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Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute

Algoma University’s "Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute" is designed as a two-week university credit program opportunity for advanced musicians at a pre-professional level; specifically for students in secondary school (Grade 11-12) and/or college/university students.

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation GLISMI has been canceled for the 2020 season. Please check back in the fall for details on the 2021 program.

Application Process

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Frank Deresti

Executive Director

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

  • Receive intensive solo/ensemble coachings and masterclasses with passionate world-class resident and guest faculty

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

  • Attend inspiring guest lectures on topics such as music history, theory, style, improvisation, 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

  • Forge important new friendships and musical connections, grow personally and musically, and build lifelong memorie

music teacher and student

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 world-class musical instruction but also opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, and inspiration and motivation from a wealth of diverse sources.

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