Youth Summer Music Programs

Instilling a life-long love of music for over 35 years.

The Ohio State University announced that all courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community, and the university is following public health guidance in all decisions.

This university decision compels us to cancel our 2020 Youth Summer Music Program offerings, with the exception of NEW virtual offerings for flute and classical saxophone, as noted below.

If you registered and paid for a 2020 YSMP offering that was canceled, we will contact you with details of your pending refund if we have not already done so.

The School of Music 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. We hope to see you this summer!
Enjoy our video:
Welcome from Scott A. Jones, summer programs director

Virtual Programs for Summer 2020

Virtual Flute Workshop: Three-day workshop focused on enhancing students' musical and performance skills.

Virtual Classical Saxophone Clinic: One-day program for high school saxophonists exploring the classical genre of musicianship.

Youth Summer Music Programs 2021

We look forward to the rest of our summer youth programs returning next year. Please return to this site in January to see the full complement of offerings.

Bass Camp: Four-day workshop for high school double bassists to develop as both classical and jazz musicians.

Bassoon Camp: Four-day program for students entering grades 8 12 to develop musical and technical skills unique to their instrument, including reed-making.

Clarinet Academy: Four-day program focused on enhancing students' musical and performance skills.

Ohio State Marching Band Summer Clinic: Three-day clinic for high school marching band students to improve their marching skills. Participants learn the music and military-style marching fundamentals used by the Ohio State Marching Band. For brass and percussion students with at least one year of marching band experience.

Middle School Concert Band Academy is specifically designed for middle level concert band musicians to enrich their understanding of music in an enjoyable, non-competitive and positive week-long program, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Morning String Student Workshop: Summer string playing for students entering grades 4 – 9, with at least one year of playing experience. This two-week program brings students to campus from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday – Friday.


For more information

  • Visit each program's web page to learn about eligibility, tuition and fees, program activities, faculty and staff, performance opportunities and more.

  • Questions and answers about registration, payment, attendance and further details are found in YSMP Frequently Asked Questions.