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Molloy College Summer Music Institute at the Madison Theatre

June 30 to July 25, 2014
NYSSMA Level 4 and up, or have teacher attest student is playing at that level.

Program Description

The Molloy College Summer Music Institute provides a fun and engaging opportunity to continue making music throughout the summer. Students entering grades 8-12 will study with renowned professionals from Molloy College and area schools. Our program of study allows students to build upon existing skills while also exploring new musical avenues. It is designed to accommodate students with a variety of musical interests, from those who hope to gain new musical insight in a supportive setting to those who are considering a career in music.

Program Directors:
Evelyn Selesky (Molloy Music Department Chair) and Michelle Rampal (Molloy Music Faculty)

The Program at a Glance:

Five days per week, students receive intensive musical instruction with Molloy College music professors in our state-of-the-art performing arts facilities.

Students will participate in primary voice or instrumental lessons and sectionals 4 hours per week, ensemble rehearsals 5 hours per week, and study musical electives for 6 hours per week.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:

9:00-9:40am: Music Elective 1
9:40-10:20am: Music Elective 2
10:20-11:00am: Music Elective 3
11:00-12:00pm: Large Ensemble Rehearsals (Jazz/Band, Choral, Orchestral, Percussion)
High-level performers may be invited to participate in multiple ensembles on a rotating basis

Elective Selections to Include*:

  • Intro to Guitar
  • Intro to Percussion
  • Intro to Keyboard
  • Songwriting/Composition
  • Intro to Music Theory
  • Intro to Digital Music
  • Improvisation
  • *Subject to enrollment and availability

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

9:00-10:00am: Lessons or Sectionals
10:00-11:00am: Sectionals or Lessons
11:00-12:00pm: Large Ensemble Rehearsals (Jazz/Band, Choral, Orchestral, Percussion)

High-level performers may be invited to participate in multiple ensembles on a rotating basis

Click here for biographies of select faculty from the 2013 Summer Music Institute.
The program will culminate in a concert on Friday, July 25th at 7:30pm. Videos of the 2012 Summer Music Institute Performance are available. Please click here.

Admission and Registration Information

The Summer Music Institute is open to students entering grades 8-12. This is an enrichment program that is designed for students who have been studying their instrument for a few years and/or have the ability to play at a NYSSMA level IV or higher.

Students will need to complete an application for admission with a teacher recommendation. Applications are due on Friday, May 30th, 2014.

Click here to download application.

Tuition: $525. A tuition deposit of $100 will be required to secure your spot in the program with the balance due on June 6th. You will receive registration instructions upon your acceptance into the program.

Open House and Further Information

Visit us at the Molloy College Summer Music Institute Open House on either Monday, March 24 or on Monday, May 19. The Open Houses will be held at 7:30 pm in the Public Square Building at Molloy College. Tour the facilities, meet the faculty and get your questions answered. We regret that we are unable to provide individualized tours and meetings. To RSVP to one of the Open House online, click here, or call 516.323.3320, or e-mail

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions,

Click here to download the 2014 application.
Applications due June 2nd.