Performance Track

The Performance Track is a supplemental program at the Summer Music Academy designed for students with an advanced performance level who would like additional structured practice time and performance opportunities.

Please note:

  • A video-recorded audition is required for entrance to this program.
  • Participants must choose to practice during two (2) of their elective periods and must elect to take four 45-minute private lessons. The SMA will provide a talent scholarship for all private lessons.
  • Participants will receive special chamber ensemble consideration, if available
  • Participants will be expected to perform at a final Performance Track Recital.
  • A maximum of 30 students will be accepted to the Performance Track.
  • Students are accepted on a rolling basis.
Performance Track Benefits
  • Additional practice time
  • $240 talent scholarship toward four 45-minute private lessons
  • Special chamber ensemble consideration, if available

Application Process

Students interested in applying to the Performance Track must first apply to the Summer Music Academy and indicate their interest in the Performance Track.

To be considered for the Talent Scholarship or Performance Track, students must submit a video-recorded audition online. These materials should be uploaded to a site, such as YouTube, then shared via the SMA application. If you do not have the Performance Track videos ready by the time you submit your application, please fill out the Talent Scholarship and Performance Track Application.

Video auditions are required only for Talent Scholarship & Performance Track applicants. Talent Scholarship and Performance Track audition materials must be submitted no later than May 1. After uploading the materials, our faculty will review the footage and get back to you with your acceptance decision. You do not need to be accepted to the Performance Track to attend the Summer Music Academy.

Audition Requirements

Audition material requirements for the Performance Track can be found on the Audition page.


All audition materials, including the camper application and supplemental materials (audition recordings, etc.), must be received by May 1. Due to a rolling acceptance process, we encourage individuals to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions.