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COVID-19 updates

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, UW-Madison is canceling all in-person summer youth programs sponsored by the university for summer 2020. Broader questions regarding summer precollege programming may be directed to

For questions about Summer Music Clinic, please contact

Tuition Remission Auditions

Please note that the Summer Music Clinic 2020 Tuition Remission Auditions will still happen this summer. We are working to partner with the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music and others to create a quality virtual audition system for all. Continue to prepare materials as planned. We will be in touch with applicants to provide more information in the upcoming weeks.

The 2020 Tuition Remission application deadline has been extended to June 1st. Read about the Tuition Remission Award Program.

Summer Music Clinic

Junior Session: June 20-26, 2021
Senior Session: June 27-July 3, 2021

We invite young musicians to a week of music and memory making on the UW–Madison campus. With sessions for both middle and high school students, Summer Music Clinic offers the opportunity for young performers to learn from experienced educators from around the country, share their talent, and shine.

The program is designed to enhance skills, provide new experiences and create a community. Residential campers rise for breakfast at 7am and spend the day at performances and in classes, lessons, and rehearsals with peers until 4:30pm. Evenings include indoor and outdoor activities as well as concerts performed by guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students.

The week culminates with performances for family and friends to celebrate students’ hard work and see what is possible when young musicians support each other and reach for their potential.