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2021 Directory of Summer Programs

compiled by editors | February 2021

   One sad effect of the pandemic is inevitable changes to summer music programs. Some have virtual sessions planned, while others are gearing up for in person classes. Still other programs have canceled for 2021 or are awaiting a final decision as they see how the next months progress. Because of the uncertainties ahead, the details in this directory may change over time. We will update the online listing as new information arrives. We encourage summer camps and masterclasses who wish to be included to send any developments to You may also be included in the Addendum in The Instrumentalist magazine by sending information to or by filling out the form here.

Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel, is a one-week, intensive program for serious flutists ages 12-18. Curriculum includes solo performance, private lessons, flute choirs, chamber music, electives, seminar classes, guest artist events, and recreation. Tuition w/housing $1,450. July 5-13. (Deadline April 1, 2021). Unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Catherine Boyack, Karen Johnson, Britton Day, Gary Woodward, Karen Van Dyke, and Miles Graber. Guest Artist: Sarah Jackson, piccolo, L.A. Philharmonic.

Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp,
Naperville. Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp will be online for summer 2021. Choose junior ages 11-14 or senior ages 14-18 in June and July. Ensembles, special guests, daily technique classes, final camp video. Tuition alone $100. Session dates TBA. Up to 30 students per session, 2 teachers. Contact: 630-428-3278,

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. 2021 is our 72nd year! Supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. Also sports, swimming, boating, arts & crafts. Ages 9-17. Tuition with housing (all-inclusive) $3,500-$9,200 depending on session. 6/30/21-7/24/21, 7/25/21-8/15/21, 6/30/21-8/15/21. 120 participants, 50 teachers. Contact: 207-647-3947,

New England Music Camp,
Sidney. New England Music Camp, Enriching the lives of young musicians ages 11-18 for 85 years. High-quality intensive music education blended with traditional camp recreation and social activities. Orchestra, Band, Choir, Jazz, Musical Theater, Piano, Harp, Guitar. Scholarship and F/A available. New intensives for chamber music, jazz, musical theatre, jazz, early strings. Tuition with housing: Core NEMC $6400, Intensives $1400-$3000. Core NEMC: 6/27-7/26, Intensives: 7/26-8/9. 190 students per session, 50 teachers. Contact: 610-659-7634,


ARIA Online Summer Academy,
South Hadley (Online). Three intensive 10-day sessions for flutists aged 15 to 30. Each session provides 8 full hour private lessons, 4 master classes, and one Talk to the Pros class with all participants and faculty on career issues, auditions, and competitions. Tuition alone $995. Session 1: July 1-10, Session 2: July 14-23, Session 3: July 27-August 5, 2021. 12 students per session, 3 teachers. Contact: 765-212-0327,

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp offers four two-week sessions in band, orchestra, jazz, choir, 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 available and based on merit or financial need. Tuition with housing $1,490-$1,580 depending on major. Session 1 6/23-7/4, Session 2 7/7 -7/18, Session 3 7/21-8/1, Session 4 8/4-15. Contact: 800-221-3796, or

Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen. The nation’s premier multidisciplinary summer arts program. Led by distinguished faculty and renowned conductors, music campers perform in Kresge Auditorium, Corson Auditorium, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen Bowl, and other locations around our scenic, lakefront campus. Multi-week programs for grades 3-12 and one-week instrumental intensives for high school students. Tuition with housing $1,625-$9,750 depending on session length, tuition alone $650 per week for day camp. Varying dates from 6/19-8/8. 2,755 attendees, 285 teachers. Contact: 231-276-7472,

New York
Eastern U.S. Music Camp,
Hamilton. Located on scenic Colgate University campus. Two, three, and four-week sessions. Since 1976 for students ages 12-18. Bands, orchestras, choirs, jazz/rock ensembles and combos, chamber ensembles; 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. Tuition with housing $2,449-$4,898, tuition alone $995-$1,990. Session dates: 6/27-7/25. Contact: 866-777-7841,

Summer@Eastman, Rochester. Summer@Eastman offers an individualized, world-class music education experience: programs and workshops for high school students, weeklong institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties, and collegiate classes in Music Education, Music History, and Music Theory. All programs will be ONLINE for Summer 2021. Visit for details and application information. Tuition alone $150-$5370 (varies by program). Sessions range from 6/28-8/6. 6-60 attendees per session, 75 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1564,

North Dakota
International Music Camp Summer Programming, Dunseith. Programming and plans for 2021 have not been finalized yet. For the latest updates please see our website. June and July 2021. Contact: 701-838-8472,

Oberlin Virtual Flute Academy, Oberlin. For those who will have repertoire ready and be comfortable working on it with their peers in two master classes each. This intense schedule involves six one-hour master classes focusing on technical critique, while allowing for additional open-ended discussion. Tuition alone $200. 7/9-11. 10 participants, 2 teachers. Contact: 440-775-8044,

Oberlin Virtual Flute Boot Camp, Oberlin. Open to flutists looking for an intense week of work on their flute playing. Daily warm-up sessions, technical workshops and twice-daily 20-minute private coachings on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday which focus on goals set in the beginning of the week. Tuition alone $350. 6/21-26. 10 participants, 2 teachers. Contact: 440-775-8044,

High School Flute Camp at Mansfield University of PA, Mansfield. Explore core principles to improve anything you are playing, add expression through engaging and creative approaches. Fun and challenging for all levels. Participate in chamber music and flute choir. Live, face-to-face camp with safe, protective means necessary to ensure everyone’s health (successful in music department the fall & spring semesters). Tuition with housing $335, tuition alone $285. Sunday, June 27, 2021 to Thursday evening, July 1, 2021. 30 participants, 3 teachers. Contact: 570-662-4710,

Washington DC
Summer Flute Choir, Washington DC. Meet other flutists and play arrangements of popular tunes, orchestral pieces, and flute repertoire. This course is open to those with a minimum of 2 years playing experience and meets over Zoom. It will culminate with a layered “virtual” performance. Please check our website in mid-February for tuition pricing. June 16-30, 2021 (M/W/F) from 5:30-6:30PM EST. 2 teachers. 202-686-8008,

Lakeland University Music Camp, Sheboygan. For 64 years, Lakeland has offered a Music Camp for high school and middle school music students. At less cost than many other week-long camps, Lakeland’s Music Camp offers opportunities including: large ensembles, daily sectionals with master teachers, daily music theory classes, camp choir/orchestra, elective options, and nightly entertainment. Tuition with housing $500 early/$600 regular, tuition alone $400 early/$500 regular. 7/18-24. 200-250 students per session, 25 teachers. Contact: 920-565-1000,

Master of Music – Kodály Emphasis, Kodály & Orff Certificates, Sheboygan. Lakeland is pleased to host the Kodály/Orff Summer Graduate program, previously housed at Holy Family College. This program enjoys a coveted reputation for excellence. Music educators from across the country work with faculty who are national leaders in the field, to grow their pedagogical, musicianship, and research skills. See website for more information on housing options, tuition alone $667 per graduate course credit, workshop course fees vary, scholarships available. June 28-July 9 Kodály Workshop, July 26-August 7 Orff Workshop. 30-50 graduate students and workshop course attendees, 10 teachers. Contact: 920-565-1000,

Outside the United States
FLUTEinWIEN – Intensive Masterclasses, Vienna. Unique intensive masterclass with up to 3 hours of classes every day, including 1 hour technique and sound daily class, for one or two participants. The masterclasses are offered in-person in Vienna and online as well. You can choose how many days you wish your masterclass to last (3-7 days). Tuition alone €490. Session dates available year round. 1-2 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 660-758-4889,

International Flute Seminar Burges,
Burges. The IFSB Summer School (July 15-20, 2021) in monastery school Zevenkerken (Bruges) is open for flute and piccolo players of all ages and levels. Teaching staff (with flutists Aldo Baerten, Blaz Snoj, Peter Verhoyen) offer warming up, masterclasses, piano rehearsals, workshops on different topics, audition training, Alexander technique and concerts. Tuition with housing €680, tuition alone €560. 7/15-20. 4 teachers. Contact: 324-752-8185,

InterHarmony International Music Festival, Italy/Online. InterHarmony International Music Festival, from August July 5 – August 15, 2021, invites students to study with its internationally renowned faculty of soloists and chamber musicians for up to six weeks of string, piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, or vocal instruction in one of its gorgeous European settings. Tuition with housing $3,100. 7/5-15. 170 participants, 100 teachers. Contact: 561-288-0046,

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