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. Consider applying for a YMB Summer Music Camp Scholarship or Student Grant to cover the cost!
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!)
- Elmhurst Summer Community Band and Jazz Band
- 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
- Private Teacher Camps
- Master Classes
- Virtual Music Experiences
- International Tours
- Drum Corps
- Recording Opportunities
- New/Alternate Instrument Instruction
- Purchase New Sheet Music
The ideas 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 summer music enrichment you would like to share? Let us know!