Summer Music Programs

BW CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive
July 12 - 25, 2015
(440) 826-2365

How to Apply & Audition for 

 The Conservatory Summer Intensive

For Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Piano, Organ, and Voice


Bryan L. Bowser, Artistic Director

Laura Joss, Instrumental Director
Sally Schneider, Choral Director

Click here to meet the rest of the faculty

CSI Students in 2015 will visit;



Beck Center for the Arts to see Green Day's American Idiot

The Cleveland Art Museum for Wade Oval Wednesday.


*"The Alexander Technique has a long history of helping instrumentalists and singers to perform with less stress and likelihood of injury. Musicians do some of the most complex and demanding physical movements of any profession. In recent years, the term Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) has come into popular use, but musicians have always had to face the challenge of performing the same complex muscular actions over and over again.

By helping musicians improve the quality of the physical movements involved in playing an instrument or singing, the Alexander Technique also helps improve the quality of the music itself. A violinist's stiff shoulders and arms will get in the way of a pleasing sound; a singer's tight neck or jaw will cause the voice to become less resonant. By helping musicians release undue tension in their bodies, the Alexander Technique makes possible a performance which is more fluid and lively, less tense and rigid."

From: The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

BW CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive

Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 25, 2015

Application & Audition Deadline: April 1, 2015*

*The application deadline has been extended in the following areas:
violin, viola, flute, bassoon, clarinet, trombone, percussion, keyboard and male voice.  Call the office for details.

...investigating college music study while exploring careers in music... 

Applications are now available!

The Conservatory Summer Intensive is a 2 week program for high school students considering studying music in college.  This program allows students to step into the shoes of a Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory Music Major and work directly with the BW Conservatory of Music faculty.

Participants will choose between the CSI Track or a Specialized Track.

Common core classes for all participants will include:

  • Music Theory / Ear Training
  • Major Ensemble (orchestra, wind ensemble, or choir)
  • CSI Singers (all CSI choir)
  • Private Lessons (2 45-minute lessons) 

Specialized Track options include:

  • Music Theatre (vocal students only)
  • Composition
  • Chamber Music (string students only)
  • Keyboard Institute (piano & organ students only) 
  • Jazz


Current high school juniors may also elect to participate in the APP: Audition Preparation Program

Elective courses will include:

  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Conducting
  • Music Technology 
  • Group Piano Class
  • Group Guitar Class
  • Group Voice
  • Percussion Ensemble (percussion students only)
  • Alexander Technique*


Students will participate in workshops throughout the Intensive which explore Careers in Music.  Participants can elect to receive additional private lessons in their primary or other chosen instrument.

Residential students will now be housed in the newly renovated and air-conditioned Davidson Commons.  The Commons are located within close proximity to the Conservatory.  CSI residential students will live in suite-style housing which includes units with two-person bedrooms, a shared bathroom and small common area.  For information and photos of the new facility please check out the Davidson Commons web page

See How to Apply & Audition for CSI for more details, or contact the Conservatory Outreach office at: (440) 826-2365 or

In lieu of an uploaded or recorded audition, live on-campus auditions will be held at BW's Boesel Musical Arts Center each Saturday in March time TBD.  

We must have your completed application and $200 deposit prior to audition. 

CSI Track students may be eligible to have your audition waived if they participate in a selective youth ensemble.

Click here for a full list of accepted selective ensembles and details.

Contact Caroline Arendec at (440) 826-8068 or to be included on the audition list or to answer any questions.

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