Global and Popular Music Experience – Day Program


Monday–Friday: June 20–24 and June 27–July 1

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily

Registration is OPEN below, with NEW scholarships available for the first twenty (20) to register by May 25.

Global and Popular Music Experience is a NEW addition to our Youth Summer Music Programs for 2022.

This program offers an opportunity for high school students to experience music-making and learning within global and popular traditions. Under the guidance of expert teachers and Ohio State student leaders, participants will play in a steel band or sing in a Gospel choir, participate in either an Andean music ensemble* or African drum ensemble, and explore hip-hop or rock/pop/eclectic styles in an encouraging, fun and interactive environment. In addition to performing and creating, students will learn about the rich cultural contexts related to the music they play. Students will also participate in performances that are free and open to the public.

* Never heard of an Andean Music Ensemble? Ohio State has one and it is a lot of fun! Check out their sound.

This program is designed for students with various levels of musical experience and background — prior music study is not required, but certainly welcome. We gladly accept both beginners and skilled musicians.

Richard Palese

Program director
Professor Rick Palese


The first twenty (20) students who register — by May 25 — will automatically receive a $270 scholarship.

Simply pay a $25 deposit at the time of registration to receive scholarship funding and secure a spot.

Scholarships are first-come, first-served, so be sure to register as soon as possible.


ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 9–12 in the 2022–2023 school year.

FEE — $25 deposit, if applying by May 25 to receive a full scholarship.


  • The first twenty (20) to register by Wednesday, May 25 with a $25 deposit, will receive a scholarship for the balance of the tuition. 

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REGISTER WITH $25 deposit

Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. All events and health protocols are subject to change. If a program is cancelled by Ohio State, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by attendees are subject to the refund policy.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30–9 a.m. — Check-in
  • 9–9:50 a.m. — Steel Band or Gospel Choir
  • 10–10:50 a.m. — Global Ensembles (Andean Music or African Drum)
  • 11–11:50 a.m. — Popular Groups (Hip-Hop or Rock/Pop/Eclectic)

PARTICIPATION DETAILS — Approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program, participants will receive details about what to bring, arrival, parking and drop-off, check-in, the daily schedule for the first week of camp, and more. The second week's schedule will be emailed approximately one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/Guardians and participants will also receive permission forms via DocuSign. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.



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Funded by Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme