Summer Music Camps

Summer Music Camps 2018
 

While learning about musical instruments and basic musicianship skills, our campers in the PreK and K-8 camps also learn about the music of a nonwestern culture. In 2018, we will be exploring the music of East Asian cultures and each camp will make an instrument representative of one of the East Asian countries. These instruments will range from the Japanese Shamisen to one of the gourd type instruments from India, China or Korea.
 
The Choral and Instrumental camps will focus on individual musicianship training and ensemble performance. 
 
 
 
GUITAR CAMP -- JUNE 18-22, 2018
GRADES (completed) 5-11 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

This camp is for beginners and early intermediate level students. We will be exploring finger technique while learning to play melodies as well as chords We will explore the language of music and what that means for playing the guitar. Students will also learn to play in an ensemble.

 
Friday, June 22 at 11:30 am, demonstration for family and friends.
Tuition: $75   REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CAMP IS JUNE 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRESCHOOL CAMP S  --  JUNE 25-29, 2018
AGES 2 & 3  --  10:30 - 11:30 am
 AGES 4 & 5 -- 2:00 - 4:00 pm
 
These camps will focus on exploring the basic musical concepts of high/low, fast/slow, loud/soft and long/short. Children will sing, move to music, play rhythm instruments and xylophones, listen to instruments of the orchestra and make an instrument for their use. The children will be introduced to quarter, half and whole notes and the basis of their rhythmic value.
 
Friday, June 29 at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - demonstration for family and friends.

Tuition:  PreK 2 & 3 - $25;    PreK 4 & 5 - $50
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THESE CAMPS IS JUNE 8. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHORAL CAMP -- JULY 9-13, 2018
GRADES (completed) 3-8 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Students will work on vocal technique such as breath control, diction and voice placement, and sight singing and ear-training while working on choral literature of various cultures. Students attending this camp may be prepared to audition for the ProMusic Choristers Training Choir.

Camp director and clinician: Mezzo-soprano and conductor Dr. Gayla Turk has performed as a soloist across the US and in Europe and has led choirs on tour in the US and, most recently, in Ireland.

Friday, July 13 at 11:30 am, demonstration for family and friends.
Tuition: $75 REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CAMP IS JUNE 22.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXPLORING THE MUSIC OF APPALACHIA -- JULY 16-20, 2018
GRADES (completed) 5-11 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore the music of Appalachia as we learn about the history and culture of the Appalachia people. Each student will build and learn to play a real mountain dulcimer. Students need to be patient and focused as hand tools will be used in the process (under supervision).
Friday, July 20 at 11:30 am, demonstration for family and friends.

Tuition: $100 REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CAMP IS JUNE 15.

      
  
EXPLORING MUSIC CAMP  --  JULY 23 - 27, 2018
GRADES (completed) K-8  --  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Students attending this camp will explore how music is made on different instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass, etc.), the basics of reading music, and how to create their own melodies and perform them on one of our classroom instruments. We will also explore the voice and how we use it. Activities will include singing, moving to music, trying out different instruments, doing music worksheets and learning about and making an instrument from one of the East Asian countries.

Friday, July 27 at 11:30 am - demonstration performance for family and friends.
 
Tuition:  $75  REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CAMP IS JULY 6.