June 21 & 22
Virtual (Zoom) Summer Music Institute 2021

For Students and Teachers

Join CMU Faculty for high school, middle school, and teacher sessions on: specific instruments or voice, history, theory, education, conducting, jazz, and more. Many of the 77 sessions are interactive; (bring your instruments!) A few sessions offer the opportunity to perform for a masterclass (violin, piano, voice).

Check out our2021 Zoom tips before the big day! 

Download the complete 2021 VSMI Schedule (with session descriptions) so you can indicate your preferences when you register.

When: Monday/Tuesday June 21 and 22, 1pm-7pm EST on Zoom

Cost: $10 Registration Fee (unlimited sessions)

Registration Deadline: June 17 (Sign up soon to guarantee your spot in sessions!)

Who Can Attend: High school, middle school, college age musicians and other interested performers; Instrumental/vocal directors, educators, and private lesson instructors

Back by Popular Demand: Teacher ONLY sessions (and the opportunity to observe student sessions!)

Daily Schedule EST:
1:00 Instrument and Voice-Specific Sessions 
2:00 Instrument and Voice-Specific Sessions 
3:00 Elective Topic Sessions 
4:00 Elective Topic Sessions 
5:00 Concert from our Archives 
6:00 Teacher Chat/Discussion Sessions

We know you love our Central Michigan University Summer Music Institute for the chance to work interactively with our CMU instrumental and voice faculty, but did you know you can also sign up for fantastic electives?

How about:
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Strategies for fostering musical growth over the winter break and summer months
  • The Overlooked Composers of Music History
  • Tips for Better Practice
  • Getting your drum set students to play vibes!
  • Sight-reading at the Piano: Practical Tips
  • Five Lies You Were Told About Being a Composer
  • Fun with Music Theory and Listening
  • Life Inside the School of Music
Bring your instrument (or voice) for many participatory sessions.

Music Teacher Special!

Five of your students registered for our CMU Virtual Summer Music Institute?
Then you get in free!

Email us the list of your students (from your school or studio) who are registered for our event. If you have already paid, let us know.


Registration Now Open! We hope to see you there! 
All registered participants will receive additional information and links to virtual sessions via email from Dr. Joanna White

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Make sure to double-check your junk folder and spam folder. 

Have a question regarding Summer Music Institute?
Contact Dr. Joanna White 
for assistance.

Make sure to both register and pay the $10 registration fee (for unlimited sessions) by clicking the two buttons below to reserve your spot.

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Session List
Download full schedule of sessions here

All times are listed in EST.



Zoom will be used for all sessions during Virtual Summer Music Institute. Attendees are required to sign-up for a free Zoom account to be used during the event. This should be done prior to June 21.