College of Communication and the Arts

2015 Summer Music Workshops and Special Course Offerings

Got plans this summer? The University of Toledo Department of Music is offering several incredible music workshops this summer! Some are geared toward students - from middle school through college, others are for music educators.  From Jazz to Classical, from strings to flute to voice - there is literally something for just about everyone. Look below for details & deadlines and start planning your amazing summer now!

JANUS VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL  |  JUNE 4-14Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini

Faculty: Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini (bio)
Additional Faculty - TBA
Ages: 12 and up
  • Adult Track June 4-14
    Study and performance of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE
    Performance Dates: Friday & Saturday, June 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.
    Participant Fee - $550
  • High School Track June 8-14*
    Voice training, personal coaching, concert preparation
    Concert Date: Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
    Participant Fee - $200
  • Youth Track - June 10-14*
    Acting classes, voice lessons, program - music theatre
    Performance Dates: Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
    Participant Fee - $160

*IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, you must complete and have a parent or guardian sign the Permission/Medical Consent form. Download the PDF form.

To register and learn more, visit:  Register for this workshop  
DEADLINES: Register by: Friday, MAY 29  Payment Due: First day of your track

FLUTE CAMP WITH JOEL TSE & AMY HERITAGE |  JUNE 8-12Flute Camp is led by Joel Tse, principal flute for the Toledo Symphony

Faculty: Joel Tse, Principal Flute with Toledo Symphony, UT Flute Instructor
Amy Heritage, 2nd Flute with TSO & Suzuki Flute Instructor
Ages: Elementary School through Adult
Track 1: Suzuki Book 1&2 & Beginning Band, mornings (Amy Heritage) 
Track 2: Intermediate & Advanced (Joel Tse, full day)
EXTRAS Special guest Robert Johnson of Flute Specialists who will present a flute repair & care workshop. Additional Amy Heritage will teach the beginner track at the 2015 UT Flute Campworkshops for all participants in yoga and breathing, music and movement, and for younger students, flute crafts and stories. A concert performed by all students concludes the workshop on Friday.
Cost: Track 1 – $150/week (mornings-only workshop), Track 2 – $300/week (full day)
$65/day if you plan to attend fewer than 5 days.
UT STUDENTS: ATTEND TRACK 2 FOR 1/2 PRICE! (Must provide Rocket #)
To register and learn more, visit:  Flute Camp Registration site
DEADLINES: Register by: Friday, JUNE 5  Payment Due: Monday, JUNE 8

*IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, you must complete and have a parent or guardian sign the Permission/Medical Consent form. Download the PDF form.



SJI Jazz Faculty - Jay Weik, Norm Damschroder, Gunnar Mossblad, Tad Weed, Olman Piedra

Jay Rinsen Weik - Guitar; Norm Damschroder - Assistant Director, Bass; Gunnar Mossblad, Director & saxophone; Tad Weed - Jazz Piano; Dr. Olman Piedra - Percussion
Ages: 12 & up
Tracks: Vocal, Instrumental, Teacher-Training, Jazz Appreciation
Description: The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where ALL levels of jazz students can discover and achieve their jazz potential through the study of jazz in one of four exceptional programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training* and jazz appreciation.
*The teacher training track is flexible to your time and needs. It provides enough contact hours for 1-3 hours of Continuing Education. Please check with your school district for its continuing education policies and forms.
To register & learn more, visit:
DEADLINES: Register by JUNE 1 or a $25 late fee will apply.
All remaining tuition and fees due by JUNE 12 or you cannot participate. 

*IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, you must complete and have a parent or guardian sign the Permission/Medical Consent form. Download the PDF form.

SUMMER STRINGS | TUESDAY/THURSDAY EVENINGS - JULY 14, 16, 21, 23, 26*Mardi Soirs i.e. Tuesday Evenings for Strings is taught by Cecilia Johnson

Faculty: Cecilia Johnson, Director 
Ages: 18 and up
Tracks: Adult Amateur Musician
Description: Summer Strings meets twice weekly on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This strings workshop (violin, viola, cello or bass) is for the adult amateur musician who is looking for a fun music experience that will keep playing skills sharp over the summer plus provide an opportunity for concert performance. We know that attending twice a week is a tough commitment over the summer, so we ask that you attend at least two of the rehearsals and the final session on July 26, which is the concert performance. Concert is at 3 p.m.
Fees: $90 (all 5 sessions) OR $25/session for those who cannot attend all rehearsals.
To register or for more info: Call the Music Department office 419.530.2448 or provide your contact info (phone and/or email) and indicate your instrument when you mail in your payment.
DEADLINE: JULY 10 is the deadline for all registration and payment


Attn: (name of your workshop)
2801 W Bancroft St. MS 605
Toledo, OH 43606






Last Updated: 5/7/15