Symphony Students to Perform at Memorial Hospital

Participants in the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy with the South Bend Orchestra will visit Memorial Hospital again this year on Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. They will play for approximately 30-45 minutes in the main entrance, across from the South Bend Chocolate Café.

The Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy is designed to challenge high school students who are advanced musicians that play a wind, brass, or string instrument. Students are coached by musicians from the South Bend Symphony. The week-long academy is held at Saint Mary’s College and includes individual and group instruction, participation in the Academy Orchestra, masterclasses, public performances, and a community outreach tour, of which the visit to Memorial is a part.

This event not only gives the students an opportunity to perform, but it also brightens the day of those visiting the hospital. “We want to be able to play for members of the community, but we know some of them can’t come to us, so we go to them,” explained Guy Harrison, the director of education for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

More information about the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy is available at



Jennifer Warfel Juszkiewicz
(574) 647-3234

Edgar Diaz
(574) 647-3273