Late Applications Still Being Accepted

The 2016 SDSMI will take place June 26th-July 2nd
Application Deadline is June 1st
Non-refundable deposit of $150 is due June 1st



Reviews from SDSMI Campers:

"It was great to work with other students who shared the same passion for making music together."
"SDSMI was awesome!"

"The sectional teachers were amazing-so helpful!"

"I loved staying in the dorms- it made it feel like we went away to college."

SDSMI: A World Class Summer Music Camp

For young musicians developing technique, nothing is more valuable than intense practice under the supervision of master musicians. Developing the needed discipline and desire for productive practice and learning music theory can be fun. Since 2010 San Diego Winds and SDSU School of Music and Dance have partnered to sponsor the San Diego Summer Music Institute. This week long intensive music camp has served nearly 200 students (many on scholarship), providing them with amazing musical opportunities while bonding with new friends. Summer Music Camp is more than mastering melody; it creates positive lifelong memories


Dear Prospective San Diego Summer Music Institute Participant,

On behalf of the board of directors of the San Diego Winds and the music faculty of San Diego State University, welcome and we hope you are excited about the opportunities that await you this summer. The San Diego Summer Music Institute was formed in recognition of the number of dedicated music students, the flourishing music programs and the lack of summer camps available in San Diego County. We wanted to create a unique and powerful musical experience that brings together motivated students and the county's elite teachers and musicians for an explosive week of music making. We know that by the time you complete your week of intensive instruction you will be inspired and dedicated to furthering your musical achievements in the year to come.

Students participating in the 2016 camp may choose to attend as residents or as commuters. Residents receive musical instruction, are provided up to three meals per day and will enjoy the experience of residing for the duration of the camp in an SDSU dormitory. Commuters receive the musical instruction and meals, but will not be living on campus.

The application at the top of this page includes all registration information as well as a payment form. Limited scholarships are available to students based on whether the student plays a High Demand Instrument, displays Exceptional Achievement, or displays Financial Hardship. Please complete the separate Scholarship Form to apply for a scholarship. Once your application is received we will send you a participation packet which will include information about your week at the Summer Music Institute including a detailed itinerary, campus map and information, as well as general information for the week. Should you have any questions at any time please to do not hesitate to email

See you at this year's SDSMI!


Eric Weirather           Shannon Kitelinger                      James Sepulvado
SDSMI Director         Director of Bands                         SDSMI Director
                                  San Diego State University