Youth Summer Music Programs

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Instilling a life-long love of music for over 40 years

The School of Music at Ohio State offers a diverse series of summer programs specifically designed to further students' understanding of — and love for — music. Our dedicated faculty has crafted rich experiences to engage the individual as a musician, person and scholar.

Youth Summer Music Programs


We are pleased to provide the following offerings for high school age musicians during summer 2021. Questions can be directed to Christopher Dent, Youth Summer Music Program registrar, at YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu.

Virtual Music Leadership IntensiveJordan Saul, director • June 14–16
For students entering 10th grade in 2021–22 through 2021 high school graduates.

Virtual Flute Workshop  •  Katherine Borst Jones, director • June 20–24
For flutists entering 9th grade in 2021–22 through 2021 high school graduates.

Virtual Saxophone Camp  •   Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace, directors • June 28–30
For saxophonists entering 9th grade in 2021–22 through 2021 high school graduates.

Marching Band Summer Clinic  •  Christopher Hoch, director • July 9–11
For brass players and percussionists entering 10th grade in 2021–22 through 2021 high school graduates.


Youth Summer Music Programs

We look forward to the return of the following summer youth programs in the future.

  • Bass Camp
  • Clarinet Academy
  • Double Reed Camp
  • Jazz Camp
  • Middle School Concert Band Academy

Morning String Student Workshop Update

Dr. Robert Gillespie retired from The Ohio State University School of Music in the spring of 2020 following a long and distinguished career in higher education. With his retirement also comes the retirement of the Morning String Student Workshop (MSSW), a summer program that served thousands of young string musicians over the years. Thank you, Dr. Gillespie, for inspiring generations of string musicians through MSSW and best wishes for a joy-filled retirement!

For more information visit YSMP Frequently Asked Questions.