Summer Music Camps & Workshops

 

AGES 5 – 18  |  SEE PROGRAMS BY AGE

Summer 2021 registration now open!

 


Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2020 & 2021” by Northern Virginia Magazine!

 


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 focused on both artistry and skill-building. Students will connect with esteemed faculty and teaching artists for in-person or live-streamed lectures, masterclasses, guest performances, private lessons, clinics, audition workshops.

 

In-Person & Online Options
Our in-person programs have a reduced capacity, and classrooms will be reserved to host one unique program per space. For those who may not be ready to return to in-person programming, we will have a variety of online options available. Our online programs include a mix of live-streamed interactive classes, individualized and group activities, and enriching video resources.

COVID Safety Guideline
Please be assured that all in-person programs will follow strict safety protocols required by George Mason University and are subject to pivoting to all virtual platforms if health and safety conditions warrant. Required protocols will include masks, physical distancing, daily health checks, and more. Please visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for all in-person programs. We will be routinely updating the information as it evolves. Stay informed by visiting our website and looking out for email alerts and other Academy communications.

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Summer Double Reed Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Solo repertory, orchestral excerpts & reed making

 

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

 

 

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

Summer Brass Academy
Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Brass ensemble, masterclasses & guest artists

 

Music Composition Explorations
(In-Person & Online)

Ages 13–18
June 14–18, 2021
Advanced instrumental composition

 

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13–18
June 28–July 2, 2021
Clinics, masterclasses, and percussion ensemble

 

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Mason Summer Chamber Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 21–25, 2021
Small ensembles & guided practices

 

 

Mason Strings Camp
Ages 9–13
July 5–9, 2021
Ensembles & masterclasses

 

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

 

 

Violin Bootcamp Online
Ages 10–18
July 19–23, 2021
July 26–30, 2021
Private lessons, workshops & more

 

Violin Ensemble:
The Bach Double (Hybrid)

Ages 10 – 18
Aug 2–6, 2021
Dynamic camp for young string players

Violin Ensemble:
Schubert’s Erlkönig (Hybrid)

Ages 10–18
Aug 9–13, 2021
Technical & performing skills

 

 

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

 

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

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

 

 

Summer Piano Academy
Ages 8–13
July 26–30, 2021
Private lessons, masterclasses & recital

 

 

Summer Piano Academy (Advanced)
Ages 13–18
August 2–6, 2021
Private lessons, masterclasses competition & 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

 

 

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