Junior Artist Seminar

AGES 13-17

In two weeks of intense immersion in music, students hone their skills and develop their unique musical voices through composition, ensembles, performance, and private tutorials. Additionally, students collaborate to compose a new orchestral work for the final concert. Opportunities for growth are unparalleled: students may elect to explore jazz improvisation or mariachi, and can challenge themselves further through advanced classical repertoire or participation in the concerto competition.


Fees, Faculty and Schedules


$2,500 (includes lodging and meals)




Piano usage fee for piano majors $75
Secondary instrument lessons fee $150
Bedding (optional) $60

All students who complete an application will be considered for merit scholarships.

Registration for 2019 is now open!  Click here to start your application now.

Jason Lichtenwalter Oboe, English Horn
David Shea Clarinet
Grant Larson Saxophone
Daniel Watt Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
David Rife Southwest String Quartet, Violin
Wynne Wong-Rife Southwest String Quartet, Violin
Ilona Vukovic-Gay Composition, Southwest String Quartet, Viola
Mary Beth Tyndall Cello, Southwest String Quartet
Ken Marrs Orchestra Conductor, Double Bass
James Welch Collaborative Piano
Derek Granger Choir, Voice
Paul Zaborac Clarinet, Flute, Jazz, Oboe, Saxophone
Daniel Nester Beginning Recorder, Bassoon
Typical Daily Schedule

7:15am: Breakfast

8:00am: Composition Class 1/Practice/Lessons

9:00am: Composition Class 2/Practice/Lessons

9:50am: Snack

10:00am: Chamber Rehearsal

11:00am: Wind Ensemble/Strings Tech/Practice/Lessons

12:00pm: Lunch

12:45pm: Orchestra (Piano & Voice group class)

2:30pm: Break

4:30pm: Elective Class

5:30pm: Dinner

6:15pm: Practice

7:15pm: Performance Class

8:15pm: Choir

9:15pm: Return to Cabins

9:45pm: Lights-Out


Audition Requirements

Junior Artist Seminar applicants must submit an audition recording along with their application for admission. Audition should consist of two contrasting pieces or movements that best represent the applicant’s level and accomplishment. Please submit video recording, audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Supported video file types are avi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, vob, wmv, mkv. There is also the option to copy YouTube links into the application instead of uploading files.

All recordings must be uploaded as part of the online application.


Applications still being accepted.

Registration for 2019 is now open!  Click here to start your application now.