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July 14-27, 2024

I invite you to join us for two weeks of intensive music making and personal growth at the University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy. Participants benefit from frequent interaction with our fantastic faculty, multiple performance opportunities, and an emphasis on productive practicing habits. Come explore your potential and make lifelong friends through music. Apply today!

Jonathan Ruck, Cellist and Program Director


The Academy

The University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy is an intensive, full-day workshop focused on the study and performance of solo and chamber music repertoire for violin, viola, cello and piano. Accepted participants will rehearse, perform, and receive daily faculty instruction as members of an assigned chamber ensemble. Additionally, each student will receive multiple private lessons from faculty members and have opportunities to perform individually in masterclasses and evening solo recitals. Each chamber music ensemble will perform on the Academy’s final recital. Intermediate and beginner-level students are encouraged to register for the newly added half-day string orchestra program. For more information, see the Half-Day Program webpage.



Open only to Violinists, Violists, and Cellists

  • Full-Day Academy (Ages 12-30): Pre-professional college music students seeking additional mentorship, intensive study and numerous performance opportunities are encouraged to apply. Advanced middle and high school students seeking exposure to an immersive chamber music experience, numerous performance opportunities, a faculty of world-class teaching artists, and a rigorous daily routine similar to the expectations of collegiate music study are encouraged to apply.
  • Half-Day String Orchestra Program (No Age Restriction): Open to all ages and ability levels, participants in this program will enjoy daily string orchestra rehearsals, group lessons and sectionals, multiple performance opportunities, all in a communal, nurturing, and fun environment. Learn more here.


Application Deadline

May 1, 2024




We thank the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support of the University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy.



If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jonathan Ruck at