Find a Summer Music Program 2021

March 1, 2021, 11:36 AM ·

Find a Summer Music Program 2021

Are you looking for a program this summer that will inspire and boost your playing, or that of your students? seeks to connect you to high-quality programs that are offering their programs virtually or in-person this summer. Our "Find a Summer Music Program" listings include programs for many different ages and styles for violinists and string players. We invite you to click around and learn more about each of these programs - each is linked to the program's website for more information. This directory will be posted on through March and April, then revised in May for later summer programs. You will be able to return to this page by clicking the "Find a Summer Music Program" graphic that is listed with our sponsors on the right or bottom of the page. Wishing you a productive summer full of musical connection and exploration!

Mike Block String Camp
Online - July 5-10, 2021, for string players of all ages, levels, and backgrounds, focusing on non-Classical traditions and contemporary musical styles, with emphasis on learning by ear, creativity, collaboration, and performance. Click here for more information

Inside Music Academy
Online - IMA runs weekly sessions for strings and piano, starting at $420. Our robust (and fun) classes, featured in the New York Times, range from Chamber Music, and private teachers are cream-of-the-crop - Curtis and Juilliard to Rice and Northwestern. Weekly sessions run from June 21- August 13, ages 8-post college. Back for our second year, we are ready to challenge ourselves, laugh, and make new friends. Click here for more information

The Music Mastery Experience
Online - Transform your practice and achieve consistent peak performance! Inside this 3-month experience, you’ll discover how to implement mindful & effective practice techniques and get results. You’ll walk away feeling that your music-making is meaningful, enjoyable and impactful! The Music Mastery Experience is for musicians and teachers (18+) of all levels. Click here for more information

StringsPop! Pop Music Arranging for Teens and Tweens
Online - StringsPop! is an experiential romp through applied music theory and literacy in the form of Pop Music Arranging for string instruments. Students ages 10-17 will have daily classes, recording assignments, group collaborations, teacher feedback, and exclusive materials to make multi-track music video arrangement projects. Online camp held July 12-23, 2021. Click here for more information

String Summit Online: Strings Without Boundaries
Online - 07/08/2021—07/11/2021. Explore new techniques, genres, creativity, amplification, and much more! All classes a la carte. World class faculty: Julie Lyonn Lieberman • Tracy Silverman • Sara Caswell • Vi Wickam • Jeremy Cohen • Abby Newton • Chris Haigh • Donna Hebert • Joe Deninzon • Alissa Jackman • Joy Adams • Chris Murphy • Enion Pelta. All ages, levels welcome. Click here for more information

Bard Precollege Summer Music Academy
Online - DATES: July 12-17, 2021
TIME: 12-4pm ET
Open to Advanced Violin & Piano Students Ages 11-18
A select group of precollege aged students (chosen by audition) will work closely with faculty and distinguished guests artists in daily lessons, technique classes, and masterclasses. Click here for more information

Fulton Summer Music Academy
Hybrid - The Fulton Summer Music Academy is an intensive training program for serious string players taught by world-class faculty. Masterclinicians this year include Gil Shaham, Jorja Fleezanis, Karen Ritscher, and Edward Arron. Pre-college through pre-professional. Lessons, journaling, studio and technique classes, essays, non-performances classes, and on-call faculty during practicing. Apply today! Click here for more information

Greater Washington Suzuki Institute
Online - Join us online for our Student Institute June 21-25 and Teacher Training June 18-27. String students ages 4-18 and all levels are welcome. Flexible scheduling for different time zones. Program includes masterclasses, technique/repertoire, fiddling, jazz improvisation, theory/music reading games, Rhythm, Rhythm Revolution and artist seminar for advanced students. With special guest masterclass, performance and Q&A by Augustin Hadelich. Click here for more information

NYU SummerStrings
Online - We offer the highest level of training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, and competitions, equipping you with the skills to forge ahead with confidence! Two private lessons per week, daily interactive seminars and masterclasses, and streaming performance opportunities. Both sessions, June 28 - July 9 and July 12-23, held remotely. Click here for more information

Los Angeles Suzuki Institute
Online - The Los Angeles Suzuki Institute is online from June 14-18, with student classes for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar students of all levels from beginning to advanced. Classes include semi-private lessons, chamber music, technique, fiddling, Dalcroze, improv, composition, origami, art and more! Classes held in Pacific Standard Time. Registration is open now. Click here for more information

Summer Violin Bootcamp with Dr. Lynn
Online - Become a Violin Ninja in 8 weeks! Summer Violin Bootcamp with Dr. Lynn Kuo. An online program for Classical violinists at an upper-intermediate/advanced level. July 5 - August 28, 2021. Develop greater technical ease. Increase your practice efficiency. Find greater musical expression. Build confidence under pressure. Enroll now for Early Bonuses! Click here for more information

JDR Viola Zoom Clinic
Online - Ronald Houston, director.
• June 21-25,2021.
• 2 hours/day in the morning.
• Technique, Interpretation, Master Class

Click here for more information

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
In-Person - One week (or two) of study and fun with World-class artists! Many staff styles of fiddle, plus banjo, mandolin, cello, bagpipes, piano and more. Classes by day, jams, concerts and dances at night. In the beautiful Rocky Mountains outside of Colorado Springs. Discounts available. Click here for more information

Creative Strings Workshop with Christian Howes
Online - For pro, amateur,& teachers: 7-week course with violinist Christian Howes focuses on improvisation, eclectic styles, & more through live group classes, unlimited personal feedback, private lessons,et al. Highly Recommended for elite pros, adult learners, & proficient teens looking to develop confidence, creativity, and inspiration. See testimonials on page. Click here for more information

The Violin Intensive
Online - After an extremely successful 2020 Violin Intensive, Elizabeth Faidley and Amy Beth Horman (of MSM and SFCM) are bringing back 3 sessions for 2021, open to violinist all over the world. Two lessons/week, studio classes, the famous Violin Breakfast, Practice Paradise, yoga, and much more! Click here for more information

Violin and Viola Boot Camp "The Original"
Hybrid - Presented by Fiddlers Too Inc and City Music Center at Duquesne University, with Charles and Rachel Stegeman. Offering 4 weekly sessions, half day and single days available. Beginners through advanced, with personalized coaching, group technical work, performance opportunities, daily masterclass, all in a positive non-competitive environment. Click here for more information

SoCal Chamber Music Workshop
In-Person - July 25-31, 2021 at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.
A program of intensively enjoyable chamber music coaching and performance for preformed groups only, under strict COVID protection guidelines.
Featured coaching quartets are the exciting Telegraph and Catalyst. Jazz chamber music is also an option.
Apply online at Click here for more information

Chamber Music Institute/So Cal
In-Person - FREE tuition to celebrate our 25th summer of four outdoor coached classes July 6-20 for intermediate and advanced violinists, violists, cellists (string quartets) of all ages. July 20 performance at the Nixon Library. Audition for placement in a group matching your skill level and experience; choose rehearsal time/location. Click here for more information

Chicago International Music Institute
Online - String players and pianists (HS through college aged) are invited to apply to Chicago International Music Institute (August 4-14). Students will take individual private lessons and attend lectures and master classes presented by Roosevelt University's world-class piano and strings artist faculty through remote technology. Delivered remotely via Zoom (central time zone). Click here for more information

Credo Festival
Online - July 5-17 (EST), ages 13-25. Mix and match to create your dream festival! SEMINARS: Study chamber music, attend master classes, perform with Arianna, Callisto, Fry Street, and Jasper String Quartets. PRIVATE LESSONS: Lessons, master classes, performance opportunities with acclaimed Credo Faculty. COACH-AT-HOME: Your ensemble coached by Credo faculty Click here for more information

The String Connection Virtual Violin Festival 2021
Online - The String Connection Virtual Violin Festival June 14-25, 2021. Inviting advanced students ages 15-20 to study and engage with world class artist faculty. Pacific Time Zone. Classical. Space is limited. Click here for more information

Blazing Fiddles Camp
In-Person - Blazing Fiddles is a fun fiddling environment for fostering musical excellence! Students will learn new tunes, work on improvising, music theory, harmony, accompaniment, and receive coaching on repertoire. Blazing Fiddles features a Teen Camp 1-4pm (ages 12-17) and a Youth Camp 9am-Noon (ages 7-12) at The Gressiwick in Downtown Loveland, CO. August 2nd-6th. Click here for more information

Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium
Online - The Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies is taking place virtually from Tuesday, June 22 – Friday, June 25, 2021 (ET). A 4-day online seminar for professional violinists, teachers, post-graduate, and college students. Participants observe all master classes, attend recitals, and participate in workshops designed to help teachers refine their pedagogical skills. Click here for more information

The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami
Online - July 11 – August 1, 2021. The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival under the leadership of Artistic and Music Director Andrés Cárdenes, offers an exciting online program that offers the advanced instrumentalist private lessons, studio classes, master classes, weekly forums on diverse musical topics with Faculty and Young Artist performances. Click here for more information

Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute
Online - Seattle’s premier summer institute since 1988, for string players 0-18! Join us Aug 2-6 for an inspiring blend of musical excellence, learning, and connection! Master-level Suzuki instructors plus Juilliard’s Amy Barston and Concertmaster Jeff Thayer. Teacher workshops, parent programs, and guest appearance by renowned cellist and trainer, Nakajima Sensai. Click here for more information

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