Double Reed Day 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Join double reed professors Lindabeth Binkley (oboe) and MaryBeth Minnis (bassoon) for Double Reed Day 2020! Play in master classes, gain hands-on experience with reed adjustment, and play in a double reed ensemble.  Take a walk on the wild side with us and explore extreme oboe or amplified bassoon. The day will conclude with a special concert by our double reed faculty, "Rebels & Rule-breakers," in Staples Family Concert Hall. 

Jazz Weekend XLVII

Friday, February 7, 2020

Jazz Weekend XLVI brings together outstanding guest artists, clinicians, and over 1,200 high school and junior high school students from nearly 70 big bands and jazz combos. Top clinicians and adjudicators from around the Midwest provide commentary and suggestions throughout the day as High School and Junior High School groups perform for ratings and awards. To enter, please fill out our online applicationto ensure your students' place in this year's festival.

String Day

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The CMU School of Music invites all high school and middle school violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists with a passion for chamber music to join us for the CMU String Day. A fun day of learning and performing led by the CMU string faculty, this day event will feature a masterclass with the Elias String Quartet. Participants will be involved with technical sessions, special topic workshops, and reading sessions. The day will conclude with the Elias String Quartet concert in the CMU Staples Family Concert Hall.

Brass Day

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Spend a day with our Brass Area students and faculty! Attendees will attend a special masterclass and concert featuring the critically acclaimed Saint Louis Brass. All brass instruments are welcome! 

Summer Music Institute

Sunday, June 21 - Friday,  June 26

Summer Music Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to advance their musical and instrumental skills. Intensive working sessions include sectionals, small ensemble rehearsals, and master classes all with CMU Music Faculty. Private lessons with CMU Faculty Members are available during the camps on a first-come-first-serve basis for an additional fee.

Did you know group seating for our Guest Artist Concert Series and other School of Music events can also be arranged? If interested in bringing your students to any of the concerts or events listed below, please contact our Director of Music Events, Kristin Pagels at or 989-774-3738.