integral part of Northwestern University's acclaimed School of Music, the
National High School Music Institute offers an intimate look at
collegiate-level music study and music as a career. With
a renowned faculty of more than 100, over 24 performance
ensembles, and a myriad of classes, the institute offers an
ideally challenging summer to the serious high school musician.
one of seven divisions of Northwestern's National High School Institute,
which enrolls approximately 700 of the nation's most accomplished sutdents.
Established in 1931, NHSI is the oldest and largest
university-based program of its kind in the nation.
The highly selective
music division admits approximately 180 musicians who may choose from
eight areas of study. Applied music receives top priority
regardless of the area of concentration, with a special emphasis
on chamber music. Because Northwestern University believes in training
well-rounded musicians, students are afforded the opportunity to advance academically
with a curriculum of core music studies similar to that
of a first-year student in the School of Music.
weeks of residency, students perform in nearly 20 concerts, go
on musical field trips to all of Chicago's top musical
venues, and participate in master classes and seminars related to
performance, health in the performing arts, audition preparation, and applying
to top music schools.