2011 Guide to Summer Camps and Clinics
This 65th annual summer music camp directory published by The Instrumentalist includes programs for students and teachers. Programs for directors are marked with a D Student camps are marked as S . Camps are divided geographically into eastern, central, and western divisions. Directors may make up to 100 copies of this listing for distribution at no cost to students, parents, or teachers. ©2011 The Instrumentalist Publishing Co.
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Eastern U.S. States
D Central Connecticut State University Summer Music Institute, New Britain. Exciting graduate courses offer hands-on activities, practical teaching techniques, and engaging discussions. Instrumental courses offered include Building a Jazz Program with John Mastroianni (6/27-7/1), Effective Teaching Strategies for the String Class with Kathleen Hovarth (6/27-7/1), Instrumental Music Education: Literature, Leadership, and Rehearsal Technique with Thomas Seddon and Paula Holcomb (7/11-15), Instrumental Conducting Symposium: Musical Development, Technique, and Body Movement with Thomas Seddon and Paula Holcomb (7/11-15), and Brass Refresher with Daniel D’Addio (7/18-22). Tuition with housing TBD, tuition alone $640/course. 5 teachers. 860-832-2912, [email protected]
D S Julius Baker Flute Masterclasses, Danbury, is the 32nd annual five-night, six-day intensive workship for flutists of all ages. Participants may attend as performers or auditors, and may commute or reside at Western Connecticut State University. Housing is provided in Fairfield Hall and meals are served in the student cafeteria located in the student center. Yamaha provides prizes for the top three participants who will join the flute choirs in performance the last night of the class. The Julius Baker Flute Master Class is a wonderful opportunity to study with the best-known teachers in the world. Tuition with housing $750, tuition only $570. 7/31-8/5. 40 performers, 8 teachers. Contact: 203-837-8614, [email protected]
S Laurel Music Camp, New Hartford, is a one-week summer music camp in the Northwestern woods of Connecticut that features performance in jazz band, concert band, orchestra, and chorus. The camp accepts students who have completed 8th-12th grade and many college students as well. Students need to take a seating audition and have a recommendation from their respective high school or middle school director. Notable conductors are sought after for a unique ensemble experience. Tuition $300. 6/25-7/1. Contact: 860-951-6234, [email protected]
S Western Connecticut State University Summer Band and Jazz Camp and Summer String Camp, Danbury, are one-week residential camps for instrumentalists and string players in grades 5-12. Students have the opportunity to perform in traditional concert band, jazz band, and orchestra at three different levels. Electives include music theory, class piano, music technology in our MIDI lab, and chamber ensembles. The week begins with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminates with a concert for the parents. Campers are housed in Newbury Hall and supervised by adult live-in counselors who are first aid certified. Free time is spent in organized activities that are age-level appropriate, such as concerts and performances by our faculty and guests, movies, volleyball, kickball, wiffle ball, and frisbee. Tuition with housing $740, tuition alone $550. Band and jazz camp 7/17-23. 200 students, 30 teachers. String camp 7/10-16. Unlimited string students, 10 teachers. Contact: 203-837-8614, [email protected]
D S Fifth Horn Ensemble Workshop, Daytona Beach, includes masterclasses, group lessons, ensembles, and performance in concerts at Daytona Beach College and around town. The workshop is open to all hornists. Ensembles are formed based on experience and individual abilities. Instructors are David Johnson, founder of the American Horn Quartet, Michelle Stebleton of Florida State University, Bill Warnick of Daytona State College, and Dan Phillips of the University of Memphis for a week of intensive study and fun. Tuition with housing $775, housing alone $550. 7/31-8/6. Unlimited students, 4 teachers. Contact: 386-767-4234, [email protected]
S Florida A&M University Marching 100 Summer Band Camp, Tallahassee. Be a part of the Florida A&M University Marching Band Programs for grade levels 9-12. A special invitation is extended to middle school students who will enter high school in fall 2011. Emphasis is on developing music and marching skills. Tuition with housing $495. 7/9-16. 500 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 850-599-3024, [email protected]
S Gatorland Concert Band Camp, Gainsville, is held on the campus of the University of Florida. Private lessons/masterclasses; concert bands and chamber ensembles; music electives in piano, theory, conducting, jazz; advanced drum major/student leadership course emphasizing conducting, score study, rehearsal techniques, educational philosophy, and leadership. For students completing one year of study through rising 12th grades. 150 students, 21 teachers. Marching Band Auxiliary Camp includes Yamaha “Sounds of Summer” percussion camp, colorguard (flags and weapons) and twirling, beginning drum major, and student leadership course. For rising 9th-12th graders. 180 students, 18 teachers. Instrumental Music Camps include private and class instruction by University of Florida studio professors, private lessons, ensembles, masterclasses. For rising 9th-12th graders. 180 students,
18 teachers. Contact: 352-392-0227, [email protected] (2010 data)
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Deland, offers summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/14-18. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
S Penny’s Band Camp, St. Petersburg, celebrates its 39th year of instruction in Drum Majoring, Leadership, Percussion, and Auxiliaries including flag, rifle, saber, and dance. Camp curriculum is geared to senior and junior high students. Eckerd College offers a safe environment with a group of the highest-quality instructors in the country. Tuition with housing $320, tuition alone $175. 6/19-22. 300 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 727-584-6952, [email protected]
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S GCSU Summer Music Camps, Milledgeville. Originally started in 1991 as a band camp, this new comprehensive music camp offers students a chance to improve their musical skills while having fun making music. Jazz Band Camp 6/12-16; Symphonic Band Camp, Drum Major Academy, Strings Camp, Piano Camp, 6/19-23; Middle School Band Camp 6/26-30. Tuition with housing $395/camp, tuition alone $275/camp. Up to 50 students/camp, 10 teachers. Contact: 478-445-8289, [email protected]
S Mercer University Band and Orchestra Camp, Macon. Immerse yourself in an environment of dedicated professionals who will give you the tools to further develop your performance abilities. For high school students with a desire to grow as well-rounded musicians. Includes private lessons, masterclasses on all instruments, chamber ensembles, and two concert performances. Accepted participants receive a scholarship to cover room and board expenses. Tuition $350. 6/19-25. 50 students, 13 teachers. Contact: 478-301-5751, [email protected]
S University of Georgia Summer Music Institute, Athens, is for serious musicians in grades 10-12. Students participate in a chamber ensemble, attend lectures, and laboratory exercises for advanced musicians. Open to string, wind, brass, piano, percussion, voice, and guitar students. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $395. 6/5-9. 50 students, 15 teachers. Summer Music Camp is for students in grades 6-12 who have studied an instrument for at least one year. Students rehearse, take private lessons, attend musicianship classes, perform, and have daily masterclasses with UGA faculty. Open to wind, brass, percussion, string, voice, piano, and guitar students. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $395. 6/5-9. 600 students, 60 teachers. Marching Band Camp is for students in grades 9-12 who wish to develop skill in such areas as drum major, marching percussion, color guard, and band leadership. The camp staff includes award-winning specialists in each area, drum corps instructors, and University of Georgia Redcoat Band members and faculty. Tuition with housing $480, tuition alone $380. 6/13-17. 600 students, 100 teachers. Twirl and Dance Camp, for students in grades 4-12, includes working with instructors in the pagentry arts, such as drum corps and Redcoat Band instructors. Check on-line for costs. 6/14-17. Contact: 706-542-2061, [email protected]
D S Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, is a conservatory-level program for strings, piano, winds, guitar, harp, and composition. Participants range in age from 13-30. Our program offers solo and chamber study with renowned faculty, multiple performance opportunities in new state-of-the-art recital hall, and several premier concert series with guest and resident artists. All activities are held in scenic coastal Maine with beaches and recreation nearby. Financial assistance is available, including some full-tuition fellowship positions. Tuition with housing $5,700 full, $3,150 half; tuition alone $3,000 full, $1,700 half. Full session, 6/25-8/6; session 1, 6/25-7/16; session 2, 7/16-8/6. 180 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 207-373-1400, [email protected]
S Camp Encore-Coda, Sweden. 2011 is our 62st season of welcoming young musicians of all levels into our unique musical community in southwestern Maine. Daily musical instruction in classical, popular, and jazz styles takes place in private lessons, small and large ensembles, theory classes, and additional music electives. Campers enjoy orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, rock bands, jazz combos, chamber music, chorus, jazz choir, madrigal choir, musical theater. Performance skills are developed in a structured, supportive atmosphere by caring, talented staff, many of whom are camp alumni. Ages 9-17. Tuition with housing: one session $4,600, two sessions $7,100. I: 6/29-7/24; II: 7/24-8/14. 130 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 617-325-1541, [email protected]
D S SummerKeys, Lubec. A music vacation where adults of any age or ability (including beginners) can spend a week or more of intensive study and practice on their chosen instrument with expert instructors, adept at both teaching and performance. Opportunities for elementary ensemble, solo performance, orchestral participation. Gorgeous cool-weather place: a New Englang fishing village that feels stepped back in time, surrounded by the ocean. Tuition with housing about $1,100/ week, tuition alone $570/week. Weekly from 6/20 to 9/2. Average 30 participants/week, 35 teachers. Contact: 207-733-2316, [email protected]
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S FJM Clinics, Baltimore, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $330, tuition alone $200. 6/26-29. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S International Music Institute and Festival USA, Emmitsburg, is an intense summer program for accomplished young violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists. The faculty includes internationally acclaimed performers who are committed to assisting the next generation of musicians reach their personal and musical goals. Admission is limited, ensuring maximum personal attention to each student and thus great progress within a relatively short amount of time. IMIF Prep is a short program for beginner through intermediate-level musicians. Tuition with housing $1,895, tuition alone $1,595. 7/10-20. 40 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 410-426-6062, [email protected]
D S Marina Piccinini International Flute Masterclass, Baltimore. Open to all ages, focus is on advanced to professional-level flautists in different stages of their careers and studies. Work with internationally renouned flautist Marina Piccinini as a participant in the week-long Masterclasses or observe her skill and techniques as a single or multi-day auditor. Includes daily control your breath and relaxation classes as well as daily exhibitions and lectures by five distinguished flute manufacturers. Tuition with housing $1,265, tuition alone $900, audit $100/day. 6/18-22. 25 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 410-234-4772, [email protected]
S Peabody Bassoon Week, Baltimore. Phil Kolker, former principal bassoon of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and chair of Pebody’s department of orchestral instruments and organ, is launching an intensive, five-day program primarily for intermediate and advanced high school and undergraduate college students. The curriculum – including daily lessons, masterclasses, chamber music coaching, and reed-making workshops – offers strategies to help you practice more effectively, improve your technique and sightreading skills, and make a more beautiful sound. Whether you are preparing for a college or conservatory audition or looking to stand out as a music major, the program is designed to help you become a stronger, more confident player and take your musicianship to the next level. Tuition with housing $930, tuition alone $595. 7/17-22. 20-25 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 410-234-4773, [email protected]
S University of Maryland Summer Youth Music Camp, College Park. Founded in 2003, the University of Maryland Summer Youth Music Camp is a week-long day camp for band, string, and vocal musicians entering grades 6-10. Students at all proficiency levels are invited to join us for a week of musical enrichment, growth, and new opportunities. Tuition with housing $325, tuition only $325. Band, 7/24-29; strings and vocal, 7/31-8/5. 200 band students, 150 string and vocal students, 40 teachers. Contact: 301-314-2490, [email protected]
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S Credo Prelude, Wenham, at Gordon College is an intensive and invigorating program that includes music study, service, and performance. It is open to string players ages 12-17.The program represents a great entrance to the Credo family for many students. Prelude shares faculty, philosophy, and structure with its parent Credo program, and has considerable overlap in performance level. Students receive extensive daily coaching and mentoring with highly acclaimed faculty and have regular performance opportunities. Tuition with housing $1,880. 7/24-8/6. 40-50 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 440-774-3658, [email protected]
S Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Boston. Now in its 25th year, Berklee’s five-week program is the premier contemporary music summer program for young musicians with diverse study options, world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and state-of-the-art facilities. Each summer students from around the world (70 countries) take part in this unique summer experience. Students of all instruments, all contemporary styles, and all levels of musical ability share this experience. Tuition with housing $7,680, tuition alone $4,420. 7/9-8/12. 1,000 students, 350 teachers. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected]
S FJM Clinics, Worcester, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $330, tuition alone $200. 7/10-13. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Amherst, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. Super DMA 7/30-8/3, Mace Workshop 8/3-4. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
D S Mark O’Connor Teacher Training Program and Summer String Program, Boston, provides an opportunity to study with Mark O’Connor and some of the world’s top string players in a wide variety of styles including jazz, bluegrass, classical, and Celtic. During the program’s five days, you’ll study with instructors in small class settings and explore new musical styles and techniques under expert guidance. The program offers intermediate and advanced instruction for violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as teacher training on the O’Connor Method and the O’Connor Method for beginning students. The program will include student concerts and nightly jamming in addition to the classes each day. Tuition $1,200 with housing, tuition alone $700. 200 students, 22 teachers. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected]
S New England Conservatory Festival Youth Orchestra and Chorus, Boston, is an intensive chamber music and orchestral program, this year with chorus, for intermediate to advanced string, brass, wind, piano, and percussion students ages 13-17. Tuition alone $1,885 ($300 early-bird discount for applications submitted by April 1). July 5-23. Orchestra of 45 players, 8 teachers. Vocal Vacation – An Urban Choral Arts Festival offers programs for students entering grades 2-12, including group music classes, choral rehearsals, folk dance, recorder, and visual arts sessions at a local museum. Grades 2-4 and grades 9-12 are half-day programs; grades 5-8 is a full-day program. July 6-17. 80-90 students, 17 teachers. Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra is for students and teachers at the intermediate and advanced levels. Director Paige Long will bring her flute collection, including a Kotato double contrabass flute. Tuition alone $195 (early-bird rate $175); alto/bass flutists receive a 25% discount. July 22-25. (2010 data)
D New England Conservatory Kodaly Music Institute, Boston, offers a certificate program in three levels of Kodaly pedagogy with increasingly complex skill development in musicianship and pedagogy. An introductory course is for those interested in a first-time experience with the Kodaly approach. A post-certificate refresher course gives certificate holders the chance to work with renowned teachers and conductors. Mini-workshops, concerts, and celebration events are also available. For music teachers, NEC performance majors, music majors with career paths as solfege instructors, choral conductors, church musicians, curriculum supervisors, K-12 teachers. 30-50 participants, 20 teachers. 6/28-7/17. (2010 data)
D S Trevor Wye Flute Seminar: Playing For Work, Working For Pay, Boston. Trevor Wye, Linda Toote. 6/6-12. Contact: [email protected]
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S Heifetz International Music Institute, Wolfeboro, is an intense six-week musical experience for advanced students of violin, viola, and cello. Designed to develop the expressive potential of every performer while encouraging technical growth, the program includes a rigorous schedule of lessons, practicing, solo performance, chamber music, and classes in Heifetz Performance and Communication Training. For students 14 to 25; however, students of all ages are welcome to apply, as exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Tuition with housing $5,600. 6/24-8/6. 66 students, 31 teachers. Contact: 410-480-8007, [email protected]
S University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School, Durham. For 65 years, the program has offered students a chance to spend time making music together. A Junior Session and a Senior Session are offered each summer. Junior Session students must have just completed grade 7 or 8, and Senior Session students must have just completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12. Students concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience. They associate with other talented young musicians who share their excitement about music, and they study with outstanding teachers and freelance artists. Junior Session: Tuition with housing $675, tuition alone $575. 7/17-22. 250 students. Senior Session: Tuition with housing $1,300, without housing $1,100. 7/24-8/6. 350 students. Contact: 603-862-2404, [email protected]
S ASTA/New Jersey Chamber Music Institute at Kean University, Union. Students in 8th-12th grade work with top performers and instructors to develop chamber music performance skills through masterclasses, instrumental workshops, special reading sessions, elective courses, and presentations by top string educators and performers. Guest artists include the Daedalus Quartet, JACK Quartet, Kean Concert Artist Ensemble, and Jade Trio. Tuition with housing $750 for one session; $1,450 for two sessions. 7/25-31; 8/1-7. 40 students each session, 15 teachers. Contact: 908-656-1548, [email protected] (2010 data)
S Mt. Tabor Summer Band Camp, Parsippany, runs every day for four weeks from 8 am to 12 pm. Open to all students who have completed grades 3-11. Daily 30-minute lessons and 60-minute ensembles for all band instruments as well as jazz ensembles, jazz improv., guitar lessons, and ensembles. High school music theory and chamber ensembles. 2010 is our 57th summer. Tuition alone $200. 7/6-30. 10 teachers. Contact: 862-812-9684, [email protected] (2010 data)
S Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, New Brunswick. High school students perform under the batons of renowned conductors and enjoy a week of intense musical training at Mason Gross School of the Arts with university faculty members and leading professional musicians and music educators from the New York-New Jersey area. In addition to daily large ensemble rehearsals, students participate in group lessons, clinics, masterclasses, and electives (topics include conducting, music theory, jazz listening, music history, reed making, yoga, and drum circle). Woodwind, flute, saxophone, and brass chamber ensembles. Percussionists participate in percussion ensemble and world drumming sessions. Evening activities include faculty recitals and recreational/social activities; camp concludes with student performances. Students are supervised by camp faculty and counselors during all activities. Members of all-state ensembles are eligible for a limited number of $150 scholarships. Tuition with housing $675, tuition alone $375. 7/10-15. 110 students, 24 teachers. Contact: [email protected]
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S Bristol Hills Music Camp, Canandaigua, is in its 49th season. It is the only music camp in N.Y. state located in a beautiful wooded setting where campers live in cabins, each with its own counselor. This intensive, quality band, orchestra, and vocal program gives students a head start in music for the fall. The camp is open to students in 6-12th grades and offers concert bands, orchestras, vocal ensemble and chorus, jazz ensembles, and music appreciation classes. Tuition with housing $500. 8/14-20. 150 students, 13 teachers. Contact: 607-734-5766, [email protected] (2010 data)
D S Chautauqua Music Festival, Chautauqua, includes schools of music, dance, theater, and art. The institute accepts students ages 17-25 for a program that is akin to a professional experience with the demands of a seven-week curriculum. Students are encouraged to attend opera, symphony, and theater performances as well as visit galleries. The festival’s new music facility includes 24 teaching studios, 40 air-conditioned practice studios, and two recital halls. Tuition with housing $3,765, tuition alone $2,055. 6/25-8/16. 80 students. Contact: [email protected]
D Conducting Workshop for Music Educators, New York City, consists of four days of podium sessions and seminars at the Juilliard School. The workshop is designed for band and orchestra conductors teaching in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. 10 conducting fellows will be selected to conduct an advanced ensemble, and 30 participants will be selected to observe the podium sessions and participate in the seminars. Conducting faculty includes Virginia Allen, David Effron, and George Stelluto. Workshops will also be presented by Otto-Werner Mueller, Noa Kageyama, Wayne Oquin, and Mark Olsen. Repertoire includes Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35. Audition DVD required for applicants to the fellows program. Tuition alone $2,000 with two credits for fellows, $1,200 with one credit for participants. Housing $400. 7/11-14. Contact: 212-799-5000 ex. 273, [email protected]
S Crane Youth Music, Potsdam, is celebrating its 38th session this summer. The program continues a heritage of outstanding and cost-effective musical training for young musicians ages 12-18. The staff includes Crane School of Music faculty supplemented by additional guest artists/ teachers. Students attend masterclasses, perform in large ensembles, and receive training in music theory and aural skills. String performers participate in string sectionals, chamber music groups, and orchestra. Instrumentalists rehearse with a band twice daily as well as perform in chamber ensembles. Tuition with housing $950, tuition alone $650. 6/26-7/9. 330 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 315-267-2167, [email protected]
S Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Hamilton, offers students opportunities to pursue musical studies through individual, class, and group instruction. Orchestra, chamber ensemble, concert band, wind ensemble, jazz studies, jazz ensembles, jazz combos, concert choir, vocal jazz, madrigal choir, men’s and women’s choir, studio orchestra (strings with jazz), and more. Classes in theory, harmony, composition/ arranging, improvisation, and conducting. Daily recreation, guest artists, high school credit. The faculty and staff are professional educators, solo artists, composers, and conductors, including members of the Colgate University Music Department. Tuition with housing $2,214-$4,428, tuition alone $995-$1,990. 4 weeks: 6/26-7/23; 3 weeks: 6/26-7/17, 7/3-23; 2 weeks: 6/26-7/10, 7/3-17, 7/10-23. 200 students. Contact: 866-777-7841, [email protected]
D Eastman School of Music Summer Sessions, Rochester. Orchestral Conducting Fundamentals is based on the technical, musical, and psychological fundamentals that lead to a deeper level of communication between the conductor and orchestra. For choral conductors, opera coaches, symphony conductors, wind ensemble and band conductors, educators, community conductors, church music directors, and musicians who wish to develop conducting skills. Tuition with housing $1,430 with one credit, tuition alone $1,300 with 1 credit. 7/13-15. 8 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 800-246-4706, [email protected]
Instrumental Techniques is for instrumental, vocal, and general music teachers at all levels who wish to improve their musicianship skills for teaching; emphasis is on beginning instrumental study for recorder, winds, percussion, and strings using the newly revised edition of Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series, Books/ CDs 1 and 2. Tuition with housing $1,415 noncredit, $4,165/three credits; tuition alone $700 noncredit, $3,450/three credits. 7/18-29. 10 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 585-274-1027, cazzara@esm .rochester.edu.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Pedagogy for Teachers, for music teachers and performers, makes music concepts physical through rhythmic kinetic exercises. The course includes Dalcroze solfege, improvization, philosophy, and pedagogy. Participants enhance their own skills, discover new insights into the relationship of music and movement, and learn how to develop activities and teaching strategies for students at various levels. Tuition with housing $690 noncredit, $1,410/one credit; tuition alone $430 noncredit, $1,150/ one credit. 7/11-15. 6 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 800-246-4706, summer @esm.rochester.edu.
Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Courses, Levels I and II. Helps educators develop an understanding of the teaching and learning process using the Orff Schulwerk approach to music and movement. Tuition with housing $1,435 noncredit, $4,165/three credits; tuition alone $720 noncredit, $3,450/three credits. 7/25-8/5. 20 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1020, [email protected]
D Eastman Summers Only Music Degree in Music Education, Rochester. The Master of Music in Music Education and Master of Arts in Music Education are graduate degrees that can be undertaken through summer only study at Eastman School of Music. $1,150/1 credit. 6/27-8/5. 20 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1545, [email protected]
S Eastman School of Music Summer Programs, Rochester.
Summer Jazz Studies is an intensive, performance-based experience for students currently in grades 9-12, especially those considering collegiate jazz studies. Students work with the Eastman jazz faculty during the rigorous two-week session designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills. Tuition with housing $1,945, tuition alone $1,150. 6/26-7/8. 50 students, 12 teachers.
Trumpet Institute taught by James Thompson, Doug Prosser, and Wes Nance. Masterclasses, mock auditions, daily group warm-up sessions using buzzing techniques, and ensemble playing. Special attention will be given to preparation for college and orchestral auditions, and individual exit interviews will help students evaluate how their current level compares to their ultimate goals. Tuition with housing $1,475/1 credit, $865 noncredit; tuition alone $1,150/1 credit, $540 noncredit. 7/31-8/4. 15 students, 3 teachers.
Trombone Institute with Mark Kellogg, Jim Martin, Lisa Albrecht, John Marcellus, and Catie Hickey. An intensive workshop designed for players of high school age and above. Includes daily masterclasses, trombone trio or quartet coachings, and trombone choir rehearsals. Each student receives one 60-minute lesson during the session. Rotating throughout the week will be sessions on solo playing, orchestral playing, audition and recital preparation, improvisation, and doubling. Tuition with housing $1,475/1 credit, $885 noncredit; tuition alone $1,150/1 credit, $560 noncredit. 7/31-8/5. 24 students, 5 teachers.
Viola Workshop with George Taylor and Katie Dey offers an intensive exploration of fundamental instrumental techniques and musical interpretation skills. Suitable for advanced high school students, conservatory musicians, and seasoned professionals. Tuition with housing $1,605/1 credit, $1,130 noncredit; tuition alone $1,150/1 credit, $675 noncredit. 6/26-7/3. 20 students, 2 teachers.
Percussion Institute with Michael Burritt, Lee Vinson, Bill Cahn, and John Beck. Consists of daily masterclasses and lectures focused on topics such as musicianship, technique, interpretation, expression, performance anxiety, composing, choosing repertoire, physical awareness, listening sessions, and pedagogy. Classes include classical percussion, world music, and drum set. Tuition with housing $1,475/1 credit, $885 noncredit; tuition alone $1,150/1 credit, $560 noncredit. 6/26-7/1. 20 students, 4 teachers.
Saxophone Institute is a five-day intensive program hosted Professor Chien-Kwan Lin of the Eastman saxophone studio. High school and college students receive personal, in-depth instruction in all aspects of saxophone studies. Includes a private lesson with Lin, which is also offered in Mandarin-Chinese. Tuition with housing $1,540/1 credit, $965 noncredit; tuition alone $1,150/1 credit, $575 noncredit. 7/3-7/8. 15 students, 1 teacher.
Music Horizons is for students in grades 9-12 who are seriously considering a career in music. Emphasis is on solo performance for all orchestral instruments, piano, organ, voice, and composition. For mature, advanced students who can work well in a focused, collegiate environment. Theory, ear training, history, basic piano, repertoire, career seminars, chamber music, private lessons. Tuition with housing $3,115, tuition alone $1,750. 7/9-30. 65 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 800-246-4706; [email protected]
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S Five Towns College High School Summer Workshops, Dix Hills. The program offers two, three-week sessions as half day and full-day programs open to high school students in 9-12th grades. Workshops featured are audio recording technology, filmmaking, guitar, digital photography, and theatre arts. Tuition alone $860 half day, $1,700 full day/three-week session; $1,275 half day, three-week session for college credit. 7/6-26, 7/27-8/16. Attendance varies; 2 teachers. Contact: 631-656-2110, [email protected]
S Freedonia Summer Music Festival, Fredonia, is open to instrumental music students enrolled in grades 9-12. Outstanding performers and teachers provide unique opportunities for learning, improving technical skills, and expanding musicality. In addition to band rehearsals, chamber ensembles, and jazz groups, students attend daily musicianship classes, participate in masterclasses, attend special evening performances, and have time for individual practice and recreation. Tuition and fees include ensemble participation, all instruction, attendance at professional music performances and masterclasses, daily recreation, all meals, and a camp t-shirt. Tuition with housing $695, tuition alone $370. 6/26-7/2. 75 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 716-673-3151, [email protected]
S French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Music Camp, Hancock. Working conductors and musicians are at the heart of the professional faculty for the camp, and the counselor staff consists of music students and young professionals. Auditions take place after the student arrives. Students of all levels from 7 to 11 years of age are welcome. Staff give group and private lessons on all orchestral instruments, piano, drums, voice, and guitar. The classical symphony orchestra performs within two weeks of the start of the camp and students have the opportunity to play in the pit orchestra of a broadway production for the Theater Camp. There is a youth symphony, concert band, jazz program, and a rock and roll camp. Students in the rock and roll camp work in five rehearsal studios and a 36-track professional recording studio, perform their own songs, and receive a CD of their work at the end of the summer. Tuition varies. Four, three-week sessions, June-August. 200 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 800-634-1703, [email protected]
S Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, Ithaca. Located within a beautiful private campus, this rich summer program is for students of all ages. Our high school program offers a residential pre-college experience with a rich offering of music and nonmusic courses taught by Ithaca College faculty and music educators from across the country. Electives help students interested in music careers hone and expand their talents and investigate new interests, but students who do not wish to pursue a career in music are also welcome. High School Division programs (grades 9-12) include band, choral, and orchestra, and Intermediate Division programs include band and choral (grades 6-8) and orchestra (grades 4-8). High School tuition with housing $1,700, 6/26-7/9. Intermediate tuition with housing $750, 7/24-30. Contact: 607-274-3171, [email protected]
S Ithaca College Summer Piano Institute, Ithaca, invites talented young pianists for 10 days of intensive piano study in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Nationally and internationally known Ithaca College piano faculty members provide daily lessons, workshops, classes, and supervised practice. Pianists ages 12-18 years old are welcome to apply. Tuition with housing $1,780, tuition alone $1,280. 6/30-7/19. 6 teachers. Contact: 607-274-3143, [email protected]
D Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Band Director Academy, New York
The academy emphasizes hands-on learning and techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom. This year’s BDA focuses on teaching improvisation. Using the blues as the entry to improvisation, this curriculum focuses on the transcription process, listening sessions, and choosing repertoire for various levels of players. There will also be demonstrations on how to teach improvisation in a big band setting. Jam sessions, topic discussions, faculty concert. Tuition alone $350 (discounts and scholarships available). 6/24-27. 65 participants, 5 teachers. Contact: 212-258-9974, [email protected]
S Luzerne Music Center, Lake Luzerne, is a summer music camp and performing arts center in the Adirondacks where Philadelphia Orchestra members and other prominent musicians perform and teach. Curriculum includes full symphony orchestra, large ensembles, chamber groups, solo performances, private lessons, masterclasses, full piano program, and 32 concerts over eight weeks each summer. Students ages 10-18 welcome. Auditions required; scholarships available. Tuition with housing $3,400/4 weeks, $1,800/2 weeks. Junior sessions, ages 10-14, 6/26-7/22, 6/26-7/10, 7/10-22; senior session, ages 15-18, 7/25-8/21. 85-90 students, 45 teachers. Contact: 518-696-2771, [email protected]
D S Meadowmount School of Music, Westport, is a seven-week summer music program for accomplished string and piano students ages 13 to 30. Students under the age of 13 can be admitted but have to live off campus with a parent or guardian. Private lessons are offered along with chamber music coachings, rehearsals, masterclasses, studio classes, and three concerts per week. Meadowmount is located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Alumni include Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman. Tuition with housing $6,000, tuition alone $3,200. 6/25-8/13. 200 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 518-962-2400, [email protected]
D S Piano Summer Institute and Festival, New Paltz. Now in its 16th year, this is an international program dedicated solely to piano music. It features an integrated approach to learning and performance under the artistic direction of Vladimir Feltsman. Gifted students from around the world join with devoted musicians and teachers. Daily lessons, lectures, masterclasses, recitals, festival concerts, and the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition all contribute to the student experience. Faculty include Vladimir Feltsman, Robert Hamilton, Phillip Kawin, Alexander Korsantia, Paul Ostovsky, Robert Roux, and Susan Starr. Guest Artists include Yefim Bronfman, Jon Nakamatsu, and Roberto Plano. Tuition discounts available. Tuition with housing $1,800/two weeks. Two-week sessions 7/9-22 and 7/16-29; three-week session 7/9-29. 10 teachers. Contact: 914-456-0612, [email protected]
S Signature Music Camp at Ithaca College, Ithaca
The camp offers a one-week youth session for students entering grades 7-9 and a two-week teen session for students entering grades 10-12. Offerings include concert bands, concert choirs, jazz ensembles, show choirs, masterclasses, voice, and piano studies. Classes in improvisation, theory, jazz history, and career and college planning. Youth camp tuition with housing $1,150, 7/24-30. Teen camp tuition with housing $2,300, 7/17-30. 90 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 315-727-2720, [email protected]
S Skidmore Jazz Institute, Saratoga Springs, is a two-week institute offering musicians the opportunity to study with gifted educators and world-class performers in an intimate setting. College credit and limited scholarships available. Faculty includes Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman, Dennis Mackrel, Pat LaBarbera, Bobby Shew, Curtis Fuller, John LaBarbera, and Hal Miller. Tuition with housing $2,330, tuition alone $1,630. 6/25-7/9. 55 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5599, [email protected]
D S Skidmore Summer Flute Institute, Saratoga Springs, is a concentrated program led by Jan Vinci and open to intermediate- to professional-level flutists. Masterclasses, ensemble rehearsals, private lessons, and recitals. Faculty members include Jeffrey Khaner, Mark Vinci, Rachel Bergman, Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, Diana Charlos Reilly, and Jill Sokol. Tuition with housing $1,070, tuition alone $720. 8/24-30. 40 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5599, [email protected]
S Summit Music Festival, Purchase, is a three-week festival that brings together an international faculty of the highest caliber, representing the finest traditions of Europe, Asia, and the American continents. The festival offers instrumental and chamber music programs for high school, college, and young professionals (ages 14 and up) as well as an adult program for the avocational musician. Daily special events, such as concerts, lectures, and masterclasses are included. Tuition with housing $3,450/3 weeks, $2,375/2 weeks; tuition alone $1,800/3 weeks, $1,275/2 weeks. 7/24-8/14, 7/31-8/14. 150 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 914-747-2020, [email protected]
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D S Asheville Flute Vacation, Asheville, is for adult amateur flutists. The program offers flute chamber music, private lessons, and flute choir. Bed and breakfast accommodations with private room and bath; spouses and partners welcome. Tuition with housing $1,095. 5/2-8. 12 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 828-650-6666, [email protected]
D S Brevard Music Center, Brevard, located in the western part of the state, presents 80 public concerts throughout its seven-week festival, bringing major orchestral, chamber, and operatic repertoire to tens of thousands of listeners each year. In addition to our talented students and faculty, world-class visiting artists have appeared here including Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Midori, André Watts, Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming, and Frederica von Stade. Tuition with housing $5,100. 6/24-8/7. 400 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 828-862-2100, [email protected]
S Cannon Music Camp, Boone, is now in its 43rd year of offering comprehensive music courses with intensive college preparatory work for students in performance and theory. Ensemble performance is stressed; and experiences in are provided in band, orchestra, jazz, chamber music, and choirs. Tuition with housing $1,590-$1,640. 6/25-7/16. 200 students. Contact: 828-262-4091, [email protected]
S Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, is now in its 50th year offering an electric season of orchestral concerts, masterclasses, private lessons, rehearsals, chamber music, and more. Designed for students ages 14-22, the festival’s visiting artists include Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Stefan Jackiw, Robert Vernon, André Watts, Susan Graham, and conductors Gerard Schwarz and Maximiano Valdés. Tuition with housing $5,275. 6/25-7/30. 200 students, 85 teachers. Contact: 336-333-7450, [email protected]
S FJM Clinics, Greensboro, offers all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 6/26-29.
Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Charlotte, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/11-15. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
S Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp, Little Switzerland, is a ten-day summer gathering for bassoonists of late high school or early college age and above (18 and older) and all skill levels held at the Wildacres Retreat. Begun in 1978 by Loren Glickman and Mark Popkin, the camp meets annually and provides an opportunity for players to learn new methods and techniques for old excerpts and solos. There are daily masterclasses by Mark, Loren, and our gest artists as well as daily reed making classes and recital hours. The masterclasses are relaxed with no fixed order or selection of performers, and anyone may play who wishes to. Tuition with housing about $735. 5/30-6/9. Contact: [email protected]
S Summer Symposium for Marching Arts, Cullowhee, is a clinic for high school students that focuses on improving overall skills as bandsmen. The focus is on proficiency in marching, playing, team building, and leadership development. The Drum Major track stresses conducting and marching skills. The Brass/Woodwind track includes sessions on marching skills, vocal commands, section leadership, and full band playing experiences. Students in the Percussion track learn such skills as tuning, muffling, group dynamics, and section oriented leadership. Colorguard track students work with nationally renowned clincians. Tuition with housing $375, 7/11-15. 828-227-2999, [email protected] (2010 data)
D Summer Symposium for Marching Arts, Cullowhee, is designed to accommodate the variety of interests of directors or band adjudicators. The topics include Show Design, Adjudication, and Drill Design Basics. The Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, the artist-in-residence, will give private clinics and performances for all adult track participants. Contact: 828-227-2999, [email protected] (2010 data)
S UNCG Summer Music Camp, Greensboro, offers two one-week camps on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Programs offered include senior, junior, and beginner band; senior and junior orchestra; senior mixed chorus; and piano camp. Students are typically drawn from 25 states and several foreign countries. Tuition with housing $425, tuition alone $335. Week one: 7/10-15; week two: 7/17-22. 875 students per week, 140 teachers. Contact: 800-999-2869, [email protected]
S UNC-Wilmington Summer Music Workshops, Wilmington, offers four weeks of music workshops including piano, strings, band, and jazz. Each workshop provides students in 9th-12th grades an intensive musical experience in small and large ensembles, music theory, music history, technology electives, and a final concert at the end of each week. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $300. Piano 6/12-17. Strings 6/19-24. Band 6/26-7/1. Jazz 7/17-22. 50-75 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 910-962-2901, [email protected]
S University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Session-Music, Winston-Salem. Led by the school’s renowned faculty, students will be immersed in masterclasses, chamber music, private lessons, and technique development. The intensive workshops will be complemented by student performance opportunities and evening faculty concerts. Faculty includes Saxton Rose (bassoon), Robin Driscoll (oboe), Taimur Sullivan (saxophone), Judith Saxton (trumpet), Paul Sharp (double bass), and John Beck (percussion). Programs also offered in composition and music technology, guitar, piano, string chamber music, and voice. Tuition with housing $1,111 to $1,062 for winds and brass workshops. Session dates vary, 6/19-7/8. 60 students, 16 teachers. Contact: 336-770-3254, [email protected]
D S Wildacres Flute Retreat, Little Switzerland, offers masterclasses on a wide range of repretoire with Stephen Preston, Göran Marcusson, and Bradley Garner. Classes available in flute repair, body mapping, perform confidently, extended techniques, and traverso. All ages and levels as each flutist builds a program to suit his needs. Audition CD required for those who wish to play in masterclasses. Tuition with housing $800, tuition only $500. 6/18-25. 70 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 478-237-4464, [email protected]
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S Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Music Program, Pittsburgh, hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, provides a conservatory environment where prospective performers, composers, conductors, and teachers prepare for professional careers in music. Tuition with housing $6,475, tuition alone $4,480. 6/27-8/5. Contact: 412-268-2082, [email protected]
S FJM Clinics, Edinboro and Greensburg, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. Edinboro 7/24-27, Greensburg 7/17-20. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Kutztown and West Chester, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/14-18. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] Kutztown 7/9-12; West Chester 7/26-29.
D Messiah College Master of Music in Conducting, Grantham, includes wind, orchestral, and choral tracks. Summer sessions include one-week on-campus classes. Contact: 717-769-5061, [email protected]
S Penn State Summer Music Camp, University Park. Students will meet other talented students and learn from Penn State’s music faculty and guest artists. We offer band, orchestra, choir, jazz, piano, and more. Tuition with housing $699, tuition alone $499. 7/17-23. 20-75 students, 55 teachers. Contact: 814-863-5100, [email protected]
S The Performing Arts Institute, Kingston, is an international summer program for serious students of music, theater, and dance, ages 12-18. Entrance is by audition only, and housing is available. Limited scholarship and financial aid available. Three- and six-week sessions. Tuition with housing $2,875/3 weeks, $5,450/6 weeks; tuition alone $1,075/$2,875. Three weeks: 6/26-7/16, 7/17-8/6; six weeks: 6/26-8/6. 220 students, 57 teachers. Contact: 570-270-2186, [email protected]
D Summertrios Regular Program Week One, Chambersburg, is a chamber music program for adult amateurs. Debussy, Brahms, Shostakovich, Haydn and Mozart string quartets; pianists choose their repertoire. Program for novice string players includes sightreading classes. 60 participants, 14 teachers. Summertrios Regular Program Week Two is a week-long chamber music program for adult amateur musicians; strings, piano, and woodwinds. For both sessions an effort is made to arrange compatible peer group schedules that address each person’s individual needs. Performance is optional. Private lessons are available. Enriched program available – six extra hours playing with professionals only. 45 participants, 20 teachers. Tuition with housing $1,100 each session, tuition alone $1,025 each session. Week One 6/19-26; Week Two 6/26-7/3.
Summertrios Premium Program, Bryn Mawr, is held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. It is a week-long unique chamber music program for adult amateurs or professionals to play their choice of repertoire in an ensemble of all professionals. Faculty/student ratio 1:1. Fee is determined by size of ensemble needed for your chosen repertoire. Tuition with housing $2,550 and up depending on repertoire, tuition alone $2,475 and up depending on repertoire. 6/5-12. 22 participants, 22 teachers. For all programs contact 212-222-1289, [email protected]
S Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute, Selinsgrove. This seven-day residential camp takes place on a beautiful campus and provides entering 9th-12th graders a unique experience. Each student takes private lessons with a distinguished faculty member, participates in a chamber ensemble, and plays in the symphonic wind ensemble. Students are selected by audition (information online). Tuition with housing $610. 6/19-25. 54 students, 10 teachers. 570-372-4296, [email protected]
S West Chester University High School Summer Music Institute, West Chester, offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to participate in a variety of large and small ensembles. We offer instrumental, piano, and vocal tracks as well as an honors track (audition required). All ensembles perform at the end of the week, and all concerts are open to the public. Auditions for a solo recital are held at the start of the week. The faculty consists primarily of WCU music professors. Each student receives two private lessons during the week. Students participate in a theory/ear training course and college preparation classes. Tuition with housing $575, tuition alone $535. 7/5-9. 80-100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 610-436-2678, [email protected]
D 2011 Jazz Workshop, West Chester, is a one-week program of small group performance and improvisation. Partic-ipants explore the pedagogy of jazz improvisation, performance, arranging, orchestration, music technology, and jazz history. Arranging project finished by week’s end. Tuition with housing $1,650, tuition alone $1,400. 7/10-15. 5-10 participants, 7 teachers. Contact: 610-436-2678, [email protected]
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S Charleston Southern University Summer Music Camp, Charleston. Campers elect senior, junior, or beginning band; senior or junior chorus; or piano camp. A week-long nonstop mix of ensemble, masterclasses, private lessons, recreation, and social activities. Friday evening concerts feature performances by all campers. Tuition with housing $340, tuition alone $280. 6/26-7/1. 300 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 843-863-7967, [email protected]
S Coastal Carolina University Summer Arts Music Academy, Conway, is open to band, orchestra, and choral students, grades 7-12. There is a middle school band and chorus, a high school band and chorus, and orchestra. Electives, small ensembles, and private lessons are but a few of the extracurricular activities included at the academy. $495. 6/5-12. 250 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 843-349-4003, [email protected]
S Furman Band and Orchestra Camp, Greenville, is a compact, one-week camp that offers talented young musicians exceptional opportunities to perform in a variety of ensembles: a full symphony orchestra, string orchestra, two concert bands, wind symphony, jazz ensemble, and several chamber groups. The atmosphere for young musicians is stimulating, combining the challenge of performing with other motivated musicians, the experience of daily rehearsals, and the opportunity for individual and group instruction. There are classes in musicianship for all levels, optional private lessons, and daily recreational activities, all within the beautiful setting of the Furman campus. The week offers a memorable experience of musicianship and camaraderie for students ages 12-18. Middle school students must be completing their second full year of band or orchestra to attend. High school students must have minimum of three years ensemble experience. Tuition with housing $510 (includes meals), tuition alone $380 (includes meals). 6/12-17. 300 students, 22 teachers. Contact: 864-294-2086, [email protected]
D S Adamant Music School, Adamant, is a classical program that offers a three-week Traditional Session of intensive study to a select group of students. There are also three five-day masterclasses with classical pianists André Laplante, John O’Conor, and Menahem Pressler. Traditional session 7/16-8/6. Masterclasses: Laplante 7/2-6; O’Conor 7/10-14, Pressler 8/14-18. 30 participants, 6 teachers. Contact: 802-223-3347, [email protected]
D Adult Chamber Music Workshop, Leicester, is built on the rich music legacy of camp Point CounterPoint, with semi-annual adult chamber workshops in early summer and early fall. Our resident faculty coaches groups and individuals that apply. Chamber music repertoire is sent to you a few weeks prior to the start of the session. Participant and faculty performances. Tuition with housing $750. 5/25-29, 9/14-18. 25 participants, 3 teachers. Contact: 802-247-8467, [email protected]
S Kinhaven Music School, Weston, offers a two-week junior session for students in grades 4-7, and a six-week senior session for students ages 13-18. Both offer classical musical experiences with an emphasis on chamber music in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. Daily schedule may include private lessons, chamber groups, practice time, singing, larger ensembles, and full symphony performances as well as afternoon recreation, arts and crafts, folk dancing, and special events. Tuition with housing $6,650 senior, $2,800 junior. 6/24-8/7 senior, 8/13-28 junior. 90 senior students, 70 junior students; 20 teachers. Contact 610-868-9200, [email protected]
D S Masterclass in Flute Making and Repair, Richmond. Students ages 16 and up with any ability to play flute can learn to repair Boehm system flutes from master flute maker Jonathon Landell. Courses include Padding Techniques, Overhaul Techniques, Build Your Own Headjoint, and Build Your Own Flute. Tuition with housing $1,800/week, tuition alone $1,400/week. Padding 6/6-10 and 7/11-15, Overhaul 6/13-17 and 7/18-22. 3-4 students/session. Contact: 802-434-4317, [email protected]
S Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp, Leicester, offers a closely knit community program geared to serious music study and progress. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment in which string and piano students (ages 8-18) extend their personal and musical potential. Our emphasis is on chamber music and includes ensemble coaching, private lessons weekly, music studies and supportive performance opportunities with a fun activities program. Tuition with housing $1,240/week. 6/26-7/16, 7/17-8/6, 8/7-20, 8/22-27, 7/17-8/20. 45 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 802-247-8467, [email protected]
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S Episcopal High School Summer Jazz and Recording Workshop, Alexandria, is designed to help develop or improve participants’ jazz and recording skills through ensemble playing, masterclasses, one-on-one help sessions, on-site studio recording sessions, as well as music and recording theory and history. The workshop concludes with small and large ensemble performances. Students will also have the opportunity to experience daily concerts featuring workshop faculty and some of the Washington, D.C. area’s most celebrated instrumentalists and groups. Each day concludes with an evening jam session. The workshop is open to all students who have studied their instrument for at least 18 months. Tuition alone $500. 7/6-10. 50 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 703-622-0307, [email protected]
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Lynchburg, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/27-7/1. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
S Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University, Fairfax, offers summer programs in String Chamber Ensembles, Woodwinds, Composition, and Jazz for elementary school ages and older. Work with outstanding faculty on a vibrant campus 15 miles from Washington, D.C. Tuition with housing about $1,450, tuition alone $365-800. Sessions between 6/27 8/5. Contact: 703-791-2219, [email protected]
D Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University Teacher Training Program, Fairfax, offers training in Orff, Kodály, Piano Pedagogy, and Paul Rolland String Methods. Programs may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit or non-credit and are taught by Mason faculty with guest artists and teachers. Tuition with housing $600-$2,300 noncredit, tuition alone $365-$900 noncredit. 6/6-8/5. Contact: 703-791-2219, [email protected]
S Performing Arts Camp at Shenandoah University, Winchester, offers programs in string orchestra, wind ensemble, piano, voice, dance, and creative writing for high school students ages 14-18. We also offer performance opportunities, a soloist and concerto competition, and private lessons. Students audition for placement on the first day of camp. Tuition with housing $1,750, tuition alone $1,100. 6/27-7/11. 100-210 students. Contact: 540-665-7210, [email protected] (2010 data)
D S Summer Jazz Workshop, Fairfax. Join the members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – the Washington DC area’s finest jazz musicians and educators – for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, jazz theory, masterclasses, jam sessions, and more. Serious musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome. No one is too young or too old to play jazz. A short and informal audition on Sunday, June 27 will place you in a big band and/or combo with musicians of comparable ability. Each participant in the Jazz Connection will work with members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in performance, combo, big band rehearsals, and classroom settings. Tuition alone $385. 6/27-7/2. Contact: 703-993-1377, [email protected]
S Woodwind Camp, Fairfax, welcomes bassoon, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and French horn students of all levels, 5 to 19 years of age. We have three levels of instruction from beginners to advanced. Tuition with housing $725/1 week or $1,025/2 weeks, tuition alone $400/1 week or $700/2 weeks. 7/26-8/6. Contact: 703-993-9889, [email protected] (2010 data)
D S Annual Timber Flute Festival, Elkins, offers a series of classes, ensembles, and events focusing on the wooden flute. Musical styles explored include Baroque, Romantic, traditional Irish, and Native American. Demonstrations and coachings will use one- to eight-keyed flutes as well as Native American flutes and fifes. Participants can focus on a single tradition or move from one tradition to another. Evening concerts and jam sessions. All levels of musicians welcome. 6/20-25. Tuition alone $350 before June 1; $400 after June 1. $300 for Come Again or Bring-a-Friend discount. 30 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 304-637-2355, [email protected] (2010 data)
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S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Tuscaloosa, offers exceptional summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/7-11. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
S FJM Clinics, Arkadelphia, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 7/3-6. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Fayetteville, offers exceptional summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/16-20. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]
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S Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, Ft. Sheridan, is an exceptional comprehensive music camp for serious music students in grades 7-12. Students take part in chamber music study and performances, inspirational masterclasses, and electives, including private lessons with outstanding faculty. The Chamber Music Workshop aids students in developing their interpretive and communicative skills while studying chamber repertoire. Students stay in dormitories of Lake Forest College with one roommate. Tuition with housing $3,050, tuition alone $2,225. 7/5-23. 48 students, 16 teachers. Contact: [email protected]
S FJM Clinics, Normal, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 6/19-22. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]
S Illinois Summer Youth Music, Urbana, is one of the most highly regarded summer music programs in the U.S. The program includes large band and string ensembles as well as intensive, specialized pre-college instrumental programs for senior and junior high participants. Each session takes place on the Big Ten campus of the University of Illinois. The ISYM Academy provides high-level performers with a more rigorous experience including chamber music and private lessons during the first session. Tuition with housing $595 (pre-college program $645), tuition alone $375 ($425 for pre-college). Session 1 6/19-25, Session 2 6/26/7-2, Session 3 7/10-16 college program). 350 students, 100 teachers. Contact: 217-244-3404, [email protected]
D S Masterclasses at Northwestern, Evanston. The Bienen School of Music offers one-week masterclasses in flute with Walfrid Kujala (6/20-24); tuba with Rex Martin and Fritz Kaenzig (6/27-7/1); wind conducting with Mallory Thompson and Allan McMurray (7/10-15); trombone with Michael Mulcahy (7/24-29); and percussion with She-e Wu and guests (7/31-8/6). Classes are for college-age performers and professionals. Tuition $600 each masterclass; housing about $230/week. 847-491-3141, [email protected]
D Northwestern University Summer Session, Evanston. The Bienen School of Music offers a wide range of classes for educators and serious music students. Apply for a program that offers a master’s degree in Music Education over four summers. There is also a summer band, chorus, and jazz band. Housing available for about $230/week, tuition alone varies. 6/20-7/29. Contact: 847-491-3141, [email protected]
S Smith-Walbridge Clinics, Charleston, are for middle school through college-age students. Drum Major Clinic has three levels and styles for conducting, marching, pedagogy, showmanship, leadership, and 28 electives. Marching Band Clinic is for beginners-advanced marchers and section leaders. Leadership Workshop offers leadership and motivational training for band and color guard members. Marching Percussion, sponsored by Evans and Yamaha has four levels instructed by drum corps. Mace/Signal Baton has four levels of instruction in showmanship. Mace/Signal Baton and Leadership Workshop offer 50% tuition discount for enrolling in multiple camps. Tuition with housing $220-$425 depending on session, tuition alone $190-$360 depending on session. 7/12-15, 7/12-18, 7/15-17, 7/17-22, 7/22-24, 7/24-29. About 1,000 for all sessions, 50 teachers. Contact: 217-352-4262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D Smith-Walbridge Director Workshops, Charleston. Drill Design Workshop with nationally famous instructors. Hands on training on Pyware basics and drill design techniques at beginning and advanced levels for students and band directors. Receive individual assistance with designs. College credit available. Marching Band Directors Workshop offers grass roots training for marching band directors and college students. Learn marching pedagogy from nationally renowned clinicians. Use of auxiliary groups and percussion. Tuition with housing $330, tuition alone $230. 7/12-15. 40 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 217-352-4262, email@example.com.
S Southern Illinois University Summer Music Camps, Carbondale. Join dozens of fellow musicians in grades 7 to 12 from across the United States at the music camp that has served as a model for similar programs nationwide – the Southern Illinois University Summer Music Camp. Refine your musical skills during daily rehearsals, masterclasses, and concerts. Students may take part in High School Band Camp, Junior High Band Camp, Jazz Improv. Camp, Drum Major Camp, and Marching Percussion Camp. Final concert for parents, family, and friends on the last day of camp. Special discounted rates for students who take part in state, district, and regional honor bands. Tuition with housing $470 resident, $370 all-state discount, $430 region/district discount; tuition alone $300 with lunch, $200 all-state discount, $270 region/district discount. 6/19-24. 200 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 618-536-8742, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S 12th Annual Summer Flute Retreat at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby. The faculty includes Gerald Carey, flute professor emeritus, Western Illinois University; Sue Gillio, Ellen Huntington, Gerald Curey, Rachel Bailey, Anne Badger. Warm-ups, masterclasses, flute ensembles and choir. Tuition with housing $295 (no charge for housing with host families), tuition alone $295. 6/27-7/3. 5 teachers. Contact: 815-224-3838, email@example.com.
D S VanderCook College of Music, Chicago.
Seven Steps to a Better Band is a leadership workshop in which directors and students collectively set goals and prepare for the school year. Tuition with housing $75, tuition alone $40. 8/5-6. Booster Shot is a free, motivational session for parent organizations. Tim Lautzenheiser and Charles T. Menghini headline this two-day event. Participants are high school bands, marching band students, directors, and parent organization members. 8/6. Contact: 312-225-6288, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MECA (Music Education Center of America) Continuing Education program offers music educators practical and hands-on graduate-level courses taught by nationally renowned instructors. Credits earned can apply towards teacher recertification or as electives toward VanderCook’s master’s degree program. 12 MECA credit hours may be applied to VanderCook’s M.M.Ed degree, which can be completed over three summers. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in music may register. Summer 2011 will feature over 30 one-week courses, including topics such as computers and technology, Orff certification, rehearsal techniques, repertoire, and instrument repair. Most classes are three graduate credit hours. Tuition alone $250-$280/credit hour. 6/13-8/5. Contact: 312-225-6288, meca@vander cook.edu.
S Western Illinois University Summer Music Institute, Macomb, offers 21 music camps with a variety of programs for students in grades 7 through the first year of college (Fall 2011). The primary purpose of the Summer Music Institute is to provide the best possible educational opportunity to young people for individual development in the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the fine art of music in a nurturing musical environment. Renowned instructors and clinicians include WIU School of Music faculty and music educators from throughout the United States. Camps include ensemble rehearsals and sectionals; small ensemble rehearsals and solo opportunities; private lessons (optional); daily recreation and entertainment; air-conditioned buildings and excellent meals; final performance or concert at the end of camp session. Senior high specialty camps, 6/9-12. Senior high concert band, vocal/choral, orchestra, and piano camps, 6/12-18. Junior high concert band and vocal/choral camps, 6/19-25. Junior-senior high jazz and senior high drum major camps, 6/26-7/1. Tuition with housing $310-$485, tuition alone $260-$360. 55 teachers. Contact: 309-298-1505, email@example.com.
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S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Muncie, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/20-25. Contact: 800-848-2263, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Indiana University Summer Music Programs, Bloomington. The six-day Percussion Academy & Workshop is for students in grades 7 through 12 and includes audition techniques for college and professional auditions, chamber music, sight reading, orchestral timpani and percussion, marimba, drum set, accessories, world percussion, and career development. Masterclasses, clinics, and performances by internationally renowned performers. Tuition with housing $1,035, tuition alone $740. 7/17-23. 35-60 participants, 8 teachers. College Audition Preparation is for vocalists, jazz pianists and bassists, and brass and woodwind players in grades 10-12 who plan to apply to college music programs. Tuition with housing $1,525, tuition alone $1,230. 7/25-31. 96 participants, 13 teachers. Summer Kodály Institute is a two-week program offering musicianship and pedagogical training based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. Levels I, II, and III are offered. Participants develop their own musicianship skills as they explore a sequential approach for presenting musical concepts to students. Four hours of graduate credit are available. Tuition alone $325 (on-campus housing $53/night). 6/14-25. 30 participants, 4 teachers. Contact: 812-855-6025, email@example.com. Indiana University Summer Music Clinic offers high school students a musically challenging experience on the Indiana University campus. Students live in university housing with final concerts presented in the Musical Arts Center. The Clinic operates two concert bands, an orchestra, and two jazz bands along with small ensemble opportunities in brass, woodwind, and string ensembles. Classes include conducting, composition, leadership, double-reed making, jazz improvisation, brass fundamentals, and woodwind ensembles. Tuition with housing $565. 6/13-19. 200 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 812-855-1372, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
S The MasterWorks Festival, Winona Lake, is an intensive four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of music, dance, and theatre. Each year 250 students, ages 14-30, from around the globe participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and biblically-sound teaching. Students and faculty live and work on the campus of Grace College in the quaint and picturesque community of Winona Lake. Programs are orchestra, theater, ballet and modern dance, voice, strings, winds, piano, guitar, and technical internship. Tuition with housing $2,950, ballet and voice $2,250. 6/19-7/17, ballet and voice 6/19-7/10, tech internship 6/15-7/19. 200-250 students, 90 teachers. Contact: 888-836-2723, email@example.com.
S Music For All Summer Symposium, Muncie. Spend an inspired, fun week with renowned teachers, exciting artists, and fellow campers from across the country, and even from around the world. You’ll not only grow as a musician and performer, you’ll have a positively life-changing experience. The Music for All Summer Symposium is for high school band and orchestra students. Areas of study include color guard, concert band, drum major, jazz band, leadership weekend, orchestra, percussion, and marching band. Tuition with housing $599, tuition alone $479. 6/20-25; leadership 6/18-20. 120 teachers. Contact: 317-636-2263, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D Music For All Summer Symposium, Muncie, brings you the absolute best to provide a comprehensive experience. We offer tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. This is the place to get a head start on next year’s thinking today. Make connections, get new ideas, and learn new strategies. 100% of the director surveys received said their “participation in the Summer Symposium experience enhanced their commitment to and preparedness for the profession.” Tuition with housing $735, tuition alone $615. 6/20-25, leadership weekend 6/18-20. 120 teachers. Contact: 317-636-2263, email@example.com.
D S Natural Horn Workshop, Bloomington, is for professionals, students, teachers, and advanced amateurs. The program includes daily masterclasses, ensemble sessions, and lectures. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. A limited number of natural horns will be available for those who do not own an instrument. Application fee $85, tuition alone $575. On-campus housing available for $55/night. Registration and all fees due by 5/13. 6/13-18. Enrollment limited to 12. Contact: 812-855-6025, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
D Retreat for School String Teachers, Bloomington, gives string players and teachers the opportunity to participate in an intensive String Academy Pedagogy Workshop that incorporates the philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, and Mimi Zweig. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and opportunities to observe master teachers from the Indiana University String Academy and world-renowned guest artists. We use “Using the Retreat Principles in the Public School Setting.” Morning lectures focus on the specifics of string playing; afternoon sessions are devoted to applying these principles to classroom situations and include group teaching, ensemble playing, and orchestra rehearsal techniques. Contact: 812-855-6025, email@example.com. (2010 data)
D Summer Kodaly Institute, Bloomington, offers musicianship and pedagogical training based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. Levels I, II, and III are offered. Participants develop their own musicianship skills as they explore a sequential approach for presenting musical concepts to students. Four hours of graduate credit available. On-campus housing is $53/night, tuition alone $325. 6/14-25. 30 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 812-855-6025, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
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S Band Camp XV at Wartburg College, Waverly, is a residential band camp for students just finishing 8th grade through just-graduated seniors. It features daily concert and jazz band rehearsals as well as classes in improvisation, music theory, conducting, second instruments, movie music, and more. Evening social events are planned. Tuition with housing $530, tuition alone $430. 7/17-23. 40 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 319-352-8296, email@example.com.
S FJM Clinics, Dubuque, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 7/24-27. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Iowa Summer Music Camps, Iowa City. Week One: Concert band and orchestra; Week Two: total percussion and piano; Week Three: jazz. The Iowa Summer Music Camps offer students opportunities to interact with nationally recognized and respected conductors and clinicians, including University of Iowa School of Music faculty. Masterclasses and music classes supplement ensemble performance experiences. Tuition with housing $550, tuition alone $225. 6/12-17 (150 students), 6/19-24 (50 students), 6/26-7/1 (60 students); 25 teachers. Contact: 319-335-1635, email@example.com.
S Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, Decorah, brings together band, orchestra, choir, piano, and pipe organ students completing grades 8-12 for four weeks of rigorous musical training and performance in a supportive community. We link music and worship so you can connect your passion for music with your personal faith. This program is open to students of all faith backgrounds, and 80%+ of students receive financial assistance. Tuition with housing $2,995. 6/26-7/24. 150-165 students, 34 teachers. Contact: 888-635-6583, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp, Hays. Thousands of middle and high school instrumental students (grade 6-12) have attended High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp. Founded in 1947 by the late Harold G. Palmer, the camp continues to offer the experience of studying music with outstanding musicians from around the country for both band and string students. Students experience a week of stimulating and concentrated study in the art of music under the guidance of nationally recognized musicians, teachers, and conductors. Performances, concerts, and additional opportunities in recreation and camp social life make the week an experience worth repeating year after year. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $200. 7/17-23. 300 students, 55 teachers. Contact: 785-628-4100, email@example.com.
S Kansas State Summer Music Camp, Manhattan, is open to all instrumental band students grades 5 through 12. Applicants are divided into two large concert bands and can be in jazz, woodwind, brass, or percussion ensembles as well as conducting and theory classes. Tuition with housing $360, tuition alone $195. 6/12-16. 110 students, 14 teachers. Kansas State Leadership & Auxiliary Camp is open to high school drum majors, section leaders, percussionists, and auxiliary members (color guard and dance lines). Students have countless opportunities to expand their understanding of effective leadership to help guide them during the coming marching season. Tuition with housing $250, tuition alone $160. 7/10-13. 80 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 785-532-3816, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S University of Kansas Midwestern Music Academy, Lawrence. A KU tradition since 1936, this is a comprehensive summer music program for students grades 6-12. Four week-long programs are designed and closely supervised by KU faculty to create an ideal environment for students to grow as musicians and leaders, interacting with the finest teachers and performing at a high level. Dan Gailey directs the academy. Programs are the Junior High Music Camp (grades 6-9), Jayhawk Junior Musicians (grades 3-6), Senior High Institute (grades 9-12), and Jazz Workshop (grades 9-12). Contact: email@example.com.
S Jamey Aebersold’s 2011 Summer Jazz Workshops, Louisville, is open to students of all ages and abilities. Theory, ear training, combo performances, and masterclass sessions in addition to improvisation and faculty concerts. 7/2-15. Also two-day workshop primers for guitar, bass, drums. two-day workshop primers; 7/2-3, 7/9-10. Seminar with Jamey Aebersold 7/2-3. 400 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 800-456-1388, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Johnny Lee Lane’s Hands On Percussion Experience (H.O.P.E.), Louisville, A Total “Hands On” Percussion Camp designed for middle school and high school students. The camp includes concert percussion, marching percussion, drumset, latin percussion, electronics and percussion ensemble. Clinicians include Johnny Lane, Ruben Alvarez, Ricky Burkhead, Jon Crabiel, Jeff Crowell, Kurt Gartner, Jeff Grant, Don Parker, Steve Houghton, Peter Hussey, Vicki Jenks, Brian Justison, Jeff Queen. Hosted by Greg Byrne, Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisville. June 26-July 2, tuition with Room and Board $470, $50 discounts available for groups of 8 or more. Discounts available for commuters. 14 teachers. Contact 502-852-5607, email@example.com
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Richmond, offers exceptional summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/11-15. Contact: 781-874-9728, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Pianofest 2011, Lexington, offers participants the excitement of teamwork as they perform in multi-keyboard ensembles under the direction of a professional conductor. Campers also participate in a variety of hands-on music ensembles and activities such as percussion ensemble, choir, theory, and ear-training. The camp culminates in a final concert presented in the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky School of Music. Tuition with housing junior and senior camp approx. $375 (tuition alone $298), afternoon day camp for 1st-3rd grade students approx. $225 (tuition alone $150). 6/19-24. 45-50 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 859-257-2863, email@example.com.
S George Parks Drum Major Academy, Monroe, offers exceptional summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/3-7. Contact: 318-342-1594, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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D S Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound, Workshop for Flutists, Ann Arbor, includes masterclasses and in-depth discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing, and body awareness in both flute practice and performance for flutists ages 18 and older. Students, amateurs, semi-professional, and professional players are encouraged to apply. Fifteen performers will be selected by taped audition. Tuition alone $425/performers, $400/participants. 6/4-7. 40 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 734-764-5429.
S Aquinas College Jazz Camp, Grand Rapids, is open to all music students who will be entering eighth grade through college, adult musicians, and music educators with all levels of skills and abilities. Combos, big bands, faculty concerts, concerts featuring students with faculty, masterclasses, and electives: jazz theory and analysis, jazz composing and arranging, jazz styles and rhythmic exploration, jazz keyboard accompaniment, and jazz styles and performance techniques (interpretation and improvisation). Camp instructors are camp director Paul Brewer, trombone and voice; Tim Froncek, drumset and percussion; Jason Palmer, trumpet; Bob Nixon, alto sax and big band, Tom Lockwood, tenor sax and combos; Mike Hyde, electric and acoustic guitar; Matt Brewer, electric and acoustic bass; Ila Cantor, electric and acoustic guitar; Steve Talaga, piano, keyboards, and composition. The instructors are recognized jazz masters with established careers as teachers and performers. Tuition with housing $415, tuition alone $240. 6/12-17. 55 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 616-632-2413, email@example.com.
D Band Conducting and Wind Pedagogy Workshop, Ann Arbor
This is a teaching workshop for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels, K-12 through university, at the University of Michigan. Sessions include conducting, marching band, rehearsal techniques, jazz ensemble, repertoire, and curriculum in beginning, middle, and high school band pedagogy. Tuition alone $450. 6/19-24.
The Advanced Conducting Track is open to six conductors selected by videotape audition. Selected conductors are given the opportunity to conduct a professional chamber wind ensemble for 40 minutes each day. The Conducting Track is designed for anyone interested in improving their conducting and teaching skills. Participants will conduct the Symposium Wind Band each day; these six sessions will total 50 minutes of podium time. This is a graduate-level course for current music educators and may be taken for credit as a noncandidate for degree status. Tuition alone $580. 6/19-24.
At both sessions the Michigan Band Faculty and UM movement expert, Jerry Schwiebert, will provide each participant specific feedback tailored to their current level of proficiency. Contact: 734-764-5429, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake
The camp allows students in grades 5-12 to choose from 12 majors in areas of instrumental or choral music, composition, art, dance, and drama over four two-week sessions. Students may also enroll in one of 26 arts minors. Scholarships are limited and are awarded based on audition or portfolio, arts instructor recommendations, and in some cases financial need. Tuition with housing $1,108. Session 1: 6/29-7/10; session 2: 7/13-24; session 3: 7/27-8/7; session 4: 8/10-21. 1,325 students, 230 teachers. Contact: 800-221-3796, email@example.com.
D Central Michigan University Three Summer Master’s Degree, Mount Pleasant, offers degrees in music education and choral or wind conducting. There are one-week, two-week, and six-week courses for in-service music teachers working toward certification renewal or on a degree program. Jazz Band Pedagogy, 6/11-17. Inclusion in Music and Analytical Styles I, June 13-23. Curriculum Design in Music Education, 6/27-8/4. Choral Masterworks 6/11-21.
S FJM Clinics, Midland, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 7/10-13. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Grand Valley Drum Corps Academy, Allendale, prepares students in all brass instruments (high school through college) for successful drum corps auditions as well as prepares students to lead their marching band on and off the field. The GVSU Drum Corps Academy will be staffed by various brass line coaches from the top drum corps and college marching bands. Evenings will include masterclasses and concerts by such prestigious musicians as Adam Rapa (former trumpet soloist with Blast!), Tom Hooten (principal trumpet, Atlanta Symphony), Vince DiMartino, Rex Richardson, and many others. Tuition with housing $820, tuition alone $500. 7/23-30. 60 students, 18 teachers. Contact: 616-331-3484, email@example.com.
S GVSU International Trumpet Seminar, Allendale, exposes students (grade 8-post graduate) to some of the most outstanding educators and performers on the instrument today. Students learn different teaching and playing styles from world-class artists through group lessons, masterclasses, rehearsals, ensembles, and recitals. As a student you will be treated to an intense week of learning and growth. This year’s guest artists include Thomas Hooten, Vincent DiMartino, Adam Rappa, Rex Richardson, Matthias Kamps, Daniel Patrylak, Erden Bilgen, Rodney Mack, Andrea Giuffredi, Karl Sievers, Bill Lucas, Robby McCabe, Hunter Eberly, Jean Moorehead Libs, Kevin Maloney, and composers James Stephenson, Britton Theurer, and Erik Morales. Tuition with housing $820, tuition alone $520. 7/23-30. 60 students, 18 teachers. Contact: 616-331-3484. firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen. Summer music programs are available from grades 3 through 12 and vary in length by age division from 1 to 6 weeks. Programs for younger students include exploratory programs and opportunities tailored to more students. Students are challenged by their peers, faculty, and guest performers at the world’s leading educational and performance venue for young musicians. Tuition with housing: $960-$7,315. Session dates 6/25-8/8. Contact: 800-681-5912, email@example.com.
D Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen, presents the Band Directors Symposium, designed for practicing and future music educators who value the teaching of wind band repertoire as a serious and artistic medium. Participants will explore issues that face today’s instrumental music educator while drawing on the unsurpassed resources at Interlochen Arts Camp. This symposium will provide the opportunity for middle and high school instrumental educators to evaluate and improve their teaching, instrument pedagogy, music-making, conducting technique, rehearsal technique, and advocacy of band music in the educational setting. Tuition with housing $750-900, tuition alone $200-400, 7/5-9. Contact: 231-276-7387, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Knollcrest Music Camp at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, offers a variety of opportunities for students in grades 7-12. All students gain experience in large ensembles (concert band, jazz band, orchestra, choir, and musical theater) as they prepare for a performance at the end of the week-long camp. Other courses include dance, fiddling, handbells, piano, guitar, and world music. Tuition alone is $150 before 6/30; $165 after 6/30. Junior camp (students entering grades 7-8) 8/8-12; senior camp (students entering grades 9-12) 8/1-5. 175 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 616-526-7145, email@example.com.
D Michigan String Workshop, is an intensive three-day experience with classes designed to help participants enhance their teaching in all areas of string education. Class include a diverse array of topics: elementary, middle school, and high school rehearsal techniques and repertoire selection; secondary instrument classes for violin, viola, cello, and double bass; alternative styles and improvisation techniques; recruitment, retention, and program development; incorporating composing activities in orchestral rehearsals; applications of music technology in orchestral curriculum; musician’s health and wellness routines; Suzuki principles in the string class; and instrument and bow selection. Evenings will include a string orchestra reading session and a conducting lab where participants conduct their favorite string orchestra piece and receive feedback on their conducting. Tuition alone $475 workshop fee + $25 nonrefundable application fee. 6/23-25. 5 teachers. Contact: 734-764-5429, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S MPulse Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, is a summer performing arts camp at the University of Michigan on the Ann Arbor campus carrying high school students to exciting new levels of excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. MPluse provides an opportunity for young musicians and performing artists to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Music School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college, participants work with distinguished University of Michigan faculty and alumni while experiencing campus life in Ann Arbor. Online application and audition required. For students in grades 9-12. Tuition with housing $1,750-$3,390. Two- and three-week sessions from 7/3-30. 30 teachers. Contact: 866-936-2660, email@example.com.
D University of Michigan Adult Summer Workshops, Ann Arbor, are led by University faculty and renowned guest presenters. They include workshops on flute, harpsichord, band conducting, choral conducting and pedagogy, string pedagogy, popular music songwriting, music technology, jazz and work with rock bands. Workshops may be taken for graduate credit. Auditions required for some workshops. Tuition with housing $585-780, tuition alone $450-$650. June and July 2011. 20 teachers. Contact: 866-936-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Western Michigan University Seminar 2011, Kalamazoo, is a two-week high school program designed to promote artistic, social, recreational, and, cultural interaction. A recorded audition and teacher endorsements are required. Tuition with housing $1,095, tuition alone $895. 7/10-23. 130 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 269-387-4678, email@example.com.
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D The Art of Wind Band Teaching Symposium, Minneapolis. The symposium features nationally recognized artists, master teachers, and music educators for a week of workshops, discussions, and rehearsals at the University of Minnesota School of Music. Presenters include Michael Colgrass, Thomas Duffy, Craig Kirchhoff, Libby Larsen, and James Cochran. Wind conducting and rehearsal techniques, score study, wind band repertoire for all levels, advocacy for music education. Tuition with housing $750, tuition alone $425. 7/24-28. Contact: 612-624-6873.
D Graduate Programs in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, has a fantastic lineup of summer courses and programs designed for music educators. A Master of Arts in Music Education includes concentrations in choral and instrumental music. Advanced Piano Pedagogy Course with Katherine Faricy, 6/27-7/29. Orff Certificate Program with Jay Broeker, Michael Chandler, Cindy Hall, Jo Ella Hung, Mona Mann, Beth Nelson, and Jacque Schrader, 8/1-12. Kodály Institute with Angela Broeker, Carol Brown, Dan LeJeune, and Rita Klinger, 6/20-7/1. Summer Workshops in Piano Pedagogy with Bruce Berr, Melody Broger, Katherine Faricy, Andrew Hisey, Scott McBride Smith, and Michelle Sisler, 8/8-12. See web for tuition and dates for each program. Housing available on a per-night basis. Contact: 651-962-5870, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S St. Olaf Summer Music Camp, Northfield, is a one-week camp for high school students centered around the large ensemble experience (band, choir, orchestra) with additional enrichment classes and activities. Two private lessons are included in the camp tuition as well as room and board on campus. Chamber music, solo recitals, and social activities fill out the week, which culminates in a final day of chamber recitals and a large concert featuring the camp band, choir, and orchestra. Tuition with housing and meals $565. 6/19-25. 200 students, 35 teachers.
Summer Piano Academy is a week-long camp offering high school-aged pianists an opportunity to work closely with the St. Olaf piano faculty. Private lessons, daily masterclasses, music theory, piano literature, and chamber ensembles fill the student’s schedule. Performance opportunities and social activities are offered in conjunction with the St. Olaf summer music camp. Audition CD required; April 1 deadline. Tuition with housing and meals $665. 6/19-25. 22 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 507-786-3042, email@example.com.
S Young Artist World Piano Festival, St. Paul, is a 10-day, highly motivating experience for pre-college pianists from 7 to 18 years of age. This residential event provides an opportunity for young artists to share their passion for the piano in an exceptionally charged educational environment. World-renowned guest artist Alessio Bax, an extraordinary artist faculty that includes Nancy Bachus (pianist, author, educator, and publisher), and Pavlina Dokovska (piano department chairman at the Mannes College of Music in New York) as well as several competitions combine to create a fast-paced schedule of private lessons, masterclasses, competitions, musicianship classes, and performances. Tuition with housing $1,295. 7/13-23. 80 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 320-255-0318, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S Instrumental Camp, Fayette, is for students in grades 5 through 12 during the 2010-2011 academic year. Every student participates in an ensemble and takes private lessons. Central Methodist University offers a wide range of activities to students between ensemble rehearsals and private lessons. Tuition with housing $175-$200, tuition alone $75-$100. 7/6-8. 45 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 660-248-6317, email@example.com.
S Summer Music Camp of Excellence, Maryville, is a comprehensive music performance camp for students interested in furthering their musical development in a beautiful rural college setting. Classes include private lessons, sectionals/masterclasses, chamber music, music theory, conducting, leadership, jazz improvisation, composition, concert band, jazz ensemble, concert choir, and show choir. Recreational activities include Northwest’s athletic complex, annual dance, student talent show, and guest artist presentations. 50% off tuition for all-state participants. Tuition with housing $340, tuition alone $210. High school (grades 10-college freshmen) 6/7-12, junior high (grades 7-9) 6/14-19. 300 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 660-562-1315, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
S University of Central Missouri Music Camp, Warrensburg, is for instrumental and vocal students having completed grades 7-12. The University of Central Missouri Music Camp – entering its 52nd summer – brings together the finest conductors and teaching staff to create one of the region’s most comprehensive summer musical experiences available. With concert bands, jazz ensembles, orchestra, show choirs, lessons, enrichment courses, and more – there’s certainly something for everyone. Tuition with housing $400, tuition alone $200. 6/5-10. 180-220 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 660-543-4680, email@example.com.
S University of Missouri Kansas City Cello Days draws cellists from across the country and around the world for a challenging, fun musical experience. Features include world-class faculty, small-ensemble performance opportunities, cello choir, one-on-one instruction, daily masterclasses, and evening concerts featuring a variety of musical styles. High school and middle school divisions. Tuition with housing $625, tuition alone $450. 6/19-24. 20-25 students, 4 teachers. UMKC Jazz Camp brings world-renowned performers and jazz educators to Kansas City to work with talented young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14-20. Faculty and distinguished clinicians provide insight and inspiration to student combos in a welcoming yet challenging environment. Highlights include combo rehearsals, coaching sessions, daily masterclasses, theory and improvisation classes, and faculty performances. Tuition with housing $460 until 4/13, then $490; tuition alone $320 until 4/13, then $350. 6/26-30. 45-50 students, 9 faculty.
Duff Timpani Masterclass, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has attracted timpanists from across the country and around the world since 1982. Students, teachers, amateurs, and professionals attend this annual event to learn about the Duff school of playing. Highlights of the class include in-depth study of Cloyd Duff’s concepts of technique and interpretation, complete study of standard timpani repertoire, changing and cleaning heads, instrument maintenance, and stick making. Directed by Duff’s longtime assistant Jim Atwood, the masterclass also includes calf head tucking, a mock audition session, and more. Tuition with housing $609 participant/$509 auditor, tuition alone $399 participant/$299 auditor. 6/13-17. 30 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 816-235-2741, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D University of Missouri Kansas City Wind Band Teaching Symposium is designed for middle school and high school music educators as well as college and university faculty and includes sessions on pedagogy, conducting and gesture, rehearsal techniques, chamber music coaching, philosophy, and literature. The focus is on helping wind band teachers serve their students and offering ways to make an immediate difference in the classroom. Tuition with housing $574, tuition alone $399. 6/19-24. 30 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 816-235-2741, email@example.com.
S University of Missouri St. Louis, offers a High School Jazz Combo Camp with a nationally recognized jazz faculty to teach courses in all levels of improvisation, combo rehearsals and performances, masterclasses. Tuition $299, room and board available. 6/13-18. Contact 314-516-5948, firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergrad-uate music summer session courses include Non-Western Music, Introduction to African American Music, An Introduction to Music for the Elementary School Teacher. May-July. Contact 314-516-5365, email@example.com. (2010 data)
D University of Missouri St. Louis, offers a one-week advanced summer workshop in music education for teachers, Music! Words! Opera! 6/8-12. The MME Summer Session includes Marching Band Techniques, Musical Acoustics, Scoring & Arranging, and a Master’s Project in Music Education. 6/14-7/10. Contact 314-516-5365, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
D S Windswept Music Conference, Liberty. Bring your artistry to life. Strengthen the mind/body connection and explore energy and music at Creative Motion Alliance’s 60th annual summer conference, Windswept. Professional musicians, conductors, teachers, students (ages 12-18), and amateur music enthusiasts will discover barriers that inhibit the free flow of energy and learn the secrets of inner-directed artistic music making. Using movement, exercises, analysis, and body responses, explore music and energy. Piano, voice, instrumental music, expressive arts, and independent study. Master class, coaching, and conducting opportunities. Graduate credit and continuing education credit available. Tuition with housing $450 for students 12-18, $585 for adults; tuition alone $310 for students 12-18, $345 for adults (all require $50 registration fee). 7/24-30. 50 students, 13 teachers. Contact: 817-907-1068, email@example.com.
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S Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Beginners, Avoca, is led by Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler and author of many fiddle collections. The course of study is designed specifically for each camper. Tuition alone $200. 6/13-17. 10 students, 1 teacher.
D S Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers, Avoca, includes sessions on Monday and Tuesday for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to improve their music reading skills and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddle styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers improve their sight reading and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time. Wednesday and Thursday sessions are for those who want to learn tunes by ear. The camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear and make them stick. Tunes are in various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels. The Friday session is for fiddlers who want to jam, modulate, sing, dance, experiment, improvise, and play fiddle-related instruments. Limited enrollment; pre-registration required. Full payment due first day of camp. Tuition alone $200/5 days, $180/4 days, $150/3 days, $110/2 days, $60/Friday only. 7/11-15. 10 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 402-275-3221, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Sounds in the Summer Marching Band Camp, Kearney, is for high school students and freshman-level university students who are interested in preparing for the marching band season, especially targeting the drum line, drum major, and color guard groups. Yamaha Corp. is sponsoring a percussion specialist during the camp to work with participants. The specialist will offer a presentation, demonstration, and information about Yamaha and its products; this is free to anyone who brings students to the camp or needs this information. Tuition with housing $200, tuition alone $185. 7/20-23. 150 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 308-865-8618, email@example.com.
D S International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts, Dunseith, was founded in 1956 and offers fine arts education programs for students of all ages. The program includes band, orchestra, choir, jazz, world percussion, garage band, guitar, fiddling, mallet percussion, musical theatre, total percussion, piano, a cappella pop choir, dance, and a university preparatory program. One-week camp sessions draw over 2,000 campers each summer from the United States, Canada, and many other countries. Tuition with housing $355/week if registered before 5/1, $370 after 5/1. Six one-week sessions from 6/19-7/30. 350 students, 150 teachers.
Professional Development for Educators offers guest conductors, professional artists, and teachers who are eager to share their expertise with you. Design and set up your schedule to include classes, rehearsals, lessons, and seminars. Available for a half week or full week. One graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota for 15 hours of contact time. Full week, two-credit session available. Sessions are Sunday evening through Wednesday or Sunday through Saturday. Tuition with housing $205 before May 1 (1/2 week tuition); $220 if registered after May 1 (1/2 week tuition). Contact: 701-838-8472, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S Baldwin-Wallace Summer Music Programs, Berea, includes Middle School Camps for students in grades 4-9. String Camp is for students who have played for at least six months. Piano Camp students should have at least nine months of lessons before attending. Band Camp is for woodwind, brass, and percussion players. High School Camps include Music Theatre Overtures for juniors looking for the best college music theatre audition preparation. The Summer Music Institute is a two-week concentrated program of music study for serious high school musicians in voice, strings, woodwinds, and brass, with attention to solo and chamber music performance. Tuition with housing $475-$1,500, tuition alone $400-$1,100. 6/13-18, 6/20-25, 7/11-24. 200 students. Contact: 440-826-2365, email@example.com. (2010)
D Baldwin-Wallace College Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning, Berea, offers several programs for teachers. Making Music Classes Meaningful for Students with Special Needs; Music Technology: Instructional Software and Digital Media; Music Technology: Notation and Sequencing; Intermediate Band Rehearsal Strategies and Conducting Techniques; Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course, Levels I and II. Tuition with housing and tuition alone varies per class. Contact: 440-826-8065, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
S Cleveland Institute of Music Summer Chamber Music Program is for piano, string, and wind players ages 12-18 interested in exploring music outside of their solo venues. The program combines coachings, supervised rehearsals, ear training, Eurythmics, rehearsal techniques, public masterclasses, and a final performance. Tuition alone $875 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/13-24. 26 students, 10 teachers.
Summer Sonata is a two-week program for pianists, Junior Level (ages 10-12) and Senior Level (ages 13-18). It includes private lessons, participation in masterclasses led by CIM faculty and guest artists and supervised practice sessions. Group classes in music theory, ear-training, Eurhythmics, form and composition, and piano literature. Tuition alone $875 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/20-7/1. 20 students, 18 teachers.
Young Composers Program is a one-week experience that gives composition students ages 14-19 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary music. The week includes private composition lessons, a course in the craft of composition, daily listening sessions, and workshops on notating musical ideas. Perfor-mances of student compositions will take place at the final concert. Tuition with housing $1,050, tuition alone $700 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/19-25. 20 students, 5 teachers. Contact: Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, (216) 791-5000, email@example.com
S Credo Chamber Music, Oberlin, is an intensive and invigorating program that includes music study, service, and performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. It is open to serious string players and pianists ages 13-22. Students receive extensive daily coaching and mentoring with world-class faculty and have regular performance opportunities. What makes Credo unique among professional-level programs is its celebration of musical excellence as a gift of the Spirit and its commitment to serving the community. Faculty include Stephen Clapp, Peter Slowik, Michael Davis, Anne Martindale Williams, and more. Scholarship/ financial aid opportunities are extensive. Tuition with housing $3,035. 7/3-23. 80-100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 440-774-3658, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S FJM Clinics, Dayton, Canton, and Columbus, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. Dayton 6/19-22, 7/17-20; Canton 7/3-6; Columbus 7/10-13. Contact: 800-444-3524, email@example.com.
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Delaware, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/14-18. Contact: 781-874-9728, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Oberlin Flute Institute, Oberlin, is devoted to the development of flute playing skills through masterclasses, lessons, and performance classes. Michel Debost and Kathleen Chastain, instructors. For high school and college students, teachers, and professionals. Tuition with housing $1,000, tuition only $550. 6/26-7/3. 28 students, 2 teachers.
D S Oberlin Trumpet Workshop includes technique workshops, masterclasses, lessons, and performances with in-depth instruction in the methods of James Stamp and Roy Poper. Tuition with housing $1,225, tuition alone $650. 6/20-30. 25 participants, 2 teachers. Contact: 440-775-8044, email@example.com.
S Piano Institute at Kent State, Kent, is an intensive 11-day workshop for grades 7-12. The program offers lessons, masterclasses, field trips, recreation, performance opportunities, and a gala concluding concert. Applications accepted until 4/21. Tuition with housing $1,285. 7/17-27. Contact: 330-672-3100, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S The University of Akron Summer Band Camp, Akron, includes daily band rehearsals with camp directors and guest conductor Larry Clark; sectionals and technique classes with the University of Akron faculty members; and attendance at the University of Akron faculty recitals. All students who have completed the 6th through ninth grades are eligible for admission to the camp and must be recommended by their band directors. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $250. 6/19-24. 100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 330-972-6919, UABands@uakron.edu.
D S University of Toledo Summer Jazz Institute, Toledo, offers instrumental and vocal tracks. Can opt to receive college credit (must enroll at UT), continuing education credit, or just study for personal development. Classes taught by internationally renowned artist faculty, including Jon Hendricks, vocal; Vic Juris, guitar; Claude Black, piano; and Gunnar Mossblad, saxophone. Participants have to be at least 14 years old. Parental permission required for anyone under 18. For full consideration applications should be postmarked by May 15. Tuition with housing $500+ (discounted rates available at Ramada), tuition alone $500. 6/19-25. 9 teachers. Contact: 419-530-2448, email@example.com.
S Wooster Music Camp, Wooster, provides band, choral, and orchestra experiences for young musicians who have completed grades 5-11. Tuition with housing $460, tuition alone $330. 7/11-15. 200-250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 330-263-2052, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
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S Red River Drum and Auxiliary Camp, Ardmore, is a week-long summer camp for drumline, color guard, and drum major students in grades 7-12. The camp is held at beautiful Lake Murray State Park and features a clinic and exhibition performances by a Division 1 DCI Drum & Bugle Corps. 9 drumline instructors, 6 color guard instructors, 2 drum major instructors. Tuition with housing $250. 7/11-15. 17 teachers. Contact: 580-745-2014, email@example.com.
D S 2011 Bassoon Bonanza!, Tulsa, will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. It is a five-day workshop for bassoonists of junior high and high school levels as well as adult players. Resident artists will be Richard Ramey and Susie Brown, the bassoon section of the Tulsa Symphony, the Tulsa Ballet, and the Tulsa Opera. In addition to daily reedmaking sessions, there will be masterclasses on winning auditions, scales and arpeggios, vibrato, organizing practice sessions, tuning CDs, tenor clef, career opportunities, buying a bassoon, beginning improvisation, aural repertoire, maintenance, and making a bassoon with Fox. Tuition alone $300. 6/6-10. 2 teachers. Contact: 479-575-4177, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bassoonbonanza.com
S Upper Midwest Jr.-Sr. High School Summer Music Camp, Vermillion, is a six-day experience of learning and music making open to students who have completed grades 6-12. Ensembles available are concert choir, concert band, orchestra, jazz band, and show choir. Private lessons are available on a specific instrument or voice. Tuition with housing $390, tuition alone $240. 7/10-15. Contact: 605-677-5721, email@example.com.
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S Carson-Newman Summer Music Camp, Jefferson City, is for students in grades 4-12. It offers senior honors band, junior band, beginner band, senior honors chorus, junior chorus, and piano and organ camp. The college is acclaimed annually in national publications as one of the best liberal arts schools in the South; it is fully experienced in summer camp operations, hosting over 8,000 students annually in summer camps and other events. Leading music educators from across the state and region join the C-N music faculty and music camp staff to provide a quality musical experience and fun week for all campers. Tuition with housing $360, tuition alone $300. 6/13-18. 200 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 865-471-3496, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Conducting Workshop at Cumberland University. The curricular focus of the sessions is on five of the eight basic Saito studies supplemented with additional material. Additional sessions include rehearsal techniques, podium presence, and watching conducting DVDs of Hideo Saito and his students. Study material will be provided. Limited enrollment; maximum podium time. Tuition alone $1,050 ($950 early registration by 3/30); housing $25/night. 7/10-17. 20 participants, 4 teachers. Contact: 615-547-1283, email@example.com.
S Lee University Music Camp 2011, Cleveland. This camp is for students entering grades 9-12 and rising college freshmen in 2011 who are vocalists and instrumentalists desiring an in-depth study of music. Four tracks of participation are offered: music lovers, college prep, jazz, and worship leader. In each of these tracks campers participate in an ensemble as well as study music theory, history, and take private or specialized study in their desired performance area. Members of the Lee University faculty and visiting professionals serve as faculty for the camp. Tuition with housing $495. 6/6-11. 100 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 423-614-8263, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, was established in 1957 for students ages 12 through graduate school. It is an intensive four-week, residential program, including weekly chamber and orchestral concerts by both students and faculty. Weekly private lessons and daily chamber music coaching. Three orchestras, four visiting conductors. Conducting, theory, and performance classes. Concerto competition; grand Fourth of July parade and concert; festival brass concert. Nonmusical activities on 13,000-acre mountain campus in east Tennessee and in state park nearby; use of college athletic facilities. Need and merit scholarships available. Tuition with housing $3,500. 6/25-7/24. 200 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 931-598-1225, email@example.com.
D 2011 Conducting Workshops, Lebanon. Study the Hideo Saito conducting method with Wayne Toews. Empower your gestures with precision and artistry. Tuition $1,050. 8/10-17. 20 students. Contact: 306-373-6408, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S American Festival for the Arts Summer Music Conservatory, Houston, offers programs in orchestra and chamber music, piano, composition, jazz, and choral and vocal studies for students graduating grades 4-12. The curriculum includes large and small ensembles, individual lessons, masterclasses, coaching sessions, and music elective and enrichment classes. Scholarships are available. Tuition alone $475-$995. 6/13-7/23. 300 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 713-522-9699, email@example.com.
S FJM Clinics, Houston, San Antonio, Arlington offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $310, tuition alone $200. Houston 6/19-22, San Antonio 26-29, Arlington 7/3-6. Contact: 800-444-3524, lauren. firstname.lastname@example.org.
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Denton, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/5-9. Contact: 781-874-9728, email@example.com.
D S PianoTexas International Aca demy & Festival, Fort Worth, celebrates its 30th anniversary with the piano works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Artists will perform the complete 32 piano sonatas by the great composer. Tuition with housing $2,985, tuition alone $1,500. 6/2-28. 24 performers + 40 auditors. 18 teachers. Special programs for teachers during PianoTexas International Academy include masterclasses, lectures, discussion session. Tuition with housing $1,320-$1,520, tuition alone $550-$750. 6/1-14. 18 performers, 40 auditors, 12 teachers. Contact 817-257-7456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Round Top Music Festival, Round Top, offers six weeks of intensive training for young, talented musicians (18 years of age and over) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, and solo repertoire are included. All students receive a full tuition scholarship. Housing, food, and registration fee: $765. 6/5-7/17. 100 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 979-249-3086, email@example.com.
S Texas State University Summer Band Camps, San Marcos, offers music experiences for middle school and high school students entering grades 7-12 through concert, salsa, and jazz ensembles, elective courses, private lessons, chamber music, and more. The Texas State/SASI Marching Camps feature drum major and leadership clinics as well as a color guard camp. Tuition with housing $420/$425, tuition alone $210/275. 6/12-17 concert, 6/19-22 marching. 225 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 512-245-3399, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S UT Arlington Summer Band Camps, Arlington. Week 1: Concert Band Camp is for students entering grades 7-12. Four concert bands; electives in jazz, theory, leadership, reed-making. Week 2: Marching Band Camp offers camps for drum majors, leadership, and color guard for students entering grades 9-12. Tuition with housing $350, tuition alone $200. 6/13-17 concert, 6/20-24 marching. 350 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 817-272-2533, email@example.com.
S UT San Antonio Middle School Band Camp, San Antonio, is in its 10th year. Students entering 6th-9th grades are eligible and participate in daily rehearsals, master classes, sectionals, and music-oriented electives. Tuition TBD. 6/20-24. 160 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 210-458-5685, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S Birch Creek Symphony Session, Egg Harbor (Door County), is a two-week summer music academy for advanced students ages 14-19 who will rehearse demanding repertoire by day and perform in six public concerts alongside top performers and educators as part of the 80-member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra by night. Ricardo Castañeda, Chicago Sinfonietta, program director; Robert Hanford, Chicago Lyric Opera, concertmaster; Brian Groner, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, conductor. Tuition with housing $1,885. 6/20-7/2. 55 students, 32 faculty and TAs. Contact: 920-868-3763, email@example.com.
S FJM Clinics, Whitewater, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $290, tuition alone $200. 7/24-27. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Lakeland College Music Camp, Sheboygan, is for students ages 12-18 with at least one year of music instruction. Each student performs in a major ensemble (three bands, two choirs, orchestra, two piano ensembles) and experiences daily sectionals, electives, and music theory classes. 300 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 920-565-1505, email@example.com.
S Lawrence Academy of Music Camp, Appleton, is for middle and high school woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Perform in a band, study with faculty from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and Academy of Music, attend concerts and recitals, and enjoy recreational activities at a residential band camp. Tuition with housing $549, tuition alone $369. 7/17-23. Contact: 920-832-6632, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Madison Early Music Workshop, Madison, focuses on music composed before 1750 and includes an eight-event concert series and five days of classes. In 2011 MEMF presents the fusion of cultures and music in the new world during the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Long-established European music brought to the New World by 16th-century Spanish conquistadors, minstrels, and Jesuit missionaries was flavored by the indigenous American people with the spicy rhythmic folk sonorities of guitars, harps, and percussion. This program is open to college students and teachers. Tuition alone $495. 7/9-16. Contact: 608-265-5629, email@example.com.
D S National String Instrument Repair Clinic, Madison. Sponsored by the National String Workshop, these intensive clinics provide hands-on experience for those interested in learning more about string instrument repair. Participants work on their own projects under the guidance of skilled repair specialists. Clinicians are Wil Bremer (fretted instrument repair), Christopher Germain (intermediate and advanced repair), Christopher Moore (basic/beginning repair) David Orlin (bow repair), and Jennifer Ruggieri (harp maintenance). Tuition alone $450. 7/31-8/4. 12 students per track, 5 teachers. Contact: 608-265-5629, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, offers residential summer camps for students in grades 7-12. Experience the Northwoods where you’ll find a sandy beach, many nature trails, a community of friendly neighbors, and a flurry of artistic fun at the Shell Lake Arts Center. We provide a welcoming, positive, and safe learning environment to nourish your artistry. Jazz Ensemble and Combo, 6/19-24, 6/26-7/1. Jazz Combo and Alternative Style Strings, 7/3-8. High School Wind Ensemble, Piano, and Middle School Concert Band, 7/10-15. Painting and Drawing with Imagination, Show Choir, and Film Making, 7/17-22. Rock Band, Extreme Pottery, Dance Intensive, and Acting and Playwriting, 7/24-29. Trumpet Workshop, Guitar and Bass Workshop, 7/31-8/5. Music Theater, 7/31-8/5, 8/7-12. Saxophone Workshop with Eugene Rousseau, 8/7-11. All programs, tuition with housing $530, tuition alone $410. Extra materials fee for art and film making courses; show choir has an extra $8 T-shirt fee. Contact: 715-468-2414, email@example.com.
D Shell Lake Arts Center Weekend Music Workshops, Shell Lake. Big Band. Perform jazz ensemble big band under the guidance of our nationally recognized teaching-artist faculty. This workshop for adults is open to all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. This workshop is for people who want to perfect their jazz skills or need to polish the dust off of their instrument.
Rock Band explores rock styles, repertoire, theory, instrumentation, how to create a successful performance, equipment, and much more. Both programs with housing $440 with grad. credit, $315 noncredit; tuition alone $425 with grad. credit, $300 noncredit. 7/29-31. Contact: 715-468-2414, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Summer Ensemble Camp, Fall Creek. Students entering grades 8-12 with at least two years of experience on their instrument are invited to our Summer Ensemble Camp. Peter Haberman will lead our large orchestra, while local teachers and musicians will lead similar ensembles and classes. Students will work on improving their skills as ensemble performers and have the opportunity to form trios, quartets, and other small ensembles. The camp is at Beaver Creek Reserve. Non-musical activities will include nature walks, campfires, and telescope activities at the observatory. The camp is put on by the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. Tuition with housing $149 before 5/1, $165 after 5/1. 7/17-19. Contact: 715-832-6366, email@example.com.
D Teaching for Cultural Relevance Through Music Repertoire, Madison, is a four-day workshop for school instrumental, choral, and general music teachers at all education levels. Participants observe clinicians as they work with ensemble in the University of Wisconsin, Madison Summer Music Clinics, and work in individual sessions to discuss pedagogy and conducting issues. Clinicians are UW-Madison faculty members Deborah Bradley (choir), Teryl Dobbs (band), and Janet Jensen (strings). Tuition with housing $390 for workshop (tuition for academic credit separate). 6/22-25. 25 participants. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. (2010 data)
S University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Camps, Green Bay. Middle School Band, Orchestra, and Choral Camp is for students entering grades 6-9 for band and 7-9 for orchestra and choral. It offers two hours of option classes in addition to rehearsals, master classes, and sectionals. Students play a short placement audition upon arrival. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $249. 7/17-22. 200 students 20 teachers.
Senior High Band, Orchestra, and Choral Camp is for students entering grades 9-12. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $249. 7/24-29. 200+ students, 20 teachers.
Jazz on the Bay Music Camp is for instrumentalists and vocalists entering grades 8-12 and older. Students will play in jazz ensembles and combos or sing in a vocal jazz ensemble. Class options are recording technology and songwriting for voice and arranging. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $259. 6/26-30. 80 students, 6 teachers.
The Total Guitarist Camp is for students grades 8-12 who have played guitar, bass, or drums for at least a year. Many musical styles including jazz, classical, blues, singer/song writer, and rock will be taught. With the addition of rhythm players, students practice rehearsing for gigs, playing together, and making their own music. Limited to 6 drumset players. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $259. 7/31-8/4. 60 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 800-621-2313, email@example.com.
S University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Summer Music Camp, Platteville. The 44th year of the Pioneer Summer Music Camp offers opportunities for students to participate in a performing ensemble (band), master classes, and sectionals. Class options include basic and advanced theory, conducting, drum circle, instrument care and repair, jazz techniques, vocal techniques, and improvisation. Recreational activities and optional private lessons are available. Tuition with housing $410, tuition alone $225. 6/19-25. 180 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 608-342-1017, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D University of Wisconsin-Platteville Band Conductor’s Art Workshop, Platteville, is designed to investigate and improve techniques of conducting and rehearsing, and explore topics of interest to serious wind conductors. The symposium offers conductors of all levels intensive conducting instruction in a welcoming, supportive environment. It will address conducting skills, rehearsal techniques, repertoire, score analysis, and interpretation. The United States Department of Military Bands will sponsor the Wisconsin 132nd Army National Guard Band to perform with conductors. Tuition with housing $413, tuition alone $325. 6/12-14. 10 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 608-342-1017, email@example.com.
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Western U.S. States
D Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Fairbanks, is for students 18 and up. Placement auditions held at the start of the session. As part of the larger Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the music programs are taught by highly qualified guest artists from around the U.S. and world. There are programs in brass, chamber music, theory, jazz, strings, woodwinds, percussion, and accordion. Teachers can obtain credit from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in applied music, which requires 54 hours of workshop, rehearsal, and performance participation. Scholarships are available. Tuition with housing $700-$1,200, tuition alone $300-$600, 946 students, 105 teachers. 7/17-31. 105 teachers. Contact: 907-474-8869, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka, offers two-week sessions of intensive arts instruction for students in grades 6-12. Students can pick from over 60 classes in music, theater, dance, visual art, creative writing, and Alaska Native art taught by a nationally recognized faculty. Tuition with housing $985 middle school students, $995 high school students; tuition alone $725 middle school students, $740 high school students. Middle school 6/12-25; high school 6/26-7/10. 200 students, 35 teachers. 907-747-3085, email@example.com.
S UAF Summer Music Academy, Fairbanks, is an intensive two-week program of musical education for students who have finished grades 6-12 with at least one year of experience on their instrument. Bands, orchestras, jazz band, choirs, chamber music, and enrichment classes, such as theory and steel drums, are offered. Tuition with housing $1,825, tuition alone $575. 6/6-17. 135 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 907-474-7555, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU, Flagstaff, offers student musicians the opportunity to work with instructors from the NAU School of Music as well as renowned musicians from throughout the country. Primary ensembles led by distinguished clinicians rehearse two hours daily. Campers also attend masterclasses and sectionals as well as various elective classes in music. Evening activities include concerts and recitals as well as talent shows, dances, and movie nights. Instrumentalists and singers are all welcome. Senior session is open to students entering 9th grade in fall 2011 through to those who have just completed high school. Junior session is open to students entering grades 7-9 in fall 2011. Tuition with housing $1,200 senior session, $630 junior session; tuition alone $700 senior session, $430 junior session. 6/26-7/9 senior session, 7/10-16 junior session. 250 students, 45 teachers. Contact: 928-523-2323, email@example.com.
S FJM Clinics, Flagstaff, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $330, tuition alone $200. 7/17-20. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S NAU Bands Auxiliary Camp, Flagstaff, is open to students entering grades 8-12. Camp offerings include color guard and drum major instruction. Color guard students receive body, flag, and auxiliary weapon instruction. Drum majors receive conducting, leadership, marching, and verbal command instruction. 100 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 928-523-4224, email@example.com. (2010 data)
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S Band at the Beach, San Diego, is a concert band camp accepting students in grades 8-12 with two years of lessons. Work with guest conductors and section coaches, and perform in a concert for the community on the final day. Scholarships are available. Tuition alone $175 if registering early, $185 after 6/15. 8/1-5. 80-100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 619-222-3065, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S California Leadership Academy, Orange, offers leadership training for student leaders of high school bands held on the campus of Chapman University. These three-day workshops offer pragmatic training for drum majors, guard captains, section leaders, band officers, and other student leaders. Tuition with housing $265, tuition alone $195. 7/8-10, 7/15-17, 7/29-31. 160 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 714-522-3452, email@example.com.
D California State University Summer Arts, Fresno, has drawn college students and professionals from the United States and abroad for 26 years. Two two-week intensives provide 3-6 transferable undergraduate or graduate college credit. Courses include digital music composition and media; jazz improvisation; and international chamber music and third stream. Tuition with housing $2,114, tuition alone $1,302. Participants work one-on-one and in small groups with renowned teachers.
Composer-Performer Collaboration: Music teachers and professional performers work one-on-one with teachers including the Kronos Quartet, Guy Livingston, Stefan Poetzsch, the Alexander String Quartet, and the Andrew Speight Quartet. Classes count toward continuing education and professional growth requirements. Two two-week sessions are offered. Tuition with housing $2,414, tuition alone $1,602. Both programs are 6/26-7/9, 7/10-23. 250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 559-241-6090, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S California Summer Music, Rohnert Park, offers a Performance Program designed to create a rich musical experience in solo and chamber music for 65 string players and pianists, ranging from teenagers to young adults. Programs include lessons, ensemble coachings, and practice time. Masterclasses offer the opportunity to observe the approaches of experienced musicians. The Composition Program, open to a small number of students, tailors instruction for each participant through eight one-hour private lessons. Each composer experiences all stages of the compositional process: sketching, planning, and development of musical ideas, score and parts preparation, rehearsals, and performance. Tuition with housing $3,900, tuition only $1,950. 7/2-25. 70 students, 11 teachers. Contact: 415-753-8920, email@example.com.
S CSU Summer Arts, Fresno, is the world’s largest multi-genre summer arts program drawing college students and professionals from across the U.S. and abroad for 26 years. Two two-week intensives provide participants with 3 to 6 transferable units of undergraduate or graduate college credit. Music performance and composition courses offered include: Composer-Performer Collaboration; Digital Music Composition & Media; Jazz Improvisation; International Chamber Music and Third Stream. Course participants will enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with master teachers and world renowned artists from the U.S. and abroad. Tuition with housing $2,114, tuition alone $1,302. 6/26-7/9, 7/10-23. 250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 559-241-6090, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Cazadero Music Camp, Cazadero, is located in a redwood grove, two hours north of San Francisco. The camp offers a unique blend of intensive musical instruction and outdoor recreation with five camp sessions in a seven-week period, arranged progressively by age (5th-12th grade) and ability. Musical instruction includes orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, piano, and guitar. Campers have a choice of musical and nonmusical electives that may include jazz improvisation, chamber music, arts and crafts, nature, or sports. Tuition with housing $780-$1,530. 6/20-8/6. 140 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 707-632-5159, email@example.com.
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Riverside, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/21-25. Contact: 781-874-9728, info@drummajor .org.
S Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, offers intensive two-week programs in band, chamber music, chamber orchestra, choir, jazz, musical theatre, orchestra, and piano. Open to students finishing grades 7-12. Students spend seven to eight hours per day in musical activities: rehearsals, sectionals, private lessons, masterclasses, student and faculty recitals, music theory, concerts. Tuition with housing $2,550/2 weeks, tuition alone $2,150/2 weeks. 7/10-23, 7/24-8/6, 8/7-21. 300-500 students, 125 teachers. Contact: 951-659-2171, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, is for talented students who are planning a career in music. The eight-week summer program for string, wind, brass, and percussion students includes performance opportunities in solo and chamber recitals, orchestra concerts, and opera productions. Plan ahead; application deadline for summer 2012 is mid-January 2012. Academy Fellows receive a full scholarship for tuition, room, and board plus a stipend to defray travel-related expenses. 135 students, 69 faculty, visiting artists, and guest conductors.
The Merit Program gives students ages 12-18 a two-week musical experience at the Academy’s Summer School and Festival. Participants take part in masterclasses, rehearsals, perform in chamber ensembles, and receive personal training. The program culminates with a public recital. Application deadline March 15. 7/9-15. Contact: 805-687-6875, email@example.com.
S Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, is a one-week, intensive program for serious flutists ages 12-18. Curriculum includes solo performances, masterclasses, flute choirs, chamber music, private coaching, rehearsals with pianists, seminars, and elective classes. Five accomplished professional flutists and two collaborative pianists serve on the faculty. The program prides itself on providing a first-rate experience in a casual setting. Tuition with housing $1,200. 7/23-31. 50 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 408-978-5101, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Pacific Music Camp and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp, Stockton. Now in its 66th year, the camp offers a wide variety of ensembles, electives, and social activities for junior and senior high school musicians. This past summer attracted nearly 500 students from across the western United States and beyond. Tuition with housing $625-$650, tuition alone $525-$550. Jazz Camp 6/30-7/2, Junior Camp 7/10-16, Senior Camp 7/17-23. 100-230 students, 70 teachers. Contact: 209-946-2416, email@example.com.
D S Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford is held on the beautiful campus of Stanford University and focuses on combo performance and improvisation. Its summer programs, Jazz Camp (for instrumentalists and vocalists ages 12-17) offers a fun, encouraging environment in which to become immersed in jazz improvisation.
Jazz Residency is for adults and gives emerging professionals a chance to work with the greatest jazz artists of our time. Evening Summer Classes provide a fun and relaxing way to improve your chops and increase your knowledge of jazz. Tuition with housing $1,495-$1,890; tuition alone Jazz Camp $995, Jazz Residency $1,095. Jazz Camp 7/17-22, 7/24-29; Residency 7/31-8/5; Evening Summer Classes 6/13-7/14. 220 students/week, 40 teachers. Contact: 650-736-0324, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Summer Music West, San Francisco, offers weekday nonresidential programs and classes for music students ages 9-18; three to four years private instruction recommended. Conservatory faculty and guest artists teach courses in musicianship, chamber music, Gilbert & Sullivan scenes, and composition. Admission by audition. Tuition alone $395-$865. Six sessions, 6/20-8/5. 40 students per session; 20 teachers. Contact: 415-503-6254, email@example.com.
S Wildwood Summer Music Institutes, Irvine. Programs include Intermediate Summer Music Institute for grades 6-9 (7/17-24) and Senior High Music Festival for grades 10-13 (7/24-31). Both programs include band, orchestra, chamber music, and stage band. Tuition with housing $540. 100 students per week, 14 teachers. Contact: 949-551-2877, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Youth Music Outreach Summer Music Camp, Costa Mesa, offers musicians, ages 12-18, the opportunity to grow musically through intense rehearsals playing top jazz and wind ensemble literature. Students grow spiritually through daily devotions. Throughout the camp there are many opportunities to perform for the community, earning approximately 30 hours of community service through performances in inner city Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Tuition with housing $950. 7/11-24. 30 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 562-315-3824, email@example.com. (2010 data)
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D Alto and Bass Flute Retreat, Boulder, is designed for adult amateurs. Classes emphasize topics of special interest such as air management, tone development, and alternate fingerings. A chamber music recital on the last day will be followed by a dinner at the Dushanbe Tea House. Tuition with housing $510-$790, tuition alone $240. 7/28-8/1. 30 students, 1 teacher. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, offers a summer of study, performances, solo opportunities, masterclasses, and coaching with artist/teachers for talented students anticipating a career in music. Plan ahead; application deadline for summer 2012 is January 2012. Full session: tuition with housing $6,300, tuition alone $3,100; 6/22-8/21. Half session: tuition with housing $4,000, tuition alone $2,000. Contact: 970-925-3254.
D S Barry Tuckwell Institute, Grand Junction, is for horn players of all ages and levels interested in experiencing the joy of horn playing in a noncompetitive environment. Participants learn from the faculty and each other, both onstage and in the extensive personal interaction throughout the days together. Horn choir, horn ensembles, masterclasses with Barry Tuckwell, faculty horn classes, yoga, and final concert. Held at Mesa State College. Tuition alone $1,200; tuition with single occupancy $1,425, double occupancy $1,350. 6/21-26. Contact: 410-274-0332, email@example.com.
S Boston Brass Music Camp, Gunnison, is open to students in 9th grade through college and features the Boston Brass in a two-day brass chamber music camp. Topics include brass techniques, student rehearsals, and open rehearsals with the Boston Brass in addition to a featured concert. The camp is in the scenic heart of the Rocky Mountains near Crested Butte. There will be outdoor recreational opportunities, and the Boston Brass will perform at the Crested Butte Music Festival following the camp. Tuition with housing $250, tuition alone $150. 7/1-2. 35 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 970-943-2169, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Greeley, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/18-22. Contact: 781-874-9728, email@example.com.
D S The Panoramic Flutist, Boulder, with Jean Ferrandis, Leone Buyse, and Christina Jennings. Join us in beautiful Boulder for four days devoted to the flute. With shared meals and experience we hope to create a sense of the true community that will last past our session. We will delve into the practice, study, and performance of our instrument with creative workshops and sessions designed to address the whole musician: body, mind, and artistry. Up to 20 performers; unlimited participants. Applications and CDs due 4/15. Flutists under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent and may not stay in university dormitories. Tuition alone $125-$500. 5/31-6/3. 3 teachers. Contact: 303-492-7150, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, Denver, honors the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Méndez (1906-1981) and is the world’s leading performance and career development seminar for brass musicians and educators. All participants perform in brass ensembles and masterclasses that are coached by some of the foremost brass artists in the nation. Daily career seminars assist participants with auditioning techniques, ensemble organization and administration, and creating innovative ways to market brass music performances. Tuition with housing $520, tuition alone $275. 7/10-16. 21 teachers. Contact: 303-877-1383, email@example.com.
S Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park. Programs include the Adult Piano Seminar (ages 18-up), Young Artist Seminar (ages 15-24, by audition) and two Junior Student Sessions (ages 10-15, no audition required). With a 3:1 student to teacher ratio, students receive two private lessons per week in addition to chamber music, orchestra, studio and performance classes, recitals, history lectures, masterclasses, optional secondary instrument lessons, and a concerto competition. Areas of study include all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, and composition. Tuition with housing $520-$3,700. Sessions vary, 6/8-8/21. 65 students, 46 teachers. Contact: 970-586-4031, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park. Adult Chamber Music Seminar (age 18+) is a five-day program with coaching by professional chamber musicians. Chamberre in the Rockies (age 18+) is for mature amateur and professional string chamber musicians. Adult Piano Seminar (age 18+) offers private lessons, practice time, technique coaching, masterclasses, and lecture-recitals. Adult Guitar Seminar (age 18+) includes group lessons, ensemble coachings, and technique classes with a master teacher. 45 teachers. Contact: 970-586-4031, email@example.com. (2010 data)
S University of Denver, Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy, Denver, is for music students 14-18 who are interested in a broad spectrum of music study. Curriculum includes private lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, musical theater, and theory as well as workshops in conducting, improvisation, composition, Alexander Technique, Baroque style, dance, memorization and world music. Recreational activities include off-campus trips. Contact: 812-336-4779, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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D University of Idaho, Moscow, offers a hybrid online master of music in music education degree. Spend your summer in beautiful Idaho. Contact: 208-885-0157, email@example.com.
S Flathead Lake Music Camp, Rollins, is a band and choir camp for students entering grades 10-12, and a band camp for students entering grades 7-9. Tuition with housing $395. 7/10-16 high school, 7/17-23 middle school. 60-100 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 406-212-3939, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S The University of Montana Piano Camp, Missoula, offers a stimulating, one-week program for pianists from 8th-12th grades featuring a daily private lesson covering solo and four-hand/two piano literature. Students attend seminars, recitals, and supervised practice; daily classes include keyboard harmony, sightreading, and composition/improvisation. Master-classes, honors recital, and a final camp recital. Recreational and social activities. Faculty includes UM professors Steven Hesla, Christopher Hahn, Margery Whatley, Nancy Cooper, Kenneth Christensen, and Scott Billadeau. Application deadline is 6/6. Tuition with housing $525, tuition alone $330. 6/19-25. 26 students 6 teachers. Contact: 406-243-6880, email@example.com.
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S Taos School of Music, Taos, is an intensive chamber music school for advanced string and piano students 18 and older. Students work closely with professional pianists and members of well-known string quartets. Application deadline is January 21; audition required. Housing $700; successful applicants receive a full scholarship covering all other costs. 6/13-8/8. 575-776-2388, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Brass at Wallowa Lake, Joseph, is a week-long intensive brass chamber music program with faculty artists who are among the best professional musicians in the state and region. For middle school through just-graduated high school students. Tuition with housing $400. 6/19-25. 85 students, 11 teachers. Contact: 541-805-6262, email@example.com.
Woodwinds at Wallowa Lake is a week of intensive music instruction focused on woodwind chamber music. Artist faculty from the Oregon Symphony Orchestra plus additional quality professional musicians. First come, first served; middle school through high school. Camp includes music theory, history and literature, eurythmics masterclasses, and mixed ensembles. Tuition with housing $425. 7/24-30. 85 students, 12 teachers.
Contact: 541-805-6262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Summer Music Camps at University of Oregon, Eugene, includes three camps: 64th Annual Concert Band Camp (7/4-9) for those who have completed grades 8-12; Marching and Leadership Camp (7/11-16) for who have completed grades 8-12; and Jazz Improvisation Camp (7/17-22) for wind and rhythm players completing grades 7-12. Tuition with housing $545/camp, tuition alone $385/camp. 70-150 students. Contact: 541-346-2138, email@example.com.
S Marrowstone Summer Music Festival, Bellingham, was founded in 1943 and has grown into a leading summer music program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer students ages 13 to 25 come from over 20 states and several countries to study with our faculty at the beautiful campus of Western Washington University. During this intense two-week program, students take part in orchestra and chamber music rehearsals, masterclasses, and public performances. Tuition with housing $2,275. 7/24-8/7. 200 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 206-362-2300, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Summer at Cornish, Seattle, offers middle and high school students ages 12-19 the opportunity to study with Cornish College of the Arts faculty and guest artists in a series of week-long intensive workshops. Most classes culminate with a Friday afternoon or evening concert. Tuition alone varies from $295/week to $750/week. 6/27-8/19. Students per session vary, 60 teachers. Contact: 206-726-5031, email@example.com.
S 21st Annual Yellowstone Summer Music Camp, Powell, will be held on the beautiful Northwest campus. Students perform in bands, choirs, jazz bands, handbell choirs, and small ensembles. The camp is for junior high band or choir students through to students in the senior year of high school. Masterclasses, music theory, computer composing, single-reed adjusting, double reed, web design, fitness, and others. Tuition with housing $465, tuition alone $315. 6/19-24. 130 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 307-754-6425, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Around the World
S Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy, Saint-Irénée, Quebec
The Academy offers serious students programs in a beautiful and tranquil setting with good facilities. Chamber music 5/16-28. Voice 5/29-6/9. Brass 5/29-6/12. Woodwinds 6/12-25. Guitar and Dance 6/26-7/9. Strings 7/10-8/6. Choir 8/7-14. New Music 8/7-20. Jazz 8/14-21. Jazz Singing 9/2-5. Tuition with housing $680-$2320 for Canadian applicant, $715-$2440 for international applicant. Contact: 418-452-8111, email@example.com.
D International Saito Conducting Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with Wayne Toews is for conductors who have completed undergraduate music study. Previous experience with the Saito Method is an asset. Participants conduct pianists and a string orchestra. A free Introduction to the Saito Method is available upon request. Tuition with housing C$1,520, tuition alone C$940 before 5/24. 7/24-31. 15 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 306-373-6408, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S ArtsAbroad Prague Conservatory and European Tour, Prague, prepares high school juniors, seniors, or recent graduates for university music studies. Students take instrumental or voice lessons with conservatory staff and attend lectures in music history and basic theory. Participants attend concerts, including the Munich Opera Festival and the workshop is followed by a tour of musical sights in Central Europe. Tuition with housing $5,300. 6/18-7/14. 30 students.
International Band and Orchestra Camp and Tour is open to any high school instrumentalist. The program begins with a tour of Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg. Students attend lectures of composers and concerts. Afterward they join students in Fine Arts Camp Europe. Students can participate in band or orchestra camp that includes rehearsals and sectionals with concerts and activities each evening. All instruction is in English. Tuition with housing $3,500. 7/9-31. 30 students. Contact: 703-204-0678, info@ArtsAbroad.org.
S Fine Arts Camps Europe, Horni Jeleni, allows students ages 8-19 to choose from 8 major and 13 elective programs in symphonic band, symphony orchestra, recorder, guitar, piano, harp, and theatre. All majors focus on ensemble performance in two sessions lasting 10 or 7 days. Tuition with housing $386 (10 days), $271 (7 days). 7/21-8/6. 120 students, 30 teachers. Contact: email@example.com.
S Académie Musicale Internationale, Vaison la Romaine. Musicians of all ages come to exchange knowledge. Music making is shared by amateur, advanced, and confirmed players. All students are encouraged to perform publicly in the concert series. Individual lessons, chamber music, masterclasses, lectures, initiation to early music, pedagogy workshops, cultural activities. Tuition with housing €1,850, tuition alone €1,200. 7/29-8/13. 40 students, 8 teachers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Rhonda Larson Italy Masterclass, Casperia. Grammy-Award- winning flutist Rhonda Larson invites levels from high school and up to attend one week of masterclasses, public performance, including a visit to Rome. 7/24-30. 10 performers, unlimited auditors. Contact: email@example.com.
D S Siena Summer Session for Music, Siena. Music courses are open to graduates, undergraduates, professors, and teachers from 19-45. Low cost charter available. May be taken for diploma, credit, or noncredit. Live audition or CD required. Trips to Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice, three days in Switzerland, and a Puccini opera. Tuition with housing $3,130. 6/18-8/19. Contact: 203-754-5741, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Spoleto Study Abroad, Spoleto, is an summer arts and humanities program for high school students ages 15-19. Students immerse themselves in an area of artistic interest. We offer programs in vocal music, photography, visual art, creative writing, dance, drama, and chamber music. Students live and study in beautiful historic buildings dating back to the 15th century, work with talented faculty and motivated peers, take twice-weekly tours of fascinating towns in Tuscany and Umbria, and surround themselves with the art, history, and charm of Italy. Tuition with housing $5,500. 7/8-30. 42 students, 14 teachers. Contact: 843-822-1248, email@example.com.
S Zephyr International Chamber Music Course and Festival, Courmayeur, selects the finest chamber music players for three weeks of intensive rehearsals and public performance in northern Italy. They receive daily coaching and private lessons from faculty including Bettina Mussumeli, Jodi Levitz, Jennifer Culp, and Mack McCray. Performances are given in a castle, a monastery, a 1,000-year-old chapel, an outdoor pavilion, and other venues. Ages 15-30. Tuition with housing $2,550. 7/1-21. 30 students, 6 teachers. 415-864-6417, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S International Piano Festivals, Torrelodones, Madrid, is for piano students and young professionals 16 and older. Includes four lessons and masterclasses with Solomon Mikowsky of the Manhattan School of Music, professional and student concerts, performance opportunities, and practice facilities. Each student will share a double room in a three-star hotel with swimming pool. Tuition with housing $1,435. 7/10-17, 7/17-24. 12 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 212-666-5377, email@example.com.
S Académie de musique, Sion, is located in the heart of the Alps, two hours from Geneva or Milan airport by train. Each year nearly 350 students from all over the world choose the Summer Music Academy in Sion. The excellent quality of its teachers and the opportunity to play in public concerts or enjoy accommodations in private host homes make the Academy an ideal choice for a memorable summer course. Masterclasses in violin, viola, cello, bass, accompanying, flute, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, piano, organ, and guitar. 7/14-8/15. Contact: ++41 (0)27 322 66 52, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Ninth Lugano Horn Workshop, Lugano. Participants will attend masterclasses, group lessons, participate in ensembles, and perform in concerts. The workshop is open to all French hornists. Ensembles will be formed based on experience and individual abilities. Join instructors David Johnson, founder of the American Horn Quartet, Norwegian performer and educator Frøydis Ree Wekre, Sandro Ceccarelli, and Andreas Kamber for a week of intensive study. No housing offered. Tuition alone 600 Swiss francs. 7/3-9. Unlimited students, 5 teachers. Contact: 386-767-4234, email@example.com.
D S Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Manchester, is a friendly piano summer school for pianists ages 8 and up, including adult amateurs, young artists preparing for competitions, or young children who are learning. The outstanding faculty can guide students at all levels. Includes intensive private lessons, lectures, performance opportunities, and faculty recitals. Additional courses in jazz, improvisation, organ, and composition. Tuition with housing £595 GBP, tuition alone from £260 GBP. 8/18-24, 8/24-30. 440 students, 52 teachers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your camp was not included in this listing, an addendum will be printed in the April issue. To submit information for a camp go to www.theinstrumentalist.com or call 888-446-6888.
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