After careful consideration, we have decided it’s best to cancel this in-person program scheduled for this summer. This was a very hard choice to make, but we think it’s the best decision, given the current situations all around the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full refunds will be given in the coming days.  Please feel free to contact Michelle Harman if you have any questions surrounding this cancellation.

While our in-person programs are cancelled, we are still running our online Summer Session for-credit courses which include languages, communication, and science courses with lab credits just to name a few.  Click here to view our Summer Session offerings.

Stay well and know that we appreciate your interest in Susquehanna University.

Join us from July 5-11, 2020

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

Talented students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano or organ are invited
to this 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.

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.
  • Experience music in a variety of activities and classes, from physical exercise to quiet meditation.
  • Improve your musicianship by rehearsing and being coached in small ensembles, which include a variety of musical styles
  • Build relationships and valuable connections with peers and professional musicians.
  • Develop audition repertoire and techniques for future musical endeavors.
  • Participants will be featured in both an outreach concert at a local assisted living center and the closing concert in our premier performing venue, Stretansky Concert Hall.


  • Before May 1: $750
  • After May 1: $850

This includes housing in a modern residence hall setting; breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university's dining room; 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 June 29.

A non-refundable $150 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

Department: Music
Assistant Professor of Music

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4781

Naomi Niskala

Department: Music

Marcos Krieger, DMA

Department: Music

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4292

Jordan Randall Smith

Department: Music
Visiting Assistant Professor Music
Areas of Specialty
Music Education

Jennifer Sacher Wiley

Department: Music

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4290

Andrew Rammon

Department: Music

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