Welcome to Summer@Eastman!

June 26 - August 4, 2023

The Eastman School of Music Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Choose between residential music programs and camps for middle and high school students, weeklong institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties, half-day music workshops for youths, online workshops, and collegiate classes in Music Education, Music History, and Music Theory.

Summer@Eastman offers in-person and online options for 2023

Summer@Eastman will be back in person again this year! Summer Classical Studies and Summer Jazz Studies offer a multi-week immersive Eastman experience for high school students; one-week institutes focus on specific instruments such as flute, horn, organ, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba/euphonium, and viola. Note that the Eastman Cello Institute is a 3-week program.

Collegiate students and adults can attend institutes in Alexander Technique, choral conducting, dance accompaniment, instrumental methods and techniques, music preservation, and MusiKinesis® (Dalcroze). Again this year, collegiate students have the opportunity to take part in our Study Abroad course in Paris, which is held in collaboration with IRCAM.

For those who prefer the convenience of a virtual experience, we are also offering a variety of online programs, including courses in composition, lyric diction (English, French, Spanish), song repertoire (Gospel, Spanish and South American), and vocal pedagogy. These courses meet once per week for six weeks during Summer Session; meeting times will be scheduled in consultation with the group.

Middle school and high school students living in the Rochester area can attend a variety of day camps: Keyboard Explorations, High School Wind Ensemble Workshop, and Adventure Music Camp.

Our faculty are already hard at work designing engaging and inspiring programs for Summer 2023. We invite you to join us this coming Summer!

Students love Summer@Eastman!

“The program was life-changing. I was on the verge of quitting music / switching careers, but this re-ignited a passion.” — 2022 participant

“The program was very intense and engaging, and I believe I have improved not only as a musician, but in demeanor and confidence as well. The faculty were all incredibly supportive and willing to help you improve in a way tailored to your playing/style.” — 2022 participant

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge with respect the Seneca Nation, known as the “Great Hill People” and “Keepers of the Western Door” of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We take this opportunity to thank the people whose ancestral lands the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester currently occupy in Rochester, New York.

Registration update

We are now accepting auditions for Eastman Experience programs (Summer Classical Studies and Summer Jazz Studies) and for the following performance institutes: cello, flute, horn, organ, trombone, and trumpet. Registration for all other programs will open in February 2023.

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A Summer of Gratitude

We’re grateful to everyone who helped make Summer@Eastman 2022 a success! Click HERE to view our Summer 2022 photobook.