Are you an advanced high school musician who wants to take your skills to the next level?


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 accepted on a rolling basis until program is filled, a recorded audition is required, and space is limited to 20 high-school-aged students. 

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)

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 accepted on a rolling basis until program is filled, a recorded audition is required, and space is limited to 20 high-school-aged students.