2014 Guide to Summer Camps and Clinics

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This 68th annual summer music camp directory published by The Instrumentalist includes programs for students and teachers. Programs for college and graduate students and directors are marked with an 
for adult. Student camps are marked as  S . Camps are listed by eastern, central, western divisions, and outside the United States.

Directors may make up to 100 copies of this listing for distribution at no cost to students, parents, or teachers. ©2014 The Instrumentalist Publishing Co.

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Eastern U.S. States

Julius Baker Flute Masterclass, Dan­bury, is an 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. Tuition with housing $785, tuition only $605. 7/29-8/3. 40 performers, 10 teachers. Contact: 203-837-8614, [email protected]

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 a recommendation from their respective high school or middle school director. Camp starts with seating auditions and culminates with a concert for parents and friends. Notable conductors are sought after for a unique ensemble experience. Tuition $350. 6/21-27. 225 students, 65 teachers. Con­tact: 860-951-6234, [email protected]

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 participate in a camp choir and explore alternate string styles.
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. The week begins with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminates with a concert for the 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 $785 each camp, tuition alone $575 each camp. String camp 7/13-19; 100 students 8 teachers. Band camp 7/20-26; 100 students, 20 teachers. Con­tact: 203-837-8614, [email protected]

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. All courses award graduate credit and 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. $640 per course. 7/7-8/1. 15-50 participants, 22 teachers. Contact: 860-832-3317, [email protected]

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Florida State University Summer Music Camps, Tallahassee, offers 13 camps designed for musicians in grades 5-12. Camps for all ability levels are offered for woodwind, brass, percussion, voice, piano, strings, guitar, marching band, and jazz. In addition, two camps for advanced students are offered by audition only: the Piano Institute and the Honors Chamber Winds Ensemble. Tuition with housing $326-836, tuition alone $231-441. 6/8-7/12. Contact: 850-644-9934, [email protected]

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Orlando, (see ad page 52) 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. 6/18-22. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

Penny’s Band Camp, St. Petersburg, offers the highest-quality instructors teaching drum majors, leadership, percussion, and color guard. Celebrating its 41st year of camp at Eckerd College. Tui­tion with housing $365, tuition alone $195. 6/22-25. 250 students, 20 teachers. Con­tact: 772-410-4636.

Eighth Horn Work­shop, Day­tona Beach, includes masterclasses, group lessons, ensembles, and performances in ensembles and concerts. The workshop is open to all hornists. Ensembles are formed based on experience and individual abilities. Join in­struc­tors David Johnson, founder of the American Horn Quartet; Michelle Stebleton, horn professor at Florida State University; Dan Phillips, horn professor at the Uni­versity of Memphis; and special guest Martin Hackleman, formerly of the Empire Brass, Canadian Brass, and the National Sym­phony and currently professor of horn at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a week of intensive study and fun. Tuition with housing $875, tuition alone $625. Registration deadline 6/30. 7/6-12. 30 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 386-767-4234, [email protected]

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ATHENA Music and Leadership Camp, Waleka, is an all-girls band and orchestra camp for middle school and high school aged musicians hosted at Reinhardt University, located 45 miles north of Atlanta. Rising 6th graders with a year of orchestra or band experience are also welcome. Athena is a comprehensive, five-day, intensive study with an emphasis on leadership and team-building skills. Faculty consists of professional female music educators who teach band, orchestra, and private music lessons at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels. The final concert features the All Girls Band and Orchestra. Tuition with housing $515 before May 1, $545 after May 1. 6/10-14. Contact: 678-910-0232, athena @musicessentialsonline.com.

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 6/9-13; Symphonic Band Camp, Drum Major/Leadership Academy, 6/16-20; Middle School Band Camp 6/23-27. Tuition with housing $450, tuition alone $325. Up to 100 students/camp, 10 teachers. Contact: 478-445-4346, [email protected] (2013 Data)  

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 $520, tuition alone $420. 6/1-5. 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 $520, tuition alone $420. 6/1-5. 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 $510, tuition alone $410. 6/8-12. 600 students, 100 teachers.
   Twirl and Dance Camp,
for students ages 8-18, includes working with instructors in the pageantry arts, such as drum corps and Redcoat Band instructors. Check on-line for costs. 6/9-12. Tuition with housing $350, tuition alone $270.
   For all camps contact: 706-542-2061, [email protected]  

Oxford Oboe Camp Waleska. In its 15th season, this residency camp for the aspring oboe student combines comprehensive master classes, reed making and chamber music, located on the charming campus of Reinhardt Univeristy in Waleska, Georgia. Located 50 miles northwest of Atlanta, Reinhardt University offers unique facilities ideal for the performing arts. The session is geared for students 7th-12th grades and developing adults. Tuition $750.  7/6-12. 35-50 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 770-516-1528, [email protected]

Camp Encore-Coda, Sweden. 2014 is our 65th 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: $4,800 for 7/2-27, $4,050 for 7/27-8/17, $7,500 for 7/2-8/17.  130 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 207-647-3947, [email protected]

Maine Summer Youth Music Camp, Orono. Campers participate in either symphonic band, concert band, chorus, or strings ensemble. 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 $564, tuition alone $294. 7/14-19. Senior Camp tuition with housing $805, tuition alone $400 7/20-28. Contact: 207-581-4703, [email protected]

New England Music Camp, Sidney, provides an intensive music education balanced with traditional summer camp recreational and social activities for young musicians ages 11-18. Students choose from a wide selection of music classes. Two levels of orchestra, band, and choir are offered, as well as a musical theater concentration. Tuition with housing for full season $7,250, tuition with housing for first session $4,400, tuition with housing for second session $3,850. Full season 6/27-8/11, first session 6/27-7/21, second session 7/21-8/11. 180 students, 50 teachers per session. Contact: 207-465-3025, [email protected]

Southern Maine Music Academy, Gorham. All high school campers participate in symphonic band and nonperformance music classes. Campers also select to participate in jazz band, small ensembles, chamber groups, acappella singing ensemble, and private lessons. An off-campus trip to Sebago Lake State Park is planned for the middle of the nine-day camp. Students also are treated to four professional concerts and perform in solo and ensemble concerts before the final all-camp concert. Tuition with housing $685, tuition alone $585. 7/5-13. Contact: 207-450-3871, [email protected]

Bar Harbor Brass Week, Bar Harbor. High school and college participants will be selected to form brass choirs and chamber ensembles to prepare for performances in Bar Harbor. Daily activities include rehearsals, masterclasses, and private lessons, all led by our faculty of some of the finest brass players in the country. Participants will be invited to the campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to participate in this one-week camp. Tuition with housing $750-$1,050, tuition alone $450-$600. 6/22-29. 16 college participants, 20-26 high school participants, 10 teachers. Contact: 856-986-6801, [email protected]

Bowdoin International Music Fes­tival, Brun­swick. The Woodwind Festival Program is designed to provide mature, high-level players with the insight and experience necessary to pursue a performing career. Two highly accomplished players in each instrument – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn – will be provided with full tuition, room, board, and fees. Woodwind fellows will perform in quintets, mixed ensembles, as soloists; in the Gam­per Festival of Contemporary Music; and in limited orchestral performances. 6/28-8/9. 10 students. Contact: 207-373-1441, [email protected]

Snow Pond Music Festival, Sidney, engages aspiring artists to develop, collaborate, and grow. Each summer world class performers and educators work together to present specialized programming with the common mission of challenging and inspiring the next generation of musicians, educators, and cultural ambassadors. The program attracts high-level college, graduate, and post-graduate musicians from around the world. Participants are immersed in music making in a uniquely nurturing environment. A strong foundation is provided to ignite the creative and critical mind; lifelong friendships develop to fuel future networking, and vital connections are made to forge pathways for meaningful lives in the arts.
Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute, 6/9-21; New England Percussion Institute, 6/7-13; Maine Chamber Music Seminar, 6/11-22; Snow Pond Composers’ Workshop, 6/15-21; Brass Techniques, 6/5-11. Contact: 207-465-3739, [email protected]

International Conducting Sem­inar, Sidney. Held at the New England Music Camp, the seminar provides intensive seven-day programs for university and graduate-student conductors and music educators directed by world-renowned conductors Leon Gre­gorian and Raphael Jimenez. Level One focuses on fundamental skills, including baton technique and gesture through group, private lessons, and masterclasses. The conducting ensemble will consist of two professional pianists with appropriate orchestral literature chosen to demonstrate and solve technical and musical conducting problems. Level two focuses on advanced orchestral repertoire and performance practices through group, private lessons, and masterclasses. The conducting ensemble is a string quintet and two professional pianists with more challenging repertoire than level one. Continuing education credit available. Tuition with housing session one $1,250, auditor $800; 6/8-15. Session two $1,450, auditor $1,000; 6/16-22. Contact 207-465-3025, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Maine Chamber Music Seminar, Sidney, is a week-long intensive program of study for college and graduate-level musicians, held at the New England Music Camp. Participants will focus on one or two major chamber music works, assisted by faculty from such organizations as Orpheus, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Knights, Sequitur, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Network of New Music. Special attention will be paid to developing leadership skills and to learning the art of cooperation within an intimate group. Tuition with housing $1,195, $995 for member of a preformed ensemble. 6/15-22. 24 students, 5 teachers. Contact:207-465-3025, [email protected]
(2013 Data)

SummerKeys, Lubec. A music vacation for adult musicians – no auditions or requirements. All instruments, plus voice, jazz, composition, and beginners’ ensembles; gorgeous cool-weather place. Tuition with housing about $1,100/ week, tuition alone $600/week.
7/7-11, 7/14-18, 7/21-25 Baroque/Modern Flute & Recorder with Eve Friedman
7/28-8/1, 8/4-8 Flute Workshop with Suzanne Gilchrest
8/11-15, 8/18-22 Flute Workshop with Andrea Maurer
Average 30 participants/week, 20 teach­ers. Contact: 973-316-6220, sksmail @summerkeys.com.

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International Music Institute and Festival USA, Emmitsburg, is an intensive 10-day program for piano and strings. The program offers a stimulating and nurturing environment where each aspect of the individual experience is given careful thought and attention. 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. Tuition with housing $1,895. 7/14-24. 30 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 443-377-3730, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Peabody Bass Works, Baltimore. The Young Bassists Division provides bass students with unique learning, community, and performance opportunities on the historic Baltimore campus of the Peabody Institute. Building on the success of the 2013 program, this year’s session will again feature bass orchestra and small ensemble work, group lessons, and special classes and events for all participants, plus the opportunity to stay overnight on campus for an extended experience. Bassists from ages 6 to 18 at all ability levels, who have completed at least one year of bass instruction, are automatically eligible and accepted into the Young Bassists Division. The new Academy Division is audition-based, and is for bassists entering grades 9-12 and entering or attending college. This division features masterclasses, pedagogy classes, daily individual lessons, performance opportunities, and more. Young Bassists tuition alone $600 (extended) or $400 (4-day); Academy Bassists tuition alone $600. Contact 410-234-4770,
[email protected]

Peabody Bassoon Week, Baltimore. Phil Kolker, former principal bassoon of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and chair of Peabody’s department of orchestral instruments and organ, offers an eight-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. Tuition with housing $1,140, tuition alone $700. 7/19-26. Contact: 410-234-4770, [email protected]

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 $345, tuition only $325. Band, 7/20-25; strings and vocal, 7/27-8/1. 200 band students, 150 string and vocal students, 40 teachers. Contact: 301-314-2490, [email protected]

Marina Piccinini International Summer Master Class, Baltimore, focuses on advanced to professional-level flautists in different stages of their careers and studies, but also accepts advanced high school students looking to pursue a future in music, as well as serious amateurs. Each participant will perform at least three times during the week. Tuition alone $900, with housing $1,230. 6/25-30. A limited number of participants will be chosen and each will perform at least three times during the week. Teachers are Marina Piccinini, Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, Brook Ferguson, Laurie Sokoloff. Contact: 410-234-4770, [email protected]

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Berklee College of Music Summer Programs, offers a variety of special sessions. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected] Berklee’s Business of Music Summer Pro­gram focuses on music business for bands and artists with emphasis on the recording and live music industries, new marketing strategies, and music entrepreneurship. Seminars and workshops will cover the business, legal, and technological issues affecting independent record production, record companies, music publishing, talent management, and concert promotion as well as the changes brought by the move to digital. Tuition $630 + $350 housing + $50 application fee. 7/20-21.
   Berklee Percussion Festival offers students and educators new methods and techniques on rhythm, improvisation, percussion craft, effects, sound, and performance skills. The festival emphasizes practical playing experience through in-class performances, ensembles, and masterclasses. Select to study such drum set styles as jazz, rock, fusion, funk, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian as well as marimba, vibraphone, West African percussion, steelpan, or hand percussion. Tuition $1,175 + $765 housing + $50 application fee. 7/16-20.
   Berklee Piano/Keyboard Workshop is for players interested in developing their skills in improvisation, chord theory, comping, ensemble playing, and synthesizer technology. The workshop offers practical playing experience through ensembles with full rhythm sections, performance workshops, and improvisation labs. Concentrate on jazz/blues, pop/rock, R&B, or Latin styles. Tuition $865 + $495 housing + $50 application fee. 8/18-21.
   Mark O’Connor/Berklee String Program offers participants the chance to play in such string styles as folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical, old time, rock, Celtic, and more. Students study in small daily classes; program includes student and faculty concerts and nightly jamming. Tuition $1,525 + $595 housing + $50 application fee. 7/23-27.
Victor Wooten/Berkleee Summer Bass Workshop. Victor Wooten and Steve Bai­ley, Berklee’s Bass Department chairman, welcome players of any level of experience, including beginners. Participants have to be 15 years of age at the start of the program. Tuition $655 + $400 housing + $50 application fee. 7/13-15.

Five-Week Summer Perfor­mance Pro­gram, Boston. Now in its 27th 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 $8,170, tuition alone $4,795. 7/12-8/15. 1,000 students, 350 teachers. Contact: 617-747-2245, [email protected]

FJM Clinics, Amherst, 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. 7/6-9. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

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. 7/27-31. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

Youth & Muse Boston International Summer Music Festival, Boston, provides students age 12-18 the opportunity to take part in masterclasses, workshops, chamber music coachings, and private lessons with faculty and guest artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, and Boston University. Workshops in important topics such as audition preparation and breathing have also been offered. During concerto week (7/28-8/2), all students will have the opportunity to perform a concerto with an orchestra made up of faculty and other professional musicians. This is a truly unique opportunity, especially for students in this age group. During the chamber music week (8/4-10), students will undertake an in-depth study of chamber music and have an opportunity to perform side by side with faculty. Faculty also present solo and chamber recitals for further enrichment of the students. 7/28-8/10. Tuition with housing $1,750 (both weeks), concerto alone $975, solo/chamber  alone $875; tuition alone $1,500 (both weeks), concerto alone $850, solo/chamber alone $750. 2 teachers. Scholarships available.

Trevor Wye Masterclass: Preparing for Employment, Boston, is a class on fixing problems to improve the chances of getting employment as teachers and performers. Curriculum will include how to practice tone, technique, articulation, expression, concert repertoire and orchestral repertoire, and using practice time efficiently. Other classes will be on historical instruments and the development of the tuning system for the flute. Class is geared towards professionals, college students and advanced high school students. Tuition $500-$700 + $350 for housing. 7/7-14. Contact: [email protected]

13th Annual New England Con­servatory Summer Metro­pol­itan Flute Festival Orchestra, Boston, is an intensive weekend for teachers and students at the intermediate through advanced levels concluding with a final concert at New England Conser­vatory’s Jordan Hall. Tuition $240. 7/17-20. 40 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 617-585-1130, [email protected]

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New Hampshire
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. Contact: 410-480-8007. (2013 Data)

University of New Hampshire Sum­mer Youth Music School, Durham. For 66 years the program has offered students a chance to spend time making music together in a Junior Session or a Senior Session. Junior Session students should have just completed grade 7 or 8, and Senior Session students should 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. 7/13-18. 275 students, 22 teachers. Senior Session tuition with housing $1,350, tuition alone $1,150. 7/20-8/2. 200-300 students, 21 teachers. Con­tact: 603-862-2404, [email protected]

The Walden School School Young Musicians Program, Dublin, provides thorough and creative theoretical training for young musicians ages 9 to 18. The school is deliberately small, and a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1 ensures that coursework is geared to the individual student, beginner through advanced, and that a creative and supportive musical community is formed and nurtured. At weekly composers forums, student improvisations and compositions are performed by faculty, students, and visiting artists, and a guest moderator leads discussion about the pieces. Tuition with housing $7,100. 6/28-8/3. 52 students, 19 teachers. Contact: 415-648-4710, [email protected]
The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat is a week-long festival for adult composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choristers, and music teachers who want to delve more deeply into their own creativity. The Wet Ink Ensemble will be in residence to work with and play music by the participants. More information is available at our website. 6/14-22. $1,950. 35 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 415-563-4710, [email protected]

New Jersey     
Music in the Somerset Hills, Bernards­ville, is proud to offer outstanding educational opportunities for students during the summer. Our camps are designed to meet the specific musical and educational needs of children entering grades 3-12. Guitar Camp introduces students to basic guitar anatomy and fundamental playing techniques as they learn to read chord charts and change between easy two-finger chords. Led by camp faculty Laura Shabazz (Founder, Swan Music School), students will learn at least one song to perform at the end of the 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. Guitar tuners are recommended. Tuition alone $135 before 4/15, $150 after 4/15. 7/22-25. Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
   The Singing Actor is a new camp that teaches students what it takes to become a great musical performer. Musical theater expert Jennifer Foose will spend time working with you doing in-depth character work that will deepen your song interpretation while strengthening your individual vocal technique. You will explore the character roles for which your voice and acting ability  are best suited. Tuition alone $135 before 4/15, $150 after 4/15. 8/5-8. Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12 pm.
   Summer Voices vocal camp gives students experiences in solo singing and vocal training, ensemble-based music making, and music theory; special interest sessions will enhance every student’s musicality. Students are placed into three age-based, developmentally appropriate groups to give them the most optimal musical experience. The camp is designed to foster each singer’s love of music, further develop vocal skills, and increase musical knowledge and understanding within a fun and safe camp environment. There will be a performance for friends and family at the end of camp. Students entering grades 3-12 are welcome. Tuition alone $165 be­fore 4/15, $185 after 4/15. 8/12-15. Mon­day-Wednesday 8:30 am-1:00 pm. Thurs­day 8:30 am-2:00 pm.
   Music Technology Camp is an introductory course led by artistic director Stephen Sands, who teaches students the basics of the recording and the digital music world. Students have a hands-on experience with the software and hardware that professionals use to create, edit, and distribute digital music. Throughout the week students create and edit digital music and video, creating projects that will be published on the internet. No musical or computer experience is necessary. Students entering grade 6-9 are welcome. Tuition alone $135 before 4/15, $150 after 4/15. 8/19-22. Monday-Thursday 9:00 am -12:00pm. 5-40 students, depending on camp, 5 teachers. Contact: 973-339-7719, [email protected]  (2013 Data)

Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, New Brunswick. (see ad on this page). High school students perform under the batons of renowned conductors and enjoy a week of intense musical training at Mason Gross School of the Arts with university faculty members and leading professional musicians and music educators from the New York-New Jersey area. In addition to daily large ensemble rehearsals, students participate in group lessons, clinics, masterclasses, and electives. Evening activities include faculty recitals and recreational/social activities; camp concludes with student performances. Students are supervised by camp faculty and counselors during all activities. Band and Orchestra Camp is for students ages 13-18. 7/13-18. Tuition with housing $750, tuition alone $450; application fee $50. Jazz/Fusion Workshop is for students ages 13-18. 7/20-25. Tuition with housing $875, tuition alone $550, application fee $50. Kids Create is for students age 6-12. 8/4-8 and 8/11-15. $380/1 session, $710/both sessions. $20 application fee. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. For all sessions contact: 732-932-8618, [email protected]

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New York
Bristol Hills Music Camp, Canandaigua. For 52 years, the camp has been known for its quality-intensive band, orchestra, and vocal programs. The camp is open to students in grades 7-12 and offers concert bands, orchestras, vocal ensemble and chorus, jazz ensembles, and music elective classes. All large ensembles rehearse twice daily, with 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 experience music in harmony with nature, live in cabins, and participate in traditional camp activities. Tuition with housing $550. 8/17-23. 175 students, 15 teachers. Contact: 607-734-5766, [email protected]

Crane Youth Music, Potsdam, is celebrating its 40th 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 $1,275, tuition alone $975, application fee $50. 6/29-7/12. 365 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 315-267-2167, [email protected]

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). Program includes 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 $2,199-$4,398, tui­tion alone $995-$1,990. 4 weeks: 6/29-7/26; 3 weeks: 6/29-7/20, 7/6-26; 2 weeks: 6/29-7/13, 7/6-20, 7/13-26. 200 students. Contact: 866-777-7841, [email protected] USMusicCamp.com.

[email protected], Keuka Park. Students currently in grades 6-9 learn, perform, and grow musically while experiencing the beauty of the Finger Lakes and forming friendships with students from near and far. Students choose one of five programs: Brass, Classical Guitar, Jazz, Strings, or Voice. Each includes masterclasses, ensembles, and individualized coaching, all led by distinguished Eastman faculty members. Students also participate in electives such as theory, improvisation, chorus, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. The camp is situated on the scenic campus of Keuka College, and students can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, campfires, volleyball, frisbee, soccer, and more. Applicants should have completed at least two years of prior music study and have a desire to intensively study and make music daily. Scholarship and discounts available. Tuition with housing $1,950, tuition alone $1,320. 7/13-25. 50 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 800-246-4706, [email protected]

Eastman School of Music Summer Pro­grams, Rochester.

   Summer Jazz Studies is a rigorous, performance-based experience for highly motivated students currently in grades 9-12 and is ideally suited for those considering collegiate jazz studies. Students work with the Eastman jazz faculty in a program designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills. Tuition with housing $2,075, tuition alone $1,235. 6/29-7/11. 60 students, 14 teachers. Contact: 1-800-246-4706; [email protected]
   Summer Percussion Institute consists of daily masterclasses and lectures with Eastman School of Music Professor of Percussion Michael Burritt and guests. The lectures focus on topics such as musicianship, technique, interpretation, expression, performance anxiety, composing, choosing repertoire, physical awareness, listening sessions, and pedagogy. Classes in world music and drum set, as well as western classical percussion, are offered. Students are required to have two major workss from the standard marimba or percussion repertoire prepared for the week. The week includes an opening concert featuring Michael Burritt and a closingg concert showcasing the seminar students in ensemble works. Applicants must provide a repertory list including method books and solo repertory for snare drum (or multiple percussion), timpani, and keyboard percussion. Tuition with housing $1,700/1 credit, $1,000 noncredit, tuition alone $1,350/1 credit, $650 noncredit. 8/4-8/8. 15 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 800-246-4706, [email protected]
   Summer Saxophone Institute provides a taste of the Eastman saxophone experience in a one-week intensive program. Hosted by Professor Chien-Kwan Lin of the award-winning Eastman saxophone studio, this is a performance-oriented program, structured around private lessons and masterclasses in both solo and chamber settings. All private lessons are taught personally by Professor Lin and are also offered in Mandarin Chinese. Exceptional high school and international students are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lin ([email protected]) before applying. Tuition with housing $1,840/1 credit, $1,185 noncredit, tuition alone $1,350/1 credit, $695 noncredit. 7/6-13. 20 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 800-246-4706, [email protected]   
   Summer Trumpet Institute addresses the needs of collegiate and high school players and is a fun-filled, highly motivating five-day clinic hosted by Douglas Prosser and Wes Nance of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The program includes master­classes, mock auditions, daily group warm-up sessions using buzzing techniques, and ensemble playing. The program also will focus on developing successful mental attitudes, styles, and techniques for great recital performances, orchestral playing, and audition success. Tuition with housing $1,770/1 credit, $1,005 noncredit; tui­tion alone $1,350/1 credit, $585 noncredit. 7/28-8-1. 12 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1400; [email protected]
   Trombone In­stitute. Directed by Mark Kellogg, with special guest Tom Brantley, this program creates 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. The institute includes daily masterclasses, trombone quartet coachings, trombone choir rehearsals, and special topic seminars such as solo playing, improvisation, orchestral section playing, recital and audition preparation, and doubling. Each student receives one private lesson with one of the faculty members. Tuition with housing $1,700/1 credit, $955 noncredit; tuition alone $1,350/1 credit, $605 noncredit. 7/25-8/1. 25 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 1-800-246-4706; [email protected]
   Viola Work­shop offers intensive exploration of fundamental instrumental techniques and musical interpretation skills. Partici­pants 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. Through masterclasses and group and private lessons, as well as voice and movement classes, all participants should leave with greater insight and confidence toward the goal of instrumental mastery and open musical expression. Tuition with housing $1,840/1 credit, $1,185 noncredit; tuition alone $1,350/1 credit, $695 noncredit. 6/19-7/6. 16 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 1-800-246-4706; [email protected]
   American Saxophone Academy. Five American saxophone artists and teachers return to present this week-long program designed for advanced college students and above. Participants will work closely with faculty in a variety of settings including lessons, masterclasses, and ensembles. Existing quartets and international students are encouraged to apply. Pre-screening required.  Applicants should send their resume to Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin ([email protected]) by April 1, 2014. Tuition with housing $1,910/1 credit, $1,250 noncredit; tuition alone $1,350/1 credit, $690 noncredit. 6/27-7/4. 45 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 800-246-4706; [email protected]
   Music Horizons is for students currently in grades 9-12 who are seriously considering a career in music. Emphasis is on solo performance for all orchestral instruments, piano, organ, com­position, and voice. For mature, ad­vanced students who work well in a focused, collegiate environment. Students should have high-level musical skills, good organization skills, and mature personal skills. Tuition with housing $3,355, tui­tion alone $1,885. 7/5-26. 60 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 585-274-1400; [email protected]

Fredonia Summer Music Festival, Fre­donia, is open to instrumental music students enrolled in grades 9-12. The 24rd 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 $730, tuition alone $390. 6/29-7/5. 75 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 716-673-4628, [email protected]

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 students arrive. Students of all levels from 7 to 17 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. Four, three-week sessions, June-August: 6/6-25, 6/25-7/15, 7/15-8/4, 8/4-25. Students attend one to four sessions. Tuition varies. 200 students, 50 teachers. Contact: 800-634-1703, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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Ithaca College Summer Music Aca­demy, Ithaca. Located within a beau­tiful private campus, this rich summer program is for students of many ages. Our High School Division provides a residential pre-college experience with offerings of music and non-music 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, whether they have a deep appreciation for music or are interested in a music career. High School Division programs (grades 10-12) include band, orchestra, voice, jazz, and classical guitar; Intermediate Division programs include band (grades 7-9), orchestra (grades 5-9), and a vocal/music theatre program (grades 5-9). High School session 7/13-7/26; Intermediate session 7/27-8/2. Con­tact: 607-274-3171, [email protected]

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 9-18. The Luzerne Music Center maintains special relationships with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. Phila­delphia Orchestra members and visiting performing artists present masterclasses and sectionals for all instruments on campus throughout the summer. At Luzerne Music Center students have the opportunity to perform in a variety of large and small ensembles all while receiving weekly private lessons. Con­tact: 518-696-2771, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Noel Pointer Foundation Summer String Intensive, Brooklyn. This program will give children the gift of music and set them up for future success. This fun, intensive workshop series offers instruction for violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, or piano. Students will be given numerous performance opportunities during the five-week program, including an end of summer recital. Contact: 718-230-4825.

Saint Rose Summer Youth Music, Albany. The two-week day/overnight  program is for young musicians in grades 8-12. This pre-college experiences offers performance opportunities in wind ensemble, orchestra, select choir, and piano intensive studies. Students attend daily classes in music theory, ear training, music history, music technology, applied instruction, and major performing ensemble rehearsals. Three formal concerts are part of this program as well as recitals, workshops, and chamber music. Two field trips, such as Sar­atoga Performing Arts Center and area  theme parks, are inclusive with the camp. Scholarships available for qualified students. Contact: 518-454-5157, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Signature Music Summer Residency at Cazenovia College. 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. Contact: [email protected] (2013 Data)

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 are available. The faculty includes Paul Bollenback, Bill Cunliffe, Michael Dease, Jimmy Greene, Antonio Hart, Dennis Mackrel, Adam Moezinia, Mike Rodriguez, Doug Weiss, David Wong, and Todd Coolman. Tuition with housing $2,619, tuition alone $1,835. 6/28-7/12. 55 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 518-580-5546, [email protected]

Summit Music Festival, Purchase, is in its 24th season. The festival brings together a classical music faculty of the highest caliber with students from all over the world. We feature two- and three-week programs on the campus of Man­hattanville College. Minimum age is 14. Tuition with housing $3,525/3 weeks, $2,450/2 weeks; tuition alone $1,875/3 weeks, $1,350/2 weeks. 7/20-8/10 (3-week session), 7/27-8/10 (2-week session). 150 students, 75 teachers. Contact: 914-747-2020, rlindner @summitmusicfestival.org.

Meadowmount School of Music, West­port, was founded in 1944 by master teacher Ivan Galamian. The school is the premier training ground for violin, viola, cello, and piano students ages 8 to 30+ who are looking for professional careers in classical music. Emphasis on solo and chamber music studies through private lessons, masterclasses, performance opportunities, guest artists, concerts, and workshops. School alumni include Joshhua Bell, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more. Tuition with hou­sing $6,500, tuition alone $3,500. 6/21-8/9. 200+ students, 16 teachers. Con­tact: 518-962-2400, [email protected]

Chautauqua Music Festival, Chau­tauqua, enrolls promising students ages 18 to 28 who are enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate studies. Advanced high school students are occasionally admitted. Orchestra, private lessons, and chamber music are vital components of the festival’s instrumental program. The orchestra rehearses daily and performs concerts in Chautauqua’s 4,000-seat amphitheater. Tuition with housing $4,020, tuition alone $2,225. 6/21-8/12. 80 students, 28 teachers. Contact: 716-357-6233, [email protected]

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. The course approaches general conducting skills and issues that are applicable to all musicians who wish to de­velop conducting skills. Topics to be covered include clarity of beat and gesture, baton technique, freedom of movement, changing of tempo, and building musical leadership from the podium. Tuition with housing $1,560, tuition alone $1,350. 7/9-11. 6 participants, 1 teacher. Contact: 1-800-246-4706, [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 relevant for teachers addressing the National Stan­dards for sing­ing, performing on instruments, reading, composing, and improvising. The emphasis is on beginning instrumental study for recorder, winds, percussion, and strings. Tuition with housing $4,820/3 credits, $1,525/noncredit, tuition alone $4,050/3 credits, $755/noncredit. 7/21-8/1. 20 participants, 1 teacher. Con­tact: 1-800-246-4706, [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. Level I must be completed to enroll in Level II. The AOSA level certificate is awarded for completion of the two-week course; there is no distinction between credit and noncredit enrollment in awarding the level certificate. Tuition with housing $4,820/3 credits, $1,540 noncredit; tuition alone $4,050/3credits, $770 noncredit. 7/22-8/8. 40 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 1-800-246-4706, [email protected]

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). 6/27-30. 65 participants, 5 teachers. Con­tact: 315-267-2166, [email protected]

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North Carolina
Cannon Music Camp, Boone, is a three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Also included are weekly private lessons and masterclasses. Open to serious student musicians who are rising high school freshman to graduating seniors. Con­tact: 828-262-4091, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, is a five-week summer orchestra training program for musicians ages 14-22. Tui­tion with housing $5,355. 6/22-7/27. 200 students, 80 teachers. Con­tact: 877-833-6753, [email protected] (2013 Data)

FJM Clinics, Greensboro, 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. 6/15-18. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

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. 7/16-20. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

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. Contact: [email protected] (2013 Data)

Methodist University Summer Jam, Fayetteville, is for ages 11-18. Sum­mer Jam offers both residential and day camp options. There is also a Mini Jam option for ages 9-10 (elementary choir). Major ensemble areas are orchestra, band, chorus, and piano. Various electives include theatre, vocal workshops, and rock band. Contact: 910-630-7100, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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. Contact: 828-227-2999, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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 $450, tuition alone $360. Week one: 7/13-18; week two: 7/20-25. 875 students per week, 150 teachers. Contact: 800-999-2869, [email protected]

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music Programs, Winston-Salem, offers intensive programs of varying lengths to students in the following areas: Chamber Music (including piano and winds) (2 weeks), Voice (3 weeks), Composition/Music Technology (3 weeks), Piano (2 weeks), Organ (2 weeks), Flute (1 week), Harp (1 week), and Guitar (1 week). Wonderful concert halls, an extensive music library, and a conservatory campus that brings together students in all of the arts make this a one-of-a-kind summer program. Tuition with housing $1,010 (1 week), $1,890 (2 weeks), $2,770 (3 weeks); tuition alone $645 (1 week), $1,160 (2 weeks), $1,676 (3 weeks). 6/22-7/12. 7-40 students per session, 16 teachers. Contact: 336-770-3254, [email protected]

Brevard Music Center, Institute and Festival, Brevard, provides a rigorous program of instruction and performance. Students work with our artist faculty, 65 teachers and performers from the most prestigious orchestras, conservatories, and music schools. Brevard’s hallmark is orchestral training. Its three orchestras present 18 different programs during the summer. In all, students, faculty, and visiting artists will present 80 public concerts. In addition to daily rehearsals, students receive private lessons and may participate in recitals, chamber music, and masterclasses. Tuition with housing $5,950. 6/20-8/3. 400 students, 65 teachers. Contact: 828-862-2140, [email protected]

Wildacres Flute Retreat, Little Switzerland, is a course open to professional flutists, teachers, students, and amateurs with each flutist designing a course of study appropriate for his level of attainment and interests. Masterclasses are offered on solo flute literature, orchestral excerpts, technique classes, private lessons, and classes in flute repair, extended techniques, traverso playing, bodymapping, flute choir, and how to perform confidently, as well as daily concerts. Tuition w/housing $795-915, Tuition alone $470-$590. 6/21-28. 30 performers, 20 participants, 10 auditors. Masterclass teachers Göran Marcusson, Stephen Preston, Bradley Garner, Amara Guitry, Lea Pearson, Helen Spielman, Norman Thibodeau, Nora Kile. Contact: [email protected]

Asheville Flute Vacation, Ashe­ville, is for adult amateur flutists to focus on small ensembles, flute choir, and private lessons. Housing is at a local bed & breakfast with private rooms and baths. Spouses and partners are welcome. 5/26-6/1. 12 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 828-650-6666, [email protected]

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. Contact: 828-227-2999, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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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. Contact: 412-268-2082, [email protected]  (2013 Data)

The Consummate Flutist, Pittsburgh, held at Carnegie Mellon University, offers an inspirational week of masterclasses, lectures, and workshops with master artists Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Soo-Kyung Park, Stephen Schultz, and Jim Walker. Daily masterclasses focus on standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts. The flute faculty also presents lectures and workshops focusing on various aspects of flute performance and career planning, including performance and audition techniques, Baroque and extended technique exercises, and strategies for becoming a successful student and performer. The program is designed for advanced high school, college, and pre-professional flutists. Tuition alone for performers $525, participants $375, and auditors $70/day. 6/18-22. Contact: [email protected]

FJM Clinics, 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. 7/20-23. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected] 

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 27th 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 $595, tuition alone $395. 7/7-12. 100 students 14 teachers. Contact: 610-866-8247, [email protected] (2013 Data)

The Performing Arts Institute, King­ston, (see ad below) is an international summer program for serious students of music, theater, and dance, ages 12-18. Enrollment is by audition, and performance standards are very high. Offerings include two orchestras, two choirs, wind ensemble, big band, chamber music, jazz combos, academic classes, masterclasses, guest artists, and prestigious faculty and conductors. Tui­tion with housing $3,225/3 weeks, $5,975/6 weeks; tuition alone $1,300/3 weeks, $2,350/6 weeks. 6/29-7/20, 7/20-8/9; 6/29-8/9. 150 students, 57 teachers per session. Contact: 570-270-2186, onsta[email protected]

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 also have lessons with distinguished Susquehanna faculty members. The university reviews audition recordings and invites 54 gifted woodwind, brass, and percussion players who are entering grades 9-12. Selection is competitive; rolling applications and fees. Tuition with hou­sing $660. 6/22-28. 54 students, 10 tea­chers. Contact: 570-372-2496, [email protected]

Susquehanna University High School Choral Institute, Selinsgrove, offers a unique summer performance experience for singers. This week-long residential program focuses on improving musicianship, vocal technique, and choral performance skills. Susquehanna voice faculty provide group vocal instruction, and students will have the opportunity to perform in the institute choir and take lessons in music theory, conducting, diction, and vocal science. High school students entering grades 9-12 may apply. Application and fees are rolling. Tuition with housing $610. 7/6-12. 50 students, 5 teachers. Contact: 570-372-4536, [email protected]

Vivace Marching Band Workshop, West Chester is a two-day workshop that focuses on leadership characteristics, communication, time management, commanding attention, and setting and reading goals. Tim Lautzenheiser and John Villella 7/20-21. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected]

West Chester University High School Sum­mer Music Institute, West Chester, offers students in grades 9-12 a comprehensive summer music camp experience. We offer instrumental, piano, and vocal tracks as well as an honors track (audition required). Students participate in a variety of large and small ensembles and 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. Contact: 610-430-4177, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Messiah College Master of Music in Conducting, Grantham, includes wind, orchestral, and choral tracks. Whether you are a public or private school educator, a community or church ensemble director, or a recent music major graduate – Messiah’s program can help you advance your career and deepen your expertise in the specialized field of conducting. Summer sessions include one-week, on-campus summer sessions, designed to fit the schedules of teachers. Program can be completed in about two years. Contact: 717-796-5061, [email protected]

Summertrios, Bryn Mawr. Summer-trios Ensemble Week, Chambersburg. Geared toward adult amateur musicians, held at Wilson College, repertoire choices are available for duos to large ensembles, including string quartets, piano trios, wind ensembles (pianists choose their repertoire). Programs include sightreading classes and workshops. All participants are scheduled for playing time with faculty. Scheduling in compatible peer groups addresses each player’s individual needs. Performance is optional. Private lessons available. Tuition with housing for piano $1,600; for winds, French horns, and strings $1,240. 6/22-29. 75 participants, 24 faculty. Contact: [email protected]

Vivace Director and Staff Workshops, West Chester, is a four-day workshop geared for directors and staff of high school marching bands featuring clinicians from college and drum corps programs. This year’s featured clinicians are Canadian Brass. Three graduate credits are available from West Chester University as well as Act 48 professional credit. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $345. 7/22-25. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected]

Rhode Island
Music Institute at Rhode Island College, Providence, is a week-long intensive musical honors program run by RIC music faculty; and it 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 $675, tuition alone $475. 7/7-13. 100 students, 16 teachers. Contact: 401-456-9514, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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South Carolina
Charleston Southern University Summer Music Camp, Charleston. Campers elect senior, junior, or beginner band; senior or junior chorus; or piano camp. The program offers a week-long nonstop mix of en­sembles, masterclasses, private lessons, re­creation, and social activities. Saturday eve­ning concerts feature performances by all campers. Tuition with housing $340, tuit­ion alone $280. 6/23-28. 200 students, 40 teachers. Contact: 843-882-7762, [email protected]

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 $470 (includes meals), tuition alone $360 (includes meals). 6/9-14. 260 students, 22 teachers. Contact: 864-294-2118, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Adamant Music School, Adamant, is a classical program for pianists that offers a three-week Traditional Session of intensive study to a select group of students. The 2013 faculty includes Matthew Manwarren, Dmitry Rachmanov, Willard Schultz, Seta Tanyel, Golda Vainberg-Tatz, and Esther Wang. Contact: 802-223-3347, [email protected](2013 Data)

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 $6,700 senior, $2,975 junior. 6/28-8/10 senior, 8/11-25 junior. 90 senior students, 70 junior students; 20 teachers. Contact 973-378-5854, [email protected](2013 Data)

Adult Chamber Music Workshop, Lei­cester, is built on the rich music legacy of camp Point CounterPoint, with semi-annual adult chamber workshops in 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, tuition alone $500.  8/28-9/1. 25 participants, 3 teachers. Contact: 802-247-8467 (May-September), [email protected](2013 Data)

Build Your Own Flute! Rich­mond, is a hands-on class where, beginning with a silver body and foot joint ready for keys, each student will learn the skills necessary to build the keys for his own flute. Skills covered include soldering and brazing, filing, grinding, scraping, burnishing, filing and assembling keys, pinning, etc. The course ends at the point where each student’s flute is ready for pads. The flute becomes the property of the student. Each student will receive course notes and a certificate for framing. Tuition alone $22,000, housing available. 9/8-10/17. 2 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 802-434-4317, [email protected]

Build Your Own Head! Rich­mond. Students make a flute head joint from beginning to end, while developing the skills of filing, sanding, scraping, burnishing, silver and lead soldering, polishing, cleaning, basic tool making, and lathe operation. Important design characteristics of the head joint will be discussed. Students leave with a hand made silver head joint for their flute. Each student receives a certificate for framing. Tuition alone $2,600, housing available. 2/7-15, 4/21-25, 6/23-27, 7/21-25, 9/1-5. 4 students, 1 teacher. Contact: 802-434-4317, [email protected]

Flute Overhaul and Mechanical Techniques, Richmond. Partici­pants learn many of the skills needed to overhaul fine flutes, including removing dents and scratches, stretching worn keys, repairing solder joints, polishing and cleaning the flute, re-pinning, replacing broken springs, etc. Some time will be devoted to the techniques of making special tools, op­er­a­ting a lathe, hardening steels, and important machine shop tips. Tuition alone $1,600, housing available. 4/14-18, 6/16-20, 7/14-18. 4 students, 1 teacher. Con­­tact: 802-434-4317, [email protected]

Padding Techniques, Rich­­mond, is a class where students will be guided through the pro­cess of disassembly and reassembly procedure; pad installation and leveling; re­placing corks, felts, and connections; making final adjustments; and oiling the mechanism. Students should bring their own flute to pad. Tuition includes a tune-up tool kit, pin driver, and instruction manual. Tuition alone $1,600, housing available. 4/7-11, 6/9-13, 7/7-11.Con­tact: [email protected]

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George Mason University Sum­mer Music Programs, Fair­fax. Ovations Chamber Strings Academy offers an exciting summer orchestra opportunity for string students ages 13-25. We invite you to take part in this challenging and enriching summer music experience. Participants work closely with GMU string faculty, award-winning NoVa String educators, and professional musicians on challenging string literature in small chamber ensembles and full string orchestra. Tuition $410. 6/23-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 100 students, 13 teachers.
   Summer Jazz Workshop. Join the members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Washington, D.C. area’s finest jazz musicians and educators – for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, masterclasses, jam sessions, and more in this exciting summer program at George Mason University. Serious musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome. Tuition $396. 6/23-28. 60 participants, 10 instructors.
   Summer Composition Workshop is for students who have a beginning knowledge of composition and would like to expand their abilities as well those who are interested in the creative process of writing music. Students learn composition techniques through the compositional process, not from a textbook. They study with outstanding George Mason Univer­sity School of Music composition instructors. Open to students ages 13-25. Tuition $198. 7/8-12, 7/15-19. 30 students 3 teachers. For all programs contact: 703-993-9889, [email protected]

Orchestral Project, Richmond, is a joint project between the Richmond Symphony and VCU Music and features the faculty from both organizations. It aims to bring about transformative growth in one week through two camps. String Intensive is for advanced string players and includes chamber music. String Odyssey is for beginning or intermediate players and includes electives. Contact: 804-788-4717, [email protected] (2013 Data)

George Mason University Sum­mer Music Programs, Fair­fax. 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. We offer all levels, I-III, for certification. 7/7-11, 7/14-25. 100+ participants, 8 instructors.
    Kodály Teacher Training Program offers engaging training 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 OAKE program.  7/7-25. 25 participants, 4 instructors.
    Summer Jazz Workshop. Join the members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Washington, D.C. area’s finest jazz musicians and educators – for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, masterclasses, jam sessions, and more in this exciting summer program at George Mason Univ. Serious musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome. 7/22-27. 60 partic., 10 instructors.
    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), Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at the University of 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. 7/28-8/1. 40 participants, 6 instructors. Contact: 703-993-9889, [email protected]

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Central States

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. 6/5-9. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Fayetteville, offers exceptional summer workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to improve their leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/16-20. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

Windswept Music Conference, Arkadelphia. With divisions for students ages 12-18 and courses suitable for all instruments, this is a unique workshop that focuses on turning technique into musicality and bringing artistry to life. Windswept is often described as the place where music and energy meet. Tuition with housing $450, tuition alone $350. 7/21-26. 7 students at most per faculty member, 14 teachers. Windswept also offers a week-long program designed to give teachers the skills to turn students from being correct note/rhythm players to being developing young musicians. This conference opens new pathways for teaching and experiencing music. Tuition with housing $540, tuition alone $375. 7/21-26. Typically 20 attendees per faculty member, 14 teachers. Contact: 817-454-6342, [email protected]

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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 $3,500, tuition alone $2,800. 6/30-7/19. 48 students, 16 teachers. Contact: 847-926-9898, [email protected]

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. 6/15-18. Con­tact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]   

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Naperville, 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. 6/29-7/3. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] (ad p. 52)

Smith-Walbridge Clinics, Charleston, offers specialized training in  marching band-related activities for students in middle school through college. Clinces are Drum Major, Marching Band, Drumline, Leadership, Flag & Rifle, Mace & Signal, Baton, and a new Student Conductor Workshop. Held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, most clinics are taught at various levels, according to experience, beginner-advanced. Tuition with housing $245-520 depending on session, tuition alone $185-400 depending on session. 7/8-25, depending on session. 1,000 total students/50-300 per session, 48 teachers. Contact: 217-687-2005, [email protected]

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. 200 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 618-536-8742, [email protected](2013 Data)

University of Illinois Summer Youth Music, Urbana. Each one-week session provides middle school and high school students age and  level with appropriate musical opportunities. With more than 18 programs to choose from, students may participate in large ensemble-based camps or specialty camps that focus more on individual musicianship and chamber music ensemble opportunities. Tuition with housing $599-$650, tuition alone $375-$430. 6/15-21, 6/22-28, 7/6-12. 400 students. Contact: 217-244-3404, [email protected]

Western Illinois University Summer Music Camps, Macomb. Session I Camps: Junior-Senior High Jazz, Senior High Drum Majors, 6/8-13. Session II Camps: Senior High Specialty Camps: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxo­phone, Horn, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Choral Conducting, 6/12-15.  Session III Camps: Senior High Concert Band, Senior High Vocal/Choral, Senior High Orchestra, Senior High Piano. 6/15-21. Session IV Camps: Junior High Vocal/­Choral, Junior High Concert Band. 6/22-28. Tui­tion with housing $345-$490. Contact: 309-298-1505; [email protected]

16th Annual Summer Flute Retreat, Peru, is a masterclass for all ages, including adults, and ability levels featuring warm-ups, technique class, flute choir, and small ensembles. Tuition $323-$350. Housing TBA. Unlimited number of students. Masterclass teachers Gerald Carey, Sue Gillio, Shanna Gutierrez, Darcie Fleming. Contact: [email protected]

Masterclasses at Northwestern, Evanston. The Bienen School of Music offers one-week masterclasses in guitar with Anne Waller (6/14-19); voice with W. Stephen Smith (6/14-20); violin with Blair Milton, Gerardo Ribeiro, and guests (6/23-7/4); oboe with Robert Morgan, Michael Henoch, and Scott Hostetler (7/11-13); wind conducting with Mallory Thompson and Michael Haithcock (7/6-11); trombone with Michael Mulcahy (6/30-7/4); and percussion with She-e Wu and guests (7/27-8/2). A vocal career seminar with Pamela Hinchman will also be offered (7/28-8/1). Classes are for college-age performers and professionals. Tuition $600-$900. 847-491-3141, [email protected]

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, orchestra, chorus, and jazz band. 6/23-8/1. Contact: 847-491-3141, [email protected]

VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Seven Steps to a Better Band. This leadership workshop helps 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. Student activities focus on helping students to develop leadership and communication skills and also how to 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, a special session for parent organizations offers new and exciting ways for parents and boosters to expand their role in the band program. Housing available through Illinois Institute of Tech­nology. Tuition alone $40. 8/1-2. Con­tact: 312-225-6288, [email protected]
   MECA (Music Education Center of America) Continuing Education program offers music educators practical and hands-on graduate-level courses taught by nationally renowned instructors. Summer 2014 will feature over 30 one-week courses, including topics such as technology tools for music educators, Orff Schulwerk teacher education, rehearsal techniques, repertoire, and instrument repair. Up to 12 credit hours earned in the MECA program may be applied to VanderCook’s M.M.Ed. degree, which can be completed over three summers. Credits earned can apply towards teacher recertification. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in music may register.  Most classes are three graduate credit hours. Housing available through Illinois Institute of Tech­nology. Tuition alone $260-$290 per credit hour. 6/9-7/28. Con­tact: 312-225-6288, [email protected]

Marching Band Methods and Drill Design Workshops, Charleston, is designed for high school or college directors. It is possible to take both workshops. Held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Tuition with housing $360 Marching Band, $275 Drill Design; tuition alone $200 Marching Band, $230 Drill Design. 7/9-12 Marching band, 7/12-14 Drill Design. 50 participants each session, 12 instructors. Contact: 217-687-2005, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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FJM Clinics, Marion, 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. 6/29-7/2. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

Indiana University Summer Music Clinic, Bloom­ington, is a dynamic seven-day on-campus musical experience for string, brass, woodwind, and percussion students currently in grades 8-12. With a primary focus on outstanding orchestra and band performances, the clinic offers students the opportunity to participate in jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, and electives in conducting, composition, jazz improvisation, music theory, and leadership. Tuition with housing $615. 6/15-21. 220 students, 30 teach­ers. Contact: 812-855-1372, [email protected]

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 $1,170, tuition alone $715. 7/20-26. 8 teachers.
   College Audition Preparation offers intense study with your future college audition panel members, or at least people just like them. You will learn how to walk into a room and make them trip over themselves to invite you to your dream school. Recommended for vocalists, brass players, and woodwind players entering grades 11 and 12 who are planning to applyl for entrance to college music programs. Tuition with housing $1,610, tuition alone $1,160. 7/21-27. 8 students per instrument, 11 teachers. 
   String Academy offers serious young string players ages 12-18 an intensive and varied program under the direction of an outstanding faculty. Tuition with housing $3,995, tuition alone $1,995. 6/21-7/19. 21 teachers.
   Piano Academy brings serious young pianists, grades 7-12, together with outstanding teachers and internationally renowned guest artist in an intensive and varied program. Tuition with housing $3,095, tuition alone $1,795. 6/22-7/12. 17 teachers. Contact: 812-855-6025, [email protected]

The MasterWorks Festival, Winona Lake, is an intensive four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of music, dance, and theater. Each year studens from around the world participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and biblically sound teaching. Students and faculty live and work on the campus of Grace College. A wide variety of Christian backgrounds unite to glorify God in their art and grow deeply in their faith. MasterWorks offers the following programs to students ages 14-26: orchestral/chamber music studies, piano, wind intensive studies, string intensive studies, vocal intensive studies, ballet and modern dance, theatre, technical internships. Tui­tion with housing $3,300. 6/15-7/13. Con­­tact: 574-267-5973, [email protected]

Music Education Camp, Anderson, allows high school students, grade 9 through post-graduate, to experience what it is like to be a music educator. The program provides opportunities to conduct, attend leadership seminars, and learn more about current topics in music. This interactive, hands-on camp is unlike any other and features internationally recognized teaching staff. Tuition with housing $350. 6/15-18. 6 teachers. Contact: 800-619-3047; [email protected]

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. 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. 6/23-28; leadership 6/21-23. Contact: 317-636-2263, [email protected]

PROJECT: Beyond the Page, Greencastle. (See ad on next page.) Go beyond the page with the PROJECT Trio and innovative DePauw faculty in this weeklong intensive camp. Explore the many aspects of building a successful ensemble and 21st century musicianship, including workshops and masterclasses in performing, composing, recording, improvisation, Dalzcroze Eurythmics, stage presence, and running your own business. Unlock your potential at this truly unique summer festival. Applicants must be in the 8th through 11th grade on or before April 14, 2014. Tuition with housing $600. 6/22-28. 5 teachers. Contact: 765-658-6737, [email protected]

Summer School for Strings, Valparaiso. We believe it is possible, even on an elementary level, to make significant progress in an intensive week of work. Our emphasis will be on ensemble playing, basic music theory, the preparation of solos for contest, orchestra auditions, and college entrance auditions. Additionally, masterclasses will be presented on fundamental techniques of string playing. Students age 12-18 are welcome. Tuition $375. 7/27-8/2. 5 teachers. Contact 773-665-8903, [email protected]

Anderson University String Camp, Anderson, is open to qualified string students ages 13-26. The daily schedule includes chamber music, coaching and rehearsals, private lessons, and orchestra rehearsals. Students have the opportunity to perform repertoire in a final concert at the conclusion of the camp in the York Performance Hall. Tuition alone $295. 7/21-26. 4 teachers. Contact: 765-641-4542, [email protected]

Indiana University Adult Summer Music Programs, Bloomington. Summer Kodály Institute is a two-week program offering musicianship and pedagogical training based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. Levels I, II, and III are offered. Participants develop their own musicianship skills as they explore a se­quen­tial approach for presenting musical concepts to students. Tuition alone $350, $55 per night. 6/16-27. 4 teachers. Contact: 812-855-6025, [email protected]
   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 $500, $60 per night. 6/18-20. 10 participants, 2 teachers.
   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. 5/28-6/1.
   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, $60 per night. 6/5-9.
   Retreat for School Violin and Viola 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. 6/27-7/6 $900; 6/27-7/2 $545; 7/2-6 $545. Contact: 812-855-6025, [email protected]

The MasterWorks Festival, Winona Lake, is an internationally recognized Christian classical performing arts festival sponsored by CPAF. Aspiring young talents ages 14-26 and world-class faculty join in four weeks of instruction and performances to glorify God through artistic excellence and spiritual development. Tui­tion w/housing $3,200. 6/16-7/14. Con­­tact: 574-267-5973, [email protected]

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.” 6/23-25. Contact: 317-636-2263, [email protected]

Summer School for Strings, Valparaiso. We believe it is possible, even on an elementary level, to make significant progress in an intensive week of work. Our emphasis will be on ensemble playing, basic music theory, the preparation of solos for contest, orchestra auditions, and college entrance auditions. Additionally, masterclasses will be presented on fundamental techniques of string playing. Students age 12-18 are welcome. Tuition $375. 7/27-8/2. 5 teachers. Contact 773-665-8903, [email protected]

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Band Camp XVIII 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, world drumming, instrument repair and more. Evening social events are planned. Tuition with housing $530, tuition alone $430. 7/20-26. 50 students, 8 teachers. Contact: 319-352-8296, [email protected]

Iowa Summer Music Camps, Iowa City, features four distinct camps: percussion, piano, jazz, and musical theatre. These camps offer students opportunities to interact with nationally recognized and respected clinicians, including many University of Iowa School of Music faculty. The daily schedule includes master classes, ensemble rehearsals, an array of special topics classes, and evening performances or special activities. Each camp will present an evening concert or recital on the final day. Tuition with housing $570, tuition alone $250. 6/8-13. 125 students, 20 teachers per session. Contact: 319-335-1635, [email protected]

Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, De­corah, is a four-week residential training and performance program for students in grades 8-12 in band, orchestra, choir, piano, and pipe or­gan. Stu­dents from across the county and abroad and from all religious backgrounds participate in musical study, rehearsal, and performance, with a focus on community and musical and personal growth. Tui­tion with housing $3,195. 6/22-7/20. 150 stu­dents, 35 teachers. Contact: 888-635-6583, [email protected]

Iowa Piccolo Intensive, Iowa City, is designed for the serious flutist who would like to strengthen and develop his skills on the piccolo. The class will cover a wide variety of topics such as orchestral and opera excerpts, concerti, and solo repertoire. Tuition for performer $495, auditor $280; housing $48 per night. 6/3-6. Teachers Nicole Esposito, Jim Walker, Sarah Jackson. Contact: [email protected]

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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. 7/14-20. 300 students, 50 teachers. Con­tact: 785-628-4100, [email protected]

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 chamber and jazz  ensembles. Camp­­ers perform in two concerts during camp and meet students from all over Kansas and beyond. Recreation time and trips to the city Water Park are included in the camp experience. Tuition with housing $385, tuition alone $225. 6/8-12. 175 students, 24 teachers. Con­tact: 785-532-3816, [email protected]
    K-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, rehearsals, and recreational time. A final performance and demonstration takes place at the end of camp. Tuition with housing $270, tuition alone $160. 7/13-16. 130 students 16 teachers. Con-tact: 785-532-3816, [email protected]

University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp, Lawrence, is a comprehensive summer music program for students from grades 6 through 12. Kansas faculty design and closely supervise these three-week programs to create an ideal environment for students to grow as musicians and leaders, interacting with teachers and performing at a high level. Camps include the Middle School Band and Orchestra Camp; High School Band, Orchestra, and Choir Camp; and the Jazz Workshop for high school students. Scholarship discounts are available. Tuition with housing $515-640, tuition alone $270-395. Middle School Band and Orchestra Camp, 6/15-20; High School Band, Orchestra, and Choir Camp, 6/22-27; Jazz Workshop, 7/13-18. Contact: 785-864-9751, [email protected]

Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Work­shops, Louisville. Our workshops have earned a reputation for producing the best intensive programs for learning jazz improvisation. Each year we assemble the nation’s leading educators and performers dedicated to providing an intensive learning experience for musicians of all ages and ability levels. are open to students of all ages and abilities. Theory classes, ear training, combo performance, masterclasses, and jam sessions allow students the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Beginner improvisers and seasoned pros will leave with tons of new and exciting ideas about how to improve their playing. Tui­tion with housing $985, tuition alone $595. 6/29-7/11. 300+ students, 50 teachers. Con­tact: 812-944-8141, [email protected]

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 leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 6/10-14. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

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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 include camp director Paul Brewer, trombone and big band; Tim Froncek, drumset and percussion; Bob Nixon, alto sax and big band, Tom Lockwood, electric bass; Max Colley III, trumpet; Jonathan Nichol, tenor sax; Jeff Ingraham, trombone; and Steve Talaga, piano, keyboards, composition and others. The instructors are recognized jazz masters with established careers as teachers and performers. Con­­tact: 616-632-2413, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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 30 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 $1,200-$1,290 depending on major. Session 1: 6/25-7/6; session 2: 7/9-20; session 3: 7/23-8/3; session 4: 8/6-17. 260 teachers. Contact: 231-894-1966, [email protected]

  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 $310, tuition alone $200. 6/29-7/2. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected] 

Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Sem­inar, Allendale, allows students to work, study, and compete in beautiful western Michigan with fellow students from around the world. The program includes lessons, masterclasses, and daily classes in orchestral playing, solo performance, and jazz. Solo competitions offer prizes and awards totaling more than $10,000. Special guest artists include Andrea Tofanelli, Stephen Burns, Rex Richardson, Jose Chafer Mompo, Richard Stoelzel, Hunter Eberly, Slawomir Cichor, Jean Moorehead Libs, Lighthouse Brass Quintet, The Great Midwest Brass Ensemble, and more. July 20-27. Contact: 616-331-3484. [email protected]

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. Students participate in large ensembles, including choir, concert band, and string orchestra. Elective classes in  com­position, conducting, fiddle, guitar, handbells, piano, music theory, and music technology. 200 students, 25 teachers. Con­tact: 616-526-7145, [email protected]
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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. 7/6-8/2 (two- and three-week programs). 200 students, 75 teachers. Contact: 866-936-2660, [email protected]

Western Michigan University Sem­inar 2014, Kalamazoo, is de­signed to be an enriching pre-college experience for serious young musicians. It is organized to promote artistic, social, recreational, and cultural interaction among participating young artists. Students in grades 9-12 may apply for admission, 2014 graduates included. Enrollment decisions are based on a recorded audition and music teacher endorsement letters. Tuition with housing $1,250, tuition alone $1,050. 7/13-26. 120 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 269-387-4678, [email protected]

Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, provides an opportunity for young artists from around the world to learn, create, and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. For grades 3-12. Session dates 6/21-8/4. Contact: 800-681-5912, [email protected]
   Interlochen Adult Band Camp will host 70 adults who will experience the joy of ensemble performing in a challenging, supportive, fun, and friendly environment. Tuition with housing $500. 8/5-10. 70+ performers. Contact: [email protected]
   Interlochen Chamber Music Camp will provide a week of instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. Tuition with housing $500.

Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound, Ann Arbor, presents an opportunity for adult flutists of all ages to participate in masterclasses and discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing and body awareness both in flute practice and in performance. Tuition alone $600. 6/7-10. 15 performers. Masterclass teachers Amy Porter, Trudy Kane. Contact: [email protected]

Aquinas College Summer Jazz Camp, Grand Rapids, is open to adult musicians, music educators with all levels of skills and abilities, and all music students entering eighth grade through college. 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 big band; Tim Froncek, drumset and percussion; Bob Nixon, alto sax and big band, Tom Lockwood, electric bass; Mike Hyde, electric and acoustic guitar; Matt Brewer, electric and acoustic bass; Max Colley III, trumpet; Jonathan Nichol, tenor sax; Jeff Ingraham, trombone; and Steve Talaga, piano, keyboards, composition. The instructors are recognized jazz masters with established careers as teachers and performers. Tuition with housing $450, tuition alone $250. 6/16-21. 10 teachers. Con­­tact: 616-632-2413, jazz [email protected] (2013 Data)

A  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/ $600, Oberver Track/$350, application fee $30. 6/22-27. Contact: 734-936-2660, [email protected]

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 $325-$375 workshop fee, plus $30 nonrefundable application fee. 6/26-28. 5 teachers. Contact: 734-936-2660, [email protected]

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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 2013 are: Jazz Workshop 6/26-7/1, Hip-Hop Workshop 6/26-7/1, Guitar Workshop 6/27-7/2, Vocal Workshop 6/26-7/1, and Music Industry eXperience (MIX) Workshop 8/20-25. Registration $475, Housing $380-$420, Meal Plan, $75, Airport Pickup $60-75. Contact: 651.361.3601, [email protected]

Soiva International Music Camp, Moorhead, is a week-longh camp featuring the flute with violin, clarinet, and piano. Teachers and students from Finland and the U.S. collaborate together in a fun camp featuring private lessons, chamber music, and concerts. Tuition with housing $650 (travel/tuition scholarships available), tuition alone $450. 6/21-29. 40 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 701-371-6855, [email protected]

St. Olaf Summer Music Camp, North­­field. The Summer Music Camp offers lessons, classes, rehearsals, practice, faculty recitals, student recitals, and performances, and social and recreational activities for students grades 9-12. Campers participate in band, choir, and/or orchestra. Tuition with housing $610. 6/15-21. Contact: 507-786-3042, [email protected]

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, Frank Battisti, Marianne Ploger, and Jack Stamp. Wind conducting and rehearsal techniques, score study, wind band repertoire for all levels, advocacy for music education. 7/21-24. Contact: 612-624-5740 [email protected] (2013 Data)

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Southwest Summer Music Academy, Summit, is a summer music experience for middle school students (grades 6-9). The week-long camp features private lessons, jazz band, music theory, steel pans, and concert ensemble. The program includes a number of fun activities for the students as well as rewarding musical experiences. Tui­tion with housing $280, tuition alone $250. 6/15-19. 200 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 601-276-3749, [email protected]

University of Missouri Kansas City Composition Workshop, Kansas City, allows composers to broaden their horizons and hone their craft in this mix of classes and small group sessions with UMKC Conservatory faculty. This exciting weeklong experience helps young composers find their creative voices while improving their musical skills and joining the community of composers and new music lovers. Participants’ compositions are critiqued and discussed with distinguished faculty, helping each composer to grow artistically while creating new music. Throughout the workshop, composers participate in discussions of notation, music theory, orchestration, anad music  aesthetics. Participants listen to, analyze, and discuss the music of our time as well as the great achievements of the past. Small group sessions with mentors provide participants with valuable one-on-one feedback as they stretch their compositional and creativity to meet new challenges. Evening concerts featuring innovative programming by guest performers, including Michael Hall and newEar Contemporary Music Ensemble, provide enrichment and inspiration. Tuition with housing $780 early bird, $860 full tuition; tuition alone $500 early bird, $580 full tuition. 6/14-20. 35 students, 3 teachers. Contact: 816-235-5448, [email protected]

University of Missouri Kansas City Saxophone Workshop, Kansas City, gives advanced high school students the opportunity to study with renowned saxophone performers and instructors. Clinics will focus on building technique, studying solo classical literature, and learning the fundamentals of jazz style and improvisation. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in saxophone quartets and large saxophone ensembles coached by distinguished faculty. Participants will be selected by audition. Tuition with housing $855. 7/14-20. 16 students, 2 teachers. Contact: 816-235-5448, [email protected]

University of Missouri Kansas City Jazz Camp, Kansas City, brings world-renowned performers and jazz educators to Kansas City to work with talented young instrumentalists age 12 and up. Jazz Camp co-directors Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas and distinguished clinicians provide insight and inspiration to student combos in a welcoming environment. Participants form lasting friendships as they delve deep into jazz in intensive combo rehearsals and coaching sessions. Daily masterclasses with Jazz Camp faculty, theory and improvisation classes, and frequent faculty performances provide a well-rounded experience that touches on all aspects of jazz performance and history. Participants improve in technical and improvisational skills as well as aural acuity while studying the standards of the past and new, innovative literature. All instruments are welcome. Camp concludes with a public performance by the student combos. Tuition with housing $460 early bird/$490 full tuition, tuition alone $320 early bird/$350 full tuition. 6/22-26. 50-60 participants, 10 teachers. Con­tact: 816-235-5448, [email protected]

University of Missouri St. Louis High School Jazz Camp is open to students from middle school to college. The daily schedule includes instruction in big band rehearsals, improvisation, combo playing, and daily performances by the Jim Widner Big Band. Faculty includes such names as Dave Pietro, Chip McNeill, Scott Whitfield, John Harner, Dave Scott, Gary Hobbs, Ken Kehner, Rod Fleeman, and others. This year marks the 26th year of the Jim Widner Big Band Jazz Camps. Contact: 314-516-5948, smithss @umsl.edu. (2013 Data)

University of Missouri Kansas City Wind Band Teaching Symposium is designed for middle school and high school music educators, college and university faculty, as well as graduate students and upper-division undergraduates studying music eduction. The program includes sessions on pedagogy, gesture, rehearsal techniques, chamber music coaching, historical context, philosophy, and literature. UMKC Conservatory faculty and distinguished guest clinicians have designed a symposium to help wind band teachers serve their students, and to offer ways to make an immediate difference in the classroom. Tuition with housing $670 for conducting participants, $470 for auditors; tuition alone $495 for conducting participants, $295 for auditors. 6/15-20. 30-40 participants, 25 teachers. Con­tact: 816-235-5448, [email protected]

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. 7/10-12. 150 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 308-865-8618, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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North Dakota
International Music Camp, Dunseith. Located in the International Peace Gardens on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, this camp was founded in 1956 and offers fine arts education programs for students age 10 through adult. 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, visual arts, a university preparatory program, and more. One-week camp sessions draw over 2,000 campers each summer from the United States, Canada, and many other countries.  Tuition with housing $380/week if registered before 5/1, $395 after 5/1. Six one-week sessions from 6/15-7/26. 350 students, 150 teachers per session. Contact: 701-838-8472, [email protected]

Professional Development for Edu­cators, Dunseith, of­fers guest conductors, professional artists, and teachers who are eager to share their expertise with you. Design your professional development experience schedule, which may be either a half-week or full-week professional development workshop. The program offers individualized learning and allows you to set up your schedule, which may include classes, rehearsals, lessons, and seminars. One graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota for 15 hours of contact time. Full-week, two-credit sessions are also available. Sessions run Sunday evening through Wednesday or Sunday through Sat­urday. Tuition with housing $225 if registered before 5/1 (1/2 week), $240 if registered after 5/1 (1/2 week); $380 registration if before 5/1 (full week), $395 if after 5/1 (full week). 6/15-7/26. 350 students, 150 teachers. Contact: 701-838-8472, [email protected]

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. 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. 
    Piano Camp A and B 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 in Piano Camp A; only the first 24 applicants will be accepted in Piano Camp B.
    Music Theatre Camp is for students in 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 120 applicants will be accepted. Contact: 440-826-2365, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory Summer Intensive, Berea, The Conservatory Summer Intensive is a two-week program for high school students considering studying music in college. This program allows students to step into the shoes of a Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory Music Major and work directly with the BW Conservatory of Music faculty. Areas of study include orchestra, wind ensemble, choral ensemble, chamber music, music theatre, keyboard, composition. Current high school juniors may also elect to participate in the Audition Preparation Contact 440-826-2365, [email protected] (2013 Data)
Bowling Green State University Sum­mer Music Institute, Bowling Green,

Bowling Green State University offers week-long intensive music camps for students in grades 8-12. Session 1, featuring flute, recording, and double reed, 6/15-20; Session 2, featuring strings and brass 6/22-27, Session 3, featuring vocal arts and super sax 7/6-11. Tuition with housing $525, tuition alone $295. Contact: 419-372-2506, [email protected]

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, eurhythmics, form and composition, and piano literature. Tuition alone $925 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/16-27. 20 students, 18 teachers.
   Young Composers Program is a one-week experience that gives composition students ages 14-19 the opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary music. The week includes private composition lessons, a course in the craft of composition, daily listening sessions, and workshops on notating musical ideas. Perfor­mances of student compositions will take place at the final concert. Tuition with housing $1,230, tuition alone $820 plus $35 non-refundable application fee. 6/15-21. 20 students, 3 teachers. Contact: Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, 216-791-5000, [email protected]
Creative Strings Workshop, Columbus, is a program for string players who know or want to learn how to improvise and play jazz, rock, R’n’B, and other fiddle styles. For ages 14 and up and all skill levels, regardless of jazz experience, this program is led by world-class faculty, including Christian Howes, Jason Anick, Billy Contreras, Alex Hargreaves, and offers a faculty-to-student ratio of 3:1, with personalized attention. The day program includes lectures, masterclasses, and work with small ensembles to learn the material. Evening and night programs involve performing with ensembles all around Columbus at multiple venues. Tuition with housing $1,295 (shared room) $1,430 (single room), tuition alone $875. 6/30-7/4. 10-12 students per masterclass, 12 teachers. Contact: 614-332-8689, [email protected]

Credo Chamber Music, Oberlin, is an unparalleled intensive and invigorating program of music study, service, and performance that brings students ages 11-25 from around the world to the Oberlin Conservatory. Students engage in musical growth through chamber groups, masterclasses, large ensembles, and private lessons. Contact: 440-774-3658, [email protected] music.org.(2013 Data)

FJM Clinics, Dayton, North Canton, Granville, 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 6/15-18, 7/13-16; North Canton 6/22-25; Granville 7/6-9. Con­tact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

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. 7/11-15. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] 

Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp, Springfield, is a comprehensive residency camp dedicated to the education of double reed players. Students will work each day with our staff of professional double reed artists through a variety of masterclasses, private lessons, reed making classes, and chamber music coaching. For beginning, intermediate, or advanced students, this camp will help players grow as oboists and bassoonists and as musicians. Tuition with housing $710. 6/15-20. 50 students, 6 teachers. Contact: 513-543-2503, [email protected]
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 a one half-hour private lesson. Tuition with housing $750-$780, tuition only $500. Next offered in 2015. Contact: 440-775-8044, [email protected]

Ohio State University Clarinet Academy, Columbus, provides high school clarinetists (entering grades 9-12) with the opportunity to develop as musicians and engage with peers in daily coached chamber ensembles. The program includes technique, literature, and theory classes, private lessons, and performance opportunities. Participants work directly with clarinet professor Caroline Hartig and benefit from additional instruction from current Ohio State graduate and undergraduate clarinet students. Tuition with housing $395. 6/22-26. Contact: 614-292-4280, [email protected]

Ohio State University Jazz Camp, Columbus. Intermediate to advanced high school jazz students (entering grades 9-12) work side by side with jazz faculty and School of Music students to enhance and improve skills such as sight-reading, improvisation, and technique. Each day includes exciting class work, informative masterclasses, energetic combo sessions, big band rehearsals, and unique concert-going experiences. The noncompetitive, educational environment allows for individual growth and collaboration. Students may enjoy the full experience by residing on campus during the week or may commute from home. Faculty members include Ted McDaniel (director), Shawn Wallace (sax), Kristopher Keith (woodwinds), Jim Rupp (percussion), James Masters (trombone), Mark Flugge (piano), Mike Smith (percussion), Kris Johnson (trumpet), Andrew Woodson (bass), Tim Cummiskey (guitar), and Kevin Turner (guitar). Tuition with housing $465, tuition alone $365. 6/15-19. Contact: (614) 292-4280, [email protected]

Ohio State University Flute Workshop, Columbus, (see ad this page) offers high school flutists (entering grades 9-12) with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians, engage with peers, work with faculty, and enjoy the college experience at Ohio State. All students work directly with Professor Katherine Borst Jones and current graduate and undergraduate flute students and alumni in coached small ensembles, master classes, flute choir, and other activities. Students also receive private lessons with Professor Jones or members of the faculty. Tuition with housing $395. 6/15-19. 50 participants. Contact: 614-292-4280, [email protected], [email protected]

Piano Institute at Kent State, Kent, is an intensive residential festival for advanced piano students ages 12-17, held on the campus of Kent State Univer­sity. The program offers lessons, masterclasses by guest artists, field trips to attend music and theatre performances, and performance opportunities. Students will be chaperoned and housed in an air-conditioned university residence hall. Tuition with housing $1,485. 7/13-23. 14 students, 5 tea­chers. Contact: 330-672-1061, [email protected]

Wooster Music Camp, Wooster, provides band, choral, and orchestra experiences for young musicians who have completed grades 5-11. 7/14-18. 200-250 students, 35 teachers. Contact: 330-263-2052, [email protected]

The University of Akron School of Music, Akron. For students entering grades 7-10, this program features band rehearsals, technique classes with faculty from the University of Akron, and recitals by faculty and students. Students perform a closing concert at on the final day for family and friends. Tuition with housing $475, tuition alone $250. 6/23-27. 50 students, 12 teachers. Contact: 330-972-6919, [email protected]

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 $1,375-$1,450, tuition alone $800. 6/29-7/9. 26 participants, 2 teachers. Contact: 440-775-8044, anna.
[email protected]

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 $450. 6/16-22. 9 teachers. Contact: 419-530-2448, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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Oklahoma State University Summer Woodwind Institute, Stillwater, is a chamber music camp and instrumental seminar that provides masterclasses, clinics, chamber music rehearsals, music theory classes, and a final recital for students in grades 8-12 who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. Exceptional music students in grades 6 and 7 will be considered through an audition process. Tuition with housing $395, tuition alone $290. 7/23-26. 50 students, 4 teachers. Contact: 405-744-3964, [email protected]

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. Optional private lessons are also offered. Recreation and activities each day and night. Tuition with housing $250. 7/7-11. 330 students, 17 teachers, including nine drumline instructors, six color guard in­structors, and two drum major instructors. Contact: 580-745-2014, [email protected]

2014 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: $125. 6/9-13. 3 teachers. Con­tact: 918-445-0101, [email protected]

South Dakota
University of South Dakota 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 ensembles as well as a variety of other musical activities. Op­portunities for private lessons on a specific instrument or voice are also available. Tuition with housing $425, tuition alone $275. 7/13-18. 200 students, 40 teachers. Con­tact: 605-677-5721, [email protected]

Directors Institute, Vermillion, is an intensive program designed to expose music teachers to the best in current and standard literature, in addition to teaching methods and materials. The institute includes large ensemble reading sessions, masterclasses, and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for music educators. This year’s clinicians are Brad Holmes and James Barnes. Tuition alone $125. 6/18-20. 125 students, 6 teachers. Con­tact: 605-677-5721, [email protected]

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Carson-Newman Summer Music Camp, Jefferson City, is for students in grades 5-12. It offers senior honors band, junior band, beginner band, mixed vocal ensembles, theater ensemble, 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 a fun week for all campers. Tuition with housing $420, tuition alone $360. 6/23-28. 150 students, 25 teachers. Contact: 865-471-3496, [email protected]

Lee University Music Camp 2014, Cleveland, is for students entering grades 9-12 and rising college freshmen in 2014 who are vocalists and instrumentalists desiring an in-depth study of music. Five tracks of participation are offered: music lovers, college prep, piano, jazz, and worship leader. In each track campers participate in an ensemble as well as study of music theory and history, and 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 $520 (prior to 6/1) ($545 after 6/1), tuition alone $350 (prior to 6/1) ($375 after 6/1). 6/22-28. 75-80 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 423-614-8263, [email protected]

Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewa­nee, is an orchestral and chamber music training program for musicians age 12 through graduate school. Daily schedule includes orchestra rehearsals, private lessons, chamber music study, concerto competition, and other classes. Tuition with housing $3,950. 6/21-7/20. 200 students. Contact: 931-598-1225, [email protected]

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 2013-14 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 $435. 6/1-6. 100 students, 15 teachers. Con­tact: 931-372-6086, [email protected]

Watauga Arts Academy, Clarksville is a summer arts camp hosted by Austin Peay State University for students having completed grades 9-12. Program offering in four areas: Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. In addition participation in ensembles (band, orchestra, choir, jazz band), Participants work with university faculty in master classes, private lessons, sectionals and more. Music students will also have the opportunity to work with participants  and staff in other program areas through interdisciplinary activities. Tuition with housing $1,500, tuition alone $1,200. 6/8-21. Contact: 931-221-7876, [email protected]

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FJM Clinics, San Antonio and Arlington, offers an all-inclusive program for color guard, dance teams, drum majors, student leaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers. Students gain strong technical skills, leadership skills, motivation and positive attitude tools, and teamwork experience in a professional, energetic atmosphere. Classes and sessions also available for directors. Private clinics can be scheduled at your school. Tuition with housing $310, tuition alone $200. San Antonio 6/22-25, Arlington 6/29-7/2. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Denton, offers exceptional workshops for drum majors, those who aspire to be a drum major, and band members who wish to im­prove leadership skills and be a stronger asset to their band programs. 7/5-9. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

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. 6/9-14 concert, 6/16-19 marching. 225 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 512-245-3399, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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. 6/16-20 concert, 6/23-27 marching. Contact: 817-272-3471, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Round Top Festival Institute, Round Top, offers six weeks (no absences permitted) of intensive training for young talented musicians (born before December 31, 1996) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a professional career. Program includes symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, and solo repertoire study. Tuition with housing $700. 6/1-7/13. 90 participants, 40 teachers. Contact: 979-249-3129, [email protected]

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Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Har­bor (Door County), offers summer sessions for advanced music students ages 13-19. With student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1 and performance-based curriculum, students are closely mentored by faculty and perform with faculty in eight to ten public concerts during their two-week stay. Sessions offered in Per­cussion/Steel Band, 6/15-28; Symphony, 6/29-7/12; and Big Band Jazz, 7/27-8/9. Tuition with housing $1,995. 55 students, 25 faculty. Con­tact: 920-868-3763, [email protected]

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. 7/20-23. Contact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

Lawrence Academy of Music Band Camp, 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 players. 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 classes may include sessions on composition, percussion for non-percussionists, voice, piano, conducting, humor in music, a performance masterclass, a jazz en­semble, and musical theater. Tuition with housing $569, tuition alone $389. 7/20-26. Con­tact: 920-832-6632, [email protected]

Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, is a premier arts camp in northwestern Wisconsin. Established in 1968, this program is the oldest continous jazz camp in the nation. Instructors are professional performers and artists with a love for  teaching. The wide range of music camps include jazz, rock, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, vocal, dance, show choir, concert choir, musical theatre, acting and play writing, filmmaking, pottery, painting, concert band, and piano. This will be the 47th year of this summer camp. Tuition with housing $565, $35 materials fee for some art camps. Week-long camps run during 6/15-8/8. 120 students per session. Contact: 715-468-2414, [email protected]

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Summer Music Camps, Green Bay, includes several student camp programs.
   The Middle School Band, Orchestra, and Choral Camp is for students entering grades 6-9 for band and grades 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 $539, tuition alone $279. 7/13-18. 200 students, 20 teachers.
   The Senior High Band, Orchestra, and Choral Camp is for students entering grades 9-12. Tuition with housing $539, tuition alone $279. 7/20-25. 200+ students, 20 teachers.
   Rock Academy is for students in grades 8-12 who have played guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums for at least one year. Many musical styles including jazz, classical, blues, singer/songwriter, 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 six drum set players. Tuition with housing $495, tuition alone $279. 7/27-31. 60 students, 6 teachers. Con­tact: 800-621-2313, [email protected]

Madison Early Music Festival, Mad­ison, offers seven concerts and a week of skills and masterclasses, group coaching sessions, rehearsals, and lectures for musicians (amateurs through professionals), scholars, teachers, and early music enthusiasts to gather and exchange information and ideas about Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. Participants work and perform with guest artists/teachers in historically informed performances of early works and hear world-class performers of early music. Optional University of Wisconsin – Madison credit and CEU available. 100 participants, 25 teachers. Contact: 608-265-5629, [email protected] (2013 Data)

National String Instrument Repair Clinics, Madison. These intensive clinics provide hands-on experiences for those interested in learning more about string instrument repair. Participants work on their own projects under the guidance of skilled repair specialists. Each of the five tracks is limited to 15 participants. Clinicians are Wil Bremer (Fretted Instrument Repair), Christopher Germain (Intermediate/Advanced Repair), Christo-pher Moore (Basic/Beginning Repair), David Orlin (Bow Repair), and Jennifer Ruggieri (Harp Maintenance). Optional University of Wisconsin – Madison credit and CEU available. Sponsored by The University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Music and The Division of Continuing Studies in cooperation with The American String Teachers Association. 15 participants, 5 instructors. Contact: 608-265-5629, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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Western States

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 (10th grade through the sophomore year in college), dance, visual art, creative writing, and Alaska Native art taught by a nationally recognized faculty. Elementary string camp tuition alone $125; 6/10-14. Middle school session tuition with housing $1,085, tuition alone $730; 6/19-29. High school session tuition with housing $1,095, tuition alone $745; 6/30-7/14. Musical theater camp tuition with housing $995, tuition alone $745; 7/14-28. 200 students, 35 teachers. 907-747-3085, [email protected] (2013 Data)

UAF Summer Music Aca­demy, Fair­banks, offers 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. The program includes bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber music, and enrichment classes, such as theory, music history, and steel drums, are offered. Tuition alone $575. 6/9-20. 130 students, 24 teachers. Contact: 907-474-7555, [email protected]

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Fair­banks, offers classes in all disciplines, including flute. 7/13-27. 1,000 students, 100 teachers. Contact: 907-474-8869, [email protected]

Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU, Flagstaff, allows students to work with NAU School of Music faculty and renowned musicians from across the country. Students have full ensemble rehearsals each  day, attend masterclasses, sectionals and other courses that expand knowleedge and appreciation of different facets of music. The program also offers private lessons and chamber coaching. Finale ensemble concerts are  held in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium at the end of each week. Students may audition to perform for peers in the annual student honor recital, and piantists perform in a recital on the stage of Ardrey Memorial Auditorium at the end of each session. Established in 1950 by Dr. Jack Swartz and surrounded by the San Francisco Peaks on the Northern University of Arizona campus, this program allows students to attend concerts and recitals, as well as opportunities for other fun activities such as the talent show, dances, movie nights, camp games, and more. Tuition with housing $729-$1,399, tuition alone $529-$799. 6/22-7/5, 7/6-12. 300 students, 45 tea­chers per session. Con­tact: 928-523-2323, [email protected]

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. 7/13-16. Con­tact: 800-444-3524, [email protected]

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Band at the Beach, San Diego, is a concert band camp accepting students in grades 7-12 with two years of classroom or private instruction. Activities include daily large group and sectional instruction, and performances on 8/8. Tuition $210 with limited scholarships available and military discount of 20%; graduating seniors attend for free and alumni are welcome. 8/4-8. 60-80 students, 20 teachers. Con­tact: 619-222-3065, [email protected]

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. Tuition with housing $4,200, tuition only $2,100. 7/6-29. 65 students, 13 teachers. Contact: 415-753-8920, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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 $755-$1,650. 7/17-8/3. 140 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 510-527-7500, [email protected]

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. 7/17-21. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected] .org.

Hidden Valley Music, Carmel Valley,  offers a variety of masterclasses for advanced players led by master teachers that are held in a beautiful rural setting on the central coast of California.
Flute with Keith Underwood is for advanced flutists with breakout sessions with jazz flutist Ali Ryerson. Tuition with housing $1,050. 7/6-11. 20 participants. Contact: [email protected]
Jazz Flute with Ali Ryerson is for advanced players focusing on jazz technique and performance. Tuition with housing $1,050, tuition alone $850. 7/6-11. 20 participants. Contact: [email protected]

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, is for students in grades 6-12. Intensive two- or four-week music programs, including band, chamber music, chamber orchestra, harp, jazz, piano, symphony orchestra, and wind ensemble. Daily schedule includes full and sectional rehearsals, private lessons, chamber music, and practice time. Recital and performance opportunities throughout the sessions. Con­tact: 959-659-2171, [email protected] (2013 data)

Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, is a one-week program for serious students ages 11-19. Curriculum includes solo performance, flute choirs, chamber music, electives, seminar classes, and guest artist events. The program features extremely accomplished faculty, daily recreation activities, and an international student body. The non-competitive atmosphere of this camp allows studetns to focus on their playing in a friendly environment. Tuition with housing $1,350. 7/11-19. 50 students, 9 teachers. Contact: 408-300-0399, [email protected]

Pacific Crest Drum Major Camp, Oceanside, brings together experts in music education and leadership to work with students preparing for their role as a high school drum major. Students will also experience a few days in the life of the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, sharing lodging and meals, reharsing with, and even conducting the corps. Open to current and prospective drum majors. Tuition with housing $249. 6/26-28. 40-50 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 909-287-1310, [email protected]

Pacific Music Camp, Stockton, offers a wide variety of ensembles, electives, and social activities for junior and senior high school musicians through four distinct camps: Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp, Pacific Music Business Camp, Junior Band & Orchestra Camp, Senior Band, Orchestra, Choir Camp, and Senior Piano Camp. This past summer attracted nearly 400 student musicians from across the western United States and beyond. Tuition with housing $695-$820, tuition alone $595-$720. Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp 6/15-21, Pacific Music Business Camp 6/15-21, Junior Band & Orchestra Camp 7/6-12, Senior Band, Orchestra, Choir, Piano Camp 7/13-19. Jazz Camp, 100 students; Music Business, 25 students; Junior Camp, 100 students; Senior Camp, 220 students. Con­tact: 209-946-2416, [email protected]

Stanford Jazz Camp, Stanford, immerses students ages 12-17 in a fun, focused environment. The program offers instrumentalists and vocalists the opportunity to study and play with motivated peers and a prestigious faculty of professional musicians and educators. The jazz camp includes masterclasses, ensemble playing, private lessons, and performance as well as theory, musicianship and jazz history. Tuition $1,235, housing $885. 7/20-25 and 7/27-8/1. Contact: 650-736-0324, [email protected]

Stanford Youth Orchestra, Stan­ford, (see ad on facing page) brings high school students ages 14-17 from across the U.S. and around the world for three weeks of intensive orchestral studies, practice, and performance. Participants also attend a range of interdisciplinary workshops that bring together music, science, technology, and culture led by faculty from Standford’s Music Department and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Participants live in residence on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. A complete application includes test scores, transcripts, music teacher recommendation, and an audition, either in-person or recorded. 7/6-26. Contact: 888-423-6040, youthorchestra @stanford.edu.

Summer Music West, San Francisco, offers weekday nonresidential programs and classes for music students ages 9-18; three to four years private instruction recommended. Conservatory faculty and guest artists teach courses in musicianship, chamber music, Gilbert & Sullivan scenes, and composition. Admission by audition. Tuition $450-985. Six sessions during 6/16-8/1. 40 students, 20 teachers. Contact: 415-503-6254, [email protected]

Wildwood Institute of Musical Arts, Irvine. Programs include Intermediate  Summer Camp for grades 7-9 (7/7-14) and Senior High Summer Camp for grades 10-13 (7/14-21). All students participate in band, orchestra, string orchestra, and small ensembles. Students accepted with a teacher recommendation. Each program culminates with a concert at the end of the session. Tuition with hous­ing $545. 100 students, 19 teachers. Contact: 949-551-2877, [email protected]

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. 6/16-8/9. Contact: 805-969-4726, [email protected]

Flutes by the Sea Masterclass, Half Moon Bay, is an intensive course with flute choir participation, business of music lectures, mock audition, concerts, flute market, meditation for performers classes, and more. For serious flutists of any age. Tuition alone $495, housing to be arranged by participants; auditors $295. 6/8-12. 10 participants, unlimited auditors.  Master-class teachers Gary Schocker, Viviana Guzman.

California State University Summer Arts, Fresno, has drawn college students and professionals from the United States and abroad for over 25 years. Two two-week intensives provide 3-6 transferable undergraduate or graduate college credit. Participants work one-on-one and in small groups with renowned teachers. Contact: 562-951-4060, [email protected]

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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. 6/25-29. Contact: 781-874-9728, [email protected]

Boston Brass Music Camp, Gun­nison, is a week-long camp for brass players of all ages. 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 $795, tuition alone $635. Teachers can earn one credit of continuing education credit for the cost of $65/credit hour. 6/29-7/5. 40 students, 7 teachers. Contact: 970-943-2169, [email protected]

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy 2013, 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. Students accepted by recorded audition only. Application deadline 3/15. Tuition with housing $1,995-2,195, tuition alone $1,525-$1,725. 6/15-29. 80 Students, 35 teachers. Contact: 303-871-6400, [email protected]

Vivace Band Leadership Training, Greeley, is a two-day workshop that focuses on leadership characteristics, communication, time management, commanding attention, and setting and reading goals. Tim Lautzenheiser and John Villella are the featured clinicians; held at the University of Northern Colorado. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected]
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Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, offers musical and personal development for youth and adults in an inspirational setting. The youth program offers individual attention due to a low student to faculty ratio, and students can study any orchestral instrument, piano, voice, or composition with highly acclaimed resident and visiting faculty. Students focus on solo, chamber music, and orchestra opportunities, including a concerto competition and multiple performances. Seminars for adults offer an emphasis on early music, piano, or chamber music. Limited scholarships are available. Rocky Ridge also offers seminars for adults with emphasis in early music, piano, or chamber music. Early music and piano seminars admit all levels for study with renowned master teachers. The Chamberre in the Rockies program, the chamber music seminar, is for advanced sight-readers and is uncoached. All seminars have optional performance opportunities. Adult seminars run from three to five days and can be combined. Programs include Junior Student Seminar 1, 6/10-22 (ages 10-15), Junior Student Seminar 2, 7/29-8/10 (ages 10-15), Young Artist Seminar, 6/24-7/27 (ages 15-24), Adult Piano Seminar 1, 5/31-6/4 (ages 18+), Adult Piano Seminar 2, 6/4-8 (ages 18+), Chamberre in the Rockies, 8/13-17 (ages 18+), Early Music Festival & Workshop, 8/20-24 (ages 18+), Early Music Intensive (harpsichord and voice only), 8/25-27 (ages 18+). Tuition with housing $312-$3,850. Sessions vary in length. 20-65 participants per session, 5-22 teachers. Contact: 970-586-4031, [email protected]

Alto and Bass Flute Retreat, Boulder, features duets, trios, quartets and quintets on alto and bass flute culminating in a public performance. Workshops ontone development, intonation, excerpts from the flute choir repertoire, and alternate fingerings. Tuition with housing $455 double, $635 single, tuition alone $275.  6/19-23. 25 participants. Masterclass teacher Christine Potter. Contact: [email protected]

The Panoramic Flutist Seminar, Boulder, will delve into the practice, study, and performance with creative workshops and sessions designed to address the whole musician: body, mind, and artistry. Tuition with housing $450-600, tuition alone $135-$155. Unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Christina Jennings, Lisa Garner Santa, Carol Wincenc. 5/28-31. Contact: [email protected]
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. Limited to 140 participants. Tuition with housing $775; nonrefundable $35 application fee. 7/14-20. Contact: 303-832-4676, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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.
    The flute program is for high school and college age flutists and offers private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, concerto competition, performance classes, masterclasses, recitals, and panel discussions. Tuition with housing $3,850. 6/24-7/27. 70 performers. Masterclass teacher Claudia Anderson. Contact: [email protected]
    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 6/5-8/25. 250 participants, 50 teachers. Contact: 970-586-4031, [email protected]

Vivace 2013 Band Leadership Training, Greeley, is a two-day workshop that focuses on leadership characteristics, communication, time management, commanding attention, and setting and reading goals. Tim Lautzenheiser and John Villella are the featured clinicians; held at the University of Northern Colorado. Director tuition (with students) $60, early arrival option $40. 7/13-14. Contact: 800-264-1121, [email protected] (2013 Data)

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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. 7/7-13 high school, 7/14-20 middle school. 60-100 students, 28 teachers. Contact:406-212-3939, [email protected](2013 Data)

New Mexico
Santa Fe Flute Immersion, Santa Fe, is an intensive flute class titled “Getting Ready: Audition Preparation and Performance Skills,” with emphasis on getting rid of performance anxiety. Tuition for performers $750, auditors $400; daily rates available. Scholarships and housing available. 6/30-7/7. 12 college and young professionals and 5 high school students, and up to 100 auditors. Masterclass teachers Bart Feller, Susan Levitin, Linda Marianiello, Tim Bower. Contact: [email protected]

Trevor Wye Albuquerque Master­class, Albuquerque, presents four days of intensive study with master flutist and teacher Trevor Wye, featuring morning technique classes and afternoon classes in 18th- and 19th-century flute repertoire. Recommended level for maximum benefit: advanced high school to professional. Performers will participate in all classes. Auditors may participate in morning warm-up and technical workout. 6/11-14. 1 teacher. Contact: 505-821-3766, fluteclass [email protected]

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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 $425. 6/16-22. 85 students, 11 teachers. Contact: 541-805-6262, [email protected]
   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 $450. 7/28-8/3. 85 students, 12 teachers. Con­tact: 541-663-0326, [email protected] (2013 Data)

Summer Music Camps at Univer­sity of Oregon for High School Musicians, Eugene, includes three camps for students who have completed grades 8-12; graduating seniors are welcome.
    Marching and Leadership Camp (7/7-12) allows drum majors, section leaders, color guard, and percussionists to learn about motivation, marching, and teaching strategies. The program is led by Oregon Marching Band instructors, drum majors, and other educators.
   67th Annual Concert Band Camp (7/14-19) is a week-long program for woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The program includes large and small ensemble instruction, masterclasses, elective courses, guest performers, and performances.
    Jazz Improvisation Camp (8/10-15) is designed for instrumentalists who seek to develop their skills in improvisation. The program is suited for students of all levels of improvisation experience. Students are given the opportunity to work with Steve Owen, director of the award-winning jazz studies program at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, as well as a team of the region’s finest jazz artists and educators.
Tuition with housing $595, tuition alone $395, tuition with meals $495. Merit and diversity scholarships are available. 90 students, 30 teachers per session. Contact: 541-236-2393, [email protected]

Flute Extremes Workshop, Eugene, is a workshop where flutists gain experience in Baroque and modern flute styles. Tuition with housing $656.50, tuition alone $400. 6/19-22. 16 students. Masterclass teachers Molly Barth and Kim Pineda. One work study position available. Contact: [email protected]

Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat, Portland, is a class for flutists age 18 through adult designed to improve your flute playing and enhance chamber music performance skills. Flute Choir Reading sessions will focus on teaching and performing a variety of flute choir repertoire. Tuition alone $260. Housing available at Fairfield Inn, 6100 SW Meadows, Lake Oswego, OR, near the interchange of I-5 and Hwy 217. Registration includes a copy of The Flute Scale Book: A Path to Artistry by George & Louke. 7/25-27. 25 participants. Masterclass teachers Patricia George, Phyllis Avidan Louke. Contact: [email protected]

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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 intensive workshops de­signed especially for aspiring young musicians. Students can hone their 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 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 $895-$1,800, tuition alone $295-$1,200. 6/16-8/22. 275 students, 60 teachers. Contact: 206-726-5030, [email protected]

Marrowstone Music Fes­tival, Bell­ing­ham, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific North­west. The program draws musicians aged 13-25 from over 30 states and several countries to study with an internationally acclaimed faculty at 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 for the public in Bellingham.   Tuition with housing $2,475, with scholarships available. 7/27-8/10. 190 students, 30 teachers. Con­tact: 206-362-2300, [email protected]

Metro-Capitol Leadership Academy, Sherwood, is a camp designed to teach section leaders and drum majors conducting, peer teaching techniques, instrument pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and leadership techniques. The skills taught in this camp will strongly benefit band programs. Tuition alone $220. 6/18-20. 150 students, 10 teachers. Contact: (503) 990-6740, [email protected]

Young Musicians & Artists (YMA), Salem, provides a high-quality  residential performing and visual arts program for students who have completed grades 4 through 12. The program offers instruction in dance, instrumental music, photography, creative writing, piano, musical theatre, songwriting, composition, theatre, visual arts, and vocal music. The music session offers choir, band, orchestra, piano, and composition, with a focus on classical and jazz, as well as Afro-Cuban drumming and rhythm. Since 1974, the program has been held at Willamette University. Tuition with housing $1,700. Music 6/22-7/4, multi-arts (which includes songwriting) 7/6-18. 125 students, 50 teachers per session. Contact: 503-281-9528, [email protected]

23nd 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. Con­tact: 307-754-6425, [email protected]
northwestcollege.edu. (2013 Data)

Multiple States
Vivace’s Marching Band Leadership Workshops. These one, two, and four day programs bring high school students together with premier clinicians and programs. Programs are  held in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Best for any student who loves participating in band, these programs feature Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and the George Parks Drum Major Academy. $60/1 day, $290/2 days, $520/4 days. One-day sessions 6/30, 7/9, 7/10, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/18, 7/20; two-day sessions 7/12-13 and 7/20-21; four-day sessions 7/6-9 and 7/22-25. Contact: 1-800-264-1211, [email protected]

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Outside the United States

Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy, Saint-Irénée, Quebec. This music and dance academy is internationally recognized for its pedagogical excellence. Nestled in the heights of Charlevoix but only a few steps from the St. Lawrence River, le Domaine Forget offers an exceptional setting conducive to creativity and musical practice, far from the madding crowd. Program includes masterclasses and private and group classes, as well as conferences and concerts. Brass session 6/1-15, Chamber Music 6/3-15, Woodwinds 6/15-28, Dance 6/29-7/12, Guitar 6/29-7/12, Jazz 7/6-13, Strings 7/13-8/9 (see description below), Choir 8/10-17, Collaborative piano 7/20-8/9, Solo piano 8/10-23. Tuition with housing $345-$2,250. Contact: 418-452-8111, [email protected]
   String Session. Designed for intermediate, advanced, and semi-professional students ages 15 or older, this program provides violinists with a tailored pedagogical approach in a strong collaborative environment. It also offers young students an opportunity to benefit, each week, from the combined expertise of internationally renowned teachers. The balance between private lessons, masterclasses, and group lessons results in a unique learning experience. Tuition with housing for Canadian applicants $2,490 CDN; for international applicants $3,085 CDN. 7/13-8/9. 35 teachers. Contact: 418-452-8113,
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Czech Republic
Fine Arts Camps Europe, Horni Jeleni, is an international fine arts camp experience for students ages 8-19 in symphonic band, string/symphony orchestra, recorder ensemble, guitar ensemble, choir, 4-hand piano, harp, and theatre. Students have a choice of 13 electives. Minimum recommended experience is two years. Exchange program is available. $335/7 days, $465/10 days, $765/17 days. Session I 7/16-26, Session II 7/27-8/2. 100 students, 20 teachers. Contact: [email protected]

Zodiac Music Academy & Festival, Valdeblore, Cote D’Azur, invites advanced students and young professionals to spend two weeks of intense musical training and performing in one of the world’s most stunningly beautiful places: the south of France. Boasting an international faculty, the academy offers masterclasses with renowned French artists, chamber music coaching wiith the Zodiac Trio, immersion in French culture, and ample performing opportunities. Every student will receive four one-hour private lessons and four sessions of chamber music coaching and will participate in masterclasses and performances throughout the region. The academy will organize excursions to points of interest on the French Riviera, chamber music sight-reading sessions with faculty members, as well as clinics on a myriad of topics. Housing includes brand new facilities and various amenities. Tuition with housing $2,470. 7/2-15. 35-40 students, 10 teachers. Contact: 718-687-6990, [email protected]

Corciano String Quartet Retreat, Corciano. Ensemble coaching and lectures by members of the world-class Fitz­william String Quartet. Professional, student, and amateur players welcome, as well as traveling companions. Optional individual lesson with Fitzwilliam Quartet member EUR 60/lesson. Tuition with housing EUR 775 for a shared room, private room EUR 975, companion in shared room EUR 550. 6/2-9. Deadline for registration is 3/31. Contact: 39 075 697 8147, [email protected](2013 Data)

Robert Aitken in Italy, Oderzo, Teachers are Robert Aitken, flute, and Jan Junker, piccolo and assistant. Tuition with housing and meals EUR 780 (add EUR 7 per night for a single room). Dates TBA. 2 teachers. Contact: +49 174 2429695, floe [email protected]

Jersey International Masterclasses Jersey, Channel Islands provides world-class education to professional level students at the beginning of their careers and students, approximately Diploma ABRSM level. The classes are taught by internationally acclaimed musicians in the Jersey Academy of Music housed in the beautiful Chateau Vermont in the Channel Islands situated between England and France. Selection is by audition. Tuition £400-£900. 7/28-8/6, 8/5-14. 15 teachers. Contact [email protected]

Vianden International Music Festival 2-week program for flutists of all ages focusing on chamber music with perf. in historic halls. Tuition w/housing €2050 for part., €1250 for auditors. Students under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Aug. 11-15. Teachers Nancy Stagnitta, Soo-Kyung Park. [email protected](2013 Data)

Galway Flute Festival, Weggis, offers a unique opportunity to participate in a program with James Galway, the “Master of the Flute.” The program includes daily warm-ups, vocal training, and personal masterclasses focusing on all aspects of flute playing with an emphasis on studies, recital, and concerto repertoire. Lady Jeanne Galway holds classes each afternoon open to students of all levels. Students will have a chance to perform and be coached with one of the four pianists in residence. All classes open to all students. Tuition 93-107 Franks. Application deadline for participants: April 30. 7/25-8/3. 20 performers, unlimited auditors. Contact: 706-542-4400, [email protected]

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