Summer Academy

Continuing a thirty-year tradition, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Academy offers instruction in music and fine arts to middle and high school students who are interested in developing their singing skills and musical potential.  Emphasis is placed on vocal music. Academy students experience a curriculum of classes designed to nurture their abilities, while expanding and deepening their understanding of music as an art.  Students learn, create, and perform on stage under the direction of experienced University of Michigan-Flint Department of Music professors, alumni, and guest faculty. The Academy offers two consecutive camps, Junior Academy and Senior Academy, each closing with a public concert featuring all students. Classes are held in the safe and friendly environment of the university campus everyday, except weekends, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm for the duration of each program.

Academy Participation Fee: $185


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Honor Band

The Department of Music of the University of Michigan – Flint hosts the High School Honor Band Weekend each year, culminating in a performance by the student musicians. The band will be selected on the basis of nominations by respective band directors from area mid-Michigan schools.  Any wind or percussion student currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12 who is in good standing with their high school band or orchestra may be nominated for participation.  UM-Flint Assistant Professor of Music Chris Heidenreich will conduct the band.

Nomination does not automatically ensure selection; however, all participating schools will be guaranteed representation.

Directors are asked to submit nominee names by November 1, via email or U.S. Mail utilizing the Nomination Form, or through the following online forms: Student Self-Nomination Form and Directors Nomination Form.  Selected students will be notified before Monday, November 4. 

Acceptance letter, registration and $30 fee are due at the chair audition/placement night; students will have  electronic access to music sent to their email upon acceptance.

There is no limit to the number of qualified students who can be nominated (but please remember, many schools will nominate flutes and alto saxophones).

Extra forms may be found on this page and may be submitted electronically attached to an email to: or, FAXed to 810-762-3326. They may also be mailed to Department of Music, ATTN: C. Heidenreich, University of Michigan-Flint, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502.

Contact Chris Heindenreich for more information at or call at 810-424-5315.