More Than a Summer Music Camp

2020 Online Summer Music Academy

To our SMA Family: 

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 ONLINE SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY

This summer, we will be offering live online classes on weekday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET for our High School Division, and 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET for our Intermediate Division. The program will be offering the return of SMA favorites, as well as a few new experiences! Families will be able to register by the class so that each family can determine the best level of involvement for their student. 

The dates of the online camp, and links to more information, are listed below:

Learn more by visiting the sites linked above!

Summer Music Academy

*Please note that the information below relates to our previously-scheduled residential SMA program. For information on this summer's Online SMA Program, please visit the High School Division page and the Intermediate Division page.

Welcome to the Summer Music Academy. Our mission is to provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people. Our high school program is unique in that it offers a residential pre-college experience with a rich offering of music courses, as well as non-music courses, taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from across the country. Our intermediate program provides young musicians with the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a fun and supportive environment.

Our electives have been carefully designed to allow students interested in pursuing careers in music the experiences needed to hone and expand upon their interests, as well as investigate new areas of interest. The program is also designed to give students whom do not wish to pursue a career in music the option to have a quality summer music experience.

Since 1892, the Ithaca College School of Music has worked hard to earn its reputation as one of the finest undergraduate music schools in the country. Each year, our faculty work with students from across the country to transform them into world-class professionals. We are excited to expand upon this success and offer a rich summer program for students of all ages.

Please select your division:
High School Division

  • July 13 – 24, 2020
  • Application Opens on December 1, 2019
  • Available to students entering grades 10-12
  • Orchestra, vocal, wind ensemble (band), and jazz programs

Intermediate Division

  • July 27 – 31, 2020
  • Application Opens on December 1, 2019
  • Available to students entering grades 7-9
  • Band, orchestra, and musical theatre programs 

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Immersive, residential pre-college experience
  • Faculty that consists of renowned guest artists, top music educators, and Ithaca College faculty
  • An array of music electives designed for specific music interests: performance, music education, sound recording technology, composition, and jazz
  • Non-music electives
  • College preparatory workshop
  • State-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful campus setting

Applications for Online ICSMA 2020 are open now!

Online SMA 2020 Application

Now Presenting... The Summer Music Academy 2019 Music Video Project! "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman, presented by the High School Division of the Summer Music Academy.

SMA Video Projects

"This Is Me" (2019)
"Don't Be So Hard On Yourself" (2018)
"So Let's Go" (2017)
"I Dream a World" (2016)
"You Can't Stop The Beat" (2015)
"Brave" (2014)
"Home" (2013)
"Viva La Vida" (2012)

Interested in Classical Piano?

If you are looking for a summer camp for your student who plays classical piano, learn more about our Summer Piano Institute!


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