Summer Music Camp

Wheaton College Summer Institute: Music Intensive

Join us for a distinctively Christian music experience for skilled high school musicians entering grades 11 and 12. Formerly known as the Summer Music Camp, the Summer Music Intensive is an expanded version now offered under the Wheaton College Summer Institute. 

SAVE THE DATE: June 18 to July 1, 2023. The application will open in January.



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]

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

Soh-Hyun Park Altino, 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, Choral, and Chamber work

Instructing Professors

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)

Jennie Brown, D.M.A., Guest Lecturer, Flute

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

Kevin Harrison, Tuba

Daniel Quinn, Trombone


Important Dates and Schedule

Registration and Audition Deadline: Sunday, May 15, 2023.

Total Program Cost: $2500

Check-In:  Sunday, June 18, 2023

Final Concert: Friday, June 30, 2023

Check-Out: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Event
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 Class
10:30 Chapel
11:00 Special Lectures
12:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon  Lessons, Theory Classes, Chamber Music, Practice
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Evening Activities

Summer Music Experience 2023 Costs and Registration

Registration for the Wheaton College Summer Institute; Music Experience 2023 goes from January 23, 2023, to May 1, 2023.

The cost of enrollment includes all classes, college course credit, activities, meals, and housing for the week. Housing accommodations are managed by Wheaton student and alumni counselors. More information about COVID-19 protocols, specific dining, housing arrangements, and schedules will be communicated as information becomes available.

Cost: $2500

Register here

Summer Music campers at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park