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Summer Camps and Music Opportunities (Click Here)



We are excited to announce the official availability of Student Summer Scholarships for 2023! District 5 is offering a limited number of scholarships to students of its active members for the enrichment of their music education through summer programs. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual budgeted amount for the program has been fully awarded. The maximum amount awarded per student will be $200. 

Students can apply for the scholarship by filling out and submitting the following Google Form:


  • Must be a student enrolled in a school within Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, or Mercer County

  • Must have a music teacher sponsor from their school of enrollment who is an active, non-retired member of PMEA District 5

  • Must be attending a summer workshop or similar program focused primarily in the field of music

  • Students may be granted no more than one scholarship per year


Award Amount

  • Up to 100% of the registration cost for the workshop, but no more than $200 per student

  • Scholarships will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual budgeted amount for student summer scholarships has been reached


Application Process

  • Complete the application form and submit it to the Immediate Past President by the deadline (June 1, 2023)

  • Enclose a copy of the workshop information

  • Upon successful completion of the workshop, students must submit proof of registration, payment, and attendance.

Summer Camps / Opportunities

Slippery Rock Universtiy - Summer Jazz Academy, June 26-30, 2023

 This experience is open to rising 8th grade students to seniors who have just graduated.  No jazz experience is needed! Every year, most students come in with little improvisation experience and leave feeling comfortable and inspired.  


or visit and select "SRU Educational Camps"

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Duquesne University High School Vocal Workshop, July 12-14, 2023!

Duquesne’s High School Vocal Workshop is a collaborative exploration for high school singers who love to sing and are considering careers in music! Elevate your singing in a three-day course exploring all aspects of the vocal arts surrounded by other creative and enthusiastic musicians.

  • Learn in one-on-one voice lessons with members of the Duquesne University voice faculty

  • Study how movement and music work hand-in-hand with courses like Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Yoga for Singers

  • Enhance your stage movement techniques with Dr. Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Artistic Director of Hill Dance Academy Theater

  • Expand your musicianship in classes with Dr. Caron Daley and  Dr. Paul Miller

  • Perform in a final voice recital in the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation

  • Discover on-camera techniques to make your best audition video with Annie Gill

Registration fee: $295.00. Register by May 1 to save $50!


To learn more and register:

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser - North Hills HS

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and Dr. John Villella will be back in Pittsburgh again this summer.

So many of us have had the same experience:

we meet Dr. Tim for the first time and our lives are changed.

For me it was senior year of high school. We all got on a bus and headed to Trinity High School because my band director told us that there was someone we needed to meet, and my life was changed.

Come and let your students have the same experience on July 27th, as part of getting ready for the upcoming season and school year.

Bring anyone and everyone that would benefit. This is not just for band, or students with titles. We are taking all our rising juniors and seniors this year and have choir and orchestra students as well. If you attend with your students, you can continue the conversation at home.

For nearly a decade we have had 100's of student musicians jumpstart their year together through this time together with Dr. Tim. You don't want to miss out on this!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Len Leavelle -

Kelly at Vivace can help with registrations

Registration Form

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