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 (please include the camper's name in the file name), or YouTube links for video).
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 (please attach as a PDF file with recommender's signature) 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 3-7, 2018
May 1, 2018
May 12, 2018
May 28, 2018
Late Application Deadline
June 3, 2018
June 7, 2018
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, 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, 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 PDF packet below. (Please note that the Medication Authorization Form included in the packet is required; if you do not take any routine medication, indicate that.)
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You may submit your completed packet to our office using any of the following methods:
- Electronic Submission Press the "Submit" button after completing the document in Adobe Reader.
- Email email@example.com
- Fax (706) 542-0846
- Postal Mail