Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI).
This 4-week program includes:
- Private lessons taught by a member of the NSO
- Chamber music coaching by NSO musicians
- Master classes and seminars
- Attendance at selected rehearsal and performances of the NSO
- Participation in the NSO Summer Music Institute
- Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze
- Performance opportunities in DC metropolitan area, including on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
- Exposure to internationally-renowned conductors, soloists, and musicians
Each student accepted into the program attends on full scholarship, which includes housing, lessons, a food allowance, and local transportation during their stay.
To learn more about the program, including information on how to apply and financial aid information, please visit the NSO website
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Application deadline: EXTENDED to February 20, 2012