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Summer Music Camp Guide

Summer music instruction is a wonderful way for students to explore in depth a field of interest. Click on the camp names listed below to learn about summer music opportunities available in the Northeast.

New York

Bristol Hills Music Camp
Open to grades 6-12. 4304 Hepatica Hill Road, Manlius, Irene Hebert, Phone 315-682-6786

College of Saint Rose Summer Academy for Youth
Open to grades 6-10; theater, art, music, cultural studies, writing, science and technology; morning and/or afternoon sessions; full-day and multiple week; Albany, Phone 518-454-5144

College of Saint Rose Summer Jazz Program
Open to grades 7-12; six-week program Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. (not required to attend all six weeks); Albany, Phone 518-454-5195,   e-mail Dr. Paul Evoskevich

College of Saint Rose Summer Youth Music Camp
Full-day two-week program grades 8-12; Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Choir or the Intensive Piano option; also music theory, music appreciation, conducting, acoustic guitar and music industry; Albany, Phone 518-337-2388, e-mail

Crane Youth Music Program at SUNY Potsdam
Open to grades 6-12 SUNY Potsdam, Continuing Education/Summer Programs, Raymond Hall 206, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676,  Phone 800-458-1142 or 315-267-2167, Fax: 315-267-3088

Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University
Open to Grades 6-12, (2,3 and 4 week sessions); Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Colgate University, 7 Brook Hollow Rd, Ballston Lake, Thomas Brown, , Phone/Fax 518-877-5121

Eastman School of Music Summer Session
Programs for HS students by audition; Rochester; Phone 585-274-1400/800-246-4706

HS/MS Summer Band Camp at SUNY Fredonia
Dr. Levy, Director of Summer Programs, School of Music, Phone 716-673-3151. Fax: 716-673-3154

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Open to ages 7-17; Hancock, Phone 800-634-1703

Hartwick College Summer Music Festival
Open to ages 12-22, w/housing, band, orchestra, jazz, choral, musical theater, piano, and chamber music; Oneonta, Alejandro Rutty & Diana Paige,  Phone 800-388-0337, Fax 607-431-4813

Ithaca College Summer Piano Institute
Open to ages 12-18; Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Ithaca College, 120 Towers Concourse, Ithaca, NY 14850-7141; Phone 607-274-3143

Ithaca College Pre-College Music Opportunities
Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Ithaca College, 120 Towers Concourse, Ithaca, NY 14850-7141; Phone 607-274-3143

Luzerne Music Center
Junior Session, ages 11-14—Senior Session, ages 15-19; Lake Luzerne, 7648 Poule Verde Way, Naples, Fl, Toby Blumenthal, Phone 800-874-3202

Rockland Summer Institute of Orchestral and Chamber Music Studies (Web site link currently not available)
Open to grades 9-12 RSI, PO Box 161, Tallman, NY 10982, Phone 845-357-7011 or e-mail

Skidmore College Summer Flute Institute
Office of the Dean of Special Programs, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Phone 518-580-5590

  skidmore College Summer jazz Institute
Office of the Dean of Special Programs, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Phone 518-580-5590

Signature Band & Choir Camp at cazenovia College
Students entering grades 8-12; 118 Julian Place #229, Syracuse, NY 13210, Dr. Richard Ford,  Phone 315-478-7840



Hartt School of Music, Summer Vocal Institute
MS Music Camp, HS Music Camp, Chamber Music Seminar; University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; 1-800-955-HART

Western Connecticut state university Summer Music Camp
Summer Strings, Summer Band and Jazz, Summer Flute Institute, Laura Piechota, 181 White St., Danbury, CT (203)-837-8614


camp encore/Coda
Sweden, James Saltman, 32 Grassmere Road, Brookline, MA (617)-325-1541

university of southern Maine Summer Youth Music Camps
Junior Music Academy, grades 6-8, Senior Music Academy, grades 9-12, Theater Academy, ages 13-18,. Maine Summer Youth Music, School of Performing Arts, Orono, (207)-581-1773

New England Music Camp
Ages 12-18, Davis Wiggin, 549-I Spring Street Manchester, CT (860)-646-1642


New England Conservatory Summer School
Contact Meghan Carye at to schedule an audition.

New Hampshire

Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
1 week sessions of intensive chamber music, ages 12-90, students grouped by ability not age, $1,000. Apple Hill, Box 217, Apple Hill Rd., East Sullivan, NH 03445 (603)-847-3371

Summer Youth Music School at  the University of New Hampshire
Junior - grades 7&8, Senior - grades 9-12, band, choir, jazz, orchestra, opera, computer technology, composition, SYMS, Dept. of Music, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 College Road, Durham, NH 03824 (603)-862-2404

New Jersey

Westminster Choir College
Middle School Flute Camp, Middle School Guitar Camp, Youth Opera Workshop, ages 8-17, Middle School Music Theater Workshop, grades 6 – 9, HS Vocal Institute, HS Piano Camp, HS Music Theater Workshop, HS Jazz Piano. Work with Westminster artist faculty. Westminster Conservatory 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-7416 Ext.227



west chester university summer camps
Middle School, High School, Jazz & Piano Camps. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
 700 South High St, West Chester, PA 19383 610-436-1000

Carnegie Mellon University Music Pre-College Program
Open to grades 10-12, theory, voice, instrumental, ensembles, jazz; 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, 412-268-2082

Elizabethtown College Music Camp
Complete music camp featuring voice, piano, band, orchestra and chorus; contact: Grant Moore, Elizabethtown College, One Alpha Dr., Elizabethtown, PA, (717) -361-1114

Lebanon Valley College Summer Music Camp
Open to grades 9-12, Robert Hearson, Blair Music Center Lebanon Valley College, Annville (fax 717.867.6390), (877)-877-0423

Mansfield University Summer Music Camps
Choir, Instrumental, Percussion, Saxophone, Youth Music Camp, Lindsey Sikorski, 203 Memorial Hall, Mansfield Univ., Mansfield ((570) 662-4808; (800) 661-3640

University of the Arts creative studies
Open to ages 15-19, Jazz workshop, Acting, Dance, Musical Theater, Acting, Pre-College Summer Institute, The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia (215)-717-6430 or 800-616-ARTS



Kinhaven Music School
Junior program for grades 4-7, string, wind, brass and pianists. Senior program for ages 13-18, accepts 90 students, personal audition or tape; Weston, VT

Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp for Strings and Piano
Open to grades 6-12; Lake Dunmore

Putney School Summer Programs
Co-educational program open to ages 14-17, Visual and Performing arts workshops, Putney, VT, (802)-387-6297