About the Institute
UGA's Summer Music Institute boasts a performance-intensive curriculum serving advanced students who are seriously considering music as a major area of study in college. All Summer Music Institute participants will perform in a chamber ensemble coached by Institute faculty. Students will also enjoy numerous lectures and laboratory exercises which are designed for the advanced musician. Concentrations include chorus, band, orchestra, guitar, and piano.
Several criteria are at play in the selection of the most serious musicians for the Summer Music Institute. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be considered for the experience. Musicians who have been selected as members of All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Jazz Band; Governor’s Schools; regional youth orchestras; and Wind ensembles will receive strong consideration for acceptance into the Summer Music Institute.
Students will be considered based upon faculty evaluation of a recorded audition. The recording should include a lyrical and a technical selection of the applicant's choice. Recordings may be audio-only or video, and may be emailed to email@example.com (attached files for audio, YouTube links or other host links for video). Alternatively, a CD or DVD may be sent via postal mail.
Additionally, a recommendation letter from either the student's school music director or their private teacher must be submitted by the application deadline. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via postal mail.
Tuition & Fees
Private Lessons (Optional)
Private lessons with Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty are optional. If desired, add the appropriate fee for one or two lessons to the base cost of tuition.
Ensembles & Faculty
June 4-8, 2017
May 1, 2017
May 12, 2017
May 26, 2017
Late Application Deadline
June 4, 2017
June 8, 2017
Schedule of Events
Below is a brief outline of the schedule during the UGA Summer Music Institute. The outline illustrates the class periods particularly for the band, orchestra, and chorus students. Pianists and guitarists will follow a similar class schedule, but will have classes instead of large ensemble rehearsals.
We can't wait to have you on board for this summer's experience! Apply online, or download and submit the paper application to our office. The entire application, including required forms and fees, must be submitted by the deadline.
Safety first! As a part of your application, we will need some medical information and the consent of your parent or guardian. Please print, complete, and sign both the following documents.
You may submit your completed documents to our office using any of the following methods: