Summer Study

  • UW Music Summer Study
    UW Music students enjoy practicing in the Quad
  • UW Summer Band 2017
    UW Music Summer Band 2017
  • Smithsonian Folkways certificate in World Music Pedagogy
    Smithsonian Folkways certificate in World Music Pedagogy class
  • Seattle Piano Institute
    2015 Seattle Piano Institute Session 1 students on stage with Co-Directors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard

Summer Quarter at the School of Music invites an intensive approach to study and performance with a selection of for-credit course offerings. Please see the UW Time Schedule for a complete listing of summer courses.

In addition to courses offered for UW credit, the School of Music is host to a number of special learning opportunities, including workshops, symposiums, and institutes. A few of these are listed below. Please visit the links for more information. 


Classical Guitar Summer Workshop

The 2020 Classical Guitar Summer Workshop is canceled due to public health advisories on social distancing and following University of Washington guidelines. Check back next year for 2021 Workshop details.

Details at UW Classical Guitar Intensive Summer Workshop


Smithsonian Workshop in World Music Pedagogy

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 12th annual (2020) University of Washington's world music pedagogy five-day summer in-person course is postponed until summer 2021.

Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy: Teaching Music/Teaching Culture (Webinar)

Summer 2020:  June 22-23
Details at World Music Pedagogy


Seattle Piano Institute

The 2020 Seattle Piano Institute is canceled due to public health advisories on social distancing and following University of Washington guidelines. Check back next year for July 4-17, 2021 session details.

Details at Seattle Piano Institute


UW Jazz Workshop

The 2020 UW Jazz Workshop is canceled due to public health advisories on social distancing and following University of Washington guidelines.

Details at UW Jazz Workshop


Chamber Music Institute 

Join internationally renowned artists for a week of intensive exploration of the chamber music repertoire at the University of Washington School of Music.

Summer 2020:  August 18 - 22
Details at UW Chamber Music Institute