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Summer Arts Camps


There are MANY summer music camps and arts camps all over the country as well as here in New England. There are day camps around the Boston area and overnight camps that last for one week, three weeks, four weeks, six weeks or eight weeks! Some are REALLY competitive and others more laid back. Some include young children, some are for serious, advanced musicians who are college age and older and some are for adults.
--Most of the text here is taken from the organization's website & is not my specific recommendation.

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For ADULTS??

Yes, there are music camps for you too!!!  No matter what your level (yes, even beginners!).  Many are listed here: New England Adult Music Camp, Apple Hill (NH), Summer Keys (ME), various New Horizons sponsored camps

Hmmm...Thinking it would be fun to get back into your instrument after decades of not playing, or would like to START an instrument?  Check out the New Horizons program - we have one in the Wayland area (Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band) and there are over 150 all over the world! It is never too late!

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LOCAL CAMPS

The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston (Massachusetts) offers four summer programs, including:

  • Summer Music at Rivers, a two-week intensive classical music session for pianists, strings, brass, winds, classical guitar and percussion for students ages 9-18.
  • Summer Jazz at Rivers is two two-week sessions of intensive jazz studies for students ages 12-18.
  • Musical Mornings offers music classes for children ages 3-6-years-old.
  • The Rivers Summer Youth Orchestras is a week-long program for talented young musicians that provides multiple levels of orchestras to accommodate beginning through advanced students.

For more info, go to the Rivers School Conservatory website, or call: 781-235-6840


 

Since 1986 the Spencer Brook Music Festival in Concord, MA, has offered music students a fantastic week of making music in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. Participants - elementary through high school age - play in small chamber music groups and also in orchestra, practice in technique workshops, get individual coaching, and enjoy student and faculty performances. After lunch there is recreation - soccer, Frisbee, and informal chamber music and coaching until 2:15.


 

Welcome to the Weston Drama Workshop!

The Weston Drama Workshop is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop an interest in and foster an appreciation of the performing arts. Young people gather for five or six intense weeks in July to mount a variety of shows, from large cast musicals to intimate plays for a dozen actors, whether in the productions themselves or helping in the technical crew.

Middle school students participate in a Morning Program that runs from 9 AM to 1 PM. Students of high school and college age rehearse in the evening hours. All students interested in the technical production aspects of a show can become involved in our Tech Program.

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Two summer programs especially for singers will be held at beautiful St. Mark's School in Southborough. Participants in Sing, Act, & More! (July 24- Aug 4, ages: 11-13) and Singers Can Act! (Aug 7- Aug 18 ages: 14+) will work with energetic, top notch faculty and receive coachings in voice, movement and drama.  Both day programs end in a staged, final concert.  For program descriptions, faculty bios and application, see our website: http://www.stmarksschool.org/academics/arts_music_summer.aspx or contact Debra Parker at 508-786-4000, e-mail: debraparker@stmarksschool.org

ST. MARK'S SUMMER PROGRAM FOR SINGERS



The Middlesex Summer Arts Program is a day program in Concord, MA. The program includes tracks in acting and performance, music, creative writing, dance, theater technical support,  and the visual arts. Both the novice and the experienced student are offered challenges in this program.



 

 

Charles River Creative Arts Program

Charles River Creative Arts Program is a summer co-ed day camp for ages 8-15, located at the Charles River School in Dover, MA. Campers choose their own program from dozens of offerings in art, dance, drama, music, media, writing, as well as gymnastics and other sports. The two 4-week sessions fill up quickly! Call early: 508-785-8250


 

The Cambridge School of Weston's EIGHTH MODULE is an arts and academic enrichment program for ages 12 to 18. Music, dance, theater, visual arts, humanities and science for the passionate, adventurous, curious and creative teen. Five week program; full and half-day options. Website: www.csw.org/eighthmodule. Call Martha Armstrong Gray at(781) 461-1174.

 

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MUSIC ON THE HILL (MOTH) (Hosted by Powers Music School in Belmont, MA) is a four week program that balances study and performance of chamber and jazz music with supervised recreational activities and a choice of arts workshops.

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Summer Programs at The Boston Conservatory offers a two week intensive program for high school-aged singers of theater and classical music who want to explore their abilities and potential as vocal soloists, actors, choral singers, and all-round musicians. The program is residential (the students live in the Conservatory dormitories), attracting students from around the country and the world as well as Boston-area singers. Teachers are members of The Boston Conservatory choral, vocal, and theory faculties, with special guest teachers in theater, opera, and yoga. The Boston Conservatory also offers summer programs for high school-aged dancers.

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Real School

Real Jams Academy is a week long, one-of-a-kind rock opportunity that gives students total access to our 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art educational facility, including our in-house digital recording suite; fully equipped studios and session rooms; and are coached by expert Real School faculty. "Jammers" participate in group and private lessons; get to collaborate and write their own original songs; form their own bands; attend clinics with celebrities and industry experts; and even perform a live show for friends and family on our 100-seat concert stage, The Real Room.  For more information: Gavin McCarthy gavin.mccarthy@therealschoolofmusic.com 617-480-0924

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Tchaikovsky Summer School in Cambridge, MA - the first and only program of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in the United States. A series of master classes for violin and cello players will be taught by the leading faculty members of the Conservatory, including Vladimir Ivanov, Chairperson of the Violin Division and Head of Orchestra Department of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory; and Kirill Rodin, Cello Professor of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, First Prize and Gold Medal recipient at the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition). Contact Katerina Antonova Popova (781) 286-7565 katerina_popov@comcast.net

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Vacation programs for kids (February, April & summer)

The New School of Music, a community music school in Cambridge, offers full and half day vacation programs throughout the summer. Programs include Youth Chamber Institute, ages 10+ all levels; Kids’ Cabaret, musical theater for ages 7-14; World Music Explorers for ages 5-10 and an Introduction to the Instruments, ages 5-10. Please visit our website at www.newschoolofmusic.org for the full list and details of vacation programs available.

New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-492-8105
info@newschoolofmusic.org

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CAMPS IN OTHER AREAS

NEMC

New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine (near Waterville) has been around since 1937 and has fostered many of our great musicians (BSO players and others!). It has a wonderful combination of intense musical study with a laid-back approach of rotating first chair seating and insisting that all campers take part in afternoon swimming, boating & other activities. It also happens to be my alma mater and we have a number of Wayland students who go and some who have been counselors. 4 or 8 week sessions.


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Camp Encore/Coda is a three and a half week or seven week music camp in Sweden, Maine. Relaxed atmosphere, grades 3-11.  Many of our Wayland students spend the summers here - talk to Mr. Oneschuk at the HS for more info.

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Summer Music Festival at Thayer Performing Arts Center

This week-long Summer Music Festival at the Thayer Performing Arts Center (Atlantic Union College) in Lancaster, Massachusetts is a non-competitive but intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists age 12 and up (woodwind players and pianists with chamber music experience are also invited to apply). There is also an adult Chamber Music session and a Choral Arts session.

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Belvoir Terrace is a Fine and Performing Arts camp for girls from 9-17, in Lenox, MA. The camp is one seven week session and is very intensive study in the arts, but available to girls of all skill levels.



Interlochen Center for The Arts is both a year round academy for the arts and a summer camp. It is one of the best for intense, musically competitive environments! It is in Interlochen, Michigan


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp has a comprehensive program in Music, Art, Theatre, and Dance. The camp is located in the Western part of the lower peninsula. The web site doesn't specify ages, but the pictures include young students & I know it goes through high school.

 

Mentoring -- Our Mission

Performing -- Our Passion

Brevard Music Center provides intensive summer study for gifted high school, college, and pre-professional musicians, ages 14 and older



Greenwood Music Camp is a small chamber music camp in Cummington, Massachusetts.There are two sessions. The senior session runs for five weeks and most campers are in high school, but a very few are in middle school. The junior session runs for two weeks and takes campers up to age 13. Campers younger than 10 are pretty rare.


Point Counterpoint is a Chamber Music Camp for violin, viola, cello and piano on Lake Dunmore, Vermont, this camp provides chamber music opportunities for 50 students, ages 11-17, in 3, 4 & 7 week sessions.



Kinhaven Music School is located in Weston, Vermont and offers a two week junior session (grd 4-7), a six week senior session (ages 13-18) and adult sessions.



French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts is located on a private lake in the Western Catskills of New York State. French Woods is a children's camp offering specialty programs in music, theatre, dance, circus, fine arts, horseback riding, sports, tennis, adventure challenge course, and waterfront. Campers attend for three, six or nine weeks.


 

 

The Philadelphia International Music Festival features members of the Philadelphia Orchestra for instruction in the programs which features camps for all age levels (age 8-college graduates).


Domaine Forget is Music & Dance Academy located in Saint-Irénée, 90 minutes north of Québec City. It offers 2 - 4 week sessions for each family of instruments, dance, choral music, chamber music & new music (composers sought). Participants range from youn professionals to intermediate students. French & English spoken.



Summer Sonatina is an international piano camp for students (ages 7-17) held in a large historic mansion in Old Bennington, Vermont.


The Walden School is a five-week summer music camp and festival with an international reputation for providing creative theoretical training for young musicians, ages 9-18, beginners to advanced. Walden is in residence each summer at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire.


The Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary
(Located in Northeastern Pennsylvania)
An exciting international performing arts program for students
who thrive in a vibrant cultural atmosphere and seek high quality
opportunities in music, dance and musical theater.

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The Green Mountain Suzuki Camp is a 5-day camp for string and piano students ages 4-16, located in Rochester, Vermont, in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains. Formerly the Killington Music Festival Suzuki Program, our camp is now sponsored by the Rochester Chamber Music Society. Our enthusiastic returning professional staff is committed to creating an inspiring week of music and fun for your family.

Each student at the camp has a master class and a group lesson each day that provide motivation and reinforcement to home study. For the parent who accompanies the child each day, the camp is an opportunity to share ideas with other parents and teachers, reinforce each other's efforts, and learn new skills for working with his/her child. In order to provide as wide a range of musical experiences as possible, each student can also choose elective classes in international folk dancing, Orff Schulwerk, African hand drumming, chorus, beginning string orchestra, and handbells. Unique to our camp, advanced students may participate in a chamber music group, working every day with piano and string coaches.

See our website at http://www.greenmountainsuzukicamp.org or contact Jody Woos, Director, jwwoos@gmavt.net



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Classicopia Summer Music Camp is a non-competitive chamber music camp located on the campus of Kimball Union Academy, a private school in Meriden, NH. Two sessions are offered for youth on all instruments as well as singers. Further information and applications are available on our website at www.classicopia.org.


The Nelson Summer Songfest is a 2 week long Festival Concert Series and Educational Programme for solo singers, choral singers and pianists, held annually in Nelson, British Columbia during the last two weeks of August. Study with internationally renowned faculty in the spectacular setting of the West Kootenays. Choral programmes available for children, youth and adults, and solo voice and piano collaboration programmes available for advanced, pre-professional singers ages 18 and up.

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Stringwood Summer Chamber Music for Strings represents a significant opportunity for intensive study with the superb Artaria String Quartet in a pristine natural environment. Located in beautiful southeastern Minnesota, Stringwood is a 2-week chamber music program in June for students ages 13-18. The schedule includes morning coachings with Artaria, afternoon lessons, rehearsals and outdoor activities such as canoeing, rock-wall climbing, high-ropes challenge courses and hikes through the 80-acre campus. For more information, visit the website at http://www.stringwood.com or contact artistic director Ray Shows by phone at 651-554-1777.


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Upper Valley Music Center - Summer Music Program offers a three-week Summer Music Day camp program for children age grades Kindergarten through 12. Everything from brass and woodwinds, strings, chorus, musical theatre, Orff instruments, "Meet the Instruments!", as well as a highly specialized Chamber Ensemble camp focusing on chamber and orchestral performance for advanced young musicians. The Summer Program takes place in Hanover, New Hampshire and in Moultonborough, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee each year in late June and early July.

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Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop -Young Adult/High School Division

This international workshop in Tuscany, Italy, is for serious singers ages 15 - 20, who are looking for a strong chamber ensemble experience. You will be part of a twenty-six to twenty-eight voice auditioned ensemble. Rehearsal and seminar time will be augmented by touring Sarteano's historic sites and planned recreational and educational events. For more information, go to the website or contact Brian O'Connell & Gail Leicher, sarteanochoral@rcn.com
781.652.0158 (Lexington, MA)

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LJC

For a life-changing musical experience and a whole lot of fun, Litchfield Jazz Camp (LJC) is the place to be. Est. in 1997, LJC has been featured in the Jazz Times Education Guide, TIME Magazine, and on CNN and is generally regarded as one of the best and most popular in the country. LJC invites students, ages 13 to adult, to learn from a world renowned faculty of touring and recording jazz artists lead by Music Director, Don Braden. Faculty includes Jimmy Greene, Mark Whitfield, Rachel Z, Winard Harper, Avery Sharpe, Neal Smith, Mario Pavone, Karrin Allyson , Jeremy Pelt and many more. Classes are offered in performance, improvisation, jazz history, rhythm and percussion, music theory, the business of music, composition and recording engineering. All students perform at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on a stage dedicated to our campers. Sessions run for 1-4 weeks from early July through early August each summer. To apply on line and for more information, visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com . Phone: 860-567-4162. Goshen, CT. Email: info@litchfieldjazzfest.com .

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Elm City ChamberFest is a 10 day intensive chamber music program for intermediate to advanced string players aged 8-18. All activities take place fro 9am-5pm and meet in New Haven, CT. Our phone # is (203) 624-5189 ext. 34 or visit our website at http://www.elmcitychamberfest.org/.

 

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THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in the Whistler Institute Orchestra, chamber music, individual and group coachings, as well as a variety of unique performance opportunities will fill students’ warm summer days and cool, refreshing evenings in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia in Canada.

For more information, please contact info@vsoinstitute.ca

Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler

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The Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival is a musically enriching, fun-filled week for motivated violinists, violists, cellists and harpists ages 4-12. This is a day program at the school in Englewood, NJ.

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Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, Colorado (970) 586-4031

Rocky Ridge Music Center (RRMC) was founded in 1942, and is a pioneer of residential music education in the United States. The mission of RRMC is to nurture the creative, musical and personal development of youth and adults in an inspirational setting. Students come from all over the world to study music in beautiful surroundings located at the foot of Longs Peak in Estes Park, Colorado. Youths from ages 10 to 24 can study any orchestral instrument, piano, voice or composition with highly qualified resident and visiting faculty. There are also seminars for adults in piano, early music, and chamber music. Anywhere from 60 to 80 students may attend RRMC at any given time, with each program lasting from five days to five weeks. Over two hundred and fifty students are provided instruction during the course of a summer's twelve week season.

For more information email RRMC@RockyRidge.org

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Lots of Colleges and Universities also have, or are the home for, summer music camps:

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The UNH Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) is designed for students who have not yet entered college. The Junior Session is one week and the Senior Session is two weeks; both programs are housed on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.  Follow the link and look for the "SYMS" link.


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SING! and SING! Jr.

SING! and SING! Jr. aim to provide a fun musical, social and recreational experience while maintaining a focus on healthy vocal production and expanding musical skills.

SING! is a program for girls ages 12-18 and SING! Jr. is for boys and girls ages 7-11. In one week, participants explore the full range of their vocal ability through classes that highlight a variety of vocal styles and genres including group technique, chamber music, voice lessons, choral ensemble, musical theater, and collegiate style a cappella. Classes are interspersed with recreational activities such as movement, indoor/outdoor games, swimming, and exploring the town of Amherst (accompanied by a counselor), all of which provide vocal rest and social opportunities for students. Our day concludes with a different evening activity each night. Students ages 10 and up can stay overnight in a campus dorm or choose to commute daily. College-aged counselors provide supervision throughout the day while distinguished faculty members teach every class. We will end the week with a presentation of our work. Students will sing their way through the best week of their summer, gaining increased vocal confidence and musical experience as well as a new group of friends! Please refer to our website at www.singthissummer.com or email us at singthissummer@gmail.com.

 


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Strings at Amherst

Strings at Amherst (formerly Strings@Smith) offers a one-week summer program at Amherst College for young people ages 8-18 who love music.

Our program aims to give students the opportunity to explore the full range of their musical abilities in a fun and welcoming environment by providing a musical, social and recreational experience for young string players to maintain and expand their musical skills. Throughout the week, students will attend a variety of classes that highlight different musical styles and genres including group technique, chamber music, orchestra, musicianship, and fiddling. Residential students will stay overnight in a campus dorm, though others can choose to commute daily. All students eat their meals in the campus dining hall. Interspersed with rehearsals and musical classes are with recreational activities, providing musical rest and social opportunities for students. Our day concludes with a different evening activity each night. Noted faculty and note-worthy students will collaborate to explore and experience the joys of instrumental music. College-aged counselors provide supervision throughout the day as well as residing in the dorm amongst the students. Girls and boys will gain the ability to challenge themselves in a fostering and creative place. Strings at Amherst will be an unforgettable summer musical experience! For more information you can visit our website at www.stringsthissummer.com or email us at stringsatamherst@gmail.com.


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The University of Southern Maine Fine Arts Institutes & Academies are housed at the Gorham Campus. There are six different sessions, each of which is aimed at a specific age group (grades 4-6, HS, 7th & 8th, etc.) and each of which focuses on a different subject (Choral, Strings, Band, Piano, Music Academies, Theatre, etc.). Call: 207-780-5617 or 1-800-800-4USM, ext. 5617, or email summer@usm.maine.edu.

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Hartwick College Summer Music Festival is in Oneonta, New York. We have had Wayland students go and it is a really fine program. Sessions are 2, 4 and 6 weeks, ages 9-22.


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Eastern U.S. Music Camp is located at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY and runs 2 week, 3 week and 4 week sessions. It is a co-ed camp, ages 11-19 logo


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Jazz in July is a program by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst faculty and guest instructors. The programs are for high school through adult students and include specialties in big band, vocal, jazz strings and small combo playing. Auditions are required for some areas of study. For more info on requirements & auditions, go to the website, call 413-545-3530 or email jwebster@admin.umass.edu.


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Penn State High School Summer Music Camp - High School Summer Music Camp at Penn State offers high school age musicians a unique opportunity to live for one week on a university campus in an environment saturated with music, receive instruction from University faculty, and experience what it's like to be a professional musician.

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The Ithaca College School of Music invites talented young pianists, aged 12 through 18, for a week of intensive piano study in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

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The Best Friends Diamond Girls Leadership Program Summer Jazz Camp is geared toward rising 9th graders and current Diamond Girls. The purpose is to introduce new Diamond Girls to the program, and to learn songs from the Diamond Girls Jazz Choir repertoire. The camp is also designed to offer an introduction to the Diamond Girls Performance Dance Troupe. The camp will offer the following: Intensive vocal rehearsals, Performance etiquette, Jazz History, Music Theory/Sight reading course, Live concerts by professional musicians. The camp takes place at Howard University, Washington, DC from Monday, July 22, 2002; Friday, July 26, 2002. For info: Lori A. Williams - Best Friends Foundation: 202-237-8445 work, 202-237-2776 fax



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Westminster Choir College Middle School Vocal Camp
Contact Person: Scott Hoerl; Director, Summer Session
(609) 924-7416 ext. 227

Westminster Choir College website

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The Eastern Music Festival and School is one of this country's foremost training programs for aspiring young musicians between the ages of 14 and 20, presented within the nationally known summer music festival of which it is part. For five weeks faculty and students gather on the beautiful campus of Guilford College in North Carolina.

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The Wooster Music Camp is for young musicians in grades 5-11. The weeklong camp is typically held in the third week in July, supporting five bands and two orchestras. Each year, over 450 student musicians and 60 staff members from Ohio and the United States come to the Wooster Music Camp; the camp is located on the beautiful College of Wooster campus in Wooster, Ohio.

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Pontiac Bay Orchestra Summer camp - we sponsor a series of summer camps just for youths, age 12 to 18, where they have a chance to read through and play orchestral music from film, television, and theater. 206-364-0907

 

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Credo Chamber Music Association presents several intensive summer musical programs for serious young musicians between the ages of 12 and 22. Under the direction of internationally renowned musician Peter Slowik, Credo is dedicated to combining high-level musical training and mentoring for string players and choral students and the opportunity for outreach and service to others. The programs are located at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Portland String Quartet Workshop, in Maine. Each year, the workshop participants (eight string quartets) master major works in the chamber music literature and present them in public performance at the culmination of the session. Participants are selected through audition from throughout the United States and abroad.

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The New York Summer Music Festival at SUNY Oneonta - Established in 1889 as a state school, SUNY Oneonta is a multi-purpose college of liberal arts and sciences, known for its exceptional facilities and its beautiful campus.

Students are provided with opportunities to study extensively in many areas of instruction, including: Orchestras and bands for instrumentalists; Choral ensembles and original music theatre projects for vocalists; Composition workshops; A number of jazz classes and ensembles for those who desire intensive jazz training, and; Classes introducing new instruments, such as beginning piano and beginning guitar. In addition to supplemental classes spanning a wide range of ability levels and interests in areas of: music history, theory, computer technology in music, filmmaking, jazz improvisation, and many others! 

The NYSMF is for students ages 10-20. Students may attend for 2, 4, or 6 weeks

http://www.nysmf.org/

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Curtis Summerfest

Young Artist Summer Program:
Experience conservatory-style living with a rigorous musical schedule and opportunities to perform with peers in an intimate, challenging, and supportive learning environment. The three-week course features personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. Students rehearse and perform alongside their musical peers and select Curtis students.

To be the first to know when registration opens, contact us at Summerfest@curtis.edu and join our mailing list

 


FOR ADULTS
(Adults and students, see below)


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New England Adult Music Camp

New England Adult Music Camp is a week long music experience for adults. Immerse yourself in playing music and learning about music, or take the more relaxed route and balance the music with some tennis, a paddle or swim in the lake, or just time to read on the porch, sipping that second cup of coffee.  Join us for six days on Lake Messalonskee in the Belgrade Lakes, for New England Adult Music Camp, located near Waterville, Maine.

The program for the week will include participation in one of two full bands (Novice/Intermediate, or Intermediate/More Advanced) and you can also participate in other groups and activities, such as a big band style jazz ensemble, a chorus, small group ensembles, drop-in jam sessions in several styles of music, as well as seminars on topics in music.  Your spouse/partner/adult friend is welcome to come with you and is invited to take part in the seminars and other activities during the week.  Yes, there will be a campfire, marshmallows and a sing-a-long!

Contact Diane Muffitt, program director, for more information - muffitt@bandnotes.info


 

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New Horizons
Camps for
Adults of
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New Horizons International Music Association is an organization of bands, orchestras and other music classes for ADULTS who either haven't played in years (decades!), are beginners on their instruments, or who have never played an instrument but would like to start. There are many all over the country (Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band here in the Wayland area!)

At this link, you will find information on New Horizons music camps, institutes and other special events. In some cases, there are forms and brochures that you can download from here. Some have links to web sites where you can get additional information, forms and brochures.

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Summer Keys musical programs are designed to offer the busy adult student the opportunity to become
immersed in music study and practice. There are no admission requirements, and the premise is: 
"Come as you are to enjoy the study, the work and the beauty of the Maine Coast."  A vacation with a difference. 

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Apple Hill

Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music's annual Summer Chamber Music Workshop offers musicians of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of Director Lenny Matczynski, the Apple Hill String Quartet, renowned faculty, and supportive peers. Over the course of each ten-day session, students receive personalized coaching, perform in chamber groups, and participate in community activities. Unique to the workshop is the Playing for Peace initiative, a program that brings international musicians to Apple Hill. Come explore your love of music in a non-competitive community in beautiful southern New Hampshire. Contact Amelia Perron, 603/847-3371, in Nelson, NH.

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Mountain Arts Gathering

The Mountain Arts Gathering, an acoustic music camp for adults on the beautiful lake-shore campus of Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Jam with others, learn to play guitar, penny whistle, fiddle, shape note singing, clogging ...   We and our carefully selected staff offer a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for a week full of fun, fellowship, and great music-making for beginners and advanced musicians. The Gathering offers workshops, jams, performances, and an easy sense of community, all in a clean, intimate setting overlooking Lower St. Regis Lake and St. Regis Mountain. For more information, please contact us or visit our website: www.mountainartsgathering.com

Kary Johnson, Director
PO Box 158
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
(518) 578 - 8409   mountainarts@mountainartsgathering.com


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Curtis Summerfest

Curtis Summerfest, offers aspiring and avocational musicians of all ages the opportunity to experience the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music. Summerfest@curtis.edu

Join us for Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults and enjoy making music with others who love playing classical music as much as you do! There are three ways to participate:

1. Set aside three evenings for inspiring orchestra sessions.
2. Immerse yourself in intensive chamber-music coaching in the mornings. Register as an individual or a preformed ensemble.
3. Join us for both chamber-music coaching in the mornings and orchestra in the evenings.

Whichever schedule you choose, you’ll learn from distinguished faculty and play side-by-side with select Curtis students. To be the first to know when registration opens, contact us at Summerfest@curtis.edu and join our mailing list.

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AS WELL AS STUDENTS

Curtis Summerfest

Curtis Summerfest, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, offers several programs for adults and students of all levels. For more information go to the website or email Summerfest@curtis.edu

Wabass Workshop Four days of intensive double-bass instruction in all genres for all ages.

Take your double-bass playing to the next level through Wabass Workshop, featuring four days of intensive double-bass instruction led by Ranaan Meyer. Music is a universal language, and the faculty at Wabass Workshop guides students to tell its story in different ways. Receive personalized, hands-on instruction from some of the best double bassists in the world, and gain valuable insights into classical repertoire, jazz, orchestral techniques, and general performance skills. This concentrated workshop teaches you how to improve your personal practice and become your own teacher, as you participate in master classes in which constructive critical feedback is encouraged from everyone.

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Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class Master classes with Jeffrey Khaner and flute classes with Mimi Stillman.

Flutists are encouraged to enjoy a week of interactive courses and master classes with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mimi Stillman, founder of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. A limited number of students play several times during the week in master classes featuring individualized instruction from Jeffrey Khaner.

 

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Winchester Community Winchester Community Music School

Summer at WCMS offers something for everyone, ages four to adult. Our historic tudor-style "home for music" provides a beautiful day-camp setting with a big backyard for yoga, games, and drumming. The two-week WCMS Chamber Music Festival includes participation in two different small chamber ensembles as well as chamber orchestra, music theory/appreciation, three private lessons, and master classes. Our one-week Festival for Pianists offers piano ensemble classes, a workshop on piano mechanics, jazz workshop, strengthening exercises, and two levels of collaborative piano playing. Other week-long programs include Percussion Festival, Woodwind & Brass Week, The Underground Summer Session (rock bands), and Instrument Exploration and Music Adventure for youngsters. Once-a-week programs include our Rock & Blues band and Broadway Babies singing program. The six-week WCMS summer session is also a convenient, flexible time for private lessons in most instruments and voice.

See website for more information

 

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The Chautauqua Institution in Western New York State runs an arts program (music, visual arts, dance & theatre) for SERIOUS music students. I believe, but I am not positive, that it is from ages 17-22 and you must be enrolled in a college arts program. See the website for information about auditions, etc. This is a VERY competitive program. (at website, pull down the "direct links" menu to "Summer School of ..." (In the fall, Chautauqua runs a New Horizons Camp, too (see above)

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The Nelson Summer Songfest is a 2 week long Festival Concert Series and Educational Programme for solo singers, choral singers and pianists, held annually in Nelson, British Columbia during the last two weeks of August. Study with internationally renowned faculty in the spectacular setting of the West Kootenays. Choral programmes available for children, youth and adults, and solo voice and piano collaboration programmes available for advanced, pre-professional singers ages 18 and up.

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The National Guitar Workshop is a place for SERIOUS guitarists of all ages (most seem to be in the 15-22 year old range). Three of our middle school students attended last year & the week received rave reviews.



Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, a festival which takes place in Steamboat Springs, CO from mid-June through early August, is selective, but it's unique atmosphere is not highly competetive. We have violin, viola, cello, and harp students ranging from age 10-22 in the three divisions. In addition to chamber music, private lessons, and individual practice, which form the core curriculum, there is also opportunity to take interdisciplinary classes such as Tae Kwon Do and photography, and numerous outdoor activities.



Long Lake Camp for the Arts is located in Long Lake, NY, and provides a place for students who want to immerse themselves in THE PERFORMING ARTS and FINE ARTS. Sessions are 3, 6, 8 or 9 weeks for students ages 10-16. For more information contact Marc and Susan Katz 33 Western Drive, Ardsley, NY 10502. (914) 693 7111 - Fax : (914) 693 7684

Email : marc@longlakecamp.com  

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INSTITUTE AND FESTIVAL at Coolfont Residential intensive training for intermediate and advanced string and a limited number of advanced piano students. All ages. Up to 40 students. The program includes four individual lessons, daily chamber and orchestra music, solo performances, concerts, lectures, seminars, sports and recreation, reflections. Room, board, and use of the Coolfont Spa facilities included. Located only 1.5 hours from Baltimore. *includes scholarship on the basis of need, talent, and application date. Berkeley Springs, WV- Coolfont Spa and Conference Center P.O.Box 28060, Baltimore MD 21239

For info email: institute.festival@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INSTITUTE AND FESTIVAL
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Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, Colorado (970) 586-4031

Rocky Ridge Music Center, located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, offers a variety of camp seminars and Music in the Mountains Faculty Concert Series. With unprecedented individual attention due to the low student to faculty ratio of 3:1, students receive two private lessons per week in addition to chamber music, orchestra, studio/performance classes, recitals, history lecture series, master classes, optional secondary instrument lessons, and concerto competition opportunity.  Students may choose from the following applied areas of study: all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, and composition.

Ages 10-24. Adult piano seminar in August.




Waterville Valley Music Center -- The Waterville Valley Music Center was established in 1996 to bring music to the Valley. We offer classical music at its highest level and provide cultural enrichment to the White Mountains' residents and visitors. It is a non-profit cultural and educational organization and we continue to offer an annual series of concerts for the public and structured classes for young aspiring musicians as well as adult amateurs. Our summer music camp is staffed by well-known international musicians and experienced musical pedagogues. http://www.wvmusiccenter.org/

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And here is a website for summer music programs in Canada

http://www.excel-ability.com/Music/Programs/Summer/SumCanada.html