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Note: Housing is not available at the Hamptons program. Students make individual arrangements or commute daily. Housing is available at the La Jolla program for an additional Room & Board fee.


La Jolla, CA: June 23 - 29 (Sun - Sat)
at St. James-by-the-sea (743 Prospect St, La Jolla)
East Hampton, NY: July 29 - August 16 (Mon - Fri)
at St. Luke’s (18 James Lane, East Hampton)

Classes are weekdays from 9:30 - 3:30 PM


IMS is open to students of all backgrounds grades 4 and up.
At least two years of prior musical training are required, as are fluency in reading and rhythm.  Courses of study offered in: Piano, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello), Brass, Winds, Voice, Guitar, Percussion

Tuition covers private lessons, group classes, performances, and study materials. Lunch & snacks are provided daily.  Students are responsible for their own instruments, stands, and sheet music.



  • Step 1: Fill out this online form

  • Step 2: Submit two screening videos. Email as attachments to OR upload on YouTube and send us the link. Videos do not need to be professional quality.

    • Video 1: applicant playing two contrasting works

    • Video 2: personal statement "Why I want to attend IMS"

  • Step 3: $80 non-refundable Application Fee (does not count towards tuition).


ACCEPTANCE: Applicants will be notified of admission results after video submissions are reviewed by faculty.  All decisions are final.

Withdrawal / Refunds: Should you have to withdraw, tuition refunds
are available until one month before the program start date.  
No refunds for any reason or withdrawal are possible after.

Housing space is limited; availability is not guaranteed.

For inquiries, please contact: or 631-405-0166