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(Updated May 7, 2024)

Pre-College Summer Programs at Susquehanna

High school musicians: learn from the best this summer! Immerse yourself in music-making during an intensive week-long, residential program. Improve your technique and performance skills under the guidance of professional musicians – Susquehanna’s expert faculty. Open to high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2024. Selection is based on either recommendation/nomination or essay submission, depending on the program. The $875 comprehensive fee includes room, meals and all program materials for the week. Apply to the program that matches your talent and your passion. WWW.SUSQU.EDU/SPCP

JUNE 23–29, 2024
Wind Ensemble Institute
Director: Dr. Eric Hinton (

JULY 7–13, 2024
Choral Institute
Director: Dr. Amy Voorhees (

Music Production Institute
Director: Dr. Pat Long (

Orchestra Summit
Director: Dr. Zachary Levi (


Orff Schulwerk Levels at UArts/Villanova

Join us for AOSA-approved Levels I and II this summer! Each level is 4 credits and includes the required hours for Basic Pedagogy, Recorder, and Movement Teacher Training that count toward Orff Schulwerk Certification.

Credits are awarded through the University of the Arts, and the courses will take place on the campus of Villanova University. On-campus housing is available this summer.

Contact Course Director Michelle Przybylowski for more information:


ArtsQuest is excited to announce its first ever Musikfest Music Industry and Education Conference, a two-day dynamic event focused on the intersection of music education, popular music and business leadership. The event promises to be an immersive experience designed to inspire, educate and connect. The conference will take place on August 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Blast Furnace at the ArtsQuest Center located at 101 Founders Way, in Bethlehem.

Join us for a dynamic two-day conference tailored for music teachers, arts administrators and business professionals passionate about shaping the future of music education, industry and leadership.

“The significance of this conference extends beyond its role as a gathering for professionals, students and enthusiasts,” commented Marissa Guarriello, Director of Music Programming. “By providing a space for discussions on programs, practices and issues in music business and education, the conference actively addresses the current needs and challenges facing these fields. The call for a wide range of proposal submission topics, with a focus on engagement and interactivity, ensures that the sessions will be not only informative but also enriching for the participants.”

Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, engage in Q&A sessions with industry experts and connect with like-minded individuals. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a transformative experience that will empower you both professionally and creatively. Join us on this journey to shape the future of music education and industry leadership.

The cost to attend the full two-day conference is $90; single days are $50; student pricing is $40. Add a Musikfest mug and a single general admission ticket to a Mainstage show for $20. Conference registration will be announced this spring.

Musikfest Music Industry and Education Conference