The Kennedy Center

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra



Biography

The National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute is a four-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young people ages 14-21 at the Kennedy Center. Musicians from around the country participate in the Institute, which consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians, and additional enrichment sessions. Several of the local students are graduates or current participants of the NSO Youth Fellowship Program, an orchestral training program for talented young musicians. Also included are students participating in the Young Artists’ of Color national training initiative of the Kennedy Center.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/23/2017: 2017 NSO Summer Music Institute

Join us for the final concert of the 2017 NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra performs Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Brahms and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique,” conducted by by Abel Pereira.

Video 7/17/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Students of David Murray and Rachel Young studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) play Music for Brass Instruments by Dahl and String Quartet No. 1, Op. 59 by Beethoven.

Video 7/16/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Students of Heather Green, Wanzhen Li, and Ko Sugiyama studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) play Concertante for Four Violins in A minor, Op. 55 by Maurer, String Quintet in G minor by Debussy, and “Trout,” Piano Quintet in A major by Schubert.

Video 7/15/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Students of Alex Jacobsen, Dan Foster, and Claudia Chudacoff studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) play Duetto for Cello and Bass by Rossini, String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life,” by Smetana, and Octet by Mendelssohn.

Video 7/14/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Students of Hyun-Woo Kim, Holly Hamilton, and James Nickel studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) play Terzetto in C major, Op. 74 by Dvorák, String Quartet in F major by Ravel, and Wind Quintet, Op. 43 by Nielsen.

Video 7/13/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Students of Jenny Mondie, Jamie Roberts, David Murray, and Eugena Change studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) play String Quintet, Op. 77 by Dvo?ák, Summer Wing Quintet by Samuel Barber, and Serenade No. 6 by Persichetti.

Video 7/9/2017: Summer Music Institute (SMI)

Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15–20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI). SMI Orchestra’s program will feature “Short Ride in A Fast Machine” by John Adams and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” in E minor conducted by Abel Pereira.

Video 7/24/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The final concert of the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, will feature the SMI Concerto Competition winner, performing Dvorák’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 in E-flat major.

Video 7/15/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play Persichetti’s Serenade No. 6, Mendelssohn’s Octet, and Brahms’s String Quartet No. 1 Op. 51.

Video 7/10/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, led by Elizabeth Schulze, plays Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, and R. Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra