Music Program 2020
Each of your six full days at camp is filled with music-making, time for relaxation, and evening concerts.
Typical Daily Schedule
* Sessions: Participants choose their sessions from the classes scheduled during those times. Except for chamber music groups, there is no pre-registration for classes.
** Evening concerts are open to family, friends and the general public.
A varied selection of classes, for vocalists and instrumentalists, beginners and advanced alike, will keep you making music all day.
* Choral Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra:
** String Ensembles:
*** Chamber music groups:
We try to accommodate everyone who would like to play in a chamber group, but please note that some fluency with sight-reading is required. If you do not feel comfortable playing an independent part without the assistance of a conductor, we encourage you to take part in the large ensembles but not to request a chamber ensemble.
For the enjoyment of all those in a chamber group, the faculty may be consulted if there is concern that a camper may not be able to "hold their own" on a part. In that case, the camper may not be accepted into a chamber group.
Most of the repertoire for the larger classes is selected before camp. If you wish to learn/prepare the music ahead of time (it is not required to do so) you may find links to the printed music (for instrumentalist parts) or sing-a-long tracks for the large choral work.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, our outstanding faculty present concerts, ending the day on a perfect note.
Wednesday evening will be a Cabaret / Participant Showcase evening. If you have been working on a piece and wish to "try it out" in front of a supportive audience, this is the time to do it! Children and youth in particular are encouraged to perform, and light-hearted "Cabaret-like" numbers are most welcome.
On Friday evening and all day Saturday, the spotlight is on the participants! This is your chance to perform in an amicable, supportive environment, and to hear what your fellow participants have been working on all week. Various concerts will feature chamber music, small choral groups, children and youth. Saturday evening the spotlight is on the large ensembles, with a wind-up party on campus afterwards (to which guests are welcome).
Camp gets going even before your first class Monday morning.
Upon your arrival between 2:00 and 4:00pm on Sunday, July 19, head directly to registration, and then get settled in your room. Past campers can mingle with old friends and introduce themselves to first-time campers.
After supper, an orientation session will map out how the week will unfold, and the faculty and their courses will be introduced.
On the last day of camp (Sunday,