About SMC

Students in band, chorus, jazz ensemble, musical theatre, and orchestra have a chance to expand their musical horizons by working with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics.

The camp’s structure allows for plenty of socializing and recreation with creative indoor and outdoor activities to help unwind each day. Evenings also include concerts performed by guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students. Everyone’s hard work is shared and celebrated at the end of the week with culminating concerts for family and friends.

Teachers and Counselors

Our highly qualified teachers are chosen for their talent and excellence as music educators and are drawn from the Madison area as well as greater Wisconsin and around the country. Campers will experience large group learning with conductors and small group learning led by specialists. The instructors bring their own unique style of teaching and individual musical experiences to their classes, resulting in new and well-rounded opportunities for students.

Experienced and caring counselors are part of what makes Summer Music Clinic so special. Several were campers themselves and know the value of having a friendly and reliable support system while away from home. These college-aged supervisors ensure campus life is fun and safe for all who attend, resulting in a welcoming and inclusive community.

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Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Summer Music Clinic is guided by values for inclusivity and equity and strives to provide access to any middle school or high school-aged musician who wants to participate. We believe a diverse community of students, teachers, and staff provide value and enrichment to the program. If you have questions or requests about special accommodations, inclusive practices, and/or available resources while at camp, please feel free to contact us.