Summer Music

Summer Music at Tufts includes a two weeks summer music program and a one week classic rock band.

Community Music Summer Program

The Tufts Community Music Summer program is for kids ages 7-12. Students in the program sing, drum, take instrument lessons and do Music and Movement activities, as well as group time and games. Lunch in the Tufts dining hall is included.

Tufts Summer Music is part of the Tufts Community Music Program and the Department of Music. Tuition for the program is $1050 - limited scholarships are available. The program will run from 9am to 3:30 pm each day. There is the option to stay later for an additional fee. 

The program is now accepting applications for our two weeks program July 25 – August 5, 2022.

Apply for two weeks program 


The faculty will include Jerry Bussiere, Lauren Caso, Yank'l Garcia, Phill Grannan, Jamie Kirsch, Holly Stumpf, Edie Auner, and Tufts student musicians. Learn more about the instructors.


9:00am Program begins each day at 9am with Small Group Classes and Music and Movement class
Lunch Lunch in the dining hall
Afternoon Group Singing Class, African Drumming, and outdoor recreation
3:30pm Program ends for the day
Aftercare Aftercare is available until 5:30 pm for $15 per hour per child

Classic Rock Band

Instructor: Paul Lehrman
Mon-Fri, August 1-5, 10-11:30 am, 1-2:30 pm
Ages 14 and up (adults welcome). 

An intensive weeklong workshop for intermediate and advanced players in classic rock and roll. We will learn music by groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead, the Band, the Byrds, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, culminating in a public performance on August 5.  Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, and horns welcome. Limited to 8 students. Ability to read charts required.

Apply for Classic Rock Band

The Tufts Community Music Program is coordinated by Edith Auner, an accomplished musician and program director, who is happy to answer questions or provide more information about any of our Community Music Program offerings or opportunities.

Program Director