Mizzou Summer Music Camps and Programs

2024 Camps

Mizzou Trombone Boot Camp
Instructors: Dr. Timothy Howe & Dr. Sam Griffith

  • June 5-8, 2024
  • Eligibility: High school students entering grades 9-12, camp is limited to 16 students
  • Cost: All campers are required to pay the camp fee. You can select if you need housing/meals in the application. 
    • Double room w/linens: $76.50
    • Dining: $78.15
    • Camp fee: $170.35
    • Total: $325
  • There will be a male and female chaperone whose primary responsibilities will be escorting students to meals and to their dorms. Chaperones will stay on the same floor as students. There is not a lot of free time throughout the day, but chaperones will be with the campers in the evenings when most of the free time occurs.
  • 2024 Trombone Camp Letter & Sample Schedule

Online Application Form
Online Payment Link

Missouri Summer Composition Institute (COMP)

Experiencing Piano for Kids 

Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar
Contact: Professor Eva Szekely 
During this 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. Limited to 16 students!

A $50 deposit must accompany all applications. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by early May, and then $312.50 of the room/board fees is due by May 3, 2024. The remaining balance of $312.50 is due PRIOR to check-in.

  • June 16-23, 2024
  • Eligibility: High School string students
  • Tuition: Free
  • Room and board: $675 (includes non-refundable $50 application fee)
  • Application deadline: April 12, 2024
  • Financial aid: limited

Please submit EACH of the following forms PRIOR to paying:

Mizzou Summer Percussion Camp 2024
Contact: Professor Dr. Megan Arns
Travel the world through percussion! This 5-day percussion camp will take you to Ghana, Zimbabwe, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, and the Middle East through hands-on exploration of percussion ensembles around the world. Taught by faculty and graduate students in the School of Music at the University of Missouri, students will experience 2-hours of high-quality group instruction per day. This camp is open to middle and high school students. At least 1 year of percussion experience in band is recommended, but not required. Registration is free and limited to 30 participants.


Private lessons through the Community Music Program

  • Summer 24 (8-week session): June 3, 2024 - July 28, 2024
  • In-person or virtual lessons
  • For more information, visit the CMP website

Online Music Theory Camp
Instructor: Dr. Erica Manzo
During this four-week asynchronous online course you will be guided through the fundamentals of music theory. This camp is intended for undergraduate students entering the School of Music that would like extra review to establish a strong foundation for future academic work.


Students will need to reserve and pay for a visitor permit ahead of time at this link: https://parking.missouri.edu/permits/. 

-Electronics and chargers

-Casual camp attire
-Concert attire (check with camp supervisor to see if this is necessary for your camp)
-Your instrument!   

Sheets and towels are provided if you are staying in the dorms.


Community Music Coordinator 
Joanna Griffith  

Mizzou Trombone Boot Camp  
Prof. Tim Howe 

Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar 
Prof. Eva Szekely 

Summer COMP
Dr. Andrea Luque Káram

Mizzou Summer Percussion Camp
Dr. Megan Arns

Music Theory Camp
Dr. Erica Manzo