About ISMI


Notice: The University of North Texas continues to monitor the effects of COVID-19 on the campus community. The University recommends wearing face coverings in order to keep our campus community safe. The University is not permitted to require face coverings. Changes in protocols directed by University leadership will be communicated to camp attendees and families where appropriate.

2022 Sessions

*Session 1   July 17-24*
*Session 2   July 24-31

College of Music, University of North Texas

Please note: we extended the application deadline to Sunday, May 15. Scholarships are still available upon acceptance. 

Welcome to the International Summer Music Institute at UNT! We are excited to welcome you to our 7th season of the expanded Summer String Institute, now known as International Summer Music Institute. ISMI offers:

  • private lessons
  • chamber music
  • chamber orchestra
  • masterclasses
  • student and faculty concerts 
  • expert international faculty
  • performance experience
  • concerto competition

The Institute is now open to string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass,) winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) and piano students. Students can choose to attend only one session, or to attend both. Our internationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists are excited to welcome you to the  newly renovated facilities of the UNT College of Music for two weeks of intensive learning and music-making in  Denton, TX. We look forward to seeing you at UNT in July 2022. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for current updates! For more information and questions, please email us at ismi@unt.edu.

Best wishes,

Felix Olschofka,
Founder & Director
 Daphne Gerling,
 Associate Director


Features Of Our Program
ISMI offers a truly unique experience: three private lessons in six days tailored to the individual needs of each student. In addition to lessons, chamber music and orchestra provide a platform for students to hone communication skills and gain high-level performance experience. ISMI is open to pre-college and university-aged students with age and level-appropriate instruction. Cost-effective tuition, housing, and meals make our institute an affordable option, and limited financial aid is available. All events are on UNT campus and within a five-minute walk to the dormitories and cafeterias.

Join us for a truly wonderful musical experience on the UNT campus!