Summer Institute : Music

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Congrats to our talented Summer Institute 2016 Music students!  
View more of the 2016 performances on our Vimeo page.  
Information on Summer Institute 2017 will be available in January.


July 11 - July 23, 2016 |     2 weeks 
|     3 college credits 

The Premise

Turn your proficiency up a few decibels with our two-week intensive Music program, designed to infuse accomplished student musicians with the know-how and skills needed to become artists, composers, entrepreneurs and exemplary college musicians.

Our jazz-centric curriculum lets you focus on one instrument (preferably your strongest), developing it individually and collectively in an eclectic mix of private and semi-private lessons, small ensemble work, and improve and jam sessions. Improve ear training, reading and performance — and dissect the music business — alongside the best of national and international high school talent.

The Perks

  • Master classes and guest lecturers
  • Introduction to a network of actively touring and recording faculty
  • Collaboration with students in the Summer Institute Dance and Music, Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology programs
  • Ensemble concerts, including Friday night small ensembles and student-organized flash performances and jam sessions
  • Trips throughout Philadelphia to experience live music

The Proof

  • A public concert performance for family, friends and peers, streamed live.
  • Written evaluations from each of your instructors.


Tuition, Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

View Brochure

View our 2016 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.


Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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How to Apply

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