SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Student Life at SMI
Students may choose to commute or live on campus. Resident students will live in Kohler Hall, located just across the lawn from the Conservatory buildings, and within a short walk of the Student Union where meals are served. All SMI students have access to the university Lou Higgins Recreation Center with swimming, indoor track, racquetball courts, and complete cardio and weight training facilities. Outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball, and an outdoor pool are also available.
Field trips to see The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center, Ohio Light Opera, and the Cleveland Museum of Art are often part of the experience. There are also concerts by resident faculty and guest artists.
About Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University is an independent liberal arts university located 14 miles from downtown Cleveland, Ohio and two miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The University has an enrollment of 3000 undergraduate students within seven academic divisions.
The Conservatory of Music was established in 1898 and has a tradition of musical excellence combined with significant performance opportunities for its 270 students. Being "undergraduate only" means that all classes are taught by faculty, and important mentoring relationships result. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in performance, music therapy, composition, musical theatre, theory, and history and literature. Students may also pursue a Bachelor of Music Education degree or the Arts Management program.
The Conservatory boasts the oldest collegiate Bach Festival in the nation, which is celebrating its 81st year.
All classes, rehearsals, and performances of the Summer Music Institute take place in the Kulas Musical Arts Building and the new Boesel Musical Arts Center. Conservatory facilities include Gamble Auditorium, our large concert hall that seats 650; a smaller Chamber Hall that seats 100; the Choral Rehearsal Room; an electronic music studio; a computer lab with Power Mac computers and Kurzweil keyboards; the Jones Music Library; and the Reimenschneider Bach Institute.