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    Summer 2023 Update

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Experience the life of a college music major.


Update for Summer 2023

The high school music camp at Western Michigan University will not be held in summer 2023. Based on feedback from a variety of constituent groups, including campers and their families, we are taking a respite to evaluate and re-envision the program. We expect to offer Seminar in a fresh new way next summer, so please return to this website in December 2023 for updated information. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive updates about the new program, please contact Kevin West.

Thank you for your interest in Seminar!

Kevin West
Seminar Director

For 70 years, Western Michigan University’s School of Music has been elevating high school musicians through its Seminar music camp.

A unique program with a focus on chamber music, Seminar is a summer study opportunity like no other.

At Seminar, you will be held to high standards, and you will surprise yourself with the progress you make as a musician. You will hone your craft as a soloist, but more importantly, you’ll learn to collaborate and communicate with fellow ensemble members. On top of it all, you will spend two weeks on the campus of Western Michigan University, an institution known for its musical excellence, meeting others who share your passion for music. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a music student at a world-class university, Seminar is your chance.

"As WMU alumni, and professionals in the music industry for over 20 years, we are so proud of the quality of instructors and caliber of experiences the students have access to through this program. This is a must do for youth currently studying music." Jennifer Rupp, Executive Director of the Brass Band of Battle Creek and Christien Rupp, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Eaton Rapids Public Schools