male on piano and female accompanying him

SummerSong

Westminster University brings the fun with its trademark, engaged-learning experience through SummerSong — an immersive vocal camp for talented singers. Camp participants meet and interact with exceptional faculty, guest vocal artists, and peers with a common passion for singing. The camp is open to all high school-aged students, including incoming freshmen and graduating seniors.

SummerSong Dates

June 18-24, 2023. There will be a Showcase Recital the evening of June 23rd.

SummerSong Scholarship

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, 30 high school singers and 10 pianists will enjoy a week-long immersion in the art of piano performance or singing. The scholarship includes: 

  • All tuition and fees 
  • Private lessons, master classes, and workshops, ensemble coaching 
  • Daily lunch and snacks  
  • Water bottle and camp t-shirt 
  • Daily mindfulness, movement, yoga or acting workshops 
  • Faculty and Student Showcase recitals 
  • Two (2) university credits for rising juniors and seniors 

All students stay on Westminster’s beautiful campus during the camp, with access to all the amenities such as the Health and Wellness Center, cafeteria, practice rooms with new pianos, and much more. $300 fee covers all room and board, and camp counselor supervision. 

SummerSong Application

Please fill out the online application form, including an audio file or a performance video of 1-2 solo vocal or piano pieces to summersong@westminsteru.edu by May 12, 2023.

Students will be notified of acceptance by May 22, 2023. 

APPLY NOW for summersong

Instructor Chris and the two students in Jones Recital Hall

Piano Faculty

  • Dr. Jason Hardink, Utah Symphony Principal Keyboard 
  • Dr. Kimi Kawashima, SummerSong Piano Director and Westminster Piano Faculty 
  • Kerri Green, Westminster Piano Faculty 

Vocal Faculty 

  • Dr. Christopher Puckett, SummerSong Piano Director and Westminster Vocal Faculty 
  • Dr. Emily Nelson, Westminster Vocal Faculty 
  • Aubrey Adams-McMillan, Westminster Vocal Faculty
  •  Dr. Jane Fjeldsted, Westminster Director of Choral Activities 
  • Hilary Koolhoven, Westminster Vocal Faculty 
  • Emily Williams, Westminster Vocal Coach 

Contact

  • Kimi Kawashima

    Kimi Kawashima


    • FULL-TIME Staff
    • Director of Music
    • Piano

    She/Her/Hers



    Phone: 801.832.2379

    Email:  kkawashima@westminsteru.edu

    Office Location: Jewett Center EEJC-M


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  • Christopher Puckett, D.M.A.

    Christopher Puckett, D.M.A.


    • FULL-TIME Faculty
    • Associate Professor
    • Voice
    • Tenor, Voice, Oratorio, Opera, Art Song, Musical Theatre

    He/Him/His

    D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City
    M.M.U. University of Northern Colorado
    B.M. Wright State University



    Phone: 801.832.2316

    Email:  cpuckett@westminsteru.edu

    Office Location: Jewett Center ST A


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