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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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021: June 20-26, 2021.


Due to COVID-19 our offerings for Summer Music Camp 2021 are subject to change. We do intend to host camp on campus and in person; however, the group activities and classes may be modified to accommodate safety precautions. We will continue to post updated information on this webpage as well as communicating through email. You can sign up for email updates here.


Young musicians will study with Wheaton College music faculty in private lesson, master class, and chamber 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

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

Michael Messer D.M.A, Guest Lecturer, 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

Deb Stevenson, Guest Lecturer, Oboe

Arthur Black, Guest Lecturer in saxophone

Brass Study Offerings

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

Instructing Professors

Douglas Yeo, Trombone

Melanie Cottle, French Horn

Kevin Harrison, Tuba

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

Instructing Professor

Kathleen Kastner, Percussion

Important Dates and Schedule

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021

Fees Paid in Full: FridayJune 4, 2021

Camp Check-In:  Sunday, June 20, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Final Concert: TBD

Camp Check-Out: Saturday, June 26, 2021

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

Music Camp Registration 2021 Costs and Registration

Registration for Summer Music Camp 2021 goes from March 19, 2021 to May 31, 2021.

The cost of the camp includes all classes, 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 and housing arrangements, and schedule will be communicated as information becomes available.

Cost: $1300
You may reserve your student’s spot by registering and making a $300 deposit. The full program fee is due prior to arrival. There are two option for payment, by check (see mailing address below), or by credit card which can be done by scheduling a phone appointment by contacting music.camp@wheaton.edu.

Required Forms

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.

 Forms and checks may be submitted by mail at:

Dr. Mary Hopper
Wheaton College Summer Music Camp
Conservatory of Music
501 College Ave.
Wheaton. IL 60187

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

Summer Music campers at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park