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Art, Design, Music, Theater, Dance and Film.

Summer Pre-College Programs

Spend a Week Fully Immersed in the Arts

Join us for the OHIO Summer Music Academy and spend a week in comprehensive on-campus study with our distinguished artist faculty. You’ll take part in master classes and seminars, earn college credit, and perform in a finale concert—all while living on our beautiful campus in Athens, Ohio.

Here, you don’t just find your place in the world. You create it.

Registration Opens January 9, 2023

Summer Music Academy Preview

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2023 Program Teaser

Daily: Courses run 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


SESSION 1: June 5–16, 2023

   Two-week courses in Art + Design,​ Film and Musical Theater​

SESSION 2: June 26–30, 2023​

   • One-week courses in Art + Design, Dance, Music and Theater.

   • OHIO Summer Music Academy is June 25–July 1​


Pre-college student­s have the option to live in residence halls and get the full on-campus college experience, but we also bring the world in to them. Students in all programs will have the­­­ chance to meet professionals from the fine arts working in fields as diverse as set design, orchestra performance, music therapy, choreography, and more! Class sessions and lectures from visiting artists supplement regular course work to highlight the many pathways that Fine Arts students might follow.

Evenings and weekends aren’t just for homework— Athens in the summer is an experience not to be missed!

Resident advisors and current Ohio University students organize activities such as craft nights, talent shows, independent films at the Athena Cinema, stargazing at the Ridges, and much more. Students also have the option to take advantage of the Ping Recreation Center and our Aquatic Center, or explore Athens’ many independent cafés and shops.

Please note: Health and safety requirements for Ohio University students and visitors have recently changed as Community Covid Levels in Athens County have increased. Per university policy, masks are required in all classrooms, studios, and learning spaces for all students and visitors over the age of 2. Up-to-date safety protocols may always be found at