Summer Music Camps & Workshops

Violin students at summer camp


Summer Music Camps & Workshops

Join us for inclusive, engaging University-quality summer music camps and programs including instrumental, band, vocal and choral. In collaboration with George Mason University’s School of Music, our programs are enriching, high caliber music experiences focused on both artistry and skill building.  Courses are taught by University professors, Master’s degree candidates and professional Teaching Artists.  Develop your artistry with other like-minded music students!  Programs are also available for younger children just beginning their musical journey.  For more details, click on any program below. A Residential Option is available for the Summer Music Intensive Week programs, June 17-21!


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Orchestra summer camp studentsOvations Summer Strings
GRADES 7-12 (two groups)
June 23-28, 2019
Chamber music & orchestra for violin, viola, cello & bass

Chamber music students rehearsingChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 8-12, 2019
Advanced chamber experience for strings & piano

Young violin students at summer campYouth Violin Camp
Ages 6-12
July 22-26, 2019
Dynamic camp for young violinists

Students at summer violin campViolin Bootcamp
Ages 10-18
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16, 2019
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violinists

Violin summer camp for kids and teensViola Bootcamp
Ages 10-18
Aug 5-9, 2019
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violists




Flute students at summer campSummer Flute Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Masterclasses, chamber music, flute choir & more

Clarinet students at summer campSummer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber music & more

Mason campusSummer Residential Program
Ages 13-18
June 16-21, 2019
For Music Intensive Week

Trumpet summer camp for teensSummer Trumpet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Learn different trumpet fundamentals & playing styles

Students rehearsing at Percussion summer camp

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Clinics, masterclasses and percussion ensemble




summer-pianoSummer Piano Adventures
Ages 6-9
June 24-28 OR July 8-12, 2019
Intro to piano, musical notation, rhythm & more

Student performing at summer piano campSummer Piano Academy
Ages 8-18 (divided into age groups)
July 29-Aug 2 and Aug 5-9, 2019
Private lessons, masterclasses, ensembles, a final recital & more

String musician students at summer campChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 8-12, 2019
Advanced chamber experience for piano & strings

Students at summer guitar campBeginner Guitar Camp 
Ages 8-12
July 15-19, 2019
Learn the basics of guitar playing, notation & more

Summer guitar workshop for teensSummer Guitar Intensive
Ages 13-18
July 15-19, 2019
Solo and ensemble development & more




Composition students at summer campIntro to Music Composition
Ages 13-18
July 8-12, 2019
Learn basic elements of the creative process

Composition students at summer campMusic Composition Explorations
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13-18
June 24-28, 2019
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

Songwriting students at summer camp

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

Young students learning music theoryIntro to Music Theory
Ages 8-12 & 13-18
July 15-19, 2019
Develop crucial aural, analytical and interpretive music skills

Teens learning music theoryAdvanced Music Theory
Ages 14-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Prepare for college-level music theory aural skills

Music History imageMusic History Workshop
Ages 14-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Take an in-depth journey into the history of music



Music Recording summer camp for teensMusic Recording Studio
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Record, mix and produce original music

Student mixing songs at recording campMusic Producer Intro Camp
Ages 9-12
July 8-12, 2019
Create your own music tracks using Digital Audio software




Musical Theater Bootcamp summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 12-18 & 7-11
July 8-12 OR July 29-Aug 2, 2019
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

Students at summer musical programSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7-11 & 12-18
June 17-21, 2019 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Songwriting students at summer campSinger/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching




Young kids at music campMusic Sampler for Young Kids
Ages 5-8
July 8-12 / 15-19/ 29-Aug 2, 2019
A fun-filled introduction to the world of music




Music teachers in a training sessionOrff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Eductors
July 8-12 and/or July 15-26, 2019
Certification & supplemental courses