KSU College of the Arts Summer Music Institute

Summer Music Institute
June 3-7th, 2019

Registration is open through May 31, 2019 or until filled.
Application deadline: May 31, 2019


The week-long, summer music institute (9am – 5pm each day) hosted by the Kennesaw State University School of Music will immerse students in an exploration of music performance through a wide variety of instructional and interactive activities. Open to rising high school freshmen through graduating high school seniors, this experience is specifically designed to improve individual and group musical performance. The camp is offered for band, orchestra, choir, piano, jazz, and recorder students.

The cost for the 2019 Summer Music Institute is $345 per student and includes lunch in the nationally recognized KSU Dining Commons, Monday-Friday. The intensive runs 9am – 5pm each day.

*After registration, all communications will be sent to the email addresses provided in your application.

Summer Music Institute highlights include:

  • Fun and engaging sessions that explore a variety of musical styles
  • Individual instruction from our exceptional faculty in small group settings
  • Performance experience in brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, wind ensemble, orchestra, choir, and jazz
  • Recitals featuring Kennesaw State students and faculty each day
  • Culminating concert featuring all participants
  • Scholarship consideration for rising seniors planning to major in music at Kennesaw State
  • New this year! Recorder and Renaissance Music – Recorder program utilizes all sizes of recorder (sopranino thorugh contrabass) and includes technique, ensemble, and historical music. All levels of recorder players accepted as long as students have good music reading skills. Early Music Ensemble open to others who want to learn some skills on Renaissance instruments. Some instruments available for student use.

  • Participation is open to high school musicians (rising high school freshmen through graduating high school seniors) in the following areas:

    • Band/Orchestra (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion)
    • Choir
    • Piano
    • Jazz
    • Recorder

    Participating students must complete the following registration forms, as required by university policy:

    Forms will also be sent to participants via email and must be submitted at registration on the day of the event.

  • What is our Mission?
    KSU’s Summer Music mission is to inspire technical, creative, artistic, and conceptual musical growth through both collaborative and instrument-specific engagement and instruction led by the renown faculty of the KSU School of Music.

    How are we unique?
    We are a unique musical experience that ties the days together with overarching musical concepts. By adopting a universal concept each day and using that as a guiding principle, we will help to shape the focus of the end of day group activity while still being able to address instrument/area specific needs during the day. Each day, our participants will be immersed in these musical concepts, and this will be reinforced with a variety of fun classes, big group activities, collaborative music making, and a daily culminating activity that incorporates overarching musical concepts.

    How are we better?
    • Overarching musical concept organization.
    • Both collaborative and instrument-specific instruction.
    • Technical, musical, creative, theoretical, AND conceptual instruction.
    • Excellence and expertise of KSU School of Music Faculty.
    • Renowned Morgan Concert Hall in the Bailey Performance Center.
    • The KSU experience is new and unlike other camps in the area.
    • Experience at KSU will be different than the traditional approach to summer camp.
    • Our schedule, facilities, and faculty provide us a unique advantage to be able to explore musical ideas in a deep, thoughtful, and fun way each day.

  • Address
    Bailey Performance Center
    488 Prillaman WayNW
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
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    • From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
    • Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
    • Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
    • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
    • Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
    • Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
    • From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

    Participants who will be driving themselves may park in the North Parking Deck free of charge. The North Deck is located near the KSU Arts District and Bailey Performance Center. Other parking lots, include Lot E, are no longer available for guest parking. View KSU Campus and Parking Map

  • For more information, please contact:
    Ms. Christine Collins