Ralph Sorrentino, Director

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 through Saturday, July 10, 2021; 10am – 4pm

For students currently in grades 9 through 12

Tentative Finale Concert: Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 4pm

View the 2021 High School Summer Music Institute flyer

We are pleased to announce that our 2021 WCU High School Summer Music Institute will be offered as an in-person commuter day camp. All 2021 summer camp registration will take place online, and we expect our online registration to open on May 3rd.

West Chester University’s 60th annual High School Summer Music Institute will take place from Tuesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10am-4pm. This commuter day camp is open to students currently (2020-21) in grades 9 through 12. Boxed lunches will be provided each day. Every student receives two 30-minute private lessons on their primary instrument or voice. Students will perform in a variety of ensembles, including wind ensemble, string orchestra, vocal ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. Students will also participate in music theory classes and sectional rehearsals/masterclasses.

The Institute’s faculty consists primarily of WCU Wells School of Music professors, all of whom are active performing artists in the Philadelphia region.

Fees and Registration Options

Fee: $450.00

*All 2021 summer camp registrations will take place online

How to Register

Sample Schedules

Daily Schedule:


10am-11:15am: Ensemble rehearsals

11:30am-12:15pm: Music theory classes

12:15pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm-3pm: Private lesson or individual practice

3pm-4pm: Sectional rehearsals/masterclasses

Questions? Contact us at (610) 436-2921 or summermusiccamps@wcupa.edu


High School Music Camp


  • Refund Policy: Partial refunds will only be issued after the receipt of a written cancellation notice. The Institute fee includes a $200.00 non-refundable deposit/processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after the Institute begins on July 6th.
  • Review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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