For grades 2-12

August 3-7, 2020

Students arrive with different skill levels and the programs are designed to embrace that diversity. Students should be challenged, have fun, and leave with a sense of accomplishment and inspiration to return to their local programs with a renewed interest in music.

The Programs for Grades 2-12 registration deadline is May 1. However, applications will continue to be taken past this date until programs are full.

Woodwinds, brass, and percussion

About the Programs

Summer programs for students in grades 2-12 are week-long, diverse summer music programs embracing a broad spectrum of students from early beginners to advanced students. Courses are available at all levels and for most orchestral instruments as well as piano and voice. Students are placed in ensembles based on their age, instrument, and ability. While students with no previous experience may enter the vocal programs, all instrumental programs including piano are designed for students with some prior training.



Performances are an integral part of the summer education programs. Small ensembles and solo recitals take place throughout the week, while the culminating concerts take place on Friday in the Sun Valley Pavilion.


Featured guest artists

Sun Valley Music Festival guest artists Orion Weiss and Leila Josefowicz will host a variety of educational events working with students in the Music Institute summer programs.

Summer registration now open

Summer programs for grades 2-12 application deadline May 1

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