Named in honor of West Chester-born composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), The Samuel Barber Summer Institute offers an innovative combination of traditional academic courses and special subject seminars featuring nationally renowned leaders in 21st century music education. We offer courses in online, hybrid, and in person formats and provide students with different pricing options for graduate credit and professional development hours (ACT 48). All courses and workshops help students achieve the requirements for our NASM-accredited master's degrees in addition to meeting requirements for teacher certification renewal and professional growth programs. Master's degrees in the WCU Wells School of Music may be earned through an intensive four-summer program or a combination of regular semester and summer studies.


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Students may enroll in our summer offerings two ways.

  • Enroll in the course to earn graduate credits and pay via tuition.
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (Act 48) by registering and paying a workshop fee.

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MTC 512: Composition I

July 1, 2024-August 2, 2024
Scheduled meetings with Professor

MHL 520: Music History for Educators

July 1, 2024-August 2, 2024
Online Asynchronous

More Information coming soon!