2012 Guide to Summer Camps and Clinics
This 66th 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. ©2012 The Instrumentalist Publishing Co.
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Eastern U.S. States
D Central Connecticut State University Summer Music Institute, New Britain. The institute provides professional development for music educators and other musicians through a variety of graduate classes. Courses offer hands-on experiences, practical teaching techniques, and stimulating discussions among colleagues. The Summer Music Institute is also the primary venue for our Master’s degree program that offers a blend of theory and practice, focus and versatility. Participants may apply for the Masters in Music Education program and earn a degree in four summers. 7/2-27. 860-832-3317, [email protected] www.music.ccsu.edu
D S Julius Baker Flute Masterclass, 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 Masterclass is a wonderful opportunity to study with the best-known teachers in the world. Tuition with housing $750, tuition only $570. 7/29-8/3. 44 performers, 10 teachers. Contact: 203-837-8630, [email protected] http://www.wcsu.edu/summermusic
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. 6/23-29. 225 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 860-951-6234, [email protected] http://www.laurelmusiccamp.com
S Western Connecticut State University Summer Camps, Danbury. The Summer String Camp is a one-week residential camp for string instrumentalists grades 5-12. Students are placed in level-appropriate orchestra groups that will be conducted by members of the camp faculty. The week begins with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminates with a concert for the parents. In addition to ensemble participation, campers receive sectional coaching with specialists on each instrument as well as daily masterclasses and performances.
Summer Band Camp is a one-week camp for instrumentalists in grades 5-12. Students perform in traditional concert band, jazz band, and orchestra at three different levels. Electives include chamber ensembles, music theory, class piano, and music technology in our fully equipped state-of-the-art MIDI lab. The week begins with an audition for ensemble placement and culminates with a concert for parents. For both camps students 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 shown in our full-size theater, volleyball, kickball, and frisbee. Tuition with housing $740 each camp, tuition alone $550 each camp. String camp 7/8-14; 100 students 8 teachers. Band camp 7/15-21; 200 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 203-837-8614, [email protected] http://www.wcsu.edu/summermusic
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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 Florida State University Summer Music Camps. This is one of the oldest and largest summer music programs in the nation. During the summer of 2012, we will offer 14 camps designed for elementary, middle school, and high school music students. Camps are offered for all ability levels and include large ensemble experiences, small instrument workshops, and honor camps. Campers may attend as overnight campers or as day campers. Tuition with housing $205-801, tuition alone $105-410. 50 teachers. Contact: 850-644-9934, [email protected]
S Gatorland Band Camps, Gainsville, are held on the campus of the University of Florida. Clinics include concert band, individual instrumental, drum major, colorguard and marching percussion. The clinics are administered by Smith Walbridge and open to middle school through college age musicians. Discounts are available for groups or multiple sessions. Tuition with housing $310-550, tuition alone $150-250. 6/24-27 (auxiliaries), July 8-10 (instrumental) and July 10-14 (concert band). 400 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 352-275-6126, [email protected] http://www.gatorlandbandcamps.com/
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. 6/13-17. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] www.drummajor.org
S Penny’s Band Camp, St. Petersburg, celebrates its 40th 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 $345, tuition alone $175. 6/10-13. 300 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 727-584-6952, [email protected]
D S Sixth 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 with a new high school division beginning 2012. 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, Dan Phillips of the University of Memphis, and special guest artist Martin Hackleman, principal horn of the National Symphony and formerly of the Canadian Brass, for a week of intensive study and fun. Tuition with housing $800, housing alone $550. 7/8-8/14. Unlimited students, 5 teachers. Contact: 386-767-4234, [email protected]
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S Athena Music and Leadership Camp, Carrollton, is an all-girls band and orchestra camp for middle school and high school aged musicians. Rising 6th graders with a year of band experience are also welcome. Athena is a comprehensive, five-day, intensive study taught by professional female music educators. Students receive premium masterclass and rehearsal instruction as well as participate in leadership, self-esteem, and empowerment seminars, conducting and music theory classes, and recreational activities. The final concert features the All-Girls Symphonic Band and the All-Girls Orchestra. Tuition with housing $515 before May 1, $545 after May 1. 6/5-9. Contact: 678-910-0232, [email protected]
D Early Childhood Music Ages Birth to Five, Atlanta. Our in-person training and live demonstration classes give teachers the opportunity to experience and observe the curricula come to life. Not only will you learn the specific repertoire and activities appropriate for the targeted age, you will learn about child development as it relates to the child’s musical development and behavior. Additionally, you will gain knowledge of how children learn music and how to facilitate that process. Course emphasis is on pedagogy, child development, music literacy, vocal and ensemble development, and ear training. Tuition with housing $465-$1,180, tuition alone $265-$580. 7/8-13. Attendance varies; 2 teachers. Contact: 800-216-6864, [email protected]
S Flutissimo! University of Georgia Flute Workshop, Athens, is an intensive workshop designed to educate and inspire flutists through an exhilarating and cultivating curriculum that examines aspects of flute performance, including solo and ensemble performance, auditions, and performance skills. 6/10-13. 4 teachers. Contact: 706-542-2795, [email protected]
S GCSU Summer Music Camps, Milledgeville. Georgia College is a perfect setting in the heart of the state. Originally started in 1991 as a band camp, this comprehensive music camp offers students a chance to improve their musical skills while having fun making music. Jazz Band Camp, Choral Camp 6/10-14; Symphonic Band Camp, Drum Major Academy, Strings Camp, Piano Camp, 6/17-21; Middle School Band Camp 6/24-28. Tuition with housing $395, tuition alone $275. Up to 100 students/camp, 10 teachers. Contact: 478-445-4346, [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. 6/3-7. 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. 6/10-14. 600 students, 100 teachers.
Twirl and Dance Camp, for students in grades 8-18, includes working with instructors in the pagentry arts, such as drum corps and Redcoat Band instructors. Check on-line for costs. 6/11-14. Contact: 706-542-2061, [email protected]
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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 $5,800 full, $3,200 half; tuition alone $3,100 full, $1,750 half. Full session, 6/23-8/4; session 1, 6/25-7/14; session 2, 7/14-8/4. 180 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 207-373-1400, [email protected]
S Camp Encore-Coda, Sweden. 2012 is our 63rd 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, chamber 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: $4,700, $3,950, $7,300. 6/27-7/22, 7/22-8/12, 6/27-8/12. 130 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 617-325-1541, [email protected] www.encore-coda.com
S Maine Summer Youth Music Camp, Orono. Campers participate in either symphonic band, concert band, chorus, or strings ensemble (new this year). Additional ensembles include jazz band, combo, and musical theatre. Campers may also participate in jazz improvisation, small ensembles, chamber groups, music classes, masterclasses, piano, and guitar instruction. An off-campus recreational activity is planned for midweek of camp as well as other organized events, including concerts by faculty and students. Junior Camp tuition with housing $554, tuition alone $224; 7/15-20. Senior Camp tuition with housing $780, tuition alone $335; 7/21-29. Contact: 207-0581-1232, christopher. [email protected]
D S SummerKeys, Lubec. A music vacation for adults – no auditions or requirements. All instruments, plus voice, jazz, composition, and beginners’ ensembles; gorgeous cool-weather place. Tuition with housing about $1,000/week, tuition alone $800/week. 6/18 to 8/31. Average 30 participants/week, 20 teachers. Contact: 973-316-6220, [email protected] www.summerkeys.com
S International Music Institute and Festival USA, Emmitsburg, is a 10-day program for piano and strings. Holistic approach to education includes four private lessons, daily chamber music coaching, masterclasses, interdisciplinary arts experiences (dance and theatre), improvisation, and workshops on stage presence, performance-injury prevention, effective practicing, and musical careers. Multiple on-campus performance opportunities, selected students perform off-campus during optional concert tour. Geared towards students 14 to 26; however, students of all ages are welcome to apply, as exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. A shorter Prep program is possible for younger students. Tuition with housing $1,895. 7/8-18. 40 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 410-426-6062, [email protected] http://www.imif.us
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. Marina Piccinini will perform the opening recital June. All welcome to attend. Tuition with housing $1,265, tuition alone $900, audit $100/day. 6/15-20. 25 students, 4 teachers. Contact: Carol Lidard, 410-234-4773, [email protected] www.peabody.jhu.edu/piccininimc
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 $940, tuition alone $545. 7/15-21. 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, 7/22-27; strings and vocal, 7/29-8/3. 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] (2011 Data)
D Early Childhood Music Ages Birth to Five, Grafton. Our in-person training and live demonstration classes give teachers the opportunity to experience and observe the curricula come to life. Not only will you learn the specific repertoire and activities appropriate for the targeted age, you will learn about child development as it relates to the child’s musical development and behavior. Additionally, you will gain knowledge of how children learn music and how to facilitate that process. Course emphasis is on pedagogy, child development, music literacy, vocal and ensemble development, and ear training. There will be two workshops. Tuition with housing $465-955, tuition alone $265-455. 7/15-20. Attendance varies; 1 teacher. Contact: 800-216-6864, [email protected]
S Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Boston. Now in its 26th 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 $7,820, tuition alone $4,595. 7/7-8/10. 1,000 students, 350 teachers. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected] http://www.berklee.edu/summer/
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] http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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. 7/28-8-1. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] www.drummajor.org
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 $1,700 with housing, tuition alone $1,000. 200 students, 22 teachers. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected]
D S Trevor Wye Flute Masterclass: Preparing For Employment, Boston. The central point of this course is how to increase your chances of employment. We will look at how to practice tone, technique, articulation, expression, concert repertoire, and orchestra repertoire and, with practice schedules, make the best use of time. Trevor Wye, master teacher; Linda Toote, associate teacher; Meghan Jacoby, teaching assistant; Melissa Lindon, yoga instructor; Vanessa Mulvey, body mapping; Ayako Yoda, piano. Tuition with housing $750/$850/$950. Tuition alone $400/$500/$600. 5/30-6/6. 16 performers, 10 participants, unlimited auditors. Contact: [email protected]
S UMASS Lowell Symphonic Band Camp, Lowell, This is a 1-week, residential, honor’s band camp for students grades 8-12. Students are housed in campus dorms next to the music building. No audtion required, talent based scholarships available. Students of all levels of prowess are welcome, but should have two years of study (or more) on thier primary instrument. Student are in classes/rehearsals from 8am-9pm daily, with occasional camp activities.The University of Massachusetts Symphonic Band Camp will perform the World Premiere of the newest Concert Band work by Robert W. Smith, commisioned for the camp by Executive Director Deb Huber. Tuition with housing $550. 7/15-21. 125-130 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 978-934-4133, [email protected]
D S Worchester Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Paxton, is a fun, innovative classical chamber music summer camp for strings, woodwinds, and pianists age 12 through adult. We create non-competitive atmosphere that nutures talents of all levels through a combination of coaching sessions, workshops and cencerts given by WCMS’s world class musicians. Located in Miriam Hall, a beautiful modern facility for Music and Art at Anna Maria College. Day and overnight options available. Our program is tailored to suit both college and community level students. Coachings, choir, masterclasses, concerts–BBQ, sports, Skit-night and more. Tuition $910. 7/9-13; 7/16-20. 35 Students, 7 Teachers. Contact: 978-456-2730 [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] (2011 Data)
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 $700, tuition alone $600. 7/15-20. 275 students. Senior Session: Tuition with housing $1,350, tuition alone $1,150. 7/22-8/4. 350 students. Contact: 603-862-2404, lseiler @cisunix.unh.edu.
S The Walden School, Dublin, is a residential five-week program in the Monadnock Mountains for young composers ages 9 to 18. We also offer two adult programs, one for composers, improvisers, and performers, and another for music educators. Information is available at our website. Contact: 415-648-4710, jpacker @waldenschool.org.
S Mt. Tabor Summer Band Camp, Parsippany, is a half-day summer band program offering daily lessons with a specialist on each instrument. Also daily wind band ensembles for all levels. Jazz band, jazz improv., music theory, guitar, bass, and drum set classes. All students grades 3-11 accepted. No experience needed. Tuition alone $200. 7/2-27. 10 teachers. Contact: 973-632-9922, [email protected]
S Music at Summerset Hills, Bernardsville. July 23-26 Fill your child’s summer with a week of music! Students will continue their instrumental studies or take on a new instrument at this fun and exciting summer music camp. The week will conclude with a recital performance to showcase the student’s talents and hard work. Students will be grouped throughout the day by skill-level and instrumentation. Camp faculty include woodwind specialist, Peter DiCarlo (Community Band and Instrument Director) and brass specialist, Fred Trumpy. Please bring lunch Thursday.
Guitar Camp July 30-August 2.
Rock out this summer. In this guitar camp, students will become acquanited with the basic auitar anatomy, fundamental techniques, reading chord charts and changing between easy 2-finger chords. Led by camp faculty Laura Shabazz (Founder Swan Music School), students will learn a song to perform at the end of the camp week. This camp is open to students entering grades 7-12, and all experience levels are welcome. All students must have their own guitar-acoustic (preferred) or electric with your own amp.
Music Technology Camp. August 6-9 Come and learn the basics of recording and the digital music world with this introductory course in music technology led by Stephen Sands (Artistic Director). Students will be given hands-on experience with the software and hardware the professionals use to create, edit, and distribute music. No musical or computer experience is necessary. Students will create and edit digital music and video for the use in their own portfolio. Students entering 6-9 are welcome.
Summer Voices. August 13-16. Experience a vocal music camp for emerging musicians that will give students experiences in choral singing, small group vocal training, and other special interest sessions which will enhance every student’s musicality. Within the camp, ensembles will be formed to include like ages and levels of ability. This camp is designed to foster each singer’s love of music, futher develop vocal skills, and increase musical knowledge and understanding all within a fun and safe environment. Camp faculty include Stephan Sands (Artistic Director), Matthew LaPine (Director of Music Education), and Dan Foster (Founder and Director of Aoede Consort). Please bring a lunch each day. All students entering Grades 3-12 are welcome. Tuition $120.00, Tuition for Vocal $150.00. Contact: 973-339-7719, [email protected]
S Rutgers Band & Orchestra Camp & Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, New Brunswick. Experience a week of intense orchestra and band training with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty members, renowned professional musicians and leading music educators from the New York-New Jersey area. Perform under the baton of renowned instructors. Participate in daily large-ensemble and chamber ensembles (woodwind, flute, saxophone, brass, percussion and world drumming). Hone your skills in group lessons, clinics, master classes, and broad-ranging elective course offerings. Enjoy evening faculty recitals and recreational/social activities. Student Gala Concert - share your newly developed performance skills during the final Gala Concert at the Nicholas Music Center. Commuter option available. Tuition with housing $725, tuition alone $425. 7/15-20. 100+ students, 30 teachers.
Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. A unique opportunity for young musicians to experience and explore the genius of Charles Mingus in a comprehensive workshop environment ideal for young musicians ages 13-18 interested in improving their jazz improvisation, small group, and large group ensemble skills. Students work intensively in daily rehearsals with the internationally renowned, award-winning jazz faculty of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Tuition with housing $875, tuition alone $525. 7/29-8/3. 45 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 848-932-5241, [email protected]
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S Bristol Hills Music Camp, Canandaigua, is celebrating its 50th season this summer. A quality-intensive band, orchestra, and vocal program gives campers a head start in music for the fall. The camp is open to students in 7-12 grades and offers concert bands, orchestras, vocal ensemble and chorus, jazz ensembles, and music appreciation classes. All large ensembles rehearse twice each day, with many opportunities for small ensembles and private lessons. It is the only music camp in New York State located in a beautiful wooded setting where campers get to experience music in harmony with nature, live in cabins, and participate in traditional camp activities. Tuition with housing $550. 8/12-18. 175 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 607-734-5766, [email protected]
D S Chautauqua Music Festival, Chautauqua, blends music, dance, theater, visuals arts, opera, a distinguished lecture platform, leisure activities, and religion for a wonderfully diverse public. The institute’s programs are designed for exceptional students from ages 17 to 25. The festival 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 state-of-the-art recital halls with flexible seating and staging. Tuition with housing $3,865, tuition alone $2,115. 6/23-8/14. 80 students. Contact: 716-357-6233, [email protected]
S Crane Youth Music, Potsdam, is celebrating its 39th 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. Pianists receive individual lessons, coaching, and group lessons in electronic keyboard labs. 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. Vocalists perform in a variety of choral ensembles.Tuition with housing $975, tuition alone $660. 7/1-7/14/2012. 365 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 315-267-2167, [email protected] www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/cym/
S Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Hamilton, has operated since 1976 for students ages 10-18. Choose from two-, three-, or four-week sessions. Located in scenic central New York State on the Colgate University campus, “The #1 most beautiful campus in the country” (Princeton Review). Bands, orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, choirs; all instruments and voice, all levels, private lessons, daily classes, workshop, guest artists, weekly concerts and recitals, internationally known artists/ faculty. Friendly, professional atmosphere. More than one instrument/voice may be studied. Daily recreation. Certified by New York State Department of Health. Tuition with housing $2,214-$4,428, tuition alone $995-$1,990. 4 weeks: 6/24-7/21; 3 weeks: 6/24-7/15, 7/1-21; 2 weeks: 6/24-7/8, 7/1-15, 7/8-21. 200 students. Contact: 866-777-7841, [email protected] www.EasternUSMusicCamp.com
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 $1,486 with one credit, tuition alone $1,350 with 1 credit. 7/18-20. 8 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 800-246-4706, [email protected]
Instrumental Methods and Techniques is for instrumental, vocal, and general music teachers at all levels who wish to improve their musicianship skills for teaching. This course is particularly relevant for teachers addressing the National Standards for singing, performing on instruments, reading, composing, and improvising. Tuition with housing $1,473 noncredit, $4,348/ three credits; tuition alone $725 noncredit, $3,600/three credits. 7/16-27. 10 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 585-274-1027, [email protected]
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. The daily schedule for both levels includes focus on rhythm, melodic experience, Orff instrument technique and musicianship, movement, recorder playing, improvisation, Orff theory, orchestration, and special topics sessions. Tuition with housing $1,556 noncredit, $4,416/three credits; tuition alone $740 noncredit, $3,600/three credits. 7/23-8/3. 20 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1020, [email protected] www.esm.rochester.edu/summer
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 $1,989, tuition alone $1,173. 7/1-7/13. 60 students, 12 teachers.
Summer 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 $1,540/1 credit, $900 noncredit; tuition alone $1,200/1 credit, $560 noncredit. 7/29-8/2. 20 students, 3 teachers.
Trombone Institute with Mark Kellogg, Jim Martin, Michael Davis, John Marcellus, and Catie Hickey. An intensive, informative, and supportive environment for trombonists who wish to challenge themselves as they grow their musical skills and familiarize themselves with the many facets of performing and teaching. This five-day institute includes daily masterclasses, trombone quartet coachings, trombone choir rehearsals, and special topic seminars such as solo playing, improvisation, orchestral section playing, recital/ audition preparation, and doubling. Each student receives one private lesson with one of the faculty members. Tuition with housing $1,608/1 credit, $968 noncredit; tuition alone $1,200/1 credit, $560 noncredit. 7/29-8/3. 24 students, 7 teachers.
Viola Workshop with George Taylor and Katie Dey offers an intensive exploration of fundamental instrumental techniques and musical interpretation skills. Participants will explore strategies that promote a healthy approach to building facility and work to solidify their musical voice in performance. Suitable for advanced high school students, conservatory musicians, and seasoned professionals. Tuition with housing $1,676/1 credit, $1,151 noncredit; tuition alone $1,200/1 credit, $675 noncredit. 6/4-7/1. 20 students, 2 teachers.
Percussion Institute with Michael Burritt, Anders Astrand, Bill Cahn, and John Beck. This week-long seminar consists of daily masterclasses and lectures focused on musicianship, technique, interpretation, expression, performance anxiety, composing, choosing repertoire, physical awareness, listening sessions, and pedagogy. Applicants must supply a repertoire list. High school students are required to send a CD recording of their playing including snare drum etude or solo; keyboard percussion (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone). Tuition with housing $1,540/1 credit, $900 noncredit; tuition alone $1,200/1 credit, $560 noncredit. 7/9-7/13. 20 students, 4 teachers.
Saxophone Institute taught by Chien-Kwan Lin. Program emphasis will be performance-oriented, structured around private lessons and masterclasses in both solo and chamber settings. Exceptional high school and international students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should contact Professor Lin directly before applying. Tuition with housing $1,676/1 credit, $1,151 noncredit; tuition alone $1,200/1 credit, $675 noncredit. 6/24-7/1. 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 $3,222, tuition alone $1,794. 7/7-28. 65 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 800-246-4706; [email protected] www.esm.rochester.edu/summer
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S Five Towns College High School Summer Workshops, Dix Hills. Workshops feature film making, audio recording technology, guitar and instrumental & vocal jazz ensembles for college credit. The workshops will run July 2-August 10. For more information call 631-656-2110 or e-mail [email protected]
S Fredonia Summer Music Festival, Fredonia, is open to instrumental music students enrolled in grades 9-12. The 22nd annual Fredonia Summer Music Festival offers a friendly and relaxed setting for musical growth through large ensemble and chamber music performances. Set on the campus of SUNY Fredonia, the festival takes advantage of first-rate facilities and world-class teachers. Many of the festival faculty are also professors at the university. 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. We intentionally keep our tuition and fees as low as possible to make this outstanding experience available to everyone. 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 $720, tuition alone $390. 6/24-6/30. 75 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 716-673-4628, [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] www.frenchwoods.com
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 7/22-8/4. Intermediate 7/15-21. Contact: 607-274-3171, [email protected] http://www.ithaca.edu/sma
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). 6/29-7/2. 65 participants, 5 teachers. Contact: 212-258-9974, [email protected] www.jalc.org/bda
D Juilliard 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, Eugene Corporon, and David Effron. Seminars will also be presented by Judith LeClair, Johan de Meij, Garwood Whaley, Noa Kageyama, and Mark Olsen. Repertoire includes Bernard’s Divertissement and Schubert’s Symphony #5. Audition DVD required for fellows applicants. Tuition with housing $1,625 participants, $2,425 fellows; tuition alone $1,200 participants, $2,000 fellows. 7/16-19. Contact: 212-799-5000 ex. 273, [email protected] liard.edu. www.juilliard.edu/summer/conducting
S Luzerne Music Center, Lake Luzerne, is a summer music camp and performing arts center in the New York Adirondacks that offers an international program for talented student instrumentalists ages 11-18. The Luzerne Music Center maintains special relationships with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. Junior session students travel to performances of the New York City Ballet, while senior session students attend weekly performances of the Philadelphia Orchestra, all held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in nearby Saratoga Springs, New York. Philadelphia Orchestra members and visiting performing artists present masterclasses and sectionals for all instruments on campus throughout the summer. Located on beautiful Lake Luzerne, the Luzerne Music Center provides a positive and nuturing environment for students to learn and perform. At Luzerne Music Center students have the opportunity to perform in a varity of large and small ensembles all while receiving weekly private lessons. Tuition with housing $3,800. Junior session 6/24-7/20 (two week options available); senior session 7/23-8/19. 85 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 518-696-2771, [email protected]
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D S Meadowmount School of Music, Westport, was founded in 1944 by master teacher Ivan Galamian. The school offers 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. We offer private lessons, chamber music coachings, rehearsals with accompanists, masterclasses, studio classes, orchestra audition seminar with guest artist panel, musician’s health and wellness seminar/workshops, guest artist events, chamber music competition, off-campus concerts and three on-campus 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. Our outstanding faculty include: violin-Sally Thomas, Gerardo Ribeiro, Ann Setzer, Jan Mark Sloman, Walter Schwede, Alan Bodman, Amy Barlowe; cello-Hans Jorgen Jensen, Melissa Kraut; viola-Patricia McCarty, Alan Bodman; piano-director Erick Larsen. Tuition with housing $6,200, tuition alone $3,400. 6/23-8/11. 200+ students, 15 teachers. Contact: 518-962-2400, [email protected]
S Saint Rose Summer Youth Music, Albany. The two-week day camp encompasses four concentrations: wind ensemble, orchestra, select choir, and piano intensive study. Students entering grades 8-12 with a minimum of three years of instruction are eligible for registration. Many merit scholarships available. All students participate in major ensemble rehearsals and performances, including all-camp choir as well as music theory, ear training, music history, chamber ensembles, and applied study (optional). Three concerts are presented during the two-week period and two field trips are included in the tuition. Only full-time Saint Rose faculty teach/conduct major ensembles and piano intensive study and applied lessons. Tuition alone $750. 7/9-21. 20 teachers. [email protected]
S Signature Music Camp at SUNY, Geneseo.
The camp offers a two-week session for students entering grades 8-12. Offerings include concert bands, concert choirs, jazz ensembles, choirs shows, masterclasses, voice, and piano studies. Classes in improvisation, theory, jazz history, and career and college planning. Tuition with housing $1,850 before April 1, and $2,100 after April 1., 7/15-28. 100 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 315-478-7840, contact @signaturemusic.org.
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 $2,428, tuition alone $1,700. 6/24-7/7. 55 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5546, [email protected] http://cms.skidmore.edu/odsp/jazz/index.cfm
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 $1,144, tuition alone $780. 7/29-8/4. 40 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5546, summer [email protected] http://cms.skidmore.edu/odsp/flute/index.cfm
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S Summit Music Festival, Purchase, is a three-week festival held at Manhattanville College 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). 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. 7/22-8/12, 7/29-8/12. 150 students, 75 teachers. Contact: 914-747-2020, [email protected] www.summitmusicfestival.org
D S Asheville Flute Vacation, Asheville, is for adult amateur flutists. Vacation and play in the beautiful Blue Ridge Montains. Includes flute chamber music, private lessons, flute choir, and informal performances. Private B&B room and bath provided; spouses and partners welcome. Tuition with housing $1,095. 5/14-20. 12 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 828-650-6666, [email protected] http://www.ashevilleflute.com
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 (ages 14-29) and faculty, world-class visiting artists have appeared here including Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Midori, Gil, Shaham, Chris Martin, and André Watts. Tuition with housing $5,400. 6/22-8/5. 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] (2011 Data)
D Early Childhood Music Ages Birth to Five and Group Piano for Beginners from Age Six, Greensboro. Our in-person training and live demonstration classes give teachers the opportunity to experience and observe the curricula come to life. Not only will you learn the specific repertoire and activities appropriate for the targeted age, you will learn about child development as it relates to the child’s musical development and behavior. Additionally, you will gain knowledge of how children learn music and how to facilitate that process. Course emphasis is on pedagogy, child development, music literacy, vocal and ensemble development, and ear training. There will be two workshops for the early childhood program. Early Childhood tuition with housing $465-$955, tuition alone $265-$455. 7/29-8/3. Attendance varies; 1 teacher. Group Piano tuition with housing $1,080, tuition alone $580. 8/5-10. 1 teacher. Contact: 800-216-6864, [email protected]
S Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, is a five-week summer orchestra training program for musicians ages 14-22. Tuition with housing $5,300. 6/23-7/28. 200 students, 80 teachers. Contact: 877-833-6753, [email protected] www.EasternMusicFestival.org
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 $290. 6/24-27. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected] http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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. 7/18-22. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] www.drummajor.org
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] (2011 Data)
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S Summer Symposium for Marching Arts, Cullowhee, is a clinic for high school students focused on improving their overall skills as bandsmen. The clinic will focus on proficiency in marching, playing, team building, and leadership development. The four student tracks are drum major, brass/woodwind, colorguard, and percussion. The camp features incredible clinicians, including The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Tuition with housing $399. 7/8-12. Contact: 828-227-2999, [email protected] .edu.
D Summer Symposium for Marching Arts, Cullowhee, accommodates the wide variety of interests of directors, staffs, and adjudicators. Topics include show design, adjudication, drill design basics, rehearsal techniques, student leadership ideas, and director’s program developments. Tuition with housing $499, tuition alone $399. 7/8-12. 12 teachers. Contact: 828-227-2999, [email protected]
S UNCG Summer Music Camp, Greensboro, is America’s most popular music camp and 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 $430, tuition alone $340. Week one: 7/8-13; week two: 7/15-20. 875 students per week, 150 teachers. Contact: 800-999-2869, [email protected] www.smcamp.org
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] (2011 Data)
S University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Woodwind Workshops, Winston-Salem. Led by the school’s renowned artist/faculty, high school and college students will be immersed in masterclasses, chamber music, private lessons, technique development, and much more. The intensive workshops will be complemented by student performance opportunities and evening faculty concerts. Faculty includes Saxton Rose (bassoon), Oskar Espina-Ruiz (clarinet), Robin Driscoll (oboe), Taimur Sullivan (saxophone), and John Beck (percussion). Tuition with housing $1,014/1 week, $1,858/2 weeks. Tuition alone $564/1 week, $1,108/2 weeks. Bassoon, oboe, saxophone, and percussion workshop 6/24-29; clarinet workshop 6/24-7/6. Contact: 336-770-1432, [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 $855, tuition only $550. 6/23-30. 70 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 478-237-4464, [email protected]
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S Assai Performance Institute, Lancaster, is for the advanced string student who wishes to maximize his individual skills. Open to violinists, violists, and cellists, you will learn through (1) intensive solo study, (2) interdisciplinary classes to become a more complete artist, and (3) lots of performances. You will not spend time in orchestra rehearsals here, only a rigorous schedule of individual lessons and masterclasses along with small group sessions devoted to furthering technical and artistic skills with our resident faculty members from the Boston String Quartet. There will also be a professional orchestra in residence, and up to 10 students will be selected to rehearse and perform as soloists with the orchestra. Enrollment is limited to around 40 students, and applications and audition tapes are due by March. Tuition with housing $1,250. 7/16-29. 40-50 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 212-729-5079, [email protected] http://www.AssaiFestival.com
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 $6,739, tuition alone $4,663. 6/30-8/10. Contact: 412-268-2082, [email protected] cmu.edu.
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 7/15-18, Greensburg 7/22-25. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected] http://www.fjmclinics.com/
S Lebanon Valley College Summer Music Camp, Annville. Calling all high school age (campers entering 8th grade can apply with special permission) musicians and vocalists, come join the fun at our 25th annual Summer Music Camp. Learn from professional music faculty at a college known for its programs in music, music education, music business, and music recording technology. Share your love and passion for music with other students from all over the East Coast. You can plan your own camp experience by selecting a mix of programs, ensembles, and lessons. Performance areas include concert band, string ensemble, piano, guitar/bass, jazz band, and theater vocals. Tuition with housing $625, tuition alone $395. 7/8-13. 100 students 14 teachers. Contact: 610-751-5845, [email protected] http://www.lvc.edu/music-camp/
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] messiah.edu/conducting
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, conference [email protected] (2011 Data)
D S Summer Brass for Music Educators at Curtis, Philadelphia. All brass teachers and students (ages fifteen to nineteen) are invited to register for a new three-and-a-half day seminar on the fine art of teaching and performing on brass instruments, instructed by members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. This seminar includes rehearsals and performances for both small chamber ensembles and a large brass ensemble. Auditors who wish to observe program sessions are welcome. Activities will take place at the Curtis Institute of Music, including its new, state-oh-the-art Lenfest Hall. Students (ages fifteen to nineteen) will be invited to play for the faculty in master classes and to rehearse and perform in a brass ensemble directed by Blair Bollinger. Individual instruction may also be arranged. Students must submit a sample of playing as per the repertoire requirements indicated online. Teachers who attend will be able to observe the faculty members in master classes with younger brass students and will be given the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a small chamber ensemble coached by the faculty. The overall experience will provide you with new ideas to encourage your students in the studio, as well as in the concert hall. Auditors are welcome to attend all sessions and evening activities. They will gain new ideas and insights into the studio and rehearsal hall experience between brass teachers and students. Evening activities will include a recital by the program faculty and a closing concert of quintets and quartets from the teachers and a large brass choir of students. Tuition with housing, $870, tuition alone $400. 6/13-16. 18 students, 7 teachers. Contact 215-717-3192, summer. [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. Offerings include 2 orchestra, 2 choirs, wind ensembles, big band, chamber music, jazz combos, academic classes, masterclasses, guest artists and orestigious faculty and conductors, Tuition with housing $2,950/3 weeks, $5,600/6 weeks; tuition alone $1,125/$2,225. Three weeks: 6/24-7/15, 7/16-8/5; six weeks: 6/24-8/5. 220 students, 57 teachers. Contact: 570-270-2186, [email protected] www.wyomingseminary.org/pai
D Summertrios Regular Program Week One, Chambersburg, is a chamber music program for adult amateurs. String quartets, piano trios, and other chamber music; 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 arrangements of compatible peer groups are made that address each person’s individual needs. Performance is optional. Private lessons are available. Enriched program available – six extra hours playing with all professionals. 45 participants, 20 teachers. Tuition with housing $1,190 each session (pianists $1,500), tuition alone $1,010 each session. Week One 6/24-7/1; Week Two 7/1-7/8.
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 $2,700 and up depending on repertoire, tuition alone $2,520 and up depending on repertoire. 6/3-10. 22 participants, 22 teachers. For all programs contact 212-222-1289, [email protected]
S Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute, Selinsgrove. Susquehanna University offers a unique summer performance experience for high school musicians. The week-long, residential program focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. Students work with Director if Bands Eric L. Hinton, Ph.D., honFB, as well as other distinguished Susquehanna faculty members during chamber music rehearsals, private lessons, seminars and unforgettable performances. The university reviews audition recordings and invite 55 gifted woodwinds, brass and percussions players entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2012. Selection is competitive and the final application deadline is May 2, 2012. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available and cost includes tutiion, room and board. Application and recorded aution information can be found online. Tuition with housing $510-610. 6/17-23. 55 students, 10 teachers. 570-372-4296, [email protected] www.susqu.edu/about/WindEnsemble.asp
S Vivace Marching Band Workshops, West Chester. Students work with the best teachers in the business, including Tim Lautzenheiser, the staff of the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Thom Hannum, and many more. The workshops are focused on developing students’ potential as performing band members and stu-dent leaders. The Marching Band Workshop, held at two university locations in Pennsylvania each summer, provides an opportunity for directors and students to learn about contemporary marching technique through sessions geared specifically for drum majors, color and guard members, percussionists, instrumentalists, and twirlers as well as directors and staff. Participants leave the workshop with a better understanding of what it means to be an integral part of an ensemble. These one- and two-day workshops emphasize building the skills needed to be effective in a leadership position. Students learn the basics of these skills and how to apply them when working with their peers. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $330. Kutztown University 7/8-11, West Chester University 7/24-27. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected] ductions.com. http://www.vivaceproductions.com
D Vivace Director and Staff Workshops, West Chester. Held in conjunction with Vivace Marching Band Workshops, Director and Staff sessions promise to stimulate and motivate band directors and instructional staff members of all experience levels. Exciting networking opportunities with peers and sharing with clinicians in small group and one-on-one sessions are invaluable resources. Participants build their own curriculum from a list of session courses. Clinicians include Tim Lautzenheiser, John Villella, Thom Hannum, Marie and Gary Czapinski, and many more who provide sessions on color guard, leadership and student motivation, musicianship and arranging, percussion, program design, and rehearsal techniques. Graduate and ACT 48 credits are available. Tuition alone $330. Kutztown University 7/8-11, West Chester University 7/24-27. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected] http://www.vivaceproductions.com
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, 30-minute private lessons. Students participate in a theory/ear-training course and college preparation classes. Tuition with housing $575, tuition alone $535. 7/10-14. 80-100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 610-430-4177, [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, mjacoby@
wcupa.edu. (2011 Data)
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S Music Institute at Rhode Island College, Providence, is a week-long intensive musical honors program and is open to wind, percussion, and voice students entering ninth grade through graduating seniors. Daily rehearsals in chamber groups and full ensembles are supplemented with classroom music offerings, masterclasses, faculty recitals, and guest performances to provide a musical experience unlike any other. Special recreational and cultural events will be planned throughout the week, and the week culminates in a public performance by all student ensembles on the stage of Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College. Tuition with housing $650, tuition alone $450. 7/8-14. 100 students, 17 teachers. Contact: 401-456-9514, rfranzblau @ric.edu. http://www.ric.edu/miric
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. 6/17-6/22. 300 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 843-863-7967, [email protected] www.charlestonsouthern.edu/musiccamp/index.asp
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] (2011 Data)
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] (2011 Data)
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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. Contact: 802-223-3347, [email protected] (2011 Data)
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. 9/5-9. 25 participants, 3 teachers. Contact: 802-247-8467, [email protected]
S Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Burlington, is a string seminar for high school and college students. The faculty is drawn from colleges and universities nationwide and they give chamber music concerts at the UVM Recital Hall. Student performances take place throughout the summer, both on campus and in locations around Burlington. 6/24-7/21. Contact: 646-250-2847, [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] (2011 Data)
D S Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Richmond. One week classes teach students how to repair hand made flutes followed by a six week class where students may build a professional model silver flute. The final product becomes the property of the student, and many of the students become professional flute technicians. Students must be at least 16, and they must have the avility to play the flute. The classes progress from a basic foundation to a prefessional level in 9 weeks, See www.landellflutes.com for details and applications. Classes are held in a professional flute making workshop and the teacher, Mr. Landell, has over 40 years experience building flutes. Various dates thoughout summer 2012. 3-4 students/session. Contact: 802-434-4317, [email protected] www.landellflutes.com/training
S Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Richmond. One-week classes teach students how to repair handmade flutes, followed by a six-week class where students may build a professional model silver flute. The final product becomes the property of the student, and many of the students become professional flute technicians. Students must be at least 16, and they must have the ability to play flute. The classes progress from a basic foundation to a professional level in 9 weeks. Classes are held in a professional flute-making workshop, and the teacher, Mr. Landell, has over 40 years experience building flutes. See website for details, applications, tuition, and housing costs. Various dates throughout the summer. 4 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 802-434-4317, [email protected] www.landellflutes.com/training
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D S George Mason University Summer Music Programs, Fairfax. Ovations Chamber Strings Academy offers an exciting opportunity for string students to work with nationally recognized faculty in a dynamic, challenging yet supportive setting. This year we will offer both high school and middle school divisions. Includes exploration and performance of the highest quality literature for small chamber ensembles as well as large string orchestra with significant attention to individual participants in chamber music rehearsals and sectionals. There will be a grand finale concert by the participants at the end of the week that is open to all. Tuition alone $395. 6/25-29.
Paul Rolland String Method Workshop is an exciting, career-enhancing opportunity for innovative string teachers, players, and students. Learn the acclaimed playing and teaching techniques of the late Paul Rolland (1911-1978) who was Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at the University Illinois and internationally renowned for his innovative approach to string teaching. He emphasized correct motion patterns and playing free from excessive tension. Our program builds on that legacy. (Emphasis is on violin and viola.) Program includes one-on-one coaching and hands-on application of techniques in a highly academic yet comfortable setting; masterclasses, public lessons, free chinrest fittings, and evening fiddle and conducting sessions, and more. Tuition alone $385. 7/30-8/3.
Mason Brass Institute with Washington Symphonic Brass (George Mason University’s Ensemble-in-Residence) is a four-day workshop featuring some of the finest performers and artist/teachers on the East Coast. Martin Hackleman (principal horn, National Symphony Orchestra, formerly Canadian Brass), Andrew Hitz (tuba with the Boston Brass), and Phil Snedecor (founders of WSB, formerly Baltimore Symphony) lead the distinguished line-up of professionals, including members of The U.S. Marine and U.S. Army Bands, who will provide you with new perspectives and motivation on your instrument. We invite experienced and enthusiastic brass players (high school through college age) to participate in this intensive experience of symphonic brass and chamber music. Tuition alone $395. 8/5-8.
Orff Schulwerk Certification Program is hosted by the Potomac Arts Academy. Celebrating 30 years of excellence, we have developed a comprehensive and authentic curriculum taught by experienced and enjoyable instructors. Intensive, three-level Orff Schulwerk training courses help to prepare teachers and therapists for the challenge of developing music programs adapted to the needs of their students. Housing $45/night, tuition alone starts at $310 depending on class. 7/9-27.
Jazz Camp. Join the members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Washington, D.C. areas finest jazz musicians and educators – for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, masterclasses, and jam sessions. 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 24, will place you in a big band and/or combo with musicians of comparable ability. Tuition alone $385. 6/25-29.
Kodaly Teacher Training Program offers sessions in musicianship, pedagogy, Kodály materials, and choral music-making. We will offer all three levels for Kodály certificate awards plus exciting Kodály Supplement courses. We are proud to be an officially endorsed program. Tuition alone $385. 6/25-29. For all programs contact: 703-993-9889, [email protected] http://www.PotomacAcademy.org
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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. 6/8-12. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] www.drummajor.org
S FJM Clinics, campus TBA, 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] http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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. 6/18-22. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] www.drummajor.org
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S Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, Chicago, 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 $3,200, tuition alone $2,800. 7/2-21. 48 students, 16 teachers. Contact: 847-926-9898, [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. 6/17-20. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected] http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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, string, jazz, and choral ensembles for students completing grades 5-12, 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 (selection by audition on the first day) provides high-level performers with a more rigorous experience including chamber music and private lessons during the first session. Tuition with housing $599 (pre-college program $650), tuition alone $375 ($430 for pre-college). Session 1 6/17-23, Session 2 6/24-30, Session 3 7/8-14. 350 students, 100 [email protected] http://isym.music.illinois.edu/
D S Masterclasses at Northwestern, Evanston. The Bienen School of Music offers one-week masterclasses in flute with Walfrid Kujala (6/18-22); trumpet with Barbara Butler and Charlie Geyer (6/19-23); wind conducting with Mallory Thompson and H. Robert Reynolds (7/8-13); trombone with Michael Mulcahy (7/8139); and percussion with She-e Wu and guests (7/31-8/6). Classes are for college-age performers and professionals. Tuition $650 each masterclass; housing about $230/week. 847-491-3141, [email protected] http://www.music.northwestern.edu/summer-session/
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. 6/18-7/29. Contact: 847-491-3141, email@example.com. http://www.music.northwestern.edu/summer-session/
S Smith-Walbridge Clinics, Charleston. Clinics since 1949: Drum Major, Colorguard, Marching Band, Leadship, Marching Percussion. Ages middle school through college. Sponsored by Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Evans Drum Heads, Bob Rogers Travel, Music Shoppe, Rico Reeds. Held at Eastern Illinois University. Tuition with housing $300-$495 depending on clinic, tuition alone $230-$380 depending on clinic. 7/10-13, 7/13-15, 7/15-21, 7/22-28. 600 students/ session (varies), 28 teachers. Contact: 217-352-4262, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.swclinics.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 $480 resident, $380 all-state discount, $440 region/district discount; tuition alone $310 with lunch, $210 all-state discount, $280 region/district discount. 6/17-22. 200 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 618-536-8742, email@example.com.
S 13th Annual Summer Flute Retreat, Peru. Held this year at Grace Bible Fellowship, the retreat 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. All ages and ability levels welcome, including adults. Tuition with housing $295 (housing with host families on a first-come basis). 6/24-30. 5 teachers. Contact: 815-224-3838, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.opus111musicstudio.com
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D S VanderCook College of Music, Chicago.
Seven Steps to a Better Band is a leadership workshop where directors and students collectively set goals and prepare for the school year. Tim Lautzenheiser headlines this two-day event, which is tailored towards high school marching band programs. Seven Steps is a sure way to get your students fired up for the fall marching season. Student activities focus on helping them develop their leadership and communication skills as well as run a sectional. Special sessions are also provided for drum majors, drum line, and color guard. One highlight of the event is the goal setting session where students and directors team up to plan for the upcoming year. In addition to the student workshop we offer a special session for parent organizations called Booster Shot. It is a free workship designed to help your parents discover new and exciting ways to improve their role in the band program. Tuition alone $40. 8/3-4. Contact: 312-225-6288, email@example.com.
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 College of Music Master’s degree program. 12 MECA credit hours may be applied to Vander Cook’s M.M.Ed degree, which can be completed over three summers. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in music may register. Summer 2012 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. 6/11-8/3. Contact: 312-225-6288, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.vandercook.edu/outreach
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 2012). 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. Junior/senior high jazz and senior high drum major camps 6/10-15. Senior high specialty camps (individual instruments and choral conducting) 6/14-17. Senior high concert band, vocal/choral, orchestra, and piano camps 6/17-23. Junior high concert band and vocal/choral camps 6/24-30. Tuition with housing $310-$485, tuition alone $260-$360. 80-250 students, 55 teachers. Contact: 309-298-1505, SM-Camps@wiu.edu. www.wiu.edu/musiccamps
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. Students will perform in the IU Summer Percussion Ensemble, presenting a grand finale concert. Tuition with housing $1,070, tuition alone $715. 7/8-14. 7 teachers.
College Audition Preparation offers intense study with your future college audition panel members, or at least people just like them. You will learn what they think and what they want to hear. We teach you how to walk into a room and make them trip over themselves to invite you to your dream school. Tuition with housing $1,515, tuition alone $1,160. 7/15-24. 88 participants, 12 teachers.
Summer Kodaly 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. Tuition alone $350. 6/11-22. 4 teachers. Contact: 812-855-6025, email@example.com.
Orchestral Rehearsal Principles gives an in-depth survey of orchestral rehearsal principles with conductor and educator Cliff Colnot, well-known for his rehearsal technique and chamber music approach to the orchestra. This workshop provides an opportunity for music educators and conductors to attend seminar classes, observe orchestra rehearsals and sectionals, and apply skills and receive feedback in sectional rehearsals of pre-college string academy groups. Tuition alone $525. 6/12-15. 10 participants, 2 teachers.
The Baroque Trumpet Workshop and the Natural Horn Workshop are open to professionals, students, teachers, and advanced amateurs. The schedules include a daily masterclass, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student receives two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude each workshop. Baroque Trumpet tuition alone $550. 6/23-27. 12 participants. Natural Horn tuition alone $600. 6/11-16. 12 participants.
Fearless Performance Workshop. Jeff Nelsen, Canadian Brass member and IU professor, shares his wisdom and wit about why you always have a choice and how you can train yourself to consistently make good choices. He will examine bad and good choices and look at how making good choices in the practice room and in performances can ultimately replace fear. These fearless choices raise your level of excellence and consistency. Tuition alone $599 participant, $295 auditor.
Clarinet Workshop offers a combination of masterclasses, group lessons, and private lessons. Howard Klug, Steve Cohen, and Eric Mandat will work with you to identify your unique issues and help you to develop approaches towards solving them. Tuition alone $600 participant, $300 auditor. 6/6-10.
String Academy offers serious young string players an intensive and varied program under the direction of an outstanding faculty. Tuition with housing $3,600, tuition alone $1,900. 6/16-7/14. 21 teachers.
Retreat for School String Teachers incorporates the philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, and Mimi Zweig. It includes lectures, demonstrations, and opportunities to observe master teachers from the UI String Academy and work renown guest artists. 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. 6/22-7/1. 35 participants. Contact: 812-855-6025, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Ballet Intensive offers technique classes including pointe and men’s classes. Taught by the Jacobs School of Music faculty on music appreciation for ballet, variation classes, and the opportunity to work with established ballet choreographers who will reproduce their own works and/or sections of choreography from classical ballets. The emphasis is on ballet technique and learning ballet repertoire. Tuition alone session 1 or 2 $650, sessions 1 and 2 $1,175. Session 1 6/3-9, session 2 6/10-16.
Piano Academy and Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop. The academy brings serious young pianists together with outstanding teachers and internationally renowned guest artist in an intensive and varied program. Tuition with housing $2,795, tuition alone $1,550. 6/17-7/7. 15 teachers. The Auer Workshop 7/18-27. Contact: 812-855-6025, email@example.com.
Indiana University Summer Music Clinic offers students in grades 8-12 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. Clinicians include faculty from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as distinguished guests. The program offers small ensemble opportunities in brass, woodwind, and string ensembles. No audition required for acceptance. Tuition with housing $560. 6/10-16. 227 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 812-855-1372, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 from around the globe participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and biblically sound teaching. Students and faculty of 90 live and work on the campus of Grace College in the quaint, picturesque community of Winona Lake. Tuition with housing and meals $3,070 for four weeks. 6/17-7/15. Contact: 888-836-2723, email@example.com.
S Music Education Camp, Anderson, is an innovative, collaborative opportunity joining prospective music education majors with nationally recognized educators and clinicians. The camp is designed specifically for high school students. The workshops will give you hands-on opportunities to conduct; work on aural skills; learn about timely topics, including marching band and musical theatre; join student leadership seminars; and participate in a variety of other musical activities that provide a glimpse into the world of music education. Tuition with housing $350. 6/17-20. 20 participants, 6 teachers. Contact: 800-619-3047. www.anderson.edu/music-ed
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. 6/25-30; leadership 6/23-25. Contact: 317-636-2263, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.musicforall.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 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. 6/25-30, leadership weekend 6/23-25. Contact: 317-636-2263, email@example.com. www.musicforall.org
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: 812-855-0989, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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S Band Camp XVI 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. 7/15-21. 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. 7/22-25. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fjmclinics.com/
S Iowa Summer Music Camps, Iowa City. Week One: 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 $560, tuition alone $225. 6/10-15 (100 students), 6/17-22 (45 students), 6/24-29 (60 students); 25 teachers. Contact: 319-335-1635, email@example.com. uiowa.edu/~bands/ISMC/Welcome.html
S Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, Decorah, is a four-week, residential training and performance program for band, orchestra, choir, piano, and pipe organ students in grades 8-12. Students from across the county and all religious backgrounds participate in individual lessons, chamber and large ensembles, musicianship classes, and electives ranging from a jazz ensemble to an introduction to pipe organ class. The LSM Concert & Recital Series features 50+ performances by LSM faculty and students. Tuition with housing $2,995 (80%+ receive significant financial aid). 6/24-7/22. 150-162 students, 34 teachers. Contact: 888-635-6583, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S High Plains Music Camp, Hays. On Fort Hays State University campus, middle and high school students can come to work with top-rated guest clinicians and specialists in all orchestral, band, and jazz instruments as well as, new this year, vocal specialists. During this one week, unique training and performance opportunities are available for each and every camper, regardless of your musical interest. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $200. 7/15-21. 300 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 785-628-4100, email@example.com. www.fhsu.edu/musiccamp
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. Campers perform in two concerts during camp and meet students from all over Kansas and beyond. Tuition with housing $385, tuition alone $225. 6/10-14. 120 students, 20 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. Daily activities include team building, drum major/ section leader training, leadership sessions, recreational time, and ensemble rehearsals. A final performance and demonstration will be given at the end of camp. Tuition with housing $270, tuition alone $160. 7/8-11. 120 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 785-532-3816, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.k-state.edu/band/summermusic.html
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S Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshops, Louisville, is open to students of all ages and abilities. Participants attend masterclasses on their instruments, ear-training sessions, free concerts by the all-star faculty each night (we’ve been told these are worth the cost alone), jazz theory classes (five levels, beginning to advanced), and more. Of course, there are the all-important combo rehearsals led by our instructors, where students are matched (via a private audition on Sunday) with others of the same ability. Tuition with housing $870, tuition alone $495. 7/1-13. 350 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 812-944-8141, email@example.com. www.summerjazzworkshops.com
S Johnny Lee Lane’s Hands On Percussion Experience (H.O.P.E.) 2012, 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 Lee Lane, Ruben Alvarez, Greg Byrne, Jeff Grant, Don Parker, Steve Houghton, Vicki Jenks, and Jason Tiemann. Hosted by Greg Byrne, Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisville. Tuition with housing $570, tuition alone $320. 7/15-21. 8 teachers. Contact: 502-852-4665, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com. www.drummajor.org
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. Guest Artist; Paula Robinson. Students, amateurs, semi-professional, and professional players are encouraged to apply. Fifteen performers will be selected by taped audition. Tuition alone $700/performers, $500/participants + $30 nonrefundable application fee.. 6/2-5,2012. 40 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 734-764-5429.
S Aquinas College Summer Jazz Camp, Grand Rapids, is open to all music students 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; Max Colley III, trumpet; Steve Talaga, piano, keyboards, composition. The instructors are recognized jazz masters with established careers as teachers and performers. Tuition with housing $425, tuition alone $250. 6/12-17. 55 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 616-632-2413, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D Band Conducting and Wind Pedagogy Workshop, Ann Arbor, led by Michael Haithcock.
This is a teaching workshop for instrumental music educators/conductors all levels (K-12 through university/professional) with sessions on Conducting; Rehearsal Techniques and Repertoire. Applicants may apply for Advanced Track, Conducting Track or the Observer Track. Tuition Advanced Track/ $600, Conducting Track/ $500, Oberver Track/$450, $30 nonrefundable application fee. 6/17-22,2012. Contact: 866-936-2660, email@example.com music.umich.edu/band_workshop
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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 28 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 $1,140-$1,230 depending on major. Session 1: 6/27-7/8; session 2: 7/11-22; session 3: 7/25-8/5; session 4: 8/8-19. 230 teachers. Contact: 231-894-1966, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bluelake.org
D S Central Michigan University High School Music Camp and Three Summer Master’s Degree, Mount Pleasant, includes choir, band, orchestra, composition, jazz and musical theater scenes. Special focus areas include Saxophone camp and Reed Making camp for double reed players. Master’s degrees in music education and choral or wind conducting. 1-week, 2-week, and 6-week courses for in-service teachers working toward certification renewal or on a degree program. music
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. 7/8-11. Contact: 800-444-3524, email@example.com. http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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. 7/21-28. 60 students, 18 teachers. Contact: 616-331-3484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S GVSU International Trumpet Seminar, Allendale, exposes students to some of the most outstanding educators and performers on the instrument today. Students (grade 8-post graduate) study jazz, solo, orchestral playing, and composition with some of the leading players and educators in the trumpet community. This year’s solo competition winner will receive an Artist model trumpet from Yamaha Corporation. Guest artists and faculty include Richard Stoelzel, Allen Vizzutti, Bill Lucas, Rex Richardson, Zhonghui Dai, Jose Chafer Mompo, Vince DiMartino, Daniel Patrylak, Hunter Eberly, Kevin Gebo, Karl Sievers, Britton Theurer, Jean Moorehead Libs, Kevin Maloney, and Pamela Smitter-Baker. Tuition with housing $900, tuition alone $550. 7/21-28. 60 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 616-331-3484. email@example.com.
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S Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen. Summer music programs are available from grades 3 to 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: $1,000-$7,970. Session dates 6/23-8/8. Contact: 800-681-5912, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen. The Adult Band Camp (8/7-12) offers the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive and friendly enviroment. Instrumental faculty teach masterclasses, coach daily chamber music sessions, and play in the full ensemble. Flute Choir Camp (7/9-14) includes the camaraderie of fellow flutists while rehearsing in a flute choir, attending repertoire readings, and collaborating with others in chamber music duos, trios, and quartets. Chamber Music Camp (8/13-19) offers instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. Contact: 231-276-7387, email@example.com.
S Knollcrest Music Camp at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, offers a variety of opportunities for students in grades 7-12. Led by Calvin faculty, professional music educators and outstanding area musicians, Knollcrest Music Camp encourages students to further develop their skills and broaden the boundaries of their musicianship. The camp is divided into two, one-week sessions, one for students in grades 9-12 and another for students in grades 7-8. Elective classes include composition, world music, fiddle, theory handbells, piano, guitar, and chamber music. Tuition alone senior camp $200 before 6/30, $225 after 6/30; 8/6-10. Junior camp $175 before 6/30, $200 after 6/30; 8/13-17. 175 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 616-526-7145, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Faculty: Michael Hopkins, Bob Phillips, Judy Palac, Valerie Palmieri, Diana Gannett. Tuition alone $375 workshop fee + $30 nonrefundable application fee. 6/21-23, 2012. 5 teachers. Contact: 866-936-2660, email@example.com www.music.umich.edu/
S University of Michigan – MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes, Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan MPluse Summer Performing Arts Institutes inspire over 200 high school students to achieve exciting new levels of excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. Designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college, participants in grades 9-12 work with distinguished Univerisity of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance faculty and alumni while experiencing campus life in Ann Arbor. Tuition with housing $1,750-$3,390. 7/1-28 (two- and three-week programs). 200 students, 75 teachers. Contact: 866-936-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.music.umich.edu/mpulse
S Tritone Jazz Camps at Interlochen (Center for the Arts), Interlochen, are week-long immersions in jazz for adult (over 21) players and singers of all levels. Established in 1998, Tritone Jazz Camps offer a broad range of daily instruction, including combo and big-band playing, improvisation and ear training, instrument masterclasses, concerts, jam sessions, and special-topics sessions. Emphasis is on playing, learning, and laughing; enrollment is capped to ensure personal attention from a stellar faculty of monster players who are also excellent instructors. The faculty includes Damon Meader (voice), Bill Carrothers (piano), Steve Houghton (drums), Jim Pugh (trombone), Clay Jenkins (trumpet and flugelhorn), Jim Fox (guitar), Ike Sturm (bass) and Jose Encamacion (saxes and reeds). Camp is directed by Fred Sturm, director of Jazz and Improvisational Music at Lawrence University. Tuition with housing $1,550, tuition alone $945 ($895 for Interlochen alumni). 6/17-22. 45 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 585-377-2222, email@example.com. http://www.tritonejazz.com
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D University of Michigan Adult Summer Workshops, Ann Arbor, are led by University faculty and renowned guest presenters. 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. Contact: 866-936-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org (2011 Data). www.music.umich.edu/adultprograms
S Western Michigan University Seminar 2012, Kalamazoo, is designed to serve an as enjoyable, pre-college experience for serious young musicians. It is organized to promote artistic, social, recreational, and cultural interaction among participating young artists. Students in 9th-12th grades may apply for admission, 2012 graduates included. Enrollment decisions are based on a recorded audition and music teacher endorsement letters. Tuition with housing $1,150, tuition alone $950. 7/8-21. 130 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 269-387-4678, email@example.com.
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 Craig Kirchhoff, Bud Beyer, Marianne Ploger, and Jack Stamp. Wind conducting and rehearsal techniques, score study, wind band repertoire for all levels, advocacy for music education. Tuition with housing $675, tuition alone $425. 7/22-25. 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. Contact: 651-962-5870, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
S Gustavus Summer Music Strings Institute, Saint Paul, is for talented high school string students (entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior years for the fall of 2012) who are seeking an intense musical experience focusing on orchestral and solo performances. The institute will provide instruction and performances with dedicated and gifted faculty members, practice partners with current Gustavus Adolphus College music students, solo and orchestral performance opportunities, and instruction in music theory and ear training. Tuition with housing $500. 6/17-22. Contact: 507-933-7360, jknoepfe@gustavus.
S McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, offers summer camps and workshops for students ages 13-19 who are interested in hip-hop, jazz, guitar, singing, or the whole music industry experience. These workshops are a great time for students age 13 and up to develop their talents in a fun and educational setting.These popular workshops are taught by McNally Smith faculty and fellow professionals from the music industry and have great track records of satisfied attendees and parents! The five summer workshops for summer 2012 are: Jazz Workshop, Hip-Hop Workshop, Guitar Workshop, Vocal Workshop 6/28-7/3 and Music Industry eXperience (MIX) Workshop 8/21-8/26. Registration $420, Housing $340, Airport Pickup $60. Contact: email@example.com http://summerworkshops.mcnallysmith.edu/
S St. Olaf Summer Music Camp and Piano Academy, 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.
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 $595-$695. 6/17-23. 200 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 507-786-3042, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.stolaf.edu/conferences/camps/musiccamp/
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S Southwest Summer Music Academy, Summit, will be held on the campus of Southwest Mississippi Community College. The academy is designed for band students in grades 6-9. Students will be encouraged toward development of fundamentals on their instruments and will participate in a number of activities, including jazz band, steel pans, woodwind choir, brass choir, large concert ensemble, masterclasses, and music theory classes. Individuals interested in receiving free materials for the academy should contact Andrew Dale, director of bands. Tuition with housing $285, tuition alone $185. 6/10-14. 200 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 601-276-3749, email@example.com.
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. 6/10-15. 180-220 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 660-543-4680, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.UCMmusiccamp.com
S University of Missouri Kansas City 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. 6/11-15. 30 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 816-235-2741, email@example.com.
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. 6/17-22. 30 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 816-235-2741, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S University of Missouri St. Louis High School Jazz Camp presents a nationally recognized jazz faculty to teach all levels of improvisation, combo playing, and masterclasses. Among the faculty are Dave Pietro and Hugh Jones, saxes; Dave Scott, trumpet; Scott Whitfield, trombone; Ken Kehner, piano; Rod Fleeman, guitar; Steve Davis, drums; Jim Widner, drums. Faculty performances daily; culminating concert by students. Tuition alone $299. 6/12-17. Contact: 314-516-5948, widnerj @umsl.edu.
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 62th annual summer conference, Windswept. Professional musicians, performers, conductors, teachers, students (ages 12-18), and amateur music enthusiasts will discover how to remove 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. Applied study in piano, voice, instrumental music, expressive arts, and other areas is available, including masterclasses, coaching, performing, and conducting opportunities. Graduate credit and continuing education credit available. Tuition with housing $450 for students ages 12-18, $585 for adults; tuition alone $310 for students ages 12-18, $345 for adults plus $50 registration fee. 7/22-27. 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. (2011 Data)
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. 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. 10 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 402-275-3221, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
S Sounds in the Summer Marching Band Camp, Kearney. Drumline, drum major, and color guard instruction for preparing individuals for the upcoming marching season. Tuition with housing $200, tuition alone $150. 7/11-13. 150 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 308-865-8618, email@example.com.
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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 $370/week if registered before 5/1, $385 after 5/1. Six one-week sessions from 6/17-7/28. 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 $215 before 5/1 (1/2 week tuition); $230 if registered after 5/1 (1/2 week tuition). Contact: 701-838-8472, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.internationalmusiccamp.com
S Baldwin-Wallace Summer Music Programs, Berea, includes String Camp, a residential or commuter camp for violin, viola, cello, and bass players in grades 4-9. It is for students who have played for at least six months. Only the first 250 applicants accepted. Piano Camp is for students in grades 4-9 with at least nine months of lessons before attending. Students will perform solos and duets at their final recital. First-come, first served; only the first 48 applicants will be accepted. Band Camp is for woodwind, brass, and percussion players in grades 4-9. The camp includes three bands plus a jazz band. Only the first 200 applicants will be accepted. Music Theatre Camp is for students inn grades 4-9 interested in improving skills in movement, singing, and acting. Students will perform an “Informance” on the last day of camp. The first 100 applicants will be accepted. Each camp tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $425. String and piano camps 6/16-21, band camp and theatre camps 6/23-28. Contact: 440-826-2365, email@example.com.
S Baldwin-Wallace College Summer Music Institute, Berea, offers strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, piano, and organ in a two-week, concentrated program of music study for serious high school musicians with attention to solo and chamber music performance. Tuition with housing $1,600, tuition alone $1,200. 7/8-21. 60-75 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 440-826-2365, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Bowling Green State University Summer Music Institute, Bowling Green, is sponsored by the College of Musical Arts. The Summer Music Institute is a program of intensive week-long music camps designed for high school and junior high school students. Camps include vocal arts, string, brass, composition, recording, piano, youth theatre, super sax, musical theatre, and a double reed making boot camp. Tuition with housing $425-$600, tuition alone $250-$330. Session one 6/10-16, session two 6/17-22, session three 6/24-30. 75-100 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 419-372-8654, email@example.com. www.bgsu.edu/smi
S Cleveland Institute of Music 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, form and composition, Eurhythmics, and piano literature. Tuition alone $900 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/11-22. 20 students, 18 teachers. Contact: Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, 216-791-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and woodwind and brass players ages 18-25. 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, Charlie Geyer, Bonnie Boyd, and more. Tuition with housing $3,035 for chamber program, tuition-free orchestra program. Strings/piano 7/1-21, woodwind/ brass 7/15-21. 90 students, 26 teachers. Contact: 440-774-3658, email@example.com.
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 6/17-20, 7/15-18; Canton 6/24-27; Columbus 7/8-11. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.fjmclinics.com/
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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. 7/13-17. Contact: 781-874-9728, email@example.com. www.drummajor.org
D S Oberlin Flute Academy, Oberlin, is designed for high school students who wish to devote a week to intensive work on flute-playing skills during an exhilarating program of masterclasses, lessons, performance classes, and recitals. Masterclasses and performance sessions with Alexa Still will be held for six hours daily. Each participant will be taught in a masterclass session, perform in a public performance class, and receive on half-hour private lesson. Tuition with housing $680-$710, tuition only $450. 7/25-29. 26 students, 1 teacher.
Oberlin Flute Intensive Workshop is a jam-packed weekend of intensive performance and pedagogy with Alexa Still. Designed for a small group of teachers, advanced flute enthusiasts, professional and pre-professional flutists, these sessions are “closed-door” (participants only) to facilitate in-depth discussion. Participants will prepare for and attend all sessions, performing twice. Please note that the applicant’s level of engagement with the flute and personal suitability for this type of workshop are primary criteria for selection. Tuition with housing $430, tuition alone $250. 7/21-22. 10 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 440-775-8044, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://new.oberlin.edu/office/summer-programs/
D S Oberlin Trumpet Workshop, Oberlin, is designed for high school, college, professional, and amateur trumpet players and teachers who wish to invest intensive time in trumpet fundamentals, solo trumpet playing, and pedagogical skills. The 10-day workshop features daily masterclasses, private lessons, performance classes, and recitals. The program is designed to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the interests of the individual participants. Tuition with housing $1,285-$1,350, tuition alone $750. 7/1-11. 26 participants, 2 teachers. Contact: 440-775-8044, email@example.com. http://new.oberlin.edu/office/summer-programs/
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. Tuition with housing $1,385. 7/15-25. 14 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 330-672-3100, mbratel1@ kent.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. 6/17-23. 9 teachers. Contact: 419-530-2448, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Wooster Music Camp, Wooster, provides band, choral, and orchestra experiences for young musicians who have completed grades 5-11. Tuition with housing $480, tuition alone $360. 7/8-12. 200-250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 330-263-2052, email@example.com.
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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. 7/9-13.
17 teachers. Contact: 580-745-2014, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S 2012 Bassoon Bonanza!, Tulsa, will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. It is a five-day workshop for junior high and high school bassoonists in addition to interested adult players. Resident artists will be Richard Ramey and Susie Brown, the bassoon section of the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, and Tulsa Opera. Participants will have the chance to perform in a massed bassoon ensemble known as the Barking Basset Bassoon Ensemble. Daily rehearsals and a final concert will present the selections worked on during the week. Masterclass subjects include coaching of All-region/All-State audition material, “Winning Auditions: Strategies for a Great Performance,” and daily reedmaking sessions. Tuition alone: $100. 6/4-8. 25 bassoonists, 3 teachers. Contact: 918-445-0101, email@example.com. http://bassoonbonanza.com
S Upper Midwest Summer Music Camp, Vermillion. The University of South Dakota’s music camp is a six-day experience of learning and music making open to students who have completed grades 5-12. Activities include instrumental and vocal large ensembles as well as a variety of other musical activities, including a piano camp. Opportunities for private lessons on a specific instrument or voice are available for an additional fee. Tuition with housing $425, tuition alone $265. 7/8-13. Contact: 605-677-5727, jonathan .firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $400, tuition alone $34 Private lessons available at additional cost. 6/18-23. 200 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 865-471-3496, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
S Lee University Music Camp 2012, Cleveland. This camp is for students entering grades 9-12 and rising college freshmen in 2012 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. 6/25-30. 100 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 423-614-8263, email@example.com.
S Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, Each summer at Sewanee, over 150 exceptionally talented young musicians gather to study, perform, and share thier musical lives. The atomoshphere is intense but always supportive. Faculty mentors work closely with their students, and learning takes place across a full sectrum of activities. Students perform at least twice weekly, in both orchestra and chamber music, and attend faculty and guest artist concerts, masterclasses, and other special events. The SSMF curriculum includes orchestra, chamber music, private lessons and masterclasses, and special classes in composition, conducting, repertoire, audition preparation, and many other topics. While the schedule is rigorous, requiring students to balance many demands on their time, the opportunity for personal growth makes a Sewanee summer an unforgetable experience.Tuition with housing $3,800. 6/23-7/22. 200 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 931-598-1225, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://musicfestival.sewanee.edu
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S Southeast Chamber Music Institute, Cookeville, offers performance and instructional opportunities in a variety of settings in small homogeneous and mixed ensembles, including piano, strings, brass, winds, percussion, and jazz combo (including horns, piano, bass, and drums). Students receive a private lesson, masterclass instruction, and hear concerts by resident faculty artists. A limited number of students can also be accepted for composition lessons with composer-in-residence Greg Danner. For musicians in grades 9-12 in the 2011-2012 school year; enrollment is limited to space available. Tuition covers all instruction, evening concerts, a social evening, dormitory housing, meals, and an institute t-shirt. Tuition with housing $410. 5/27-6/1. Contact: 931-372-6086, email@example.com.
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, music@ afatexas.org. (2011 Data)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.drummajor.org
S Round Top Music Festival, Round Top, is a professional summer institute for orchestra, chamber music, and solo performance study. It offers six weeks of intensive training for young, talented musicians (born before December 31, 1994) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, and solo repertoire are included. Tuition with housing $700. 6/3-7/15. 90 participants, 38 teachers. Contact: 979-249-3129, 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. 6/10-15 concert, 6/17-20 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. (2011 Data)
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. 160 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 210-458-5685, firstname.lastname@example.org.(2011 Data)
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S Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor (Door County), offers summer sessions for advanced students ages 14-19. With student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1 and performance-based curriculum students are closely mentored by faculty and perform with faculty in 8 to 10 public concerts during their two-week stay. Sessions in Symphony, world Percussion/Steel Band, and Big Band Jazz are offered. Tuition with housing $1,995. 55 students, 25 faculty and TAs. Contact: 920-868-3763, email@example.com. www.birchcreek.org
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. 7/22-25. Contact: 800-444-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.fjmclinics.com/
S Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, located in beautiful northwestern Wisconsin, the Shell Lake Arts Center provides a premium learning experience for all students. Our programs and staff are well-respected nationally with some of the longest running programs of their kind in the United states. With over 40 years of experience, the Arts Center provides a positive, safe, and secure learning environment for students to further develop and explore their talents. Open to students grade 7-12. Camps include jazz, concert, rock band, strings, piano, African drumming, trumpet, guitar and bass, saxophone, choir jazz vocals, show choir, music theatre, acting and playwriting, dance, painting and drawing, film, and pottery. Tuition with housing $540, tuition alone $415. Contact: 715-468-2414, email@example.com. www.shelllakeartscenter.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.(2011 Data)
D S Madison Early Music Festival, Madison, focuses on the early music of our nation, from the early Colonists in the 1600s, the Revolutionary era, all the way to the Civil War. The music of Canada from Cape Breton and Acadia will also be featured. Musical compositions brought to the United States and Canada from Europe, musical discoveries from the library of Thomas Jefferson, the traditions of the New England Singing School of William Billings, and the Moravian Loud Bands will provide a rich tapestry of music. Tuition with housing $875, tuition alone $495. 7/7-14. Contact: 608-263-6670, email@example.com.
S Music Camp – Lawrence Academy of Music, Appleton. Perform in a band, study with faculty from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and Academy of Music, and attend concerts and recitals at a residential band camp for middle and high school woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. A day at band camp includes full band and sectional rehearsals, music theory, an elective arts-related class, and a rehearsal with the camp choir. Elective Odyssey hour classes may include sessions on instrumental arranging, percussion for non-percussionists, voice, piano, conducting, humor in music, a performance master class, a jazz ensemble, and musical theater. Tuition with housing $569, tuition alone $389. 7/15-21. Contact: 920-832-6632, acad_music@ lawrence.edu.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.(2011 Data)
S University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Summer 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, masterclasses, and sectionals. Students play a short placement audition upon arrival. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $259. 7/5-20. 200 student, 20 teachers.
Senior High Band, Orchestra, and Choral Camp is for students entering grades 9-12. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $259. 7/22-27. 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. 6/24-28. 80 students,7 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 drum set players. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $259. 7/29-82. 60 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 800-621-2313, summer email@example.com. www.uwgbsummercamps.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. (2011 Data)
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. 10 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 608-342-1017, email@example.com. (2011 Data)
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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. 946 students, 105 teachers. Contact: 907-474-8869, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
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. (2011 Data)
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, choirs, chamber music, and enrichment classes, such as theory, music history, and steel drums are offered. Tuition with housing $1,825, tuition alone $575. 6/4-15. 135 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 907-474-7555, laharrige@ala ska.edu.
S Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU, Flagstaff. Located in the beautiful mountains of Flagstaff, campers have the opportunity to work with clinicians and instructors from all over the Southwest and across the country. Senior session (grades 9-13 in fall of 2012) offers individual and group instruction for band, orchestra, and choir musicians as well as pianists and guitar players. The junior session (grades 7-9 in fall 2012) offers individual and group instruction for band, orchestra, and choir musicians as well as pianists. Tuition with housing $1,200 (senior), $630 (junior); tuition alone $700 (senior), $430 (junior). 6/24-7/7 senior session, 7/8-14 junior session. 250-300 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 928-523-2323, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cal.nau.edu/camp
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. 7/15-18. Contact: 800-444-3524, email@example.com. http://www.fjmclinics.com/
S Band at the Beach, San Diego, is a concert band camp accepting students in grades 8-12 with two years of lessons or school experience. Work with guest conductors and section coaches, and perform in a concert for the community on the final day. Tuition alone $185 if registering early, $195 after 6/15. 8/6-10. 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. Contact: 714-522-3452, email@example.com. (2011 Data)
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. 250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 559-241-6090, firstname.lastname@example.org.(2011 Data)
S California Summer Music, Rohnert Park, is a three-week program for strings, piano, and composition that focuses on chamber music. Students range from 12-25. CSM is a thriving environment for young musicians to grow and achieve their goals through music making. Program gives each artist highly individualized musical training and mentoring with CSM faculty and internationally renowned guest artists. This summer features composer John Corigliano and Ha-Ye Ni, principle cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tuition with housing $3,900, tuition only $1,950. 7/2-25. 70 students, 13 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. 250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 559-241-6090, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
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 $795-$1,590. 7/18-8/4. 140 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 510-527-7500, info @cazadero.org.
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. 7/19-23. Contact: 781-874-9728, email@example.com. www.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 8-12; symphonic band open to grades 6-9. 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 $2,650/2 weeks, tuition alone $2,250/2 weeks. 7/8-21, 7/22-8/4, 8/5-19. 300-500 students, 325 teachers. Contact: 951-659-2171, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://idyllwildarts.org/summer.aspx
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. 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. Contact: 805-687-6875, email@example.com.(2011 Data)
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. The program prides itself on providing lots of playing in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Tuition with housing $1,200. 7/21-29. 50 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 408-300-0399, flute firstname.lastname@example.org. www.flutecamp.com
S OCHSA Summer Wind Studies Festival, Santa Ana, One-week workshop for talented middle school and high school woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Comprehensive music education chamber music, masterclasses, and full wind ensemble rehearsals under the direction of Teren Shaffer, music director and conductor of the Fredrick Fennell Wind Ensemble at OCHSA, adjunct professor at Chapman University, and associate conductor and general manager of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. Coaching sessions with local professional and notable guest artists. The festival culminates with an exciting performance on Friday evening, August 3, 2012. A 10% discount is available to past participants of OCHSA’s Community Arts Programs. Students that also participate in the Summer Jazz Workshop (August 8-10) are offered a reduced rate for both back-to-back sessions. Register online by Friday, July 13. Tuition $275. 7/30-8/3. Contact: 714-560-0900 ext. 5561 email@example.com.
S Pacific Crest Drum Major Camp, Oceanside, The Pacific Crest Drum Major Camp brings together world-class educators, performers, and clinicians to instruct you via interactive workshops and prepare you for your role as a high school drum major. You’ll also experience a few days in the life of the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, sharing lodging and meals, rehearsing with, and even conducting the corps! Open to current and prospective Drum Majors. Tuition with housing $249. 6/27-29. 25-50 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 909-598-5961, Mkveton@pacific-crest.org
S Pacific Music Camp and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp, Stockton. Now in its 67th 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 450 students from across the western United States and beyond. Tuition with housing $625-$650, tuition alone $525-$550. Jazz Camp 6/17-23, Junior Camp 7/8-14, Senior Camp 7/15-21. 90-220 students, 70 teachers. Contact: 209-946-2416, music firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 220 students/week, 40 teachers. Contact: 650-736-0324, email@example.com.(2011 Data)
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. 40 students per session; 20 teachers. Contact: 415-503-6254, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
S Wildwood Institute of Musical Arts, Irvine. Programs include Intermediate Music Institute for grades 6-9 (7/8-15) and Senior High Music Festival for grades 10-13 (7/15-22). Both programs include one week of instruction in band, orchestra, string orchestra, and small ensembles. Full program of music instruction and recreation in a mountain setting. Tuition with housing $540. 80-100 students, 14 teachers. Contact: 949-551-2877, email@example.com.
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D Alto and Bass Flute Retreat, Boulder, will focus on preparing and performing chamber music on alto and bass flute. Students will be grouped into three ability levels and work on duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. There will be two performances during the retreat and classes on ensemble playing and alternate fingerings. Participants under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Tuition with housing TBA, tuition alone $265. 6/22-86/26. 30 students, 1 teacher. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://altoflute.net/html/retreat.html
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. Contact: 970-925-3254. (2011 Data)
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. Horn choir, horn ensembles, masterclasses with Barry Tuckwell, faculty horn classes, yoga, and final concert. Held at Mesa State College. Contact: 410-274-0332, email@example.com. (2011 Data)
S Boston Brass Music Camp, Gunnison, is a week-long camp for brass players ages 14-20. The camp features the internationally famous quintet Boston Brass. In addition to brass solo and chamber music instruction, participants have opportunities to enjoy many of the outdoor activities of the beautiful Gunison Valley on Colorado’s Western Slope. The camp is co-sponsored by the Crested Butte Music Festival and Western State College of Colorado. Tuition with housing $695, tuition alone $450. 6/30-7/7. 40 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 970-943-2169, jwacker @western.edu.
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. 7/16-20. Contact: 781-874-9728, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.drummajor.org
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 4/25. Flutists under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent and may not stay in university dormitories. Tuition alone $125-$550. 5/29-6/1. 3 teachers. Contact: 303-492-7150, email@example.com.
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 $775. 7/15-20. 21 teachers. Contact: 303-877-1383, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, offers musical and personal development for youth and adults in an inspirational setting. Young Artist Seminar (ages 15-24, by audition) and two Junior Students Sessions (ages 10-15, no audition required). Adult sessions (ages 18+): Piano Seminar, Chamberre in the Rockies, and the new Early Music Festival & Workshop. Students focus on musical development through chamber music, orchestra, studio and performance classes, recitals, lectures, masterclasses, lessons, and a youth concerto competition. Areas of study include all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, and composition. Tuition with housing $520-$3,750. Sessions vary in length 6/6-8/27. 70 participants, 50 teachers. Contact: 970-586-4031, RRMC@RockyRidge.org.
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 and masterclasses with renowned faculty, choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, piano and voice seminars, college-prep music theory and composition as well as workshops on topics related to performance study. Workshops include the Alexander Technique, Baroque style, careers in music, college auditions, conducting, dance, improvisation, performance preparation, tips for memorization, theatrical movement, warm-ups, and World music. The Academy also offers students a chance to explore the city and experience the cultural center of Denver. Students accepted by recorded audition only. Mert scholarships available. Tuition with housing $1,950, tuition alone $1,450. 6/17-7/1. 80 Students, 35 teachers. Contact: 812-336-4779, email@example.com.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 7/8-14 high school, 7/15-21 middle school. 60-100 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 406-212-3939, email@example.com.
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 16; 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.
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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. 6/17-23. 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. 7/29-8/4. 85 students, 12 teachers.
Contact: 541-805-6262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Summer Music Camps at University of Oregon, Eugene, includes three camps: 65th Annual Concert Band Camp (7/9-14) for those who have completed grades 8-12; Marching and Leadership Camp (7/16-21) for who have completed grades 8-12; and Jazz Improvisation Camp (7/22-27) for wind and rhythm players completing grades 7-12. Tuition with housing $595/camp, tuition alone $395/camp. 60-150 students. Contact: 541-346-2138, email@example.com.
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S Cornish Summer Music Program, Seattle, offers students ages 12-19 the opportunity to study with the renowned Cornish music faculty and guest artists in a series of one week or two week-long intensive workshops designed especially for aspiring young musicians. You will hone your skills, learn new techniques from working musicians, and meet other students passionate about music. With a variety of scheduling options, the summer music program at Cornish provides a perfect platform to expand your knowledge, grow as an individual, develop strong audition pieces, and get a real taste of college life. We offer a variety of workshops open to middle school and high school students as well as a few workshops open to adults. Tuition with housing $795-$1,295, tuition alone $295-$795. 6/25-8/10. 200 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 206-726-5031, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cornish.edu/summer/music
S Marrowstone Music Festival, Bellingham, was founded in 1943 and is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, ages 13 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with our internationally acclaimed faculty on the beautiful campus of Western Washington University. During this intense two-week program, students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, masterclasses, and professional performances. Fellowships covering full tuition are available. Tuition with housing $2,355, tuition alone $1,955. 7/22-8/5. 215 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 206-362-2300, email@example.com.
S 22nd 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 and draws particpants from six states. Students must have completed one year of band, but no audition is required for acceptance. Masterclasses, music theory, computer composing, single-reed adjusting, double reed, web design, fitness, and others. Tuition with housing $465, tuition alone $325. 6/17-22. 100-150 students, 21 teachers. Contact: 307-754-6425, neil .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 5/14-26. Voice 6/3-6/17. Brass 6/3-6/17. Woodwinds 6/17-30. Guitar and Dance 7/1-14. Strings 7/15-8/11. Choir 8/12-19. New Music 8/12-19. Jazz 8/19-26. Jazz Singing 8/31-9/3. Tuition with housing $680-$2320 for Canadian applicant, $715-$2440 for international applicant. Contact: 418-452-8111, email@example.com. www.domaineforget.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$950. 7/21-28. 15 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 306-230-7607, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S VCM Summer Flute Academy, Victoria, British Columbia, Summer is the perfect time to finesse your flute skills! Take on a new project; explore new techniques; try out new repertoire; learn from other; practice performing; conquer a persistent habit; and most of all suprise yourslef and others with how good you can sound the time school startes in the fall. Programs includes: warm-up/technique class; masterclasses; flute choir; mini-unit study; private instruction; chamber coaching; recital performance, a faculty concert, and a healthy amount of practice time: 80 hours of music over two weeks! Instructional programs and unsupervised practice options run 9-5, daily except Sunday, August 19. Tuition C$495, 8/14-24,2012. 16 students, 3 teachers, contact 250-386-5311.
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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 $2,100. 7/13-7/29. 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 $2,100. 7/13-29. 30 students. Contact: 703-204-0678, info@ArtsAbroad.org. www.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 24 or 7 days. Tuition $285 (7 days), $389 (10 days), $539 (14 days)., $659 (17 days), $919 (24 days). 7/19-8/11. 100 students, 20 teachers. Contact: email@example.com.
S Interharmony International Music Festival, Europe, offers you the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in Europe studying with an internationally renowned faculty of many well-known soloists and chamber musicians. The festival faculty combines their experience with elements of the famous Russian School to produce a unique and invaluable environment for learning and growth. This experience will allow students to significantly develop their musical abilities, achieve artistic growth, elevate their professional training, network with fellow musicians and perform in concert. Tuition with housing $2,550. 7/4-16, 7/17-29. 7/31-8/12. 100-150 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 212-426-5556, firstname.lastname@example.org.
D S International Music Academies, Regensburg, Germany International Music Academies offers two sessions in Cremona, Italy home of master luthiers Stradivari and Amanti and one session in Regensberg, Germany on the Rhine. All sessions feature international f faculty from Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, Kiev Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College, New England Conservatory and Longy School, among others. the sessions features daily coaching, studying and playing with renowned faculty, masterclasses, workshops, and public performance in an historical setting along with tours of the area. Sessions I Music in Cremona 7/8-18 is for adult amateur and professinoal chamber musicians. Instruments: string, winds, piano. From $2,250-$2,600 for tuition, tours, and room and board, flights seperate. Session II Cremona Academy Competition 7/20-8/4 is for musicans of all ages including young professionals, college,and pre-college musicians and features a strings competition with cash prizes and a conducting lab. Instruments: strings, winds, voice. Families welcome to attend. From $1,550-$3,345 depending on family travel arrangements flights seperate. The Music in Regensburg session 8/6-20, features the Second International Competition for Pianists, Wind, Chamber and vocal ensembles. Instruments: strings, winds, piano, and voice. Families welcome to attend. From $1,500-$2995 depending on family travel arrangements. Contact: Info@internationalmusicacademies.com, 646-206-4024. www.internationalmusicacademies.com
S Music Camp Guatemala, Chimaltenago, Guatemala, Music Camp for middle and high school band musicians. Minimum playing experience one year. Minimum Spanish language experience two years. Music theory classes, concert band ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, private or small group lesson, chamber music opportunities, Bible study, free time activities. Tuition with housing $500. 6/24-30. 85 students, 10 teachers. Contact: +502-5501-8161, email@example.com.
D S Arts Abroad, Florence, Italy. Spend two weeks in one of Europe’s most artistic cities! Take daily Italian Language classes and afternoon music history lessons. Private Instrumental or voice lessons or arts classes are taught by renowned Florence professionals. Visits to Florence’s beautiful galleries, churches and tourist sights are included. An excursion to romantic Verona provides a night in an ancient Roman Coliseum at international opera festival. Open to high school students and recent graduates aged 15 and older. Tuition with housing $3,050. 7/22-8/4. 30 students, 10 teachers. Contact: info@ArtsAbroad.org.
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D S Corsi Internatinali di Musica, Perugia, Italy. Come study music in Perguia, the capital of Umbria, and one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. You will study and perform in an ancient hear of the ciry packed full of Etruscan and Roman momuments, perched on a hilltop with the modern city spread below. Activities include daily masterclasses, rehearsals, student and faculty concerts and cultural trips to Florence and Assisi. There will be many opportunities to perform. Total tuition minus meals $2,995 (Participants arranging their own transporation to Perguia, Italy will receive a discount of $1,000 off the course fee. 7/1-15. 9 teachers.
The piano pedagogy workshops are intended for teachers who have had years of teaching experience as well as those who are new to the profession. Daily interactive sessions will address the art of teaching through concepts and practical ideas that can successfully be incorporated in to weekly studio lessons. topic to be explored include: testing student readiness, evaulating student progress, developing musicianship skills, developing musicality from te beginning, studio performance classes that make a difference, Motivational teaching experience, taking students from methods to master works, Master class teaching techniques. Tuition with housing $2,995.00 . 7/1-15. 1 teachers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 259-590-7209.
S Interharmony International Music Festival, Europe, offers you the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in Europe studying with an internationally renowned faculty of many well-known soloists and chamber musicians. The festival faculty combines their experience with elements of the famous Russian School to produce a unique and invaluable environment for learning and growth. This experience will allow students to significantly develop their musical abilities, achieve artistic growth, elevate their professional training, network with fellow musicians and perform in concert. Tuition with housing $2,550. 7/4-16, 7/17-29. 7/31-8/12. 100-150 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 212-426-5556, email@example.com.
D S International Music Academies, Regensburg, Germany Inter-national Music Academies offers two sessions in Cremona, Italy home of master luthiers Stradivari and Amanti and one session in Regensberg, Germany on the Rhine. All sessions feature international faculty from Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, Kiev Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College, New England Conservatory and Longy School, among others. the sessions features daily coaching, studying and playing with renowned faculty, masterclasses, workshops, and public performance in an historical setting along with tours of the area. Sessions I Music in Cremona 7/8-18 is for adult amateur and professinoal chamber musicians. Instruments: string, winds, piano. From $2,250-$2,600 for tuition, tours, and room and board, flights seperate. Session II Cremona Academy Competition 7/20-8/4 is for musicans of all ages including young professionals, college,and pre-college musicians and features a strings competition with cash prizes and a conducting lab. Instruments: strings, winds, voice. Families welcome to attend. From $1,550-$3,345 depending on family travel arrangements flights seperate. The Music in Regensburg session 8/6-20, features the Second International Competition for Pianists, Wind, Chamber and vocal ensembles. Instruments: strings, winds, piano, and voice. Families welcome to attend. From $1,500-$2995 depending on family travel arrangements. Contact: Info@internationalmusicacademies.com, 646-206-4024. www.internationalmusicacademies.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. Contact: 203-754-5741, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2011 Data)
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. 42 students, 14 teachers. Contact: 843-822-1248, email@example.com. (2011 Data)
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 $2,650. 7/1-21. 30 students, 6 teachers. 415-864-6417, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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. Unlimited students, 5 teachers. Contact: 386-767-4234, email@example.com. (2011 Data)
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 £285 GBP. 8/17-23, 8/23-29. 200 students, 60 teachers. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pianosummerschool.com
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