Summer Institute : Music

Jul 6 - Jul 19, 2014         |
2 weeks

Soak up Philadelphia's rhythm and flow. Compose and perform your own work, learn and explore new musical concepts, and grow from the time you spend learning from our faculty.

The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute Music program
Each summer, UArts hosts serious musicians and vocalists in our intensive Music program, which is designed to offer you an opportunity to perform with your peers in a professional university environment. the program focuses on Jazz, with an overview of other styles and genres of music. For the two-week intensive program you should be proficient in your instrument. You will have a unique opportunity to study with many of the University’s outstanding core faculty. Participation in the summer Music program is designed to improve your knowledge of technique, musical styles, improvisation, theory, ear training, reading and performance in a variety of contemporary music ensemble settings.

The program is open to all young musicians, regardless of style. Students are accepted into the program in one of the following performance areas: bass (upright or electric), drum set, guitar, vibes, Latin and Brazilian hand drum, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and voice. While we recognize you may play more than one instrument, we require that you choose one instrument to play and study while enrolled in the program

A message from the SI Music Faculty

Watch videos of past performances:

Located in vibrant downtown Philadelphia
UArts is footsteps away from world-famous museums, entertainment venues, summer concerts and activities, and opportunities to learn, grow and be inspired. Whether you've set your sights on a premier music school or you are still trying to figure it out, our Summer Institute gives you the chance to live your music and to experience what a life in music could be like.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK at our program, call us and even visit. We think you'll find that the UArts Summer Institute is an experience that no other art college in the country can provide.

NOTE: All information currently reflects the 2014 program. Please check back soon for information on the 2015 program.


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The program focuses on jazz, with an overview of other styles and genres of music.

Summer Institute Music student Wasker Paulino


You will receive an individualized schedule determined by your instrument and your level of proficiency.

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Tuition + Admissions

Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply to the Music program.

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All courses are taught by renowned professional musicians who are also members of the School of Music's faculty.

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Apply Now

Download our application and send in your materials to the Pre-College Summer Institute.

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Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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Housing + Meals

Students stay in apartment-style residence halls, with meals served at various on-campus dining facilities.

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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Summer Institute Open House

Join us on Saturday, April 5 from 1 to 4 pm to learn about our Pre-College Summer Institute.

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Important Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

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View our 2014 Summer Institute brochure and application form.

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Learn more about tuition discounts, how to make a payment and our Student Code of Conduct.

For Accepted Students

Download forms, access the portal and find other information for accepted students.

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