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Summer Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers youth camps and non-credit bearing workshops for a variety of age groups during the summer.  If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact
For information regarding credit bearing courses and other university-wide offerings please visit



Summer String Institute, 2016 Dates Coming Soon!

Intermediate and advanced strings students from middle school level to young professionals will work intensively to improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing.  The workshop will include hourly lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes, contemporary music workshop, string orchestra rehearsals, faculty recital, student recitals and a string orchestra concert.

Experience China Summer Camp, July 11-22, 2016, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

This 10-day program is designed for students ages 8-12 who are interested in learning Chinese language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, and experiencing Chinese culture and traditions. The last day of the camp will feature students’ performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

Field Ecology Adventures, July 25-29, 2016, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Field Ecology Adventures, for students ages 8-12, focuses on environmental themes such as earth awareness, wildlife studies, habitat analysis, aquatic/terrestrial ecology and survival skills. Students will participate in outdoor hikes, games, activities and demonstrations that will be conducted at both the UB North Campus and at 2 selected field trip locations.


LehrerDance Summer Intensive, August 8-13, 2016

Intermediate/advanced level professional and pre-professional dancers age 18 or older have an exciting opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance company members. This program is an intensive six-day residency in LehrerDance technique, style and repertory. Workshop classes include: LehrerDance technique, style and repertoire; specialty classes; health and wellness workshop; in-studio performance by LehrerDance; Q & A with Jon Lehrer and company; and showcase/reception. To register click here.

Fractures and Tectonics in the Northern Appalachian Basin, 2016 Dates Coming Soon!

This program is designed for oil/gas and environmental geoscientists interested in learning about the fracturing and faulting in the northern Appalachian Basin sedimentary units (including black shales), and/or the tectonics that controlled the evolution of the northern Appalachian Basin. It will be held at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel where outcrops of the Marcellus, Geneseo and the Utica black shales are all within easy driving distance. Enrollment is limited to 11 professionals.

The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute, August 15-19, 2016, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

This five-day workshop is open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world’s leading choral conductors.  The workshop includes rehearsal and performance conducting opportunities, one-on-one instruction and individual guidance.  For more information, click here.