Join us from July 7-13, 2019

New in 2019, Strings & Keyboard Institute is a one-of-a-kind, pre-college music program.

Talented high school students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano or organ are invited to this weeklong residential program, which focuses on solo and chamber music repertoire. Expert faculty will guide performers to improve their overall musicianship, build confidence, and strengthen technique and performance skills.

High school students entering grades 9-12 are invited to register. Registrants are required to provide a link to a video audition.

  • Be free from distractions as you totally immerse yourself in music and your instrument
  • Polish your technique and learn new repertoire in private lessons and masterclasses with Susquehanna's expert faculty
  • Improve your musicianship by rehearsing and being coached in small ensembles
  • Build relationships and valuable connections with peers and professional musicians
  • Develop audition repertoire and techniques for future musical endeavors
  • Practice with other talented students who share your passion for music
  • Be featured in the closing concert in our premier performing venue, Stretansky Concert Hall.


  • After May 8: $850

This includes housing in a modern residence hall setting; breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university's dining hall; sheet 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.


Please submit a video recording of a solo piece learned from a score, that demonstrates the highest level and quality of your playing. Also include two major scales to play hands together, ascending and descending, two octaves, playing them at a quick but controlled tempo.

Please submit a video recording of a solo piece you've studied with your teacher that demonstrates the highest level and quality of your playing. 

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact Dr. Jaime Namminga at


Jaime Namminga, D.M.A., Arizona State University, is a lecturer in music, staff pianist, and coordinator of the accompanying area at Susquehanna. Namminga has been rehearsal accompanist and coach for various opera and theatre productions, a dance and choral accompanist at several universities, an adjudicator for concerto and composition competitions, and has performed on numerous recitals with noted performers such as Wesley Baldwin and Dennis AsKew. 


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