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Summer Music Academy

The University of Dallas Music Department is pleased to announce the Summer Music Academy for students entering 7th grade - graduating seniors, June 8 - 12, 2020.

Why Summer Music Academy?

Set on the University of Dallas campus in Irving, Texas, the Summer Music Academy is an opportunity for string, piano and vocal students to immerse themselves in the language of music, expanding their musical abilities and developing their artistic potential. University of Dallas Music Department faculty work with students in a variety of settings, including private lessons, masterclasses, music theory classes and ensembles creating an intensive, enriching and rewarding experience. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying for the Summer Music Academy must submit an online application and recommendation form by May 1. Once accepted to the program, applicants will then submit their program payment and registration form. If you have any questions about how to apply please contact the University of Dallas Music Department at (972) 721-5079 or


The Summer Music Academy enjoys the benefit of a staff that is well versed in teaching music to young adults. Ms. Kristin Van Cleve is the director of the program and will be assisted by fellow university professors from the Music department

 Day at a Glance

Students begin each day with a morning meeting held in Catherine Hall. Following their morning meeting students will spend three hours engaged with their music directors working on their discipline in masterclasses, ensembles and private lessons and will break for lunch at noon. The group will reconvene after lunch and participate in a Music History/Theory class and Academy Chorale until dismissal at 3pm. On the last day of the program, a concert will be held to celebrate the culmination of their work. 

Students interested in the residential program will also enjoy the community experience typical of dorm life. Whether playing volleyball, chatting in the dorm lounge, or enjoying a cappuccino, students find the camaraderie with their fellow classmates one of the most enjoyable aspects of the program. Programming activities in the late afternoon and evening will be shared with other programs being held on campus. Please note there is limited availability for the residential program and it is only open to non DFW rising sophomores and above. 

The Irving Campus

The University of Dallas' main campus in Irving, Texas is located approximately 15 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Dallas Love Field. The campus is conveniently situated in the heart of the metroplex with access to public transportation into Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and other cities.