Our mission is to provide opportunities that go far beyond the traditional summer music camp experience, creating a stimulating pleasant environment for musical and personal growth through an international exchange of talent and ideas.
The 2024 KU Summer Music Festival will offer one week of intensive study to ambitious high school and college age musicians, including daily private lessons and chamber music coaching. It is open to piano, strings, winds and percussion, with faculty from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and other prestigious institutions. The participants will have the opportunity to work on solo repertoire, learn and perform works from the core chamber music literature, and receive instruction on audition preparation. In addition to the intensive chamber music experience, all the students will have the opportunity to participate in many seminars and workshops, addressing aspects of performance anxiety, body alignment, and entrepreneurship. This year the festival is also offering a concerto competition for its participants.