Summer Music Programs
The Department of Music at the University of Dayton offers summer music programs for middle school and high school students. Participation provides students an opportunity to experience music study in a college environment. Listed below are the summer music programs offered by the Department of Music.
The office of Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPCE), a division of Graduate Academic Affairs, also offers programs in music such as New Horizons Band for seniors, as well as a myriad of educational programs for seniors and other nontraditional students.
Vocal Performance Institute
The VPI is a week-long learning experience designed for students in grades 9 through 12. It is offered by the Department of Music. UD voice faculty and guest artists from the Dayton Opera and Human Race Theatre lend their expertise. Throughout the week students participate in various workshops and master classes. Participants also receive private lessons and hear faculty and guest artists in recital. Special workshops include: vocal technique and diction; sight-singing; techniques for the musical theater actor; movement for the stage; the art of auditioning; vocal health tips; productive practice and positive preparation; and vocal improvisation and the expressive singer. Learn more >>
This six-day retreat allows for sixteen selected students grades 11 through 12 who believe they are "called to music" as their vocation. This camp is specifically designed for students contemplating a professional career in music as teachers and performers. Students will work and perform alongside professional musicians who long ago experienced that same calling. Students will practice, read, learn, create, perform and share their musical experiences in an environment that encourages reflection, inspired thoughtfulness, nurtures inner peace and arouses creativity. This retreat is held on Governor's Island at Indian Lake, Ohio, and is sponsored by UD Campus Ministries.