Adventure Music Camp
Adventure Music Camp
1-week day camp
July 29-Aug 2, 2019
Terry Fonda Smith, director
“Adventure Camp offered my daughter a great mix of different ways for making music. She thrived being among so many people, adults and kids, who care about music the way that she does.” — Adventure Music Camp parent
Spend a week at Eastman making music with people just like you- who love playing, learning, and creating, all in a supportive and fun environment. This is an exciting day camp (commuting students) for students entering grades 5-9 (current grades 4-8) that combines the best of ECMS’s half-day programs into one engaging musical week. We meet daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am – 4pm with activities that include ensemble rehearsals (band and string orchestra), theory in motion (musicianship class with movement), electronic music (using apps and computer programs to create music and enhance practice time), composition, and improvisation. On our final day, we will show off the results of our adventures to friends and family in a performance!
This program is for students entering grades 5-9 that have at least two years’ experience on their instrument or in a chorus, and are playing at a NYSSMA level 2 or Suzuki book 2 or higher. A teacher’s letter of recommendation is part of the application so that appropriate music can be selected for the ensembles. No audition necessary. What is required? A great attitude and a desire to explore the world of music!
Instruments accepted are bowed strings, winds, brass, and percussion.
Not included this year are voice, piano, guitar, or harp.
Note that housing and meals are not included/available. Students should pack a lunch every day (refrigeration not provided).
Concert: Friday August 2, 4pm in Kilbourn Hall
- 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year
- 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees
Registration deadline: July 1, 2019
9am – Music in Motion – learning concepts of rhythm and intervals using movement and singing in a fun group class
10am – coached ensembles for strings, winds/brass, and voice
noon – lunch
1pm – composing music or intro to music theory
2pm – using computer apps (like Garage Band, or looping apps)
3pm – improvisation and creative music making
4pm – students are picked up
Click HERE to apply
And download Teacher Recommendation Form HERE