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Summer Music Performance Institute

About the Summer Performance Institute

Workshops, instruction, most meals, and lodging for residential campers are all provided as a part of the SPI participants' campus life experience. However, there are personal items to consider when preparing for your stay at the institute.

The items listed below will make your visit more comfortable and are not provided with room and board. Some are necessary for our workshops and performances, while others will be useful for the many recreational opportunities provided during the week.

  • Casual clothes (each day starts with stretching)
  • An extra towel for yoga and warm ups each morning (you may also bring a yoga mat if you have one)
  • Alarm clock and watch
  • Personal grooming items
  • Extra linens if desired (sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, washcloth, soap, and tissues are supplied)
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Sweater or light jacket (for air-conditioned buildings)
  • Recreation: swimsuit, towel, sport clothes, tennis racquet, tote bag, etc.
  • Spending money for dinner, soft drinks, snacks, souvenirs
  • Notebook, staff paper and pencils
  • Recording device to record lessons
  • A short piece to perform for our "Play in" the first day.
  • Concert attire for performance (dress below the knee for girls; jacket, shirt and tie for boys.)



Resident campers will stay in a residence hall located on the University's main campus. All rooms include micro fridges and are fully air conditioned. Student residences are convenient to various facilities used by the Summer Performance Institute. Rooming is based on double occupancy.





The front desk is staffed 24/7. Parking permits for commuter participants will be available at the desk and parking is located near the residence hall.

Early arrivals are made by arrangement with camp coordinator for a small fee.


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The institute provides breakfast and lunch to all residential participants and lunch to all participants. Other meals and snacks can be purchased in the Food Court located on the ground floor of Kennedy Union (KU).

Campers will purchase their own dinners at local restaurants within walking distance of campus. All dinners will be attended in supervised groups only. Institute staff accompany residential students to all off-campus locations.


Summer Performance Institute