 843-408-6038,

Summer Music Camp, Charleston

Campers 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. 6/19-6/24, 6/26-7/1. Tuition with housing $360, tuition alone $300. 450 students, 70 teachers. Contact: 843-882-7762,

South Dakota

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 and a variety of other musical classes, performance opportunities, and activities. Private lessons are also available. 7/9-7/14. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $375. 175 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 605-658-3466,


The Tennessee Tech University Summer Music Institute, Cookeville

The Tennessee Tech University Summer Music Institute is an immersive four-day experience for high school musicians. Students will study and perform in small chamber groups as well as larger ensembles and have the opportunity to attend masterclasses and private lessons on their instrument of study with Tennessee Tech faculty. 6/4-6/8. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $375. 60-80 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 931-372-3161,


Mason Summer Band Camp, Fairfax

The Mason Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive musical experience for students enrolled in music programs or lessons in Grades 6-12. Students will enjoy the community of two large ensembles – a Jr. and Sr. High Band – instrument specific break out sessions, engaging masterclasses, recitals, and appropriate social events. 6/19-6/23. Tuition with housing $995, tuition alone $740. Contact: 703-993-9889,


UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, Madison

UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, Madison, provides an opportunity for students to play, sing, create, and learn about music at all experience levels. Students will choose their complete experience based on their goals! Each path has a balance of small and large group instruction, exploring different techniques combined with student creativity and choice. Junior Session (6th-8th): 6/18-6/24, Senior Session (9th-12th): 6/25-7/1. Tuition with housing $990(Jr.)/$1,140(Sr.), tuition alone $740(Jr.)/$790(Sr.). 400 students, 125 teachers. Contact: 608-263-2242,

An addendum will be printed in the April/May issue. If your camp was not included or if you have updated information, please email or fill out the online form that is available at

The Instrumentalist Award and Book Store

Browse and customize awards for:

  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Marching Band
  • Color Guard
  • Musicianship

Order your Marching and Color Guard Awards this Fall!

Orders may be placed through the online store, by email or by calling 888-446-6888.