2019 Summer Music Academy

2019 Summer Music Academy

For high-school students 14 – 18 years old and college students

June 25 – July 12, 2019

Courses available this session:

The Hellenic American University Summer Music academy provides young musicians the rare opportunity to play in a symphony orchestra and a chamber ensemble in a professional-level environment. Over a period of three weeks, students work with internationally acclaimed artists to prepare and perform musical a set of works drawn from a repertory from the Baroque period to the 21st century. The program culminates in a live concert.

Courses are offered in Athens through Hellenic American College.

The Summer Music Academy is organized with the support of the Nina Patrikidou Youth Symphony Orchestra under the aegis of the Archbishopric of Athens and in cooperation with American Community Schools.

LOGO Patrikiou

Youth Symphony Orchestra

45 hours of instruction, 1 college credit
10:00 – 13:00, Monday through Friday

Students rehearse and perform works of orchestral music from the repertoire of the Baroque period through the 21st century. Using their own parts from the preselected repertoire, students individually practice and enhance their performance skills and musicianship, then rehearse in the larger group in preparation for an end-of-semester recital. Students work on phrasing, intonation, articulation, pacing, rehearsal techniques score reading, and group decision-making.

Youth Chamber Music

45 hours of instruction, 1 college credit
14:00 – 17:00, Monday through Friday

This course engages music students with chamber music literature and helps them enhance both their musicianship and teamwork skills. Students prepare a chamber music piece and perform it in a public concert at the end of the course, developing their technical and interpretive skills as well as their aesthetic and musical sensitivity. They also become acquainted with the daily preparation routine of the professional musician.

How to Apply

For more information and to request an application, please contact the Admissions Office at:

Hellenic American College
Massalias 22, Athens
+30 210 368 0950
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2019