Summer Programs

Families, school-aged children, teens and adults can explore new skills over the summer. Multiple camps and summer workshops keep the music playing!

Download the 2021 Summer brochure

Summer Programs Still Registering

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Clazz String Intensive

July 7 – 11, 2021
2 - 5 p.m.

The Clazz String Intensive is designed to introduce classically trained string players to the art of improvisation through the pedagogical ideals of jazz and musical languages from other cultures. In this workshop, students will be exposed to jazz, blues, bluegrass, Celtic, Indian classical, and more. 

Register for the Clazz String Intensive


Suitable for beginning to advanced instrumentalists age 10 and older, with at least five years of playing experience.
An audition video is required for placement in ensembles and lessons.

Location: Webster Groves, CMS Center

Tuition: $400

Application Deadline: EXTENDED! May 31, 2021

Students will be scheduled in lessons and small combos each day. In the evening there will be masterclasses and jam sessions. The five-day camp will culminate in student solo and combo performances. There will be ample practice time in the morning or to explore St. Louis if you are commuting.

Assignments are based on playing level and prior experience. Tunes for the combos will be emailed to participants in June. All participants are encouraged to learn their parts in advance of the workshop.

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Summer Composition Intensive

July 5 - 16, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (M-F)

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2021

Students in the CMS Composition Intensive will work with St. Louis-area composers and musicians, utilize the Webster University Department of Music’s computer lab, and work in peer groups according to experience level, to create an original work that will be be recorded by musicians from Chamber Project Saint Louis. 

Register for the Summer Composition Intensive


Suitable for students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021

Requirements: All participants must be able to read music and play an instrument or sing. A pre-camp questionnaire to determine experience is mailed the week of June 15. Students must attend the full length of the Intensive for their works to be performed and recorded.

Location: Webster Groves, CMS Center

Performance of student works: Noon, Friday, July 16

Tuition: $395

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Chamber Music Live!

June 28 – July 31, 2021

Application Deadline: June 19, 2021
Minimum of 14 participants required

Tuition: $320

2021 Chamber Music Live! APPLICATION

A live summer chamber music opportunity with flexible scheduling options

Open to upper intermediate and advanced students, including current Preparatory Program students, alumni under age 21, prospective Prep students, and Chamber Encounter students. Participants will be placed in groups according to age/level/availability.

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Preparatory Program Summer Intensive

Aug. 2 – 19, 2021

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021
Video Audition Deadline: July 6, 2021 (2020-21 Prep Students do not need to audition)

Tuition: $320

2021 Summer Prep Rotation APPLICATION

This 3-week summer rotation immerses students in a daily schedule of core rehearsals, coachings, and practice, with musical electives like performance class, music theory and more. The Preparatory Summer Rotation is for students interested in pursuing entry to the CMS Preparatory Program.

2021 Summer Prep Rotation Outline

How to Submit Your Video Audition

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Individual Lessons - Summer Session

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June 19 - Aug. 2, 2021

Registration begins June 12 - 17, 2021

With our six-week summer session of individual lessons, students can avoid a musical "summer slump," leap forward in their progress before school programs start in the fall, or try a new/additional instrument!

Learn More about our individual lessons.

Other Summer Programs (Registration Closed)

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Kindermusik® Family Adventures

June 1 - July 21, 2021
(weekly classes)

Experience enough music, stories, and activities to inspire a lifetime of learning! In Kindermusik camp parents and children will play, learn, sing, dance, create, and share in the fun of making music together as an enthusiastic Kindermusik educator guides the class through each research-proven and giggle-approved activity. 

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Flute Camp (online)

June 7 - 11, 2021
2 - 5 p.m.

Facilitated by Nadine Hur, this program is designed to address flutists individual strengths and challenges. It includes warm-up exercises, tone, intonation and breathing techniques, and work with nationally-renown guest flutists Jeanne Baxtresser and Soo-Kyung Park.

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String Orchestra Camp

June 14 - 18, 2021
9 a.m. - Noon 

Make music with new friends from all over St. Louis! Students will participate daily in full string orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, and master classes/special presentations. Three orchestra levels under the direction of CMS orchestra conductors will musically challenge every student. Student musicians in each orchestra will enjoy an exciting and rigorous experience. 

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Chamber Music Encounter

June 14 - 18, 2021
1 – 5 p.m.  

Professional chamber musicians and experienced CMS faculty coach trios, quartets, and quintets. Compositions are performed by and written for one player for each part. Guest performers and speakers share their experiences in successful chamber music performance and ensemble development.

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Band Camp

June 21 - 25, 2021
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Work with expert professional musicians in sectionals, ensembles, master classes and special events. Past guests and clinicians include members of the St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis Brass Ensemble, St. Louis Symphony Trombone Quartet, Equinox Chamber Players, and Dawn Weber and The Electro Funk Assembly.

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MOCM Adult Chamber Music Intensive

June 27 - July 2, 2021 

The MOCM Adult Chamber Music Intensive places adult amateur instrumentalists in chamber ensembles of various sizes and instrumentation to work with faculty player/coaches. The collaborative faculty have included members of the St. Louis and Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Arianna String Quartet, and other St. Louis area performers and teachers.