Explore What Excites You
High school students can take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Pre-College Summer Program from Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.
5 Reasons to Enroll in Pre-College Summer Programs
- Certain programs are 100% virtual - so you can take part in world class training from the comfort of home
- Experience what it's like to engage in music studies at the college level
- Refine your technique and expand your creativity
- Work with and learn from renowned faculty and instructors
- You can qualify for an annually renewable $2,000 scholarship to Rider University (some restrictions may apply)
Summer 2022 Programs
Musical Theatre Institute
Experience what it is like being a student in the nationally recognized programs in Acting and Musical Theatre at Rider. Enrollment is open to high school singers, actors and dancers entering the 10th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.
Westminster Vocal Institute
Under the direction of choral conductor and clinician, Jason Vodicka, the two-week Vocal Institute at Westminster draws students from across the country and around the world. Enrollment is open to students entering 9th grade through those having just completed their senior year.
Understand games from inside out and develop the core design and creative storytelling expertise and gain an in-depth understanding of the writing, art, gameplay, audio, music and animation skills needed to create immersive and interactive games.
Solo Vocal Artist
An excellent opportunity for the dedicated young classical singer to explore the many facets of developing the singer’s art through daily private lessons and master classes. Enrollment is open to students entering 9th grade through those having just completed their senior year.
Composition Week provides aspiring young composers with concentrated study in the fundamentals of composition. Enrollment is open to students entering 9th grade through those having just completed their senior year.
Westminster Organ Institute
Join acclaimed organists and guests for the two-week institute for high school organists. Enrollment is open to students entering 9th grade through those having just completed their senior year. Organ Institute students take part in many of the Vocal Institute activities, including their final concert.
Students who complete any Rider University Pre-College Summer Program prior to applying for first-year admission to Rider University can qualify for a $2,000 Pre-College Completion Award.
The award is annually renewable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate enrollment at Rider University (up to $8000 total value), provided you maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better as a University student.
For more information, contact admissions at [email protected].