Due to COVID-19 our staff is tele-working. For questions, email academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and classes are now online.

Summer Music Programs Online

 

AGES 5 – 18  |  SEE PROGRAMS BY AGE

Summer 2021 registration will be open in March!

 

In collaboration with George Mason University’s School of Music, our online programs are enriching, high caliber music experiences focused on both artistry and skill-building. Students will connect with University professors and professional teaching artists for live-streamed lectures, masterclasses, guest performances, private lessons, clinics, audition workshops, and supplemental learning resources that are fun and interactive both online and offline.

 

 


Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2020 & 2021” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best for Families Reader Poll!

 


 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Summer Flute Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Masterclasses, flute choir & more

 

Summer Double Reed Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Learn fundamentals & playing styles

 

Summer Saxophone Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Audition prep, workshops & ensembles

 

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Clinics, masterclasses, and percussion ensemble

 

Music Composition Explorations
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Advanced instrumental composition

 

Summer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber music

 

Summer Horn Academy
Ages 13–18
June 28–July 2, 2021
Masterclasses, audition prep & horn choir

 

Summer Trombone Academy
Ages 13–18
June 28–July 2, 2021
Ensembles, workshops, clinics & more

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Introductory Voice class for young kidsYoung Music Makers
Ages 5–6
June 28–July 2, 2021
July 19–23, 2021
Sing, dance, play music-inspired activities

 

Piano Adventures
Ages 6–9
July 5–9, 2021
Intro to piano, notation & rhythm

 

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

Piano Adventures
Ages 6–9
July 5–9, 2021
Intro to piano, notation & rhythm

 

Summer Piano Academy
Ages 8–18 (divided into age groups)
July 26–30, 2021
August 2–6, 2021
Private lessons, masterclasses & recital

 

Beginner Guitar Camp
Ages 8–12
June 21–25, 2021
Learn the basics of guitar playing

 

Beginner Guitar Teen Camp
Ages 13–18
July 19–23, 2021
Learn the basics of guitar playing, chords & strumming

 

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Music Composition Explorations
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

 

Intro to Music Composition
Ages 13–18
June 21–25, 2021
Learn basic elements of the creative process

 

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13–18
July 26–30, 2021
Write & arrange your own songs

 

 

 

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording Studio
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Record, mix and produce original music

Music Producer Intro Camp
Ages 11–15
June 28–July 2, 2021
Create your own music tracks using Digital Audio software

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Mason Summer Strings Academy
Ages 9–12 (two groups)
July 5–9, 2021
Orchestra & masterclasses
Coming soon!

 

Mason Chamber Music Intensive
Ages 12–18 (two groups)
June 21–25, 2021
Chamber music & guided practices
Coming soon!

 

Youth Violin & Cello Camp
Ages 6–12
June 29–July 3, 2020
Dynamic camp for young string players
Coming soon!

Viola Bootcamp
Ages 10–18
July 12–16, 2021
Fundamentals & scales, practice techniques

 

Violin Bootcamp:
Technique Intensive
Ages 10 – 18
Aug 2–6, 2021
Private lessons, workshops & more
Coming soon!

Violin Bootcamp:
Performance Intensive
Ages 10–18
Aug 9–13, 2021
Technical & performing skills
Coming soon!

 

 

VOCAL

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 14–18 | July 26–30, 2021
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

 

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Workshop
Ages 7–11
June 14 – 18 | July 26 – 30, 2021
Singing and stage skills for singers/ actors

 

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13–18
July 26–30, 2021
Write & arrange your own songs

 

 

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Orff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Educators
July 5–9 and/or July 12–23, 2021
Certification & supplemental courses

 

 

 

Full Camp List