Summer Music Academy – Strings: June 9 to 17, 2017


Applications are due on April 15, 2017.

For nine intensive days, students are immersed in the highest level of classical music instruction and performance at the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy.

halenteachThe Institute faculty includes internationally recognized artist-teachers and Saint Louis Symphony musicians with extensive coaching and mentoring backgrounds.  Each brings a wealth of experience and insight to their relationships with the students.

The Institute provides:

• Chamber music and solo performance opportunities
• Nightly festival concerts that enhance daytime learning
• Chamber music coaching, private instruction, and master classes
• Respite of a natural setting, with the artistic benefits of a large city

unnamed1All students are placed in appropriate level chamber groups based on audition recordings.  Students have daily scheduled coaching and rehearsal times in addition to individual practice hours.  All groups perform on a chamber music master class and a final concert.

Nightly festival concerts are a significant part of the students’ experiences.  Seeing artist-teachers perform outstanding works right before their eyes gives immediacy to concepts and skills being introduced during the day.

Example of a Typical Daily Schedule: Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, suit and outdoor

9:00-10:20: 1st AM session
10:30-11:50: 2nd AM session
12:00-12:50: Lunch
1:00-2:20: 1st PM lesson
2:30-3:50: 2nd PM lesson
4:00-5:20: Group activity, workshop or masterclass
5:30-6:30: Free time/activity
6:45-7:30: Dinner
7:30-8:00: Concert

Located 45 minutes west of St. Louis, Innsbrook is a step back from the hectic life. Committed to the natural environment, the resort features 7,400 acres and more than 100 lakes.  Students are hosted and “adopted” into residents’ homes.

The Institute is the result of a vision of Innsbrook Chairman Ed Boyce and Saint Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen to create a stimulating environment for the mind, body and spirit.

Tuition and Fees 2017:

Application fee- $100
Tuition- $1,100

Scholarship and financial aid are available. All payments and deposits are nonrefundable.

Emerging Artist Program: June 9 to 17, 2017


The Emerging Artist Program is by invitation only for young musicians who are in the early stages of their careers. The program was created to bridge the gap between study and professional life for musicians who demonstrate exceptional potential for success in the music performance world. Musicians accepted into the Emerging Artist Program will be mentored by and perform alongside Institute festival artists, interact in the administration and execution of the festival and academy, and engage in an intensive level of study as both soloists and ensemble artists. Emerging Artists will take private lessons, rehearse and perform together and alongside professionals in evening festival concerts, coach and mentor academy groups, and receive critical commentary from Institute faculty and staff, benefitting from the rich and varied life experiences of established professionals.