Central Music Institute, otherwise known as CMI, is the most advanced of The Salvation Army's summer music camps. It allows students (minimum age 13) to apply what they have learned from regional camps and conservatories in a stimulating environment. It is held at The Salvation Army's Camp Wonderland, near Chicago, Ill., in August of each year.

This camp caters to all learning levels, from advanced musicians to those just beginning the journey. The institute is designed to enhance students' musical abilities and help them discover ways to use their talents to further the Kingdom of God. CMI offers the opportunity to have fun, fellowship, grow and learn in an exciting Christian environment. Also included in the curriculum are advanced studies in theory, instrumental, vocal, drama, dance, Bible, media and all related worship arts.

Read about our CMI 2013 Award Winners from our Central Connection newsletter.


ALUMNI WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, August 15
2:00-5:00pm
Alumni Lodging and Meal Registration - Camp Office

Alumni Welcome Center Open - Cypress
Resource Connection Shop Open - Sequoia

5:00pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Faculty Band & Chorus Concert

10:00pm
Alumni Afterglow/Chili Supper: Cypress

Resource Connection Shop Open - Sequoia

Saturday, August 16
8:30am
Breakfast

9:00-9:45am
Alumni Chorus Rehearsal with Booth Chorale: Redwood 1-3

11:00-12:15pm
Electfest - Sharp Center

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00-5:00pm
Resource Connection Shop Open

1:30pm
CMI Alumni Association Meeting - Cypress

2:45-3:30pm
Alumni Band Rehearsal - Chapel

Conductors: Ken Waterworth and Bill Himes

5:00pm
Dinner

6:15pm
Final Flag Lowering - Alumni Photo

7:00-7:20pm
CMI Alumni Band Pre-Festival Concert

7:30-9:30pm
Awards Concert - Chapel

Sunday, August 17
8:30am
Breakfast

9:15-10:15am
CMI Alumni Fellowship Service - Sequoia

Leader: Colonel Dennis Phillips
Praise and worship: Eric Himes
Speaker: Major Debbie Sjogren

10:15am
Massed Chorus Sound Check - Chapel

10:30am
CMI Worship Service - Chapel

Commissioners Paul and Carol Seiler, guest leaders
(Alumni Singers perform with Massed Chorus)

12:30pm
Dinner

1:30pm
Load and Depart


CMI Retrospective Video

CMI 2014

Central Music Institute takes place from August 7-17, 2014

Application Downloads

Download the 2014 CMI Application here: CMIApplication14.pdf

Download health forms in English or Spanish.

Other CMI Downloads

CMI Drama Track Audition Information

CMI Theory Test

CMI Student Checklist