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CHECK BACK SOON for Summer 2018 Registration

Each summer middle and high school students from across the nation come to Westminster for an extraordinary learning experience. Working with Westminster’s renowned artist faculty, they strengthen their passion for music, develop their technique and expand their creativity in an atmosphere of artistic and intellectual discovery. Our programs offer residential and non-residential options.

Phone: 609-924-7416
E-mail: [email protected]

NEW Scholarship Opportunity
Many of these young artists continue their education at Rider University. As a participant in our summer programs, students will automatically qualify for a RENEWABLE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP towards admission to Rider University's School of Fine and Performing Arts. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-962-4647 or [email protected].

High School Programs

Name Date Description
Composition Week June 24 - June 29, 2018 Composition Week provides aspiring young composers with concentrated study in the fundamentals of composition. Through individualized attention, students of all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced, work with Westminster faculty members.
Vocal Institute July 1 - July 14, 2018 Under the direction of choral conductor and clinician, Amanda Quist, the acclaimed two-week Vocal Institute annually draws students from across the country and around the world.
Music Theatre
Music Theatre Institute July 15 - July 29, 2018 This summer, study with Director Trent Blanton. Work in a Master Class with a Broadway artist.
Music Theory - ONLINE!
Pre-College Music Theory Online July 16 - August 10, 2018 Designed for future music majors, this program will teach fundamental aural and written music theory content and skills.
Piano and Organ
Solo Pianist Week June 24 - June 29, 2018 This workshop offers the serious young pianist an enhancing and stimulating musical experience, as well as exposure to the artistic and practical aspects of solo performance.
Organ Institute July 1 - July 14, 2018 This program offers young organists a unique opportunity combining rigorous organ study with an engaging choral experience.
Piano Camp July 15 - July 20, 2018 Now in its 33rd year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical experience for high school students. Led by Professor Ingrid Clarfield, pianists are inspired by an outstanding faculty as they explore the joy of learning and performing solo and ensemble repertoire. In group classes, they address such topics as: performance anxiety, technique, music history, careers in music, and preparing for college auditions. The week culminates with a recital in Bristol Chapel on Westminster's campus.
Contemporary Vocal Institute July 8 - July 14, 2018 An exciting NEW opportunity for students to explore jazz and contemporary music.
Solo Vocal Artist July 15 - July 28, 2018 This program offers the opportunity for the dedicated young classical singer to explore the many facets of developing the singer’s art. The young singers study voice in daily private lessons taught by Westminster artist faculty members.
Classical Theatre
Stage and Screen Acting Conservatory  July 1 - July 14, 2018 Study classic theatre with Trent Blanton and mount a Shakespeare play
Dance Institute TBA A new fun and intensive dance experience

Middle School Programs
(residential and commuter options available for Middle School Camps) 

Name Date Description
Vocal Institute July 15 - July 212, 2018 Modeled after the highly acclaimed High School Vocal Institute, the middle school program introduces students to the fundamentals of music through classes in basic theory and music reading, plus electives in conducting, art and drama.
Music Theatre
Music Theatre Workshop July 22 - July 28, 2018 Throughout the week, students attend classes and rehearsals.  On Wednesday, all students travel to New York to see a musical on Broadway. At the end of the week, all students will perform in a production led by music director Nicholas McBride and stage director Susan Barry.

For Academic Camps and Programs, visit Summer Sessions

For Athletic Camps, visit Auxiliary Services

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