2022 Guide to Summer Camps, Institutes & Programs
Summer 2022: Music in the Sun
As proven by the roughly 300 individual listings in the 2022 Guide, the phrase summer "camp" no longer applies strictly to children at play, nor does "institute" imply young artists at work. You can study lied in Vienna, practice yoga in Belgium, sing your heart out in Mandarin in China, play tennis in Peoria, or learn the Taubman Method at the Golandsky Institute in California.
Tuition ranges from full scholarship to close to five figures, with options for resident, commuter, auditor, and, in the case of our virtual entries, cyberhuman. The big guns with huge enrollments—Tanglewood and Interlochen come to mind—continue to nurture the young geniuses, but there are many small, more intimately focused programs as well. Consider Classic Lyric Arts France, which has a mere ten students among its four teachers and is located in the south of France’s Périgord region (known for its foie gras and truffles). Sign us up.
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Berkshire Choral International
Lenox, Massachusetts; Rohnert Park, California; Saratoga Springs, New York; Barcelona, Spain
You bring your voice and a spirit of adventure. We add the elements for the ultimate choral experience: a world-class conductor and faculty; great repertoire; inspiring travel; opportunities to sing in superb concert halls with orchestra; and a big chorus of amateur singers like you. Together, we create choral magic.
Brevard, North Carolina
Brevard Music Center offers a rigorous and empowering program of instruction and professional performance, where students and faculty co-exist, collaborate, and perform as one on stage. Private lessons are complemented by participating in orchestral, chamber, and opera performances.
Chapman University Summer Music Camps
Southern California (Orange County)
Chapman University hosts week-long summer choral and instrumental music camps for students entering grades 9 to 12. Campers enjoy an exciting, positive and rewarding musical experience. Whether you choose to commute or reside on campus, you'll learn college-level repertoire with award-winning faculty and guest artists while making new friends and having fun.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Summer Music Festival is a three week intensive training for pre-professional musicians. All accepted applicants attend on full fellowship (free tuition, room and board). Orchestra, chamber groups, private lessons and mentoring, community outreach, small faculty to fellow ratio for a very personal experience.
Conductors Retreat at Medomak
Washington, Maine
A program of intensive work on the many aspects of being a conductor where conductors develop as leaders, hone their skills and learn new ones. The place to study, rehearse, and perform great repertoire in a supportive community by a beautiful lake in the Maine woods.
Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
2022 marks Eastern Music Festival's 61st season of musical excellence. Based in Greensboro, NC, EMF is a nationally acclaimed summer classical music festival and educational institution dedicated to focused pre-professional training, educational enrichment, and astounding public performance. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and stellar visiting artists.
Festival Ljubljana Masterclasses 2022
The Academy of Music, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Through its high-quality cultural content, Festival Ljubljana not only cultivates and educates, raises cultural awareness and contributes to general knowledge, it also provides experiences that broaden one's mental framework. The project discover young talents and help them evolve, it gives them an opportunity to present themselves to wider audiences.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Competition victories no longer guarantee a career. Today's most successful artists know more than the music. Learn how to navigate the industry, build your own audiences, take programming risks, and cultivate a network of peers and collaborators. Take a holistic approach to The Art, The Business, and The Person.
Honeywell Arts Academy
Wabash, Indiana
Honeywell Arts Academy is a full scholarship summer institute comprised of three individual week long institute's with world class faculty. We breakdown the barrier between student and teacher to learn together in an empowering environment, pushing the classical boundaries with improvisation and other techniques.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. is open to pianists of all ages: (Solo) in four age levels and (Concerto) in two age levels and categories. The week-long competition and festival feature world-renowned guest artists in daily masterclasses and evening concerts.
Killington Music Festival
Killington, Vermont
KMF brings together musicians and a world renowned faculty in a residency program of chamber music study, masterclasses and frequent performances. With the beauty of the Green Mountains as a backdrop, the limited enrollment, personal attention and collegial atmosphere. KMF 2022 could be the musical experience of your lifetime.
Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Supportive music camp for adults of all ages with intermediate to advanced ability. Twenty professional musicians with a diverse range of teaching/performing talents coach more than 50 different ensembles and workshops for instrumentalists and vocalists. Participants and faculty perform in the evening. Full accommodations available. New winter Sky online workshops.
MSM Summer
New York, New York
MSM Summer provides instruction and performance experience in instrumental music and voice for students ages 8 to 17 in a dynamic conservatory setting. Students will develop their musical skills and will join a vibrant community of young musicians.
Highwood, Illinois
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's summer music programs include educational opportunities for orchestra, jazz, choir, chamber music, and more. Our exceptional faculty and guests have included members of the Lincoln Trio and James Galway.
Morningside Music Bridge
The New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) is a scholarship program celebrating its 25th year. MMB brings together outstanding young violin, viola, cello, and piano musicians ages 12-18 from around the globe for a month of intensive music making including extensive solo, chamber music, string orchestra and performance opportunities.
Menlo School, Atherton, California
Music@Menlo's Chamber Music Institute offers a rich, immersive experience for the most committed, curious, and artistically driven young musicians seeking the opportunity and inspiration to take their art to the highest level.
Music & More SummerFest—International Music Festival and Academy
Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Intensive, interdisciplinary, individually tailored studies: piano, strings, jazz piano & Improvisation, conducting, composition, chamber music, string orchestra, master classes, performances, collaborative faculty-student chamber music co-performances, concerto competition, excursions and activities. Mediterranean organic food and culinary classes for guests.
Washington, District of Columbia
Kennedy Center Education supports the next generation of arts professionals in becoming powerful change-makers in the music industry.
Point Park's Community and Summer Education
Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Students at Point Park's High School Summer Theatre Intensive receive comprehensive training in a professionally oriented three-week program. Our program is based on collaboration, active participation, and personalized instruction offered in a rigorous and supportive environment.
University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute (SPCMI) is an immersive and exciting two-week chamber music program and festival for college and pre-college string players during which world-renowned faculty work with student ensembles each day as coaches, instrumental teachers, and mentors.
Sibelius Summer Academy
Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki premises in Helsinki and Seinäjoki, Finland
Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer study program offered by the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki, ranked 9th in the QS University rankings (2021) in the category of
performing arts.
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York
The Eastman School of Music's Summer@Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized, world-class music experience. Choose from residential music programs and camps for middle and high school students, weeklong workshops and instrumental institutes, and collegiate classes in music education, music history, and music theory.
The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Dublin, New Hampshire
Forty-five composers, performers, teachers, choral singers, improvisers, and electronic musicians from around the world gather together with 15 dedicated faculty and inspiring artists-in-residence in an immersive, residential, and transformational music experience.
Dublin, New Hampshire
From a kid’s first inspirations at the piano to a composer’s honed instinct, students of all kinds come to Walden (and return) to immerse themselves in a summer of quality mentorship, musical exploration, and lifelong artistic community.

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