Summer Music Camps & Programs

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Plan for Summer Music Camps & Programs – 2017

Thinking about majoring in music? Or need more music in your life? Summer music camps and programs can provide exactly what you need.

And if you’re already pursuing music in college, there are a number of festivals open to you as well as summer jobs at several programs featured on this page (see below – we’ll continue to update the jobs section).

How to Get Started

1. Click on the colorful music camp Banner Ads and Geographical Listings for programs in the U.S. and abroad to find what you’re looking for.

2. See suggestions for how to choose a summer music program below the geographical listings.

3. If you’re a college music major looking for a job, zoom down to the Summer Jobs Section (below/right column).

2017  Early Listings

Bocal Majority Double Reed Camps
Focus: Bassoon, Oboe, English Horn, Contrabassoon, Clarinet. Dates: June and July – dates vary by location. (TX, CA, OH, VA, AL)

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Focus: Musical Theatre; private lessons on all symphonic instruments or voice; classical, jazz, rock, pop. Full camp setting includes water + other sports; dance; art; theatre; circus; magic. Dates: June – Sept., 2 1/2 week sessions. (NY)

Lamont School of Music Summer Academy
Focus: Classical; all instruments including guitar, voice, composition. Private lessons, chamber music, orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, music theatre, music theory, recitals, master classes. Dates: June 18 – July 2. (CO)

Penn State – The Honors Music Institute
Focus: Piano, choir, band, jazz combo. Dates:  July 16 – 27. (PA)

Performing Arts Abroad (PAA)
Focus: Music programs abroad; all instruments and areas of study. Dates: vary. (Various international locations)

Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival
Focus: Orchestra, chamber music, solo performance, symphonic winds, piano, vocal. Dates: Sessions in June & July. (PA)


2016 Listings by State + International


Leeds College of Music
Focus: Short courses in songwriting, theory for pop musicians, music theatre & opera, computer music, audio recording, mixing & mastering, sight reading for singers, Cuban music, film music, jazz.

Oberlin in Italy
Focus: Intensive Italian Opera Training Program in Tuscany (for singers, pianists, instrumentalists, conductors, stage directors, design & production artists). Includes private lessons, coaching, master classes, language study.

Performing Arts Abroad (PAA)
Focus: Music programs abroad; all instruments and areas of study.

Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM)
Focus: For ages 12-18 to develop as an orchestral musician. Sight-reading, interactive workshops, final concert. No audition necessary.

The Ingenium Academy International Music Summer School (London, UK)
Focus: Orchestral, vocal, piano, saxophone

Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler
Focus: Orchestra, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, chamber music.

Veneto Jazz Workshop with New School Jazz Faculty
Focus: Instrumental jazz technique lessons, theory, arranging, combo, big band.


UAB Summer Music Technology Camp
Focus: For grades 7 – 12: Audio recording, live sound production MIDI and audio sequencing, music notations plus career opportunities in music technology.


A Cappella Academy
Focus: Contemporary a cappella music, ages 13-18 by audition only. Co-founders include a member and arrangers for Pentatonix and The Sing-Off.

Bocal Majority Bassoon Camps & Operation O.B.O.E. Camps
Focus: Bassoon and oboe programs in Malibu and Sacramento.

FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy
Focus: All orchestra instruments including harp; no piano.

Idyllwild Arts Jazz Vocal Intensive
Focus: Jazz Vocal.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Focus: Band, chamber music, choir, jazz workshop, piano, orchestra, harp workshop, vocal jazz intensive, songwriting, song and dance.

Jazz Camp West 2016
Focus: Jazz/vocal intensive; piano intensive/advanced instrumental track.

San Francisco Conservatory
Focus: Gilbert & Sullivan Scenes (voice students); Composition Workshop (chamber music).

Stanford Jazz Workshop
Focus: Jazz, jazz combos, improvisation, all instruments, vocals.

Stanford Summer Arts Institute
Focus: Music theory, Music perceptions.

University of the Pacific Music Camp
Focus: Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp; Pacific Music Business Camp; senior band, orchestra, choir camp; senior piano camp.

University of Southern California
Focus: Guitar Seminar, Brass Seminar, Vocal Arts and College Audition Seminar,  electronic dance music, musical theatre, brass.


Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
Jazz in the Sangres Camp
Focus: Small group/improv and big band focus, plus master classes, jam sessions, workshops, performances, activities for high school musicians. Horns, drums, piano, guitar, bass, vibes.

Colorado State University Summer Camps
Focus: Marching Band, Band Leadership, Organ, Clarinet, Percussion, Composition, Education, Conducting, Kodaly, Dalcroze-based Eurhythmics.

Lamont School of Music Summer Academy
Focus: All instruments (except guitar & organ); voice; composition.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Focus: Chamber Music and Orchestral Workshop, Woodwinds Workshop, Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition, Orff Summer Retreat.

Rocky Ridge Music Festival
Focus: Orchestra, voice, piano, composition, chamber music, concerto competition, solo, concerts.

Sound Formation’s Annual Summer Music Camp
Focus: Electronic music production, arranging, master classes, all instruments, recording, performing, mastering rhythm, music business.

University of Colorado, Boulder College of Music
Focus: High School Music Academy for band, orchestra and piano; Summer Jazz Academy.

University of Colorado Denver
LYNX National Arts & Media Camps
Focus: Music Industry – singer/songwriter, recording arts, music business, performance/ensembles.


College Audition Advantage Summer Institute
Focus: Voice (classical and musical theatre).

Hartt School of Music
Focus: Summer Jazz Workshop, Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Professional Program, Hartt Suzuki Institute.

District of Columbia

Washington International Piano Festival
Focus: Piano competition, master classes, private lessons, concerts.

High School Musical Theatre Institute
Focus: Intensive summer training held at Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University.


Florida State University College of Music
Focus: Band Camp, Choral Ensemble Camp, Double Bass Workshop, Guitar
Workshop, Honors Chamber Winds Camp, Jazz Ensemble Camp, Marching Band Leadership Camp, Piano Camp, Piano and Organ Institute, String Orchestra Camp, Tuba and Euphonium workshop.

Frost Young Musicians Camp
Focus: University of Miami summer music camp for teens.


Voice Experience – The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Studio and Camp Voice
Focus: Voice.


Sun Valley Summer Symphony – Summer Music Workshops
Focus: Classical training in strings, voice, piano, woodwinds, brass, percussion for all ages through college.


Roosevelt Pre-College Summer Intensive
Focus: Voice, dance, stage performance for actors and musical theatre singers.

Showchoir Camps of America
Focus: Voice, dance and stage performance.


Depauw University Summer Music
Focus: Vocal performance; Global Musician Workshop.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Summer 2016 Academies
Focus: Saxophone Academy; IU Summer Music Clinic; String Academy; Piano Academy; Percussion Academy; College Audition Preparation Program.

The Songbook Academy
Focus: Voice, singing, jazz, musical theatre.


Peabody Institute
Focus: Marina Piccinini International Flute Summer Master Classes, Piano at Peabody, Bassoon Week, Peabody Bass Works.


Boston Conservatory
Focus: Vocal/Choral Intensive, Musical Theater Dance Intensive (for ages 15-25). High School Composition Intensive, Horn Intensive (ages 15+), Summer Brass Intensive, Dance Intensive.

Pipe Organ Encounter at Smith College
Focus: For pianists ages 12-18.


Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Focus: Orchestra and wind symphony; advanced string quartet; music composition; classical guitar; harp; organ; piano; voice; jazz; rock music; singer-songwriter; string institutes; woodwinds institutes; brass and percussion institutes; piano institute; musical theatre.

Western Michigan University
Focus: Brass, woodwind, percussion, string, vocal/choral, keyboard, and composition, chamber music, music theory, electives.


McNally Smith College of Music
Focus: Vocal, guitar, jazz, hip-hop, and music industry camps.


University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Festivals and Summer Programs
Focus: Composition Workshop, Jazz Camp, Saxophone Workshop. For grad students: Advanced Choral Conducting Workshop, Conducting Symposium (instrumental), composing for Choreography Project.

New Hampshire

The Walden School Young Musicians Program & Creative Musicians Retreat
Focus: Composition, performance. Young Musicians Program: Ages 9-18. Creative Musicians Retreat:  For ages 18+ (and highly proficient students under 18).

New Jersey

Mason Gross School of the Arts? at Rutgers University
Focus: Summer Jazz Institute, Symphonic Wind Band and Chamber Music Camp, Chamber Music Institute. Other arts programs including filmmaking.

New York

Focus: High School musical theatre training program. Voice, acting, musical theatre, ballet, jazz, dance.

Chamber Music Center of New York
Focus: Chamber Music immersion. 3-week day program. Daily coaching, chorus, chamber orchestra.

Crane Youth Music
Focus: Strings; Vice; Chamber Choir; Treble Choir; Concert, Symphonic & Jazz Bands; Jazz, Wind & Men’s Ensembles; Chamber Music; Symphony; Piano; Harp.

Fredonia Summer Music Festival
Focus: Band, chamber ensembles, voice, jazz.

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Focus: All instruments, piano, and voice/all styles.

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy
Focus: Orchestra, vocal, wind ensemble (band) and jazz programs; college preparatory workshop. Electives in performance, music education, sound recording technology, composition. Musical theatre for intermediate division.

Long Lake Camp for the Arts
Focus: Voice, Music Camp, Rock Camp, Band Camp, Vocals, Guitar.

Syracuse University Summer College
Focus: Acting & musical theatre; recording studio techniques.

North Carolina

Appalachian State University Cannon Music Camp
Focus: 3-week music retreat with 1:1 musical instruction, performances, intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory.

UNCSA Summer Music Workshops
Focus: Strings, vocal, composition, piano, collaborative piano, guitar, women’s chorale, harp, percussion


Bocal Majority Bassoon Camps & Operation O.B.O.E. Camps
Focus: Bassoon and oboe programs in Miami.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
Focus: Baroque Performance Institute, Flute Academy, Bass Institute, Organ Academy, Percussion Institute, Sonic Arts Workshop, Trombone Workshop, Trumpet Workshop, Vocal Academy. For program in Italy, see International listings.

Showchoir Camps of America
Focus: Voice, dance and stage performance.


Oklahoma City University Summer Music Programs
Focus: Music Theater, Vocal Arts Institute, Hot Spots for Music Theater (in Florida), Summer Percussion Program for marching band, symphonic band or orchestra, Bassoon Camp.


University of Oregon Summer Music Camps
Focus: Concert Band Camp (for woodwind, brass, percussion), Orchestra Camp (for string students) – graduating seniors welcome. Marching & Leadership Camp, Jazz Improvisation Camp.\


Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Music
Focus: Majors include instrumental performance (all instruments including bagpipe and jazz piano), voice, composition, music technology. Private lessons, music theory, improvisation, sight-singing, concert choir, professional performances.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Focus: Clarinet Camp, Flute Camp, Oboe & Bassoon Camp, Percussion Camp, Choral Academy, Saxophone Camp, Youth Music Camp.

Honors Music Institute at Penn State
Focus: High school choir, band, wind ensemble, piano.

Philadelphia International Music Camp
Focus: Study with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susquehanna University Summer Music Institutes
Focus: Ensemble & Chamber Music intensives for high school wind players and choral singers. Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship.

South Carolina

Southeastern Piano Festival
Focus: Piano.


Belmont University School of Music
Focus: String Crossings Camp (violin, viola, cello, double bass in multiple styles including Classical, Swing, Celtic, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass), Summer Winds Band Camp (woodwinds, brass, percussion in Classical & Jazz), Vocal Arts (solo, ensemble, choral with electives and masterclasses), Piano Camp (Classical or Jazz plus music theory, sight-reading, improvisation).

Visable Music College
Focus: Modern music, music production, music business for students interested in music and Christian worship. Program available in Memphis, TN; Lansing, IL; Atascadero, CA; Aurora, CO; and Dallas, TX.


Bocal Majority Bassoon Camps & Operation O.B.O.E. Camps
Focus: Bassoon and oboe programs in Abilene, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio.

SMU Institute for Young Pianists
Focus: Pre-college piano students.

University of Houston Moores School of Music
Focus: Choir, Band Camp, Texas Music Festival.


Bocal Majority Bassoon Camps & Operation O.B.O.E. Camps
Focus: Bassoon and oboe programs in Winchester.


Marrowstone Music Festival
Focus: Orchestra, chamber music, all orchestral instruments.


Lawrence University
Focus: High School Musical Theatre Camp, Piano Odyssey Camp, Chamber Music Odyssey Camp, Band Camp.

How to Choose the Right Summer Music Program

Start by answering the following 6 questions:

1. What do you want to gain from a summer music program?
Consider these:

  • Private lessons with a specific teacher
  • Learning to practice more efficiently and effectively
  • Opportunities to play in ensembles, orchestras, bands
  • Opportunities to jam with other students, faculty
  • Music theory classes
  • Audition preparation and support
  • Help in reducing performance anxiety
  • Master classes

2. What beside music would you like to explore or participate in?

3. What kind of environment do you want to be in?

  • Are you looking for a well-rounded camp experience or a more focused music experience?
  • In what area of the country – or world? Are you looking for a cultural experience in conjunction with a summer music program? Or do you need or want to be a commuter?
  • Do you want to explore a specific college or conservatory while studying music?

4. At what level do you currently perform? And are you able and willing to audition to be accepted?

5. Length of program

  • How long of a program are you able and willing to commit to?

6. Finances

  • What are your financial restrictions?
  • Do you have time to apply for scholarships and other financial aid if available? (Note that financial support often requires applying early.)

Types of Programs – and Their Benefits

You may find that there’s overlap between and amongst the programs you consider, but this will hopefully help guide you to the type of summer experience that will meet your needs.

1. Performing arts camps

  • Get lessons, practice, and performance opportunities in a well-rounded summer experience.
  • Meet fellow musicians who also seek a broader summer experience.
  • Participate in traditional camp activities: water and land sports, hiking, social events, overnight excursions, crafts, etc.

2. Programs on college campuses

  • Experience what life would be like at a specific music school.
  • Get to know the faculty, campus, dorms – even the food.
  • Take lessons from faculty you may end up studying with.
  • Feel out the location – how do you like the area? Would it work to be there for four years?
  • Gain college-planning and audition skills.

3. Instrument and genre-focused programs

  • Immerse yourself in your area of musical focus and passion.
  • Meet lifelong friends and mentors in your field.

4. Programs associated with music festivals

  • Meet faculty who perform all over the world as well as a select group of students with shared interests.
  • If housed on a college campus, see #2 above.

5. International summer music programs

  • Immerse yourself in another culture to broaden your musical interests.
  • Experience how a different culture informs your compositions and arrangements.
  • Meet mentors and fellow students from around the world.


Summer music Ithaca College

Photo Courtesy of Ithaca College School of Music

Summer music 2016 Performing Arts Abroad

Photo Courtesy of Performing Arts Abroad

Top Photo Credit:  Rachel J. Shaffer; Christopher O’Riley with pre-college students from the 2016 Lamont Summer Academy at the University of Denver.


  1. Brooke

    This is perfect for me because I LOVE music with a passion but, I need to work on writing my own songs. I love all these opportunities.

  2. Dana

    I play Tuba and I really want to be in a summer program where I’ll be able to play a lot better and learn more about music. Currently a sophomore in college majoring in music ed and I feel like I should learn new things outside of home so I can come back with a motivated mind set.

  3. Kobe

    I am 19 and am a freshman. I’ve played guitar for 8 years, drums for 4, but have only studied with a teacher for the last three months. How much skill is required to enter most summer music programs for drums? I’ve played rock up until I switched to jazz for the last couple months. Since I’ve started studying with a teacher I’ve been practicing on average 2 – 2.5 hours everyday. Any recommended programs?

    • Definitely worth checking with the programs you’re interested in. Explore the many options on our list of summer programs, both close to home and in other states. Make a list of those that seem to be a good fit and compare. You eventually may have to call individual programs to fully understand what they can do for you. Many offer different levels of instruction to accommodate students of varying proficiency, with the goal of helping them rise to the next level. Your commitment to practicing will help you establish a solid foundation.

    • MajoringInMusic

      We don’t know of any country music-specific programs but we suggest you check out songwriting and summer guitar programs – the skills learned will likely serve your student even if the program doesn’t focus specifically on country music.

  4. Travis

    Hello, my son will be 17 summer of 2015. He has had private lessons for about 8 years on drum set and has been playing in the schools jazz band for the last 5 years. He is looking at Berklees 5 week summer program. What are your opinions on Berklees program. He has done CWU jazz camp the last 2 summers and is really wanting an intense program going into his senior year as he will start auditioning for college. He is going to major in music performance or jazz.


    • Rather than rank or evaluate programs, provides a wealth of information to empower students and parents to make smart choices and decisions based on their personal criteria. This is far more likely to result in a good fit. Look at the criteria listed on this section to get started. Our 2015 page, which will post beginning December 15, will include more detailed information. Also take a look at some of the articles under “Choosing Music Schools” – some of the same criteria apply for summer programs.

  5. Sarah

    I’m 19 and play piano organ and piano, but both at beginner level, in comparison to the best pianists/organists. I am DYING to study both INTENSELY over the summer. I also sing a lot and have very good choral technique but don’t have vibrato – I would also love to study voice intensely over the summer.

    Are there any programs that would take beginners pianists/vocalists?

    • Every program is different – some offer beginner lessons, while others are geared toward those much higher levels of expertise. We’ll be posting the 2015 programs beginning late December, with new programs added through the spring, so check back often. Also look at programs offered by community music schools in your area – most offer programs for children and adults at all levels.

  6. Wendy

    My daughter plays French horn and trumpet. We are interested in a summer music camp/ program in the southern California area.

    • This page of Summer Camps & Programs is updated starting every December, but you can get a head start by visiting any of the links/programs on the right side of this page. New programs will be added through early spring 2015! For now, look under the California listings in the right column.

  7. Mary

    Hi! I’m interested in doing summer program in piano but I don’t actually have any idea about the procedure and which courses to choose since I’ve just recently starting to play. My intentions are doing a course in a good university/college in Manhattan or maybe Chicago or Boston. Can you pls suggest any also keeping in mind that I’m 15. Thanks!

    • You’ll have lots of options. Summer programs offered on college campuses are a great way to get a taste of what a college environment is like and to familiarize yourself with a particular college setting. Pick a few programs in the list provided on this page from colleges that interest you. Get in touch with them a ask questions to start the ball rolling. And look for our 2015 page to be posted sometime in December. We suggest you consider a program that will also give you theory training, and opportunities to perform at whatever level you’re at.

  8. Mary

    My daughter plays piano, drums and sings. She is just starting guitar. We are looking for an opportunity for next summer with a rock/pop emphasis. Camps are okay, but college based would be better. Suggestions. International options would be great too. She will be 15 next summer.

    • We assume you’ve already looked at the programs offered for this past summer – many of these will be offered again next summer. We’ll post next summer’s Music Camps & Programs page in late December. Programs will be added throughout winter and early spring, so be sure to visit often.

  9. Steve

    My daughter is interested in taking a term or year “away” from her high school. Do you know of schools offering music-voice-theater programs serving HS juniors? Thank you.

    • Steve,

      Our first thought is to look with your daughter at the boarding arts high schools that offer programs in which she’s looking to immerse herself. They’re known for doing an excellent job of preparing students for their next steps. And she wouldn’t have to lose a year of high school since she’d be taking her academic classes there as well. Two of those schools are participating on so you can easily view what they offer: Interlochen Arts Academy and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Please let them know we referred you if you do follow up. They’ll be happy to talk with you. Other options are non-residential after school programs, non-residential arts high schools, and, of course, summer programs.

  10. Theresa

    Love the list of possibilities! However I noticed Georgia is missing from the state listings, so I thought I would share that the University of Georgia provided a fabulous band camp experience for my daughter, an experiemced trumpet player this past summer. She will be returning next year.

    • Thanks for your input, Theresa! Glad to hear your daughter had such a positive experience. We’ll talk with UGA about getting their program up on our summer page for 2015.

  11. Lisa Buck

    My son is a high school junior and interested in studying music composition in college. He would like to attend a summer program specifically for music composition that will give him the opportunity to start composing and recording his own pieces.

    Do you have recommendations on any programs?

    • Programs we work with that offer composing in the summer include: Lamont School of Music Summer Academy, Long Lake Camp, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Interlochen, The Walden School Young Musicians Program, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, U of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music Programs, Cornish College of the Arts. If your son is interested in popular music and songwriting, have him check Leeds College of Music, Interlochen, U of Colorado Denver Summer Music Industry Program.

  12. Tina

    My son would like to go to a residential music camp this summer. Where can I find comments or reviews by participants so that we can help him select tht one that best fits him and guide him as to what to expect?

    • We suggest you start by looking at the various camps and programs on this page to see what interests your son. Some of their websites do have testimonials from former campers and families. You and your son can also contact any of the programs that interest him, and ask them any and all questions that aren’t already answered on their websites. Also get some names and contact information for recent attendees. Then contact the parents and see if their kids would be willing to have a conversation with your son.

      Remember that no two people will have the exact same reaction to a program, but you can glean good information by asking the kinds of questions that will help you both in the decision-making process.

  13. lorraine

    I have a 16 year-old Saxophonist. Do you have any classes in Phoenix. She’s in marching band for 3 yrs, jazz for 2 and elementary band for 4 yrs. She reads music and would like to learn more about jazz. Thank you

    • Some suggestions as to where to look for summer jazz programs in your area:

      1. Jazz in Arizona/The Nash ( – look for their summer jazz programs by mid-April.
      2. Community colleges in the area (Paradise Valley, Maricopa, Scottsdale).
      3. Community music schools in Phoenix, such as Phoenix Center for the Arts.

      Also check the state-by-state list of programs on this page to also learn about excellent jazz programs outside your area.

  14. Pam

    My 16 year old son would like a camp where he will get vocal and songwriting instruction. He is also interested in recording. Mostly this summer he wants to go someplace where he can grow his skills. He made the ACDA honor’s choir at the State level this year and he writes music/songs on a regular basis but he wants to be better at both. He taught himself guitar and he took piano lessons for years and does mostly improv and piano to supplement his singing now. We live in California but aren’t opposed to traveling. Any ideas?

    • Programs we’re working with this year that offer what your son is looking for include: Idyllwild Arts (CA), Interlochen (MI), Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz Institute (Songwriting, CA), University of the Pacific (Pacific Music Business Camp. CA), University of Colorado Summer Music Industry Program (Songwriting, CO), Cornish College of the Arts (WA).

      Check them out on this Summer Music Camps & Programs page!

  15. Mellisa

    My son wants to go to a music program in Italy this summer but doesn’t know any one else who wants to go with him. Can you help me think this out? Would he be better off waiting until he can maybe go with a group of students from his school?

    • Summer music programs in other countries offer wonderful opportunities for students who are ready for them. There are some advantages to not going with a school group and your son will certainly meet people wherever he goes. Find out everything you can about supervision, lodging, language support, private instruction, cultural opportunities, etc. Ask for contact information for a few families whose children have attended the programs your son is interested in so you can get some more objective feedback about those programs.

  16. I am looking for a summer music program for my middle schooler who plays saxophone. He will be going into the 8th grade next year. I would like to find a place that is in the Southeast that also offers Graduate for musicians. I have my bachelor’s for the University of Memphis. I would like to get started on my Grad degree on saxophone. May not be possible to pull this off, but I thought I would ask. Memphis does not offer a summer program.

    • Stay tuned for the 2014 Summer Music Camps & Programs information! Posting of programs will start mid-December and will be accessed from the homepage.

      And…how far are you willing/able to travel?

      Note that if you’re interested in blues, check out Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp for your son. He’ll bring a blues camp your way if you can facilitate the process.

  17. Andy

    I know summer is almost over but maybe for next year… Summer camps other than the ones listed for a High School Student in Los Angeles? Thank you!

    • Thanks, Andy, for your comment. If you’ll give us an idea of what type of music and what kind of programs would interest you, we’ll do our best to scout them out for next season.

  18. Nick

    Hi! I was wondering what information you had on summer programs in Pennsylvania or relatively close to it. Thanks!

    • Nick,

      In the state-by-state listing over on the right of this page, you’ll see excellent music programs with different focuses, in Pennsylvania (at Temple and Penn State) and surrounding states (Ohio, New York). You’ll notice that several programs are offered through the music schools and departments at universities.

  19. Ingrid

    I am interested in summer programs in music for high school students in New York City. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.

    • Ingrid,

      We’re honored to be working with excellent programs in New York. You don’t state what area of music you’re looking for, but check these out:

      • The New York Jazz Academy (Manhattan) is a place for jazz – all instruments, all level. Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music has a great Summer Vocal Institute.

      Other NY programs outside the city but worth looking at:

      • Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University
      (wind & chamber ensembles, jazz, voice, orchestra, piano, guitar (jazz, rock, classical)

      • Fredonia Summer Music Festival (SUNY Fredonia – Fredonia, NY)
      (winds, brass & percussion high school students

      • French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (Catskills)
      jazz (all instruments, voice), Classical (all instruments, voice)

      • Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (Ithaca, NY)
      (wind ensemble, orchestra, voice, jazz, classical guitar)

      • Long Lake Camp for the Arts (Adirondacks)
      (all instruments, all styles + rock)

      • Skidmore Jazz Institute (Saratoga Springs)
      (jazz performance, recording)

      • Syracuse Summer Programs (Syracuse, NY)
      (recording studio tech., musical theatre, girls leadership academy)

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