Residential Camp for Choral, Keyboard, String, Wind, and Percussion High School Students
Saturday July 8 - Saturday July 15, 2023

The Conservatory Summer Institute is an 8-day residential high school intensive for students seeking a rigorous musical summer experience. Led by Baldwin Wallace University faculty, students have the opportunity to explore life at BW while growing as a musician through classes, private lessons, ensembles, and coaching sessions.

The application deadline has been extended on a case-by-case basis. Please check your specific institute for deadline details. Please email with any questions not answered on the website.




High School music students have the option to choose to participate in four different Institutes. Learn more below:

Enhance Your Experience

Customize your experience by choosing an optional program enhancement.

Institute Emphasis Programs

Students may choose to add an Institute Emphasis, designed to allow more focused study in an area of interest. Only one Institute Emphasis may be added to the core curriculum. 

teen wind players at Conservatory Summer Institute

Application and Audition

The deadline to apply, including the required audition recording, has been extended to May 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 

Participation in Conservatory Summer Intensive is highly selective. In order to be considered, applicants must submit: 

  • A completed application 
  • A recorded video audition 
  • $25 non-refundable audition fee
  • $100 tuition deposit (refundable if student is not offered admission to the program)  

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance decision no later than May 19, 2023. 

NOTE: completed video recordings are not required at the time of application submission. You may submit your video audition links any time before May 10, 2023. Applications without video submissions will be considered incomplete after May 10, 2023.




We make every effort to ensure the Institute experience is affordable for all participants. Tuition may be split into monthly, automatic installments and paid over time, leading up until the program. Customized payment plans are available.

Base Tuition

  • Base tuition: $975.00/participant and includes all meals and housing.
    Your $100 tuition deposit will be applied toward the total amount. Students not admitted into CSI will be refunded this deposit.

Optional Program Enhancements

  • Institute Emphasis (Composition or Music Theatre): $195.00/participant
  • Audition Preparation Program: $225.00/participant
Through generous support from the Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation, limited tuition assistance opportunities are available to Lorain County residents for Conservatory Summer Institute. To apply, students should complete the online application and indicate they are interested in tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be notified of their award on a rolling basis beginning in March, 2023.