Counselor Program

Job Description

A counselor is an individual who is well organized, a strong leader, an enthusiastic musician, and a hard worker.  The festival counselors are in charge of managing the festival participants and work alongside the SC Ambassadors.  Counselors ensure the safety of the participants. 


  • Move-in for festival a day early (June 10) for training
  • Stay an extra day (June 17) to assist with festival wrap-up
  • Manage festival participants
  • Manage commuting students
  • Decorate resident halls with SC Ambassadors
  • Work with students having trouble adjusting to the festival
  • Coordinate festival awards
  • Take attendance throughout the festival
  • Attend all-festival performances
  • Opportunity to participate in a recital and provide private lessons
  • Direct students and families during move-in and move-out
  • Help administrators/directors with miscellaneous duties
  • Assist with daily break time
  • Take action photos for end-of-camp video
  • Assit with electives and chamber coaching
  • Assist with any other tasks given by the festival administrators


A counselor must:

  1. Be invited by the Dean of the Summer Music Festival
  2. Be a college rising junior or older
  3. Possess knowledge of current computer technology (recording equipment, projector, etc.)


Counselors will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive a $500 stipend
  • Receive full tuition scholarship for the festival
  • Develop leadership skills through games and activities with counselors and staff
  • Gain first-hand knowledge assisting directors during rehearsals

Timeline for Counselor Applicants

  1. After the application materials have been received by the Dean of the Summer Music Festival, the materials will be reviewed and applicants will be notified.
  2. Counselors will be announced on March 25
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