June 29th - July 21st, 2019
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 pipeline program, intended for students at the early advanced-advanced levels. With a strong focus on individual technical mastery and artistic growth rooted in communication, the Summer Academy fosters a truly unique, immersive musical environment.
Limited to 20 students, Summer Academy is a rigorous 3-week program with a structured environment for students ages 10 through 18 studying violin, viola, cello, and piano.
Faculty members join us from a variety of teaching and performance backgrounds — national symphonies, chamber music ensembles — to bring their unique and diverse knowledge to our students.
Program Cost: $2950 (includes Room & Board)
*Need-based financial aid and merit scholarships are available. Priority Aid consideration given to early applications.
Students stay on campus at the Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota under full counselor supervision.
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.