r a m s Type: Vocal & collaborative piano programs. Age & Level: High school & up. Site: Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Dates: June 24-July 27, 2020. Cost: $4, 290.
Athena Music and Leadership Camp
Dr. Myra Ghoden, Founder and Camp Dir.
Type: A five-day intensive music program emphasizing
leadership and team building skills, taught by successful
female professional music educators. Age & Level: Middle
and high school aged girls. Site: Reinhardt Univ., Univ. of
Massachusetts-Dartmouth, St. Cloud State Univ. Dates:
Aug. 2-6, 2020 (Chicago).
Illinois Chamber Music Festival ( 40—15)
Nina Gordon, Art. Dir.
Lisa Nelson, Exec. Dir.
Michelle Lee Elliott, Leanne League, Nina Gordon, Kent
Cook, Irina Kats, Featured Teachers.
PO Box 2900 (309) 556-3547
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900 twitter.com/ILCMusicFest
Type: This program is designed for string, piano, wind, and
harp players who wish to participate in intensive chamber
music training. The schedule consists of daily coaching,
rehearsals, master classes, and performances by students
and faculty. Other studies and activities include musical
theater, music history and theory, conversational Russian,
international dance, and tennis. Age & Level: High school
and college students. First-time students must audition.
Site: Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Dates: July 12-Aug. 1, 2020.
Cost: $920 tuition, $810 room & board. Scholarships are
Illinois Summer Youth Music
University of Illinois faculty, Previous Featured Teachers
1114 West Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 244-3404
Type: Multiple programs for Senior and Junior Highs School
students in flute, oboe & bassoon, clarinet, saxophone,
trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium & tuba, percussion,
piano, chorus, band, ensembles, music technology,
composition, and contemporary music. Age & Level:
Grades 5-8 (Juniors); Grades 8-12 (Seniors); Auditions
for placement only. Site: Pennsylvania Ave. Residence
Hall (PAR). Dates: June-July. Cost: $430-$475 per
session (commuter); $650-$699 per session (resident);
MIOpera ( 40—6)
Prof. John M. Koch, Tracy M. Koch, Art. Dirs. & Co-Founders
Prof. John M Koch, Tracy M. Koch, Angela Brown, Yvonne
Gonzalez-Redman, Dr. Timothy Semanik, Featured
13 Smokey Ct. (309) 438-2472
Bloomington, IL 61704 twitter.com/mwitweets
Type: Intensive summer opera program. Age & Level: Young
artists must be at least 18. Dates: July-Aug. Cost: $799
MYAC Summer Programs
Dr. Allan Dennis
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
878 Lyster Rd. (847) 926-9898
Highwoold, IL 60040 twitter.com/MusicAtMYA
Type: Our mission is to build a home with the power of music
to enrich the lives of our students and their communities.
MYAC offers several Summer programs for young artists
with focus in the areas of orchestral, vocal, chamber
music, flute, jazz, and opera. Workshops may include
master classes, performance opportunities, and individual
coaching, as well as day and evening options. Age &
Level: Late elementary/middle school to grade 12 pre-college advanced teens. Dates: Seven options, varies by
camp, all take place from June-July, 2020. Cost: Varies
based on camp.
Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Ravinia Festival
Kevin Murphy, Prog. Dir.
418 Sheridan Rd. (847) 266-5106
Highland Park, IL 60035 twitter.com/raviniafestival
Type: Young professional classical & jazz instrumentalists &
singers. Age & Level: 17-30; audition required. Site: Ravinia
Festival, Highland Park, IL. Dates: June 4-12, 2020 (Jazz);
June 22-July 25, 2020 (Piano & Strings);July 28-Aug. 21,
DePauw univ. School of Music Vocal Arts - Vocal
Steven Linville, Dir. of Productions
605 S. College Ave. (765) 658-6737
Greencastle, IN 46135 twitter.com/DePauwMusic
Type: Private lessons, acting classes, Alexander Technique,
Dalcroze Eurythmics, master classes, improvisation
sessions, sight singing, vocal health, dance & movement
classes, repertoire classes, final recital performance. Age
& Level: Grades 8-11. Site: DePauw Univ.
Indiana univ. Jacobs School of Music, Office of
Pre-College & Summer Programs
Merrill Hall 006, 1201 E. Third St. (812) 855-6025
Bloomington, IN 47405 twitter.com/iujsom
Type: Adult workshops for performance (piano, organ,
percussion, natural horn) & for teachers (violin, viola,
Kodaly method, voice); pre-college academies in piano,
organ, string, percussion, saxophone, ballet, college
audition preparation. Age & Level: 18 & up (adult
workshops); 12-18 (academies). Site: Jacobs School of
Mus., Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dates: May-July (varies:
Indiana univ. Summer Music Clinic ( 250—25)
Dr. Eric Smedley, Dir.
Indiana Univ. Jacobs School of Mus.
1201 E. 3rd St., Merrill Hall 006 (812) 855-1372
Bloomington, IN 47405 twitter.com/indianauniv
Type: Instrumental musicband & orchestra. Age & Level:
High school, completed grade 8; no audition for admission.
Site: Indiana Univ., Jacobs School of Mus., Bloomington.
Dates: June 14-20, 2020.
Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival
Thomas Bandar, Exec. Dir.
Dietrich Jessen, Kristina Rodel, Admissions
Jeff Doebler, Paul Morton, David Oyen, Previous Featured
PO Box 8687 (612) 879-9555
Minneapolis, MN 55408 twitter.com/LutheranSummer
Type: Band, orchestra, choir, piano, composition, organ,
musical theatre. Age & Level: Students completing grades
8-12 from the US & abroad; audition required. Site:
Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN. Dates: June 28-July 26,
High Plains Music Camp ( 400+— 60)
Ivalah Allen, Dir.
Fort Hays State Univ., Mus. Dept., 600 Park (785) 628-4226
Hays, KS 67601 twitter.com/fhsunews
Type: Wind ensemble, string ensembles, full orchestra, vocal
study, choirs, jazz ensembles, chamber music, alternative
strings, music appreciation classes, private lessons. Age
& Level: Grades 6-13; beginning to advanced JH & HS
musicians, audition for placement. Site: Fort Hays State
Univ. Dates: July.
International Institute for Young Musicians Summer
Music Academy ( 90—15)
Scott McBride Smith, CEO
1006 Avalon Rd. (949) 584-5709
Lawrence, KS 66044 twitter.com/iiym
Type: Intense instruction for pianists. Age & Level: 11-19;
early advanced-concert level; audition required. Site: Univ.
of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Dates: July.
BRIAN LEWIS - Young Artist Program ( 12—12)
Alice Joy Lewis, Exec. Dir.
Brian Lewis, Musical Dir.
James Stern, Simon James, Previous Featured Teachers
PO Box 99, Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-0242, 214-0141
Type: Advanced violin studies. Age & Level: Up to age 18;
virtuoso violinists; audition required. Site: Ottawa Univ.,
Ottawa, KS. Dates: June. Cost: Tuition free; room/board
paid by student.
Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshops
Jamey Aebersold, Dir.
Jason Lindsey, Workshop Admin’r
Chris Potter, David Liebman, Randy Brecker, Dan Haerle,
Jimmy Cobb, Previous Featured Teachers
PO Box 1244 (812) 944-8141
New Albany, IN 47151-1244 twitter.com/jazzwithjamey
Type: Jazz classes, rehearsals, master classes, concerts,
combos; theory. Age & Level: Students of all ages &
abilities; no audition. Site: Univ. of Louisville. Dates: June-
July. Cost: $599 (tuition).
Schmidt Vocal Institute (Approx. 30—12)
Linda McAlister, Exec. Dir.
6 W 5th St., Suite 406 (513) 300-7310
Covington, KY 41011
Type: Intensive college preparatory experience; lessons,
coachings, master classes; courses in acting, lyric
diction, vocal health, college audition preparation, historic
performances & stage craft; wide-range of performances.
Age & Level: 15-18. Site: Miami Univ., Oxford, OH. Dates:
June 22-July 5, 2020, deadline to apply March 15, 2020.
Cost: $1000; financial aid available.
Kneisel Hall Adult Chamber Music Institute
( 25-35— 5 + 10 teaching assistants)
Laurie Smukler, Art. Dir.
Scott Woolweaver, Prog. Dir.
Ellen Werner, Exec. Dir.
PO Box 648, Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207) 374-2811
Type: Chamber music for strings & piano, occasional wind
instrument. Age & Level: Adult, intermediate-advanced; no
audition. Site: Blue Hill, ME. Dates: Aug. 16-23, 2020.
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School ( 51—12)
Laurie Smukler, Art. Dir.
Ellen Werner, Exec. Dir.
Laurie Smukler, Ronald Copes, Joel Smirnoff, Joel
Krosnick, Robert MacDonald, Previous Featured
PO Box 648, Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207) 374-2811
Type: Chamber music training for strings & piano. Age &
Level: 18-27; pre-professional; audition tape required. Site:
Blue Hill, ME. Dates: June-Sept. Cost: Full scholarship
Monteux School & Music Festival ( 65—7)
Michael Jinbo, Mus. Dir.
Marc Thayer, Exec. Dir.
Michael Jinbo, Featured Teacher
PO Box 457, Hancock, ME 04640-0457 (207) 812-6260
Type: Professional development for conductors & orchestra
musicians; intensive program of readings & public
performances of about 60 orchestral works; conducting
class has up to 18 participants, with each also playing in
the orchestra. Age & Level: 18 & older by date of arrival;
professional level; online application & audition videos
required of new applicants or returning applicants who did
not attend in 2018. Site: Hancock, ME. Dates: June 15-July
28, 2020. Cost: $1500-2800.
New England Music Camp ( 195—50)
Kim Wiggin, Dir.
8 Golden Rod Lane (844) 476-6976 x 801
Sidney, ME 04330 twitter.com/nemusiccamp
Type: Music instruction; orchestra, band, choir, piano,
classical guitar, musical theater. Age & Level: 11-18;
audition required. Site: Sidney, ME. Dates: June 27-Aug.
20, 2020. Cost: $4800 (3-week sessions), $8400 (6-week
session); financial aid & scholarship available.
Portland String Quartet International Workshop
Portland String Quartet
Ronald Lantz, Admissions Contact
179 Longfellow St., Portland, ME 04103
Type: Two weeks of intensive daily coachings, master
classes & a faculty concert by the Portland String Quartet,
culminating in performances of major quartet literature by
the participants. Age & Level: 14-professional; audition
required (tape or in person). Site: Saint Joseph’s Coll.,
Standish, ME. Dates: July-Aug.
Southern Maine Music Academy ( 110—17)
Benjamin Potvin, Camp Dir.
Lori Arsenault, Ops. Mgr. ( email@example.com, 207-780-5142)
Jackie Townsend, Christopher Oberholtzer, Featured
Univ. of Southern Maine, School of Mus.
37 College Ave., Gorham, ME 04038 (207) 780-5142
Type: Residential (commuter option available), concert band,
jazz band. Age & Level: Incoming 9th grade to outgoing
12th grade; audition is for placement only, not admission.
Site: Univ. of Southern Maine, Gorham campus. Dates:
July. Cost: $700 (includes room & board). Updated cost
will be published in November at the website.
SummerKeys ( 20-60 per week— 25)
Bruce Potterton, Dir.
Helen Lelievre, Admissions Dirs.
32 N. Main St., Boonton, NJ 07005 (973) 316-6220
Type: Intensive study & practice; piano, jazz piano, voice,
guitar, cello, violin, cabaret, fiddle, clarinet, flute, viola,
piano 4-hands, composition, oboe, trumpet, mandolin,
celtic (lever) harp. Age & Level: Adults; beginners-advanced; no audition. Site: Lubec, ME. Dates: June-Aug.
the National Orchestral Institute ( 85-100— 45)
Richard Scerbo, Dir.
2110 Clarice Smith Center (301) 405-2787
College Park, MD 20742-1625 twitter.com/noifestival
Type: Advanced orchestral study. Age & Level: 18-28; audition
required. Site: Univ. of Maryland, College Park. Dates:
Amherst Early Music Festival
Marilyn Boenau, Exec. Dir.
Frances Blaker, Festival Dir.
35 Webster St., West Newton, MA 02465 (781) 488-3337
Type: Workshop on Medieval, Renaissance, & Baroque
music & dance. Age & Level: 15+; lo-int-adv; no audition.
Site: Connecticut Coll., New London, CT. Dates: July 5-19,
2020. Cost: $600-$625 per week for tuition. (2019 rates,
2020 tba) See website for room and board information.
ArtsBridge Summer ArtSong ( 24—5)
Shaun Ramsay, VP
Patty Thom, Art. Dir.
Patty Thom, Salvatore Champagne, Alison d’Amato, Lynn
Helding, Ralph Zito, Featured Teachers
185 Crescent St., Ste. 301 (855) 778-2787
Waltham, MA 02453