If you are interested in helping in the education and support of enthusiastic young musicians, we encourage you to apply to the counseling staff for Summer Music Clinic.
UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic counselors are role models who provide support for a large number of young people participating in band, orchestra, choir, musical theatre, and jazz ensembles.
Staff members need to be vibrantly interested in working with students in middle school and/or high school. Counselors need not be majoring in music or be musicians but should be enthusiastic about music and/or music education.
There is a mandatory counselor orientation and training prior to camp. All counselors must attend all required training sessions; there are no exceptions. Details including dates to be announced in early 2020.
The UW-Madison Office of Precollege/Youth Programs and Compliance requires the following training for any UW employees working with minors and these classes are available throughout the academic year on campus:
- CPR/First Aid/AED
- Youth Protection
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW–Madison
- Campus Security Authority
Applicants should be at least four years older than the oldest camper. For Junior Session, our oldest camper is typically 15 years old; for Senior Session, our oldest participants are 17-18 years old.
Two non-family references are required of new SMC counselors along with a completed application form.
All counselors are required to stay in the dorms with the students for the duration of the camp.