About SSI

2016 Sessions  ***Registration is now closed for this season.***

*Session 1   June 17-June 24*

*Session 2   June 24-July 1

College of Music 

University of North Texas

Welcome to the UNT Summer String Institute!

We are excited to welcome you to the third season of the UNT Summer String Institute. Students are free to choose one or come for both sessions. Private lessons, chamber music, string orchestra, clinics, masterclasses, and concerts will be the focus of an intense workshop for violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists, and harpists. Our internationally acclaimed UNT string faculty, principal players of the Dallas Symphony, and esteemed guest artists will share their ample knowledge and expertise with our students. All this in the rich and wonderful environment of the UNT College of Music with its great facilities in the the heart of North Texas and the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. 

NEW in 2016: SSI welcomes double bassists and harpists to apply! We are also excited to have the Baumer String Quartet in residence during the first session.

We look forward to seeing you at UNT in June 2016. Follow us on Facebook for current updates. 

Best wishes,

Felix Olschofka,

Daphne Gerling,
Associate Director


Features Of Our Program

We  provide an exclusive lesson setting that is tailored to individual attention for each student. Compared to other summer camps, we offer a truly unique experience: with three private lessons in six days our participants will benefit from an intense and nurturing learning environment. In addition to private lessons, chamber music and orchestra experience  will provide a platform for students to communicate with each other through music as the universal language. Pre-college and collegiate sessions are being offered to all ages. These include master classes, clinics, faculty- student recitals, wellness and stress reduction sessions, and Region and All-state audition preparation. 

Low tuition and housing expenses make our institute affordable to everyone.  Meal plans for commuters are available as well. All events are on UNT campus and within a five-minute walk to the dormitories and cafeterias.

Join us for a truly wonderful and unique, musical experience on UNT campus.