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University of Maryland High School Music Academy: June 25 - 29, 2017

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From June 25 - 29, 2017, the University of Maryland High School Music Academy brings students entering grades 9- 12 to the UMD School of Music for a 5-day, comprehensive exploration of music-making with our renowned faculty.


With the goal of cultivating well-rounded young musicians, the Academy provides a lively, supportive setting in which students will participate in a variety of master classes, ensembles, and discussions.


Activity Highlights

The week's activities include:

  • String orchestra, band, and chamber music rehearsals

  • Coachings, masterclasses and Q&A sessions with UMD School of Music faculty

  • Mini-recitals featuring UMD School of Music faculty and students

  • A college fair with representatives from top college and conservatory music programs

  • A performance event at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 


Application Information

Students may either audition live or send an audition recording through our online registration form. 

Important Dates

November 8, 2016: Application opens. There is an application fee of $50. APPLY HERE.
March 20, 2017: Application Deadline for Live Audition 
Live auditions will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis; please apply as soon as possible to reserve your place! 
March 25-26, 2017: Live Auditions at the University of Maryland School of Music
March 27, 2017: Application Deadline for Video Audition

Students will be notified of their acceptance during April of 2017. 



Tuition and Scholarships

New this year: High School Music Academy will offer both commuter and overnight options!

Tuition for overnight stay:

  • 2017 Program Tuition: $450
  • 2017 Residential Fee: $336
    • Total tuition for overnight stay: $786

The residential fee includes housing in an air-conditioned University of Maryland dorm with linen and wireless internet access and all meals. 

Tuition for commuter students:

  • 2017 Program Tuition only: $450

In order to be considered for scholarship, students must complete the additional scholarship questions in the general program application.