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Summer Music Camp


Considering Collegiate Music Study?

Come and experience this distinctively Christian music study camp for high school students entering grades 9-12. June 23-30, 2019

Important Notice About Camp Registration:

The registration deadline for Music Camp has been extended to Friday, May 24.
There are only a few spots left, register today!

The Spring/Summer 2019 Wheaton College Events Calendar lists incorrect dates for this year's Summer Music Camp. All information on this webpage is correct and up to date.

Young musicians will study with Wheaton College music faculty in private lesson, master class, and ensemble experiences. Bible study and chapel services will provide tools to guide young artists as they grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a Christian musician. One day will be devoted to exploring the arts in Chicago including a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Grant Park Symphony. Other activities include all campus sing, faculty recitals, and student performances.

Theory Classes

Taught by a Wheaton Lecturer in Composition and Music Theory, these classes will challenge the student to think more critically and creatively about the music they play and write.

Movement Classes

Taught by Jill Burlingame Tsekouras, M.M., Alexander Technique, these classes focus on helping the musicians to develop a consciousness of the physical movements involved in singing or playing their instrument. With these techniques, musicians will be enabled to move with greater strength and flexibility as well as protecting their health and future performance ability.


  • Music History
  • World Music
  • How to Audition for College
  • Music Ministry Opportunities


Vocal Study Offerings

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

Instructing Professors

Carolyn Hart, D.M.A., Professor of Music, Voice, Chair of Voice Area

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

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

String Study Offerings

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

Instructing Professors

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

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

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

Katie Ernst, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Jazz Bass, Jazz Ensemble Director

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

Piano Study Offerings

Private lessons and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors

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

Karin Edwards D.M., Professor of Music (Piano)

Woodwind Study Offerings

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

Instructing Professors

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

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

TBD, Oboe

Brass Study Offerings

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

Instrument Concentrations include

Trumpet – Mark Ridenour and Brian Reichenbach

Trombone – Chris Davis

French Horn


Percussion Study Offerings
Private, Semi-private lessons and Percussion Ensemble (depending on enrollment)

Important Dates and Schedule

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 May 24, 2019

Fees Paid in Full: FridayJune 7, 2019

Camp Check-In:  Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Final Concert:  Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

Camp Ends:  Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am Breakfast
8:30 Chapel/Devotions
9:30 Movement Class
11:00 Special Lectures
12:00pm Lunch
Afternoon  Lessons, Theory Classes, Chamber Music, Practice
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Evening Activities

Costs and Registration

Music Camp Registration 2019

Registration for Summer Music Camp 2019 will open January 15, 2019 and will close May 17, 2019 May 24, 2019.

The cost of the camp includes all classes, activities, meals, and housing for the week. Students stay in campus dormitories and eat their meals in our award-winning dining hall. Housing accommodations are managed by Wheaton student and alumni counselors. 

Cost: $1,300 
You may reserve your student’s spot by registering and making a $300 deposit.  Full program cost is due prior to arrival.

In addition to the registration form and cost, the following two forms must also be filled out, signed and sent to the Conservatory of Music.


Medical History/Medical Release Form (PDF)

Parent Authorization, Waiver and Release of Liability (PDF)


Forms may be submitted by mail at:

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
Attn: Mary Hopper, Music Camp
Armerding Center for Music and the Arts
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Please contact music.camp@wheaton.edu for any questions regarding registration or call 630.752.5097.

Register for Music Camp
Summer Music campers at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park