Summer Music Institute


OCMEA Summer Music Institute

July 17 – 20 and July 24 – 27, 2023

(10am – 12pm daily)

Final Concert July 27, 6pm

Location: Monroe Woodbury High School

How to register:

1. Choose your registration option:

2. Mail in with your payment and the medical form (link to printable form —>) OCMEA  Summer Music Institute Medical Form (You must mail in this medical form whether you register by mail or online). Address is on this form.


Direct any questions by email to:

Ashley Contzius

Summer Music Institute – Administrative Director

What is the SMI?

An 8 day Band, Chorus, and String Ensemble experience culminating with a free public concert. Make new friends and perform great music with students from Orange County and beyond! A Jazz Improvisation class is also available for instrumentalists.

Who is eligible?

  • Intermediate Band – students entering grades 5 – 7 (with one year experience minimum)
  • Senior Band – students entering grades 8 – 12
  • Intermediate Strings – students entering grades 5 – 8 (with one year experience minimum)
  • Senior Strings – students entering grades 9 – 12
  • Intermediate Chorus – students entering grades 4 – 7
  • Senior Chorus – students entering grades 8 – 12
  • Improvisation Class: This class is for instrumentalists only.  Class will run during the first week only.  Students will split their time between their music ensemble and the Improvisation class. Students will continue full time in their music ensemble week 2

How much does it cost?

Registration: $125/student (postmarked by June 24)

Late Registration: $135/student (after June 24)

*Checks should be made payable to: OCMEA.

*In the instance that a refund is necessary, the cutoff date for such requests is July 10, 2023.

Please submit registration and mail medical form with payment no later than July 3rd. If this deadline has passed, please email Mrs. Contzius by email at for instructions about registering onsite.