Camps, classes, and other programs to spark your imagination and keep you motivated this summer!
Music Around the Globe – Grab your passport and get ready to travel around the world! Campers will experience music from different continents and explore the rhythms, sounds, and instruments which make each unique. Join us this summer and see the world through sound!
Date and time: June 20-24, 9-12 noon
Musical Time Travelers – Have you ever wondered how music has become what it is today? Put on your seatbelt and get ready to travel back in time! Campers will explore the sounds, melodies, and composers throughout history.
Date and time: July 25-29, 9-12 noon
Explore Music at EMF – In partnership with Eastern Music Festival, The Music Academy offers a wonderful experience to learn about the symphony orchestra. Explorers receive an introduction to classical music and the orchestra through hands-on learning. Experienced instructors provide a kid-friendly and creative approach to music through instrument demonstrations, orchestra rehearsal visits, making and playing instruments, singing, and engaging activities with melody, harmony, and rhythm. Campers will be up-close and personal with some of the nation’s top student orchestral musicians. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
One adult and one child ticket to an EMF performance is included with camp registration!
Date and time: July 11-15, 9-12 noon
Ages: Ages 5-8
Cost per student: $160
Classes, Workshops, and a Study Challenge
Quick-Study Piano Challenge! (Registration coming soon) – Committing about 10 minutes to this skill, for five days each week, students will increase their music reading skills and earn points throughout the summer. Certificates will be given to everyone who participates in the challenge, and prizes will be awarded to those who earn the most points! Students will be assessed prior to beginning the challenge and will be assigned to purchase one of the inexpensive ten levels of “Sight Reading: Piano Music for Sight Reading and Short Study” by D. Hidy & K. Snell (Kjos Publications). Most of the examples in these books are only eight measures long and less than 30 seconds—very “do-able.” Students will be allowed to submit a maximum of five videos each week. A scoring rubric will be given to the students so they understand how they will be evaluated.
Using a shared Google Drive students will submit their videos. Once each week the instructor will listen, score, and add up the points. Each student will be assigned a shared Google Folder for them to upload their videos. A readable scoring sheet will allow students to see their own scores and how they compare to others. Each student will be able to create their own “name” to keep it anonymous/confidential for the scoring sheet.
Level/Age: Elementary through Early Advanced
Schedule: Begins the week of June 13 and continues for eight weeks. No meetings other than an initial 15-minute assessment to recommend the appropriate level.
Max Enrollment: Unlimited!
Cost per student: $96