Mizzou Summer Music Camps

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Experiencing Piano for Kids - EXP Summer Camp

  • One-week piano summer camp organized around the theme of "Animal Adventures." Students will participate in musical games, crafts, improvisation and composition, and piano playing.
  • Open to all students, ages 6-9 (including piano beginners and those with prior piano experience). 
  • Dates: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Piano Lab, Hillel 101
  • Enrollment: visit our online application, Apply early! 
  • Students should bring one snack and a lunch each day.
  • Tuition: $160 



Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar

  • Dates: Sunday, June 16 through Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Tuition: $0 
    • Room/Board Fees: $550
    • All successful applicants receive full tuition scholarship to the Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar, but pay Room / Board fees 
  • Payment: $50 non-refundable application fee (due at time of application), $250 due May 10th, $250 remaining balance due upon check-in June 16th
  • Application Deadline: materials must be postmarked by April 19, 2019
  • Enrollment: visit our online application
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (for applicants)

Participants are selected through a highly-competitive live or recorded audition process. During the week-long session, participants will receive daily chamber music coachings, private lessons with Esterhazy Quartet members, and the opportunity to perform in solo masterclasses. Each chamber ensemble will perform at least twice during the session. The combination of a low student-faculty ratio, stimulating and talented peers, and the challenge of some of the world’s greatest music will inspire students to achieve tremendous musical and personal growth.

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Missouri Summer Composition Institute (Summer COMP)

  • Dates: June 16th - 22nd, 2019
  • Tuition: $100, due on or before June 22nd
    • All current and former COMP Festival winners will receive a full scholarship to the Missouri Summer Composition Institute.
  • Application Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019 (scores and recordings must be received by this date)
  • Enrollment: visit our online application

The Missouri Summer Composition Institute is an exciting opportunity for some of Missouri’s young composers to come together for one week of learning and interacting with other creative minds. Participants will receive intensive composition instruction from MU faculty and compose a piece to be premiered at the end of the week by renowned professional ensemble Khemia Ensemble.

The Institute is open to students entering grades 9-12 and entering college freshmen. Eight advanced division composers and eight intermediate division composers will be selected to participate. The institute fee includes 6 nights in a double room in one of Mizzou’s newest, air-conditioned residence halls and meals.

To apply, please fill out the online application above by Monday, April 22nd:​

For more information, please contact Jacob Gotlib at gotlibj@missouri.edu or (573) 884-9478.


You may pay your deposit, application fee, or tuition balance one of the following ways:

  • By phone (credit card): 573-882-2606
  • In person (cash or check), 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia MO
    • Checks payable to: MU School of Music (include CAMP NAME + student name in memo)
  • By mail (check only; do not mail cash) to Community Music Program, 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211