Summer Institute™ 2017 - Summer Camp

Rochester, NY Summer Rock Camp


In it’s sixth year, Summer Institute™ has become the regions #1 summer music program for young musicians. Much like RCSM’s year long program,  S.I.™ is the prime destination for talented young musicians to challenge themselves and advance their musicianship, all while performing and writing original music alongside other musicians their age. During this electrifying two week program, kids will have many opportunities to experience life as a pro-musicians while learning highly valuable skills to help you advance your musicianship and performance abilities. Most importantly they’ll make friends who love making music just as much as you do.

Summer Institute™ is the ultimate summer experience for teen musicians! It's the ideal place to challenge and grow your own musicianship while performing and writing music with your own pre-existing band or working alongside other talented musicians.  

During this rockin' two week program, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a pro musician and to acquire valuable tools that will help you advance your musicianship and performance abilities!

Whether it's improving your chops, writing music as a band, or performing LIVE gigs, there is no other experience for teen musicians quite like Summer Institute™ at RCSM!

  • Music Workshops
  • Recording Workshops
  • Music Business Courses
  • Studio Master Classes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Experiences
  • 2 LIVE Concerts!
  • NEW performance venue!

SESSION ONE (*ages 10 - 13)
Dates: July 10th - 21st (*2 weeks)
Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm

SESSION TWO (*ages 14 - 18yrs)
Dates: July 10th - 21st (*2 weeks)
Time: 1:30pm - 7:30pm


Auditions at RCSM - Saturdays in April & May. *Specific dates/times to be announced on Monday, March 27th. 



$625 - Non-RCSM Students
$575 - RCSM Students
*FINANCIAL AID ($$) is available!  Need-based applications are completed AFTER your audition. Every student is considered for MERIT-BASED scholarships. RCSM taps multiple resources to ensure that EVERY student can afford to come to Summer Institute™


Transportation to and/or from camp is available for kids who need it. *Transportation to and from counties bordering Monroe county is provided at a small additional surcharge.