Youth Summer Music Programs

Instilling a life-long love of music for over 30 years.


Youth Summer Music Programs 2017The School of Music offers a diverse series of summer programs specifically designed to further students' understanding of – and love for – music. Our world-class faculty has crafted rich experiences to engage the individual as a musician, person, and scholar during their stay. We hope to see you next summer!

Welcome from Scott A. Jones, summer programs director

Day Programs

We proudly present a new offering designed for middle school musicians. Summer Singers provides an opportunity for singers with treble, unchanged voices entering grades 6-9 to develop vocal technique and musicianship skills in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging choral ensemble setting. This program will be launched in summer 2017, as well as our new Saxophone Camp.

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. to 4 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.

Resident Programs

Clarinet Academy: Five-day program focused on enhancing students' musical and performance skills.
Double Reed Camp: Four-day program for high school oboists and bassoonists to develop musical and technical skills unique to their instruments, including reed-making. 

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

Jazz Camp: Five-day immersion in jazz styles and studies with an emphasis on performance and improvisation. For intermediate and advanced jazz students with at least one year of jazz experience.

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.

Saxophone Camp (NEW): Four-day program for high school saxophonists exploring both jazz and classical genres of musicianship.

Student Leadership Intensive: Four-day program for current high school marching band students to develop leadership and musicianship skills. Instruction by Ohio State faculty, Marching Band student leadership and guest clinicians. Open to all instrumentalists (brass, woodwind and percussion).

Request a Brochure

If you would like to receive the Summer 2017 brochure please email your request and postal address to

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 General Information.

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