Summer Music Camps & Workshops

Violin students at summer camp

Summer 2020 registration is open!

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 14-19!

 

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INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Orchestra summer camp studentsMason Summer Strings
*formerly Ovations Strings Academy
GRADES 7 – 12 (two groups)
June 22 – 26, 2020
Chamber music & orchestra

Chamber music students rehearsingChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13 – 18 years
July 6 – 10, 2020
Advanced chamber experience for strings & piano

 

Young violin students at summer campYouth Violin & Cello Camp
Ages 6 – 12
June 29 – July 3, 2020
Dynamic camp for young violinists & cellists

Students at summer violin campViolin Bootcamp
Ages 10 – 18
Aug 3 – 7, 2020
Private lessons, masterclasses & more

Violin Bootcamp: Performance Intensive
Ages 10 – 18
Aug 10 – 14, 2020
For more advanced students, focus on performance

Violin summer camp for kids and teensViola Bootcamp
Ages 10 – 18
July 13 – 17, 2020
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violists

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Clarinet students at summer campSummer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber music & more

Flute students at summer campSummer Flute Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Masterclasses, chamber music, flute choir & more

Summer Trombone Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020

 

Mason campusSummer Residential Program
Ages 13 – 18
June 14 – 19, 2020
Live on Campus During Camp Week!

Trumpet summer camp for teensSummer Trumpet Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Learn different trumpet fundamentals & playing styles

Students rehearsing at Percussion summer camp

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Clinics, masterclasses and percussion ensemble

Summer Saxophone Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

summer-pianoSummer Piano Adventures
Ages 6 – 9
June 15 – 19 OR June 29 – July 3, 2020
Intro to piano, musical notation, rhythm & more

Student performing at summer piano campSummer Piano Academy
Ages 8 – 18 (divided into age groups)
July 27 – 31, 2020
Private lessons, masterclasses, ensembles, a final recital & more

String musician students at summer campChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 6-10, 2020
Advanced chamber experience for piano & strings

Students at summer guitar campBeginner Guitar Camp 
Ages 8 – 12
July 20 – 24, 2020
Learn the basics of guitar playing, notation & more

Student performing at summer piano campPiano Academy *Advanced
Ages 10 – 18 (divided into age groups)
August 3 – 7, 2020
Performance focused with a competition, recital & more

 

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Composition students at summer campIntro to Music Composition
Ages 13 – 18
June 22 – 26, 2020
Learn basic elements of the creative process

Composition students at summer campMusic Composition Explorations
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13 – 18
July 20 – 24, 2020
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

Songwriting students at summer camp

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13 – 18
July 27 – 31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

 

 

 

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording summer camp for teensMusic Recording Studio
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Record, mix and produce original music

Student mixing songs at recording campMusic Producer Intro Camp
Ages 11 -15
June 22 – 26, 2020
Create your own music tracks using Digital Audio software

 

 

VOCAL

Musical Theater Bootcamp summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 12 – 18 & 7 – 11
July 6 – 10 OR July 27 – 31, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

Students at summer musical programSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7 – 11 & 12 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Songwriting students at summer campSinger/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13 – 18
July 27 – 31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

 

 

YOUNG KIDS

Young kids at music campMusic Sampler for Young Kids
Ages 5 – 8
June 22–26, 2020
June 29–July 3, 2020
July 6–10, 2020
July 20–24, 2020
A fun-filled introduction to the world of music

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Music teachers in a training sessionOrff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Educators
July 6 – 10 and/or July 13 – 24, 2020
Certification & supplemental courses