About SummerSong

Westminster College 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.


June 20–24, 2022, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. There will be a Showcase Recital the evening of June 24.

Students performing in the concert hall at SummerSong camp.
Students posing for photo on stage in concert hall.

SummerSong Scholarship

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, 30 high school students and 10 pianists will be selected to attend this residential music camp. Activities include:

  • Private lessons, master classes, workshops, and ensemble coaching
  • All meals and residence on Westminster's beautiful campus housing
  • Water bottle and camp t-shirt
  • Daily mindfulness workshops and acting classes
  • Faculty and student showcase recitals
  • 2 elective course credits for juniors and seniors

Thanks to the generous underwriting by the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, the total cost for the camp is only $300, covering all activities, room and board, and camp counselor supervision. The SummerSong Room and Board Scholarship is also available for qualifying students.

Piano Faculty

  • Dr. Jason Hardink, Utah Symphony Principal Keyboard
  • Dr. Kimi Kawashima, SummerSong Piano Director

Vocal Faculty

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


Please fill out the online application form, including an audio file or a performance video of 1-2 solo vocal or piano pieces by May 27, 2022. Students will be notified of acceptance by June 3, 2022.



Kimi Kawashima

Kimi Kawashima

  • Full-Time Staff and ADJ
  • Director of Music
  • Piano




Office Location

Jewett Center

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  • Christopher Puckett, D.M.A.

    Christopher Puckett, D.M.A.

    • Full-Time Faculty
    • Associate Professor
    • Voice
    • Areas of Expertise
    • Tenor

    D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas CityM.M.U. University of Northern ColoradoB.M. Wright State University





    Office Location

    Jewett Center ST A

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