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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Crazy Ideas Institute
Sponsoring Organization: Composers Institute

Main Contact
Name: Patricia Steege
Title: Scholarship Facilitator
Address: 1028 Roughlock Lane
Spearfish, MN 57783
Phone: (651) 334-1355
Web Site:
Curricular area: Performing Arts
Grades Served: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7


We strive to provide a supportive non-judgmental space for girls, nonbinary, gender-fluid and trans youth ages 9-13 to learn and explore musical composition and sound. Campers will construct instruments and explore the acoustics of sound, will build melodies and learn about different ways to notate music, will create and share music with other campers in a fun environment. Our goal is 8 students


Students engage in fun activities to generate musical motives, develop them into longer ideas and accompany them with an ostinato. Their completed compositions are presented at the end of the week by professional musicians. They will also build simple musical instruments that they can include in their pieces.

Program Dates

One week session June 10-14, 2024 Half days during that week

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $300
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0