Taught by prestigious Bienen School faculty and a host of renowned guest artists, these intensive experiences are designed to challenge musicians to achieve the next level in their career.

Participants have the opportunity to network with musicians from around the world while visiting Chicago, one of the world’s greatest musical cities. Detailed audition requirements, dates, deadlines and tuition fees for all summer performance offerings can be found on the individual program pages below.

Summer Performance Workshops

Conducting and Wind Music Symposium
Duo Piano Master Classes
Guitar Workshop
Northwestern Bach Academy
Percussion Symposium
Trombone Master Classes
Violin Institute
Vocal Performance Seminar

Applying to Summer Session Performance Programs

The offering of any summer program is dependent on a minimum number of registered participants and subject to cancellation if the required registration does not materialize by the registration deadlines.