Free for High School Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors       




FREE to apply

FREE to attend



June 3-8, 2019

Application Deadline

April 5

Dare to Dream!

The 41st Summer Choral Institute is completely free to attend for High School Freshmen,  Sophomores, and Juniors.  Held on the campus of Kansas State University, join us for a week of music education and leadership training.  Learn from some of the nation's leading music educators, perform in recitals and concerts, and help us celebrate our 41st anniversary in a special event,  soon to be announced!

Past special events have included singing at the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site, a concert on the wing of the Space Shuttle at the Cosmosphere Space Center, singing with the Kansas City Symphony at the Symphony in the Flint Hills event for a crowd of over 7,000, performances at the Kansas State capitol building for the first-ever State Day of Singing, and performing at the 70th anniversary of D-Day at the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

What is the Summer Choral Institute?

About SCI

The Kansas State University Summer Choral Institute, now in its 41st year, is one of the nation's most unique summer programs for High School Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.

40 of the nation's top high school choral music students are selected each year to attend the KSU Summer Choral Institute.  Students participate in an intensive week of rehearsals, masterclasses, private coachings, musical performances, lectures, piano classes, as well as team-building and character building exercises.  The leadership staff of SCI are among the top performers and educators in their respective fields.  Students from the Summer Choral Institute continually find that this Institute makes a significant and lasting impact on their lives as musicians and people.

Sponsored by the Master Teacher Institute for the Arts, students accepted into SCI receive a full scholarship which covers all expenses (tuition, room, board, admissions etc.) for the 6 days and 5 nights on the campus of Kansas State University.


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