There are hundreds of summer music programs across the country! These programs come in varying lengths and settings. In addition to music programs, many also offer recreation, social time, and a chance to meet a variety of teachers and students with similar interests. All this while providing an opportunity to enhance your musical abilities.
Check out a list of performing arts summer camps and programs geared toward all teens in middle school and high school at Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens as well as the Midwest Young Artists Music Festival information.
In addition, listed below are just a few of the programs offered in the Midwest:
- Elmhurst College: Elmhurst, IL (lots of choices in our own backyard!)
- Birch Creek Music Performance Center: Egg Harbor, WI (symphony, percussion & steel band, and jazz)
Illinois Summer Youth Music at the University of Illinois: Champaign, IL
University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic: Madison, WI
Interlochen Center for the Arts: Interlochen, MI
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: Muskegon, MI (Music, Dance, Art, and Theater)
Indiana University Summer Music Clinic: Bloomington, IN
University of Wisconsin Whitewater Summer Camp: Whitewater, WI
Illinois Wesleyan University Summer Music Camp: Bloomington, IL
Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University: Evanston, IL
The camps mentioned here are not necessarily District 205 sponsored or supported. Always be sure to fully research a program to be certain it is the right fit.
Have a recommendation for Music Camp you would like to share? Let us know!