Summer Music Institute

WIU SMI Counselor Positions

The WIU Summer Music Institute prides itself on maintaining high standards and quality in our counseling staff selection each year. Our counselors are always caring, encouraging, and experienced musicians who enjoy working with all ages of students and ability levels. 

We have two Counselor types available each summer including 2 head counselor positions, and a varying number of counselor positions (typically at least 7) dependent on the number of registrants. Each applicant must complete an application and submit a cover letter/resume describing how they meet the following qualifications for each position.


COUNSELORS:

Candidates for Counselor positions must meet the following minimum requirements to apply:

Counselors must:

  • be available June 14 - 26, 2020 (possibly June 8-12 for some)
  • be a music major who has completed their freshman year of undergraduate study
  • maintain at least a 3.0 GPA 
  • showcase an ability to be a caring leader and role model for students
  • possess courteous, professional communication skills

To apply for a Counselor position, please fill out the application and submit a current cover letter/resume to Dr. Winnie at bj-winnie@wiu.edu


HEAD COUNSELORS:

Candidates for Head Counselor positions must meet the following minimum requirements to apply:

Head Counselors must:

  • be available June 7-26, 2020 
  • have been a counselor at least once at SMI or comparable camp; two years preferred experience
  • be a music major who has completed their sophomore year of undergraduate study
  • maintain at least a 3.0 GPA 
  • possess professional organizational skills
  • showcase an ability to be a caring leader and role model for students and counselors
  • possess courteous, professional communication skills

To apply for a Head Counselor position, please fill out the application and submit a current cover letter/resume to Dr. Winnie at bj-winnie@wiu.edu