STUDENT LIFE: Housing & Meals 

All On-Campus Students will stay under full counselor supervision at Black Hills State University's Bordeaux residence hall. These state-of-the-art accommodations feature fully air-conditioned, suite-style living* quarters, with access to full kitchen and laundry.

All students will be provided with a meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

*Suite-style refers to a double occupancy room sharing a bathroom with an adjoining double occupancy room. Suites and living space will be separated according to students' gender and age.

Off-Campus/Commuter Students: Students as young as 10 years old may participate in the Summer Academy. It is recommended that they stay with a parent/guardian, although some exceptions can be made. University Apartments may be available for discounted rates of $60/night. Please note that although there are no classes held on the weekends, you are required to attend faculty concerts held at the University as well as any rehearsals scheduled by your chamber group.  

Activities

All students will attend 3 faculty performances held weekly at the University. Students will have access to outdoor recreation facilities on campus. On weekends and in the evenings, students will have a chance to sign up for field trips (no additional charge) to attractions such as Mount Rushmore, the Wind Cave, Spearfish Rec. Center and Water Park, Downtown Spearfish, and hiking in the Spearfish Canyon. 


Sample Daily Schedule*

All classes function on Odd/Even schedules, where, if a student's lessons are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, the chamber music coachings are set for Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays are reserved for studio classes, masterclasses, and other workshops. There are no classes on weekends, except individual practice and chamber music rehearsals. Weekends are reserved for field trips and faculty concerts.

Monday

7AM BREAKFAST

8-10AM Individual Practice (10 min break/hour)

10-11AM Theory/Ear-Training

11AM-12PM Dalcroze Eurhythmics

12PM LUNCH

1-2PM 1hr Private Lesson

2-6PM Free Time

6PM DINNER

7-9PM Chamber Music Rehearsal

10PM CURFEW

Tuesday

7AM BREAKFAST

8-10AM Individual Practice (10 min break/hour)

10-11AM Theory/Ear-Training

11AM-12PM Dalcroze Eurhythmics

12PM LUNCH

1-2PM 1hr Chamber Music Coaching

2-6PM Free Time

6PM DINNER

7-9PM Chamber Music Rehearsal

10PM CURFEW

*Please note that above schedules are samples only, and will differ for each student.