So Much to Do This Summer at CFA

The College of Fine Arts is excited to offer a variety of summer programs and learning experiences for numerous age groups.

The benefits of our current offerings are significant. These programs offer a unique opportunity for CFA to give back to the Commonwealth community, whether it is from expanding knowledge to current teachers, providing arts-based learning for middle and high school students, or providing hands on work experience for our currently enrolled CFA students. There is an enrichment program for everyone who has a love of the arts.

Check out our list of offerings below and register online!

Fine Arts Institute (ages 18 and up)
Non-credit community visual arts classes in a variety of media from ceramics to photography, drawing to woodworking. Click for more

Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Modern Band (for teachers)
These programs are primarily for music educators and music therapists who seek to integrate creative and student-centered practices into their classrooms, or to attain certification in Orff Schulwerk or Dalcroze. Dancers and musicians of all walks can also benefit in their artistry from the Dalcroze approach to movement and musicianship. Professional development hours and graduate credits are available. Click for more

Conducting Symposium (for conductors and teachers)
Conducting participants will receive quality podium time conducting outstanding literature in front of a live ensemble while receiving immediate/interactive feedback from the featured clinician. Each conducting participant will also receive a detailed critique and evaluation from the host clinician immediately following each conducting sessions. Click for more


Musical Theatre Voice Intensive (high school students)
The program develops the abilities of Musical Theatre performers who are serious about the field and eager to enhance their skills. Our goal is to help the performer grow through professional caliber classes in theory, technique, and artistry - and private lessons throughout the week. Click for more

Dance Intensive (high school and college students)
The program provides focused time for the student to take a variety of classes with UK faculty and guest artists. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Body Conditioning, improvisation and choreography are classes part of this immersive intensive. Click for more

Trumpet Institute (high school and college students)
The Institute offers the chance to work with highly acclaimed guest artists from around the United States, daily masterclasses, performance opportunities, and concerts. Click for more


Junior Trumpet Institute (middle school students)
Classes will be geared toward younger players with an emphasis on sound production, breathing, sight reading, ensemble playing, and other fundamental skills. Click for more

Music for All (grades K - 5)
Music for All is a week-long half-day summer music camp for elementary school students (grades K-5) with and without disabilities. Students will have opportunities to sing, play instruments, move to music, and create music while learning, having fun, and making new friends. The camp will be led by UK School of Music Faculty and graduate students who are board-certified music therapists, in collaboration with music educators. The camp will run concurrently with the Orff for All Learners workshop, led by Dr. Olivia Yinger and special guest and Orff teacher Sarah Richardson, where in-service music educators come to UK to learn how to collaborate with music therapists and to effectively teach music to students with disabilities in inclusive settings. More details coming soon.

We are also thrilled to welcome the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts to our campus this summer. More than 200 talented high school students from every Kentucky county will live and train in our facilities this June.

We look forward to this flurry of activity campus this summer!