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    Susquehanna University: Summer Music Institute

    Susquehanna University: Summer Music Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Music
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    We invite gifted high school musicians in grades 9-12 to campus for a residential pre-college program. This newly imagined, collaborative music institute provides a creative and encouraging environment for young musicians. Ideal participants are those who exhibit dedication, creativity, curiosity and passion for excellence in music.

    This weeklong program offers opportunities and resources for young musicians to realize their passion and prepare for meaningful lives in the arts. Join us at Susquehanna to grow through lessons, studio classes and coaching sessions with expert Susquehanna faculty members, and gain ample performance opportunities.

    Program Features

    • Be free from distractions as you totally immerse yourself in music.
    • Develop performance skills in group and private settings.
    • Strengthen basic musicianship (music theory, sight-reading and aural skills).
    • Build relationships and valuable connections with peers and professional musicians.
    • Develop audition repertoire and techniques for future musical endeavors.
    • Acquire transferable skills, including independence, creativity, problem-solving and teamwork — all in a musical setting.
    • Gain insight into college music opportunities for both majors and nonmajors alike.
    • Perform for an audience in our premier venue, Stretansky Concert Hall, during the closing concert.

    Sample Activities

    • Take elective classes in music theory, conducting, composition, music education and voice science
    • Receive private lessons and small group instruction from Susquehanna University faculty
    • Hear performances by Susquehanna students and faculty
    • Sing in the all-festival choir
    • Access practice rooms for individual rehearsal time
    • Participate in master classes and seminars with faculty and guest artists
    • Improve your musicianship playing in chamber groups
    • Polish repertoire for all-state auditions, solo festivals and college auditions
    • Experience a week in the life of a Susquehanna music student
    • Enjoy social events, outdoor movie night and a trip to Knoebel’s Amusement Resort

    Tracks are available in wind ensemble, chorus, and keyboard & strings.