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Advanced Classical Music Program
Tracks: Piano, Strings, and Winds

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with high school students from all over the US and other countries, who love playing classical music - THEN - this is the place for you!


Program Length

2 weeks


Session B: July 5 - July 15

Dorm Check-in
Camp Week 1
Camp Week 2
Final Concerts
Dorm departure

Tues. July 4
Wed. July 5 - Sat. July 8
Mon. July 10 - Sat. July 15
Sat. July 15
Sun morning - July 16


9:00 am - 4:30 pm (optional 6th class from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may also enroll with an audition and teacher recommendation)

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1: $40
After April 1: $75


$1,150 (Honors $1,550)

Additional Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities



With a full schedule filled with intensive classes, at the end of the session you will leave with a deeper understanding of what Classical Music is all about. The curriculum includes Piano and Orchestra Seminars where you will learn how to listen and analyze music performances in an in-depth way, plus other topics relating to performance. Students will spend a substantial part of their day in our performance ensembles such as: Orchestra, Piano Duet ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and Contemporary String Ensemble. And... we invite highly advanced students to audition for our Honors Chamber Music Ensemble!


  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 9-12 in the fall.
  • Recommended minimum of 3 years experience on your instrument.
  • Qualified younger students should submit a teacher recommendation and send a 5 minute audition of a solo performance.
  • Email the demo to: or post it on youtube and email us the link.


DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

SEMINARS - Orchestra and Piano
Learn the skill of listening - what makes a great orchestra or a great solo performance truly amazing, get tips on the art of effective practicing, learn how to do your best at auditions, and much more!

10:15 - 11:15

Our theory classes use the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model, created by Dean Berg, which incorporates ear training and improvisation.

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

FORUMS: master classes, practice time, talent show, panel discussions, faculty concerts, and more!

1:30 - 2:45

Wind Ensemble, Contemporary String Ensemble, Piano Skills Ensemble (sight reading, technique, improvising, harmonization)

3:00 - 4:30

Piano Duet Ensemble: Pianists are grouped in pairs to study duets and duos.
Orchestra: Our conductor is simply awesome! Be prepared to perform some challenging repertoire!



4:40 - 5:40

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.
Optional Class 1: Music Production & Recording: for students at any level of experience.

4:40 - 5:40

HONORS CHAMBER MUSIC: This special class is open by audition to pianists, string and wind players who are more advanced than their age and grade level. You will be coached by our Honors Faculty - made up of UM Frost School of Music professors, selected Frost Graduate students, and artists who love to work with exceptional young musicians. Once you are accepted, you will receive your chamber music piece. You are expected to arrive at camp with your part already learned. (your private music teacher at home can help you!) Each chamber music group will perform in our special Honors Chamber Music Final Concert where you will also receive a certificate of participation, signed by your Honors professors.


  • Every applicant must submit an audition postmarked by MAY 1. Send it to:
  • The audition should be no longer than 10 minutes. It should be a video and may be recorded on a phone.
  • The video should show the entire body of the performer and instrument. In the case of a grand piano, the entire length of this instrument does not need to be included in the video.
  • Audition should consist of 2 advanced pieces in contrasting styles. The performance of each piece must be continuous, with no editing, however the segment could start and end at any time to keep to the time limit.
  • An accompanist is not required, nor is it required to memorize your part.
  • Campers applying for the Honors Program will be notified by MAY 15 and will also be given their music assignment at that time.
  • Campers MUST SUBMIT a preliminary video of their performance of their chamber music part by JUNE 10, in order to show their progress and to receive final approval of participation in the Honors Program.


Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily, except for the last day of the session. Once your camper has attended all the daily classes and met the faculty, email the camp the following information: name of professor your child would like a lesson with and on what instrument. Send to: and we will tell you the days the professor is available for lessons. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.


Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Click here to visit the Dormitory Program page.


Please follow these steps to Register:

Click on the "Register Here" Link for the Track that applies to you below. The Link will take you to the Session Selection Page and the Cart for your Program. There is no need to filter or search for your Program on the Session Selection Page as long as you used the correct "Register Here" Link for your specific Program. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your music teacher. Also, please decide if you want to add an optional class and/or a private lesson for an additional fee.

On the Session Selection Page, Click on the "ADD TO CART" Link for your Program. Make sure the Program Name and Track are correct. Your Program will automatically move into "YOUR SHOPPING CART". Click on the CONTINUE Link in the Shopping Cart, which will take you to the Registration Information Page where you can begin the registration process.

Complete the following information to Register.

  • Section 1: Enter Your Email Address and Click "NEXT".
  • Section 2: Enter Participants & Options. Complete the required Participant Information. "Session Options" for your program will be pre-selected. Additional classes offered appear as "Optional Classes" and may be selected by checking the appropriate Box or Boxes. Click CONTINUE.
  • Section 3: Please complete the Registration Forms, including the Waivers and Agreements, and sign your Digital Signature. Click "CONTINUE TO CART".

Review Cart & Check out. Review the accuracy of the "ORDER DETAILS". If you have a Coupon Code, enter it now.

Go to the "CHECK OUT" Section and select either "PAY IN FULL" or "Pay $0.00 now, and then Pay Balance manually".

Click COMPLETE and you will receive a Confirmation E-mail with the details of your Order.

You can login to your Online account at any time to verify your registration and pay your balance. A $200 deposit is required to reserve your child's place and an additional $200 to reserve the Dormitory. This includes your $40 ($75 after April 1) non-refundable Registration Fee. Deposits are due within 10 days of registration. There will be NO refunds issued except for a documented medical emergency. Full payment is due 1 month prior to the start of each session.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your payment has been processed.

If you have any questions about the Camp and the Programs offered or How to Apply, please e-mail the Camp at or call 305-498-4925.

Register Here (select the Track that applies to you):

Advanced Classical