JULY 12th - AUGUST 2nd, 2020

The Summer Academy at the Rushmore Music Festival is an intensive 3-week program that takes place in the heart of the Black Hills at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. The Summer Academy is a Solo & Chamber Music pipeline program, intended for students at the early advanced-advanced levels with an . With a strong focus on individual technical mastery and artistic growth rooted in communication, the Summer Academy fosters a truly unique, immersive musical environment. 


Summer Academy accepts students ages 10 through 18 studying violin, viola, cello, harp and piano.

Program Cost: $3,100 (includes Tuition and Room & Board) *Financial aid and merit scholarships available.

*2020 Faculty will be announced in October*

Students stay on-campus at the Black Hills State University under full counselor supervision.

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Want to know what it's like to be an RMF Student?

"A Day in the Life of an RMF Student" allows patrons, parents, and local teachers to observe classes and workshops at the Summer Academy.  Reserve your ticket for this incredible educational experience -- spots are very limited. All proceeds go towards supporting the Student Scholarship Fund.