Summer Music Institute
Postponed Summer 2023.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but we look forward to seeing you next year! Check back later for details.
During mid-June, the week-long Summer Music Institute (SMI) offers daily group instruction, masterclasses, and rehearsals for both a full orchestra and two string orchestras, in addition to intensive programs for piano and saxophone. The development of each participant’s talent and musicianship is emphasized in this intensive and challenging musical atmosphere. The Institute includes two student recitals, open to the public, that give participants the opportunity to perform either solo or in small ensembles. This musical week concludes with a public performance by the RYSO and the string orchestras.
Members of the RYSO are expected to attend SMI as a part of their annual program. SMI is the first introduction to the majority of the repertoire for the upcoming performance season and is the best opportunity for students who come from all around the region to form bonds as musicians and peers. A limited number of spaces are available for other students to participate in the full orchestra, per successful audition.
Check out our Summer Music Institute Programs below!
Piano & Saxophone Intensives
SMI also boasts both a Piano Intensive and Saxophone Intensive program. Designed for students interested in advancing their musicianship, the programs provide young musicians the opportunity to experience concentrated study. Students participate in chamber music coaching, private lessons, technique and practice classes, repertoire classes and the opportunity to listen and perform with peers in an encouraging, fun environment.