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Are you an advanced high school musician who wants to take your skills to the next level? Join us at the Lawrence Summer Music Institute.


2024 Institute Concert Schedule

All event details are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – LSMI Faculty Concert – Harper Hall, Lawrence University, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 19, 2024 – LSMI Student Concert – Harper Hall, Lawrence University, 6  p.m.

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About the LSMI

Led by world-class instructors and musicians, the Lawrence Summer Music Institute offers an immersive environment that provides the support and inspiration needed for young musicians to develop their craft. From practicing and refining technical skills to exploring musical expression and interpretation, you will experience a comprehensive approach to music-making.

High-school-aged instrumentalists participate in an exciting week-long workshop focusing on building classical performance and chamber music skills. The Summer Music Institute will feature private lessons, group coaching, performance opportunities, and workshops in a collaborative environment with Lawrence Conservatory faculty and guest artists.

Applications for the 2024 LSMI have closed. If you have interest in attending next year's institute, please follow the link above to submit an interest inquiry form. For questions about applications, fellowships, scholarships, or for any other information please email summermusicinstitute@lawrence.edu.

Highlights of the Camp

  • Dates: Sunday, July 14 – Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • Faculty: See below for our Summer 2024 faculty. 
  • Instruments Accepted: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Enrollment Cap: 20 (4:1 Student to Faculty Ratio)
  • Audition required: See registration form for details.
  • Student Cost: $950 Tuition + Lodging & Meals ($575; options available for commuters)

Join us at LSMI

Lawrence Violin Professor Samantha George invites you to join us at LSMI.

Summer 2024 Faculty

Curriculum

  • A short chamber music repertoire assignment, coached by members of our faculty, and culminating in a performance
  • Private Lesson(s)
  • Symposia – topical discussions that will help you grow your musicianship
  • Skills Development Workshops (arranging, improvising, etc.)

Sample Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 – 9 a.m. – Individual warm-up practice
9 – 10 a.m. – Rehearsal 
10 – 11 a.m. – Coaching 
11 AM – 12 p.m. – Symposium 
12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch 
1 – 2:30 p.m. – Chamber Rehearsal
2:30 – 5 p.m. – Downtime  
5 – 6 p.m. – Dinner 
6 – 7 p.m. – Group Music Making (improv, songwriting, large ensemble playing) 
7 – 9:30 p.m. – Fun Curated Activity

Applications for the 2024 LSMI have closed. If you have interest in attending next year's institute, please follow the link above to submit an interest inquiry form. For questions about applications, fellowships, scholarships, or for any other information please email summermusicinstitute@lawrence.edu.