Summer Music Camp

Wheaton College Summer Institute: Music Intensive

Join us for a distinctively Christian Music Intensive for skilled high school musicians entering grades 10, 11, and 12. The Music Intensive course under the Wheaton College Summer Institute. offers students an opportunity to live on campus for two weeks, study with Conservatory faculty, and grow musically and spiritually as they practice, perform, and attend concert events.

SAVE THE DATE: June 16-29, 2024. The application will open December 1.



Music Intensive

Upon submission of your application for the Wheaton College Summer Institute Music Intensive, you will receive a Music Profile Form link where you may upload your repertoire list and two contrasting video-playing samples to fulfill the audition requirement.

At the WCSI Music Intensive, you will experience life as a Wheaton College Conservatory student. Like our undergraduate students, those attending the summer music program will study with Conservatory faculty in private lessons, master classes, and chamber ensemble experiences. The course is designed to guide young artists as they grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a Christian musician. Other activities include faculty recitals, student performances, repertoire study, and exploring the arts in the city of Chicago!


Piano Study Offerings

Private lessons and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors [Subject to Change]

Daniel Horn D.M.A, Professor of Music, Piano, Chair of Keyboard Area

Michael Messer D.M.A, Guest Lecturer, Piano

Kyle Orth, D.M.A. Candidate, Guest Lecturer, Piano

String Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors [Subject to Change]

Soh-Hyun Park Altino, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music, Violin, Chair of String Area

Lee Joiner, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music, Violin

Leonardo Altino, M. Mus, Associate Lecturer of Music, Cello

Rose Armbrust Griffin, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Viola

Andrew Anderson, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Bass

Vocal Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, Opera scenes, and Chamber work

Instructing Professors

Sarah Holman, D.M.A., Professor of Music

Tom Hueber, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music

Christopher Lorimer, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Voice

Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Masterclasses, and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors (Subject to change)

Kathleen Kastner, D.M.A., Percussion

Michael Wilder, Ph.D., Clarinet, Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Division of Arts and Communication

Jonathan Saylor, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Music History, Bassoon, Chair of Wind Area

Deb Stevenson, Guest Lecturer, Oboe

Arthur Black, Guest Lecturer in saxophone


Important Dates and Schedule

Application Opens: December 1, 2023

Registration and Audition Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2024.

Total Program Cost: $2500*
*Early Bird Discount of $300 if you apply, confirm, and pay by March 1, 2024.

Check-In:  Sunday, June 16, 2024

Final Concert: Friday, June 28, 2024

Check-Out: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Event
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 Combined Music Class
10:30 Chapel
11:00 Lessons, Practice, Chamber Groups
12:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon Lessons, Theory Classes, Chamber Music, Practice
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Practice, Rehearsals, Evening Activities

Summer Music Experience 2024 Costs and Registration

Both an application and audition are required for any applicant to WCSI Music Intensive. The cost of enrollment includes all classes, college course credit (2 credit hours), concerts and excursions, meals, and housing for the week. Housing accommodations are managed by Wheaton student and alumni counselors. More information about specific dining, housing arrangements, and schedules will be communicated as information becomes available.

Cost: $2500