Registration Open for 2020!

Sunday, June 21 - Friday, June 26

Central Michigan University's School of Music announces its 2020 Summer Music Institute camp sessions. Open to students entering the 9th Grade through their first year in college, this year's Music Institute features the following Focus Camps and the faculty teaching them:

Joanna Cowan White

Kennen White

John Nichol

**NEW FOR 2020!**   

Neil Mueller

Robert Lindahl

Mark Cox
Tuba & Euphonium

Scott Harding

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.

All campers can look forward to an exciting week, full of great music making, outstanding instruction, and new friendships, all held within a supervised environment on our beautiful campus.  Our best CMU music majors serve as counselors (10 campers to 1 counselor) and teaching assistants, offering supervision and mentorship that supports campers participating in the CMU Summer Music Institute. These six-day camps are open to all students entering their freshman year of high school through their freshman year of college. 

Songwriting with Dr. Scott Harding

Scott2.jpgNew for 2020, the Songwriting at CMU's Summer Music Institute allows interested students to engage in a weeklong investigation of effective songwriting. Dr. Scott R. Harding, CMU School of Music faculty and co-songwriter in the Michigan rock band Iron Fist, will guide campers through the melodic, harmonic, and lyrical craftsmanship involved in the creation of original songs. Students will be allowed to work individually or in teams, and at the end of the week will have the opportunity to have their completed works performed. 

Camp Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for the SMI Scholarship Competition sponsored by CMU School of Music Student Organizations. They are offering high school students the opportunity to compete for a $250 scholarship for the 2020 CMU Summer Music Institute.

To apply: they must submit an essay via e-mail to the following prompt:

In 500 words or less, please discuss how attending the Summer Music Institute will help you achieve your future musical, academic, and/or personal goals.

Include name, email, and phone number in the submission and email it to: by May 1, 2020. Please use "SMI Scholarship" for the e-mail subject heading.


If you have any questions about the camp, please contact the School of Music at 989-774-3281.

Online Registration Open Now!