Type: Designed to give you the keys to create your own best
audition and your own best solo performance. This
program was created to help you find your own unique
and individual performances of the repertoire that you
love to sing. Singers are offered an intense schedule
with courses that address physical performance, vocal
technical awareness and confidence, understanding of
the text, facility of diction, comfort and ease in the body,
and creative and coordinated application of all of those
aspects of singing. Age & Level: High school rising Juniors
and Seniors. Video audition required. Site: Various college
campuses. Dates: July 25-Aug. 8, 2020. Cost: Appl. Fee-
$75; Tuition-$3750; Room & Board-$1250. Need-based
and merit-based scholarship is avail.
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
Philippa Thompson, Program Mgr.
Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Bang on a Can
All-Stars, Todd Reynolds, Featured Teachers
80 Hanson Pl., Suite 301 (718) 852-7755
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Type: Cutting edge contemporary music residency & festival
for composers & performers. Age & Level: 21 & older;
grad and post-grad students & young professionals;
in-person audition not required. Site: Massachusetts
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA. Dates:
July 13-Aug 3, 2020. Cost: $2900 (includes room &
board); $40 application fee.
BCC Summer (Boston Children’s Choir) ( 75—x)
Trey Pratt, Special Programs Mgr.
Robbie Jacobs, Irene Idicheria, Trey Pratt, Jason Holmes,
Previous Featured Teachers.
20 Old Colony Ave., 2nd Fl. (617) 778-2242
Boston, MA 02127 twitter.com/BCChorus
Type: Dive into songs that celebrate diversity, connect
us to a global community, and inquire about social and
environmental justice. Activities include singing, dancing,
drumming, art-making, storytelling, and much more! Each
week culminates in a Friday evening concert, open to
the public. No audition required. Age & Level: Ages 7-11
(2nd-5th grade). Site: BCC HQ (Boston). Dates: July-Aug ,
multiple sessions. Cost: $550 per week, tuition assistance
Belvoir terrace ( 150—15 music teachers, 90 faculty)
Diane Goldberg Marcus
101 W. 79 St. (212) 580-3398
New York, NY 10024 twitter.com/belvoirterrace
Type: Instrumental & vocal; private & class; chamber music,
opera class, musical theater. Age & Level: 8-16; all levels.
Site: Lenox, MA. Dates: June 29-Aug. 12, 2020. Offers 3,
5 & 6 week sessions. Cost: 6 Wk. Session-$12,500, 5 Wk.
Session-$11,500, 3 Wk. Session-$9500.
Berklee College of Music Five-Week Summer
Performance Program (1000— 250)
Oisin McAuley, Dir.
Theodora Mara, Ass’t Dir.
150 Massachusetts Ave., Rm. 118 (617) 747-2504
Boston, MA 02215 twitter.com/berkleesummer
Type: Contemporary music; guitar, bass, voice, percussion,
brass, strings, musical theater, music business, music
production, young kids, & more. Age & Level: Minimum
15; minimum six months playing experience; beginning
through advanced; audition for placement only. Site:
Berklee Coll. of Mus., Boston. Dates: July 11-Aug. 14,
2020. Cost: $55 (registration fee), $5340 (tuition), $3720
Berkshire Choral International ( 150—12)
Debi Kennedy, Pres. & CEO
Frank Nemhauser, Art. Dir.
Gary Thor Wedow, Erin Freeman, Tom Hall, Heinz Ferlesch,
Previous Featured Teachers
245 N. Undermountain Rd. (413) 229-8526
Sheffield, MA 01257
Type: Choral singing; total immersion of choristers &
conductors. Age & Level: Serious amateur, 18+ years
old. Site: Various woldwide locations. Dates: May 31-Aug.
12, 2020. Cost: Tuition fees range from $2000-$3500
depending on venue.
Berkshire High Peaks Festival ( 45—12)
Yehuda Hanani, Art. Dir.
Sheila Wood, Admissions
Yehuda Hanani, Peter Zazofsky, Irina Muresanu, Miranda
Cuckson, Michael Strauss, Featured Teachers
PO Box 34, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (800) 843-0778
Type: Intensive seminar for cellists, violinists, violists &
pianists; new vocal program. International top-tier
students work on individual repertoire, chamber music &
public performances. Talks, lectures, master classes and
concerts available to the public. Age & Level: Outstanding
young instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 16-28. Site: The
Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA. Dates: Mid-end of July.
Cost: $1450 (tuition for ten-day program, accommodations
& chef-prepared three meals daily).
Boston univ. tanglewood Institute (ButI) (430— 80 Pt)
Hilary Field Respass, Exec. Dir.
Grace Kennerly, Dir., Admissions & Art. Planning
855 Commonwealth Ave. (617) 353-3386
Boston, MA 02215 twitter.com/bu_tanglewood
Early June-mid Aug.: 45 West St., Lenox, MA 01240
Type: Boston Univ. College of Fine Arts summer training
program, in association with the Tanglewood Mus.
Center & Boston Symph. Orch. Age & Level: Ages 10-20;
intermediate to advanced; application & audition required
for admission consideration. Site: Lenox, MA. Dates:
Composers Conference ( 65—30)
Jessica Tong, Chamber Mus. Dir.
Kathryn Welter, Exec. Dir.
Miranda Cuckson, Marina Kifferstein, Liuh-Wen Ting, Chris
Gross, Steven Beck, Featured Teachers
PO Box 5507 (508) 276-1011
Wayland, MA 01778 twitter.com/CConference
Type: Amateur. Age & Level: 18-80; audition required. Site:
Brandeis Univ. Dates: July 27-Aug. 10, 2020. Cost: $720-
Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS) Summer Dance
& Music Camps - Adult Programs & Family Programs
Katy German, Exec. Dir.
116 Pleasant St., #345 (413) 203-5467 x 2
Easthampton, MA 01027-2759 twitter.com/cdssorg
Type: Dance & music classes, singing & special workshops,
storytelling. Age & Level: 15 & up (Adult Programs);
all levels; no audition; 2 & up (Family Programs). Site:
Plymouth, MA (Pinewoods); High View, WV (Timber
Ridge); Lyman, NH (Ogontz). Dates: July 18-Aug. 29,
Duxbury Music Festival (South Shore Conservatory)
Stephen Dietz, Fest. Dir.
Eimear Gorman, Fest. Mgr.
64 St. George St., PO Box 1523 (781) 934-2731 Ext. 10
Duxbury, MA 02331-1523 twitter.com/SSConservatory
Type: The Duxbury Music Festival is an intensive program for
the study and performance of solo and chamber
repertoire for undergraduate and graduate students and
adult professionals. Festival Director, Stephen Deitz,
has gathered a renowned faculty who offer chamber
performances, as well as individual instruction and
ensemble coaching. Age & Level: 18 + up, no audition req.
Site: Ellison Center for the Arts, Duxbury Campus. Dates:
July. Cost: $150 application fee, $2950 boarding students;
$2200 commuting students.
Lyricafest ( 25—3)
Laura Bossert, Terry King, Co-Dirs.
53 S. Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 (781) 472-9854
Type: Intensive chamber music festival; each string ensemble
will perform in master classes, outreach venues & a final
public concert. Age & Level: College, graduate & advanced
high school students; audition required. Site: Lincoln, MA.
Dates: May-June. Cost: $875.
Sing this Summer ( 100—16)
Jonathan Hirsh, Art. Dir.
Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh, Prog. Administrator
Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance
Ryan Brandau, Mallorie Chernin, Karen Smith Emerson,
Previous Featured Teachers.
PO Box 9663 (413) 345-8613
Amherst, MA 01059 twitter.com/singthissummer
Type: Programs for people who love to make music. All
our programs aim to provide a fun musical, social, and
recreational experience while expanding musical skills.
Our programs give participants the opportunity to explore
the full range of their musical abilities in a fun and
welcoming environment. Students will gain the opportunity
to challenge themselves in a fostering and creative place.
We always end the week with a presentation of our work.
Age & Level: Grades 2-12, and adults 18+. Site: Bowdoin
College, Amherst College, The College of NJ. Dates:
Sessions (1-week) from June 13-July 19, 2020. Cost: $100
non-refundable deposit, tuition range $395-$960.
Practice (SICPP) (x— 13)
Stephen Drury, Art. Dir.
c/o Stephen Drury, New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave. (617) 585-1100
Boston, MA 02115 twitter.com/sicpp
Type: Chamber music festival focusing on the works of the
20th & 21st centuries; electronic workshop; composition
workshop; master classes, lessons, colloquia, rehearsals,
nightly concerts. Site: New England Conservatory of Mus.,
Boston. Dates: June 12-20, 2020.
tanglewood Music Center ( 155—75)
Ellen Highstein, Dir.
Michael Nock, Assoc. Dir., Student Affairs
c/o Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave. (617) 638-9230
Boston, MA 02115 twitter.com/tanglewoodma
Type: Chamber music, orchestra, voice, composition,
conducting, audio engineering, piano technology,
orchestra librarianship, printed programs. Age & Level:
College, advanced level; audition required. Site: Lenox,
MA. Dates: June-Aug.; varies by program.
the Western Wind Summer Workshops in Ensemble
Singing ( 40-50— 9)
William Zukof, Dir.
Carly Gordon, Admissions Dir.
Linda Lee Jones, Todd Frizzell, William Zukof, Gayla
Morgan, Robert Eisenstein, Previous Featured Teachers
225 W. 99 St. (212) 873-2848, (800) 788-2187
New York, N Y 10025
Type: Each participant joins a small ensemble that is guided
by a member of The Western Wind; participants sing a wide
selection of music; master-class sessions. Age & Level:
Singers at all levelsprofessionals & amateurs, soloists &
ensemble performers, conductors & music teachers. Site:
Smith Coll., Northhampton, MA. Dates: June-Aug. Cost:
$275 (weekend), $540 (5-day), $605 (8-day); plus housing
& food (double occupancy): $185 (weekend), $470 (5-
day), $705 (8-day); prices subject to change.
Donald R. Wilkinson Vocal Apprentice Program
Eric Christopher Perry, Art. Dir.
Timothy Steele, Eric Christopher Perry, Previous Featured
PO Box 197, Nahant, MA 01908
Type: Opportunities for aspiring vocal artists from across the
country to work alongside active industry professionals
and to feature themselves in concerts and recitals over
the course of their two-week residency. Includes private
coaching. Age & Level: Advanced voice students and
emerging artists, no age limit. Audition required. Site:
Historic Nahant Island. Dates: June. Cost: No application
Worcester Chamber Music Society Chamber Music
Camp ( 35 per week— 6)
Tracy Kraus, Exec. Dir.
Ariana Falk, Education Dir.
Randall Hodgkinson, Rohan Gregory, Peter Sulski, David
Russell, Ariana Falk, Previous Featured Teachers
323 Main St. (508) 217-4450
Worcester, MA 01608 twitter.com/worchambmusic
Type: Innovative chamber music program for strings,
woodwinds & pianists; coachings, master classes, choir
& concerts; day & overnight options; evening activities
include BBQ, sports, skit night; modern facilities. Age
& Level: 12 through adult; no audition. Site: Clark Univ.,
Worcester. Dates: July. Cost: $50 reg. fee, $680/week
(tuition), $390 (room & board).
Celebrating the Spectrum: A Festival of Music and
Life ( 5—10)
Dr. Derek Kealii Polischuk
Prof. Deborah Moriarty
Dr. Derek Kealii Polischuk, Prof. Deborah Moriarty,
Dr. Michael Largey, Prof. Patrick Johnson, Dr. Lauren
Julius Harris, Featured Teachers
333 W. Circle Drive (213) 220-4932
East Lansing, MI 48824
Type: The festival is designed to give qualified advanced
pre-College students on the Autism Spectrum a preview
of a life in music. The student’s daily schedule reflects the
life of a music major in a university or conservatory setting
culminating in two live performances. All students perform
daily in master classes devoted to solo repertoire as well
as piano four hand repertoire. Age & Level: Ages 13-
23, Advanced Pianists. Site: College of Music, Michigan
State Univ. Dates: July. Cost: $2000 (all student accepted
receive full scholarships and travel funding).
Interlochen Arts Camp (2800— 281)
Jason Hubbard, Interim Dir. of Music
Katherine Luellen, Exec, Dean of Enrollment Mgmt.
PO Box 199 (231) 276-7472
Interlochen, MI 49643-0199 twitter.com/interlochenarts
Type: Orchestra, band, choir, chamber music, jazz,
composition, piano, vocal arts, singer-songwriter, rock,
music production, musical theatre, private lessons. Age &
Level: 9-18; audition required, but not for youngest levels.
Site: Interlochen. Dates: June 20-Aug. 9, 2020, multiple
sessions from 1-6 weeks.
Sphinx Performance Academy ( 32—8)
Jacqueline Jove, Dir. of Education
Top Black and Latinx soloists and chamber musicians,
including the Catalyst Quartet, serve as teachers and
mentors to students.
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2550 (313) 877-9100
Detroit, MI 48243
Type: Intensive solo and chamber music intensive for Black
& Latinx string players (violin, viola, cello, bass). Age &
Level: 11-17. Site: Curtis Institute of Mus., Philadelphia,
PA; Cleveland Institute of Mus., Cleveland, OH; The
Juilliard School, New York, NY. Dates: June-Aug. Cost: Full
scholarship program providing room and board. Limited
travel scholarships available.