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Summer Music Studies

Important Update regarding Summer 2020 from UArts:

We are excited to announce that Summer 2020 courses will move online. Details on specific course updates, including changes to format and schedules, procedures on withdrawing or changing classes, and cancellations will be available on the UArts SMS Website by May 1. As we make this transition, registered students should monitor their email for updates. 

As a result, housing will not be offered.  All housing payments were refunded on April 21, 2020.

Staff are currently working remotely. Please direct all questions and inquiries to


Registration for The University of the Arts Summer Music Studies Program 2020 is open.

  • For Program Information visit
  • There will be no housing offered this summer, due to this summer's online format..

The Villanova Summer Music Studies Program for Music Educators has completed 25 years. From 1990 to 2014 over 12,000 music educators have taken our practical graduate music education courses.

Beginning in summer 2015, The University of The Arts, our long time partner and credit grantor, assumed administrative responsibility of the organization of the program.   Villanova University serves as host and liaison to summer resident students and oversees classroom spaces, preparation, and hospitality.   This shift happened in order to stream-line the program and provide equal access to online services and transcript information for all students earning credit at UArts.

Our collaboration with The University of The Arts is a long standing partnership that will continue into the future.

Transcript Information

Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program from 1993 to the present may request transcripts from the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia.  Transcript requests carry a fee and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at UArts.  Visit to request a transcript online or download the request form.  Call 215-717-6420 for further information.

Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program during the summers of 1990, 1991 or 1992, may request credits from VanderCook College in Chicago. 

* transcript_request_vander.pdf
Download a Transcript Request Form from VanderCook College.

Housing Registration

There will be no Summer Music Studies housing at Villanova Unviersity in Summer 2020.   All Summer Music Studies classes have moved online.