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Why enroll in Rider's Pre-College Summer Programs

  • Experience what it's like to engage in music studies at the college level
  • Refine your technique and expand your creativity
  • Work with and learn from renowned faculty and instructors
  • You can qualify for an annually renewable $2,000 scholarship to Rider University (some restrictions may apply)

Summer 2024 Programs

High School Solo Pianist Week (June 23-28)

This workshop offers the serious young pianist an enriching and inspiring musical experience, exposing each participant to the artistic and practical aspects of solo performance. Program highlights include daily private lessons, studio classes, and lectures with Westminster artist faculty, learning effective techniques for dealing with performance anxiety and memorization, attending a seminar in applying and auditioning for colleges of music, performing in the final recital and developing long-term friendships with others passionate about the piano and music.

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Musical Theatre Institute (July 7- 20)

Experience what it is like being a student in the nationally recognized programs in Acting and Musical Theatre at Rider University. Through focused group and private sessions students will refine their skills in singing, acting and dancing. Lead by faculty of Rider University, all participants will benefit from professional theatre training by working with and learning from renowned, distinguished faculty with experience on Broadway and National Tours as well as TV, commercials and film.

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Game Design Academy (July 7 - July 12 | July 21-26)

Rider University’s Game Design Academy introduces high school students to the skills and tools used to develop digital games in a professional creative environment. Students will work with industry-standard software on the basics of digital design and game logic programming as they work through the complete process of developing a playable game that can be shared with family and friends. Concepts in system design, digital art and interaction design will be learned through hands-on creation.

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Scholarship Opportunity

Students who complete any Rider University Pre-College Summer Program prior to applying for first-year admission to Rider University can qualify for a $2,000 Pre-College Completion Award.

The award is annually renewable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate enrollment at Rider University (up to $8000 total value), provided you maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better as a University student.

For more information, contact admissions at [email protected].