CU Summer Music Academy
Dr. Matthew Dockendorf, SMA Director
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
The Summer Music Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music, is an exciting opportunity for high school and middle school band, orchestra, and jazz musicians from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class instruction in a one-week summer session.
High School Music Academy: June 12-17, 2016
Middle School Music Academy: June 19-24, 2016
Jazz Academy: July 10-15, 2016
High School Music Academy: The High School Academy will be an opportunity for talented band, orchestra and piano students from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class instruction in a one-week summer session. Participants will be placed into a wind ensemble and/or chamber orchestra setting with limited instrumentation and a nationally renowned conductor. Each student will also be divided up into one of many small ensembles in order to gain invaluable chamber experiences. Students will also participate in electives that will serve as preparation for collegiate music degree programs. Instruction for the High School Academy is provided by a renowned guest conductor, CU faculty members, guest artists, and graduate students in the CU College of Music.
Middle School Music Academy: The Middle School Academy will be an opportunity for middle school band and orchestra musicians ranging from the most talented and proficient to the less experienced to receive world-class instruction in a fun, relaxed and nurturing environment. All students will be placed into a band or string orchestra setting with a nationally renowned conductor who has experience working with this age group. Students will attend seminars and participate in activities that train the students in the fundamentals of music and music performance. Instruction for the Middle School Academy is provided by a renowned guest conductor, area music teachers, and undergraduate music education majors.
Summer Jazz Academy: The CU Summer Jazz Academy offers world-class jazz instruction in a one-week summer session. Students will participate in combos, master classes, improvisation classes and jam sessions with the academy’s nationally renowned guest artist and with the CU Jazz Studies faculty.
The Academy is open to instrumentalists only, ages 12-18. No audition is required for acceptance, but space is limited to the first 65 students to register.
We hope you will join us for a great week of music, learning and fun!