Do you love to sing?

Then consider our High School Choral Institute, a unique summer performance experience for high school students.

During this week-long, residential program, you'll work on improving your musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills while getting a taste of college life.

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The next Choral Institute dates will be announced shortly. You'll get a discount if you apply by May 1!

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Choral Institute

If you're entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2015, you're invited to apply for our High School Choral Institute.

You'll spend a week living on campus:

  • Singing in the institute choir conducted by Julia Thorn, D.M.A., and Jason Vodicka, D.M.A.
  • Taking classes in music theory, conducting, diction and vocal science
  • Receiving group vocal instruction from Susquehanna voice faculty
  • Hearing performances by Susquehanna students and faculty
  • Participating in the closing concert in Stretansky Concert Hall

You'll also take a trip to nearby Knoebels Amusement Resort and have plenty of time for fun and relaxation with other participants, including game night and a pool party.


$560 if online application is completed on or before May 1 and $660 if online application is completed after May 1.

This includes:

  • Housing in a modern residence hall setting
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university's dining hall
  • Choral music and classroom materials
  • Campus social activities

A limited number of scholarships are available.


Your days will be filled with classes and choir rehearsals.

Along with professional training and performing experience, you'll also take a trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort, have a game night, enjoy a pool party and more.

Download a tentative schedule.

"I loved my experience here. My counselors were great, caring and understanding, beautiful musicians and brilliant humans, true role models."

"I enjoyed this camp very much! I feel like I'm leaving a better musician and have been taught valuable information. All of staff were very nice, supportive, and helpful. I loved them all and the camp!"

"This camp has solidified my interest in studying music and I am really considering Susquehanna."

"Dr. Vodicka, you are by far the most influential director I've ever had, and I've been singing for 9 years. I've grown so much this week."

"I enjoyed the repertoire. It was diverse and varied while still being fun and challenging."

"All of the teachers were very informative and I feel that I have learned many new ideas and ways of understanding music."

"Thank you to the counselors and conductors for creating a great experience and working very hard to help make us better musicians."

"I have never been so inspired by a director [Dr. Julia Thorn]. You have not just taught me to sing with confidence, but connect with the art and sing with passion."

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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