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 and Students will also have the opportunity to choose an elective class designed for the advanced musician. Concentrations include chorus, band, orchestra, 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 submitted as an unlisted YouTube video through the UGA Summer Music Institute submission form. Instructions on how to create an unlisted video can be found here.
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, 2023
April 15, 2023
(All audition materials due)
April 25, 2023
May 15, 2023
Final Payment and Forms Due
May 22, 2023
Online Seating Audition Videos Due
June 4, 2023
June 8, 2023
All Institute participants must be rising 10th graders or older.
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 using the links below. 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 the consent of your parent or guardian, and some other important details required by UGA policy. Please complete and submit all the documents in the online link below.