Join us from July 7–13, 2019

Do you love to sing?

Then consider our High School Choral Institute, a unique summer performance experience for high school students. This weeklong residential program focuses on improving students' musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.

  • Be free from distractions as you totally immerse yourself in music
  • Learn, polish and perfect choral repertoire with an emphasis on interpretation, style and presentation
  • Develop vocal performance skills in group and private settings
  • Strengthen basic musicianship (music theory, sight-reading, aural skills, solfege)
  • Build relationships and valuable connections with peers and professional musicians
  • Develop audition repertoire and techniques for future musical endeavors
  • Acquire transferable skills: independence, creativity, problemsolving and teamwork in a musical setting
  • Gain insight into college music opportunities for both majors and non-majors alike

High school students entering grades 9-12 are invited to register. Registrants are asked to provide a completed recommendation form from a music teacher.

  • Sing in the institute choir conducted by Dr. Amy Voorhees.
  • Take classes in music theory, conducting, diction and voice science.
  • Receive group vocal instruction from Susquehanna University voice faculty.
  • Hear performances by Susquehanna students and faculty.
  • Participate in the closing concert in our premier performing venue, Stretansky Concert Hall.
  • Experience a week in the life of a Susquehanna music student.


  • After May 8: $850

This includes housing in a modern residence hall setting; breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university's dining hall; choral music and classroom materials; and campus social activities


Scholarships are available based on financial need and academic performance. No full-tuition scholarships are available.

A letter from your guidance counselor, indicating your eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other measure(s) of financial need, is required for scholarship consideration.


All registrations must be submitted no later than July 3.

A non-refundable $250 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due 14 days prior to starting camp.

All supporting documentation must be received prior to your arrival on campus.

Institute Director

Amy Voorhees, D.M.A., is the director of choral activities and holds the Cyril M. Stretansky professorship in choral music at Susquehanna. She completed her doctoral degree at Michigan State University, where she was a University Distinguished Fellow. She holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Simpson College, has additional music education training from Iowa State University, and holds a master's degree with honors in educational leadership from Drake University. Dr. Voorhees taught public school for 17 years with experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She is in demand as a clinician, guest conductor, presenter and vocal technician for numerous school districts and collegiate institutions. Since her arrival at Susquehanna, Dr. Voorhees has presented to the Connecticut chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), conducted the New York Zone 3 All-State Festival Choir in Binghamton, N.Y., and given presentations at both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Music Educators conferences.


"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."

"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. You have not just taught me to sing with confidence, but connect with the art and sing with passion."

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High School Choral Institute

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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