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Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute

Unfortunately, the upcoming GLISMI programming for this summer is cancelled, but stay tuned for a possible GLISMI 2024.

Algoma University “Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute” is designed as an intensive two-week credit program opportunity for advanced musicians in jazz and singer-songwriter studies; specifically for students in secondary school (Grades 11-12) and/or college/university students, looking to take their music careers to the next level.

Application Process

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Hannah Lindsay

Executive Director

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Inspired by the former Algoma Music Camp, successful applicants will:

  • Receive intensive solo/ensemble coaching and masterclasses with passionate highly regarded resident and guest faculty

  • Experience indigenous culture through performances by local renowned native music groups (e.g. Anishinaabe drumming, singing, dancing, art forms, as well as other cultural opportunities)

  • Attend inspiring guest lectures on topics such as music business, history, theory, style, improvisation, and composition – all within the context of the natural brilliance that inspired Canada’s Group of Seven painters

  • Participate in recreational activities in state-of-the-art sports and exercise facilities
  • Explore outdoor recreational opportunities such as visits/hikes to historical and natural attractions that showcase the splendour of summer in Algoma country

  • Have access to performance opportunities that include: daily public studio master classes under the direction of guest faculty, select on and off-campus performance opportunities and a gala final performance upon conclusion of the program

  •  Take away a professionally done live audio and visual studio recording of the final student performance in the Sault’s newest state-of-the-art venue, The Loft
  • Forge important new friendships and musical connections, grow personally and musically, and build lifelong memories

Student at piano with professor



i. Embrace diverse perspectives

ii. Be collaborative and embrace partnership

iii. Celebrate traditions and past success; be innovative and futuristic with a focus on sustainability


The vision is to provide a one-of-a-kind intensive summer music experience where students grow musically, creatively, and personally. Students will experience not only highly regarded musical instruction but also opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, and inspiration and motivation from a wealth of diverse sources.

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Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind intensive summer music experience. Find out more about the application process and admission requirements.

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