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WKU Summer String Institute Registration

Please fill out all fields.  After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email.

An invoice from WKU will be mailed to the address provided below in July. It will have instructions on payment methods, handled through the WKU Cashier's Office. 

Student Information

What grade will the student be in during the 2023-24 school year?

Number of years

If you take individual lessons or play at school, write your teacher's name.


Select Session

Twinklers is a half-day session for younger beginners. Young Musicians is a full-day session for elementary through high school age students with strings experience.

Rental Instrument

Twinklers only: Do you need to borrow an instrument?

Check the box if you need to borrow an instrument for the week.

Young Musicians Session Only

Additional options

Please indicate if you would like to participate in the Chamber Music program and/or enter in the Concerto Competition.

Auditions are required for both the Chamber Music Program and the Concerto Competition. Guidelines for both can be found on these websites:

Concerto Competition:

Chamber Music Program:

Parent Information

Contact and Medical Information

Name of Emergency Contact

Please share with us any medical information, including food allergies, that we should be aware of.

Withdraw Policy

To withdraw from participating in the SSI, you must notify the director in writing by emailing andrew.braddock@wku.edu. If you choose to withdraw after submitting this registration form, you will not be charged any tuition if you withdraw before June 15. If you withdraw between June 15 and July 16, you will be charged 50% of the tuition fee. If you withdraw on July 17 or later, you will be charged the full tuition fee, regardless of whether you attend.

Type your initials to indicate that you understand and agree to the above Withdraw Policy.

WKU Photo Release

I hereby assign full copyright and grant permission to Western Kentucky University and its campus offices/departments to use photographs and/or video recorded images taken of me on the date and at the location listed below for use in print, video, website, and/or social media projects such as brochures, advertisements, posters, newsletters, display boards, publications or on the university websites or other electronic forms of media, and to offer them for use or distribution in other university publications, electronic or otherwise, without notifying me.

I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the image(s).

I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless WKU and the Music Department and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper or via electronic media, from and against any claims, damages, or liability to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction or production of the finished product, its publication or distribution.

I am 18 years of age or older, and I am competent to contract my own name. I have read this release before signing below, and I fully understand the contents, meaning and impact of this release. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release. A photocopy of this consent form shall be considered as valid as the original.

Location(s) of Photo/Video: Fine Arts Center, Van Meter Auditorium, Music Hall

Date(s): July 17-21, 2023

Type Parent's Full Name

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Twinklers Half-day

Early Registration (March 1 – April 30): $150

Regular Registration (May 1 – June 30): $175

Last minute Registration (up until July 17): $200


Young Musicians Full-day

Early Registration (April 1 – May 31): $195

Regular Registration (June 1 – June 30): $215

Last minute Registration (up until July 17): $245



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 Last Modified 1/30/23