Link Below to
Music Camps & Programs
Including Listings by State & International
Summer Music Camps
State + International Listings
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Focus: band, chamber music, choir, harp, jazz, musical theatre, orchestra, piano
Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz Institute
Focus: combo performance, improvisation, ear training, jazz theory, master classes for vocals and instruments
Stanford Youth Orchestra
Focus: full orchestra
USC Thornton School of Music
Focus: Guitar: Jazz, Rock, and Beyond; musical theatre
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 Redlands Pokorny Low Brass Seminar
Focus: low brass intensive
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Focus: performance: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani/percussion, piano applications.
Colorado State University
Summer Music Programs
Focus: chamber ensembles, marching band, organ, clarinet, percussion
Lamont School of Music Summer Academy
Focus: classical and jazz; all instruments (except guitar); voice, composition, conducting, theory, chamber music, large & small ensembles.
Rocky Ridge Music Center Young Artist Seminar
Focus: all orchestra instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass), piano, voice, composition
University of Colorado, Boulder College of Music
Focus: High School Music Academy – for band, orchestra and piano students; Summer Jazz Academy.
University of Colorado Denver
Summer Music Industry Program
Focus: performance, songwriting, music business, recording arts.
District of Columbia
Washington International Piano Festival
Focus: classical piano
Fernando Jones Blues Camp
at Columbia College Chicago
Focus: blues ensemble instruction.
Also offered in CA, FL, VA.
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
Focus: conducting and wind symposium, guitar, oboe, percussion, trombone, violin, vocal career, voice institute.
Depauw University Summer Music Camps
Focus: voice, all instruments.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Focus: Band and Orchestra Camp (for wind, orchestral string, or percussion), College Audition Preparation Workshop, Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop, String Academy, Piano Academy, Vocal Jazz Camp, Saxophone Workshop.
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Focus: programs for orchestra, wind symphony, jazz, rock, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, composition, classical guitar, harp, organ, piano, voice, audio recording, singer-songwriter program.
Western Michigan University Summer Music Camp
Focus: brass, woodwind, percussion, string, vocal/choral, and keyboard for pre-college.
McNally Smith College of Music
Focus: Vocal Workshop, Hip-Hop Workshop, Jazz Workshop, MIX Workshop (music industry)
Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop
Focus: chamber music, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, french horn, piano, harpsichord, voice
The Walden School Young Musicians Program and Creative Musicians Retreat
Focus: composition, improvisation, musicianship, electronic music, singing, concerts, all instruments, composers forums, workshops, guest artists
Mason Gross School of the Arts
at Rutgers University
Focus: Band & Orchestra Camp, Jazz Institute, Chamber Music Institute
Crane Youth Music
Focus: instrumental and voice
Fredonia Summer Music Festival
Focus: summer band camp
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Focus: classical, jazz, rock & roll, all instruments and voice.
GLAM: The Girls Leadership Academy for Music
Focus: leadership in music. Any instrument or voice.
Ithaca College Summer Music Academy
Focus: wind ensemble (band), orchestra, voice, jazz, classical guitar, electives in recording technology, composition.
Long Lake Camp for the Arts
Focus: orchestra, jazz, rock, vocals. Private lessons available on most instruments, composition, studio recording, mixing.
Mannes College The New School for Music
Focus: all instruments, all levels, jazz emphasis
Syracuse University Summer College
Focus: acting & musical theatre, recording studio techniques.
Appalachian State University Cannon Music Camp
Focus: performance, music theory
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music Programs
Focus: chamber, vocal, composition, harp, flute, organ, piano, guitar
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music Summer Music Programs
Focus: musical theatre, cabaret, voice, strings, winds, percussion, piano, organ
Oklahoma City University Summer Music Programs
Focus: music theater, vocal, percussion, piano, Bassoon
University of Oregon Summer Music Camps
Focus: Marching & Leadership Camp, Concert Band Camp, Jazz Improvisation Camp
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Program
Focus: Music; Science; Math; Engineering; Architecture; Art & Design; Drama; Gaming
Penn State School of Music
Focus: Honors Music Institute in chamber choir, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, or piano.
Temple Univ. Boyer College of Music and Dance
Focus: musical therapy, trombone, percussion, choral conducting; Dorothy Taubman Seminar
University of Houston Moores School of Music
Focus: Band Camp
University of North Texas Summer Workshops
Focus: strings, double bass, flute, instrumental and vocal jazz, marching band, drum major camp, marching percussion camp, choir, vocal pedagogy, clarinet, harp masterclass with Alexander Technique, mariachi, keyboard wellness.
Cornish College of the Arts
Focus: instrumental jazz, classical & jazz voice, composition & songwriting, classical instrumental, music technology, world music.
Focus: musical theatre, chamber music, piano, band.
(Italy + Czech Republic + London)
Focus: Italy: music + language lessons, cultural tours; Czech Republic: band, orchestra and choir camp + cultural tours; London: musical theatre workshops + tours.
Leeds College of Music Summer Short Courses (England)
Focus: Pro Sound and Lighting Summer School; Songwriting; Summer Jazz; Studio and Songwriting Course; Film Music Summer School.
London A Cappella International Summer School
Focus: vocal workshops and masterclasses with the Swingle Singers.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (Italy)
Focus: Veneto Jazz Summer Program in Chioggia, Italy. 8 days of master classes, theory, combos, big band.
Performing Arts Abroad (programs in 12 countries)
Focus: music study, internships, and volunteer programs.
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