Summer Program 2019
We are thrilled to announce our Summer Program 2019! Scroll down to see a complete list of this year’s offerings. We are now offering weekend programs and programs for adults alongside our popular ensembles for middle and high school students.
WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?
BEGINNER GUITAR and UKULELE CLASSES
In the past, all of our summer programs were for musicians with some experience with private lessons. But now no experience is needed! We are now offering 75 and 90 minute beginner guitar and ukulele classes to give participants a chance to try out a new instrument and gain some experience in a fun and affordable way.
We will now be offering some of our programs on Saturdays so that folks who aren’t available on the weekdays can join us!
In previous summers, we had only offered programs for middle and high school students. This summer we’ll be offering a variety of programs for adults or for students of all ages. Check out our Beginner Ukulele and Guitar Classes, Songwriting Workshops, and Guitar Improv Workshops for more details.
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Our Summer Program runs in 5 sessions:
SESSION 1: July 8, 2019 through July 12, 2019, daily, Monday through Friday
SESSION 2: July 15, 2019 through July 19, 2019, daily, Monday through Friday
SESSION 3: July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019, daily, Monday through Friday
SESSION 4: July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019, daily, Monday through Friday
SATURDAY SESSION: July 6, 2019 through July 27, weekly on Saturdays
Middle School Programs: Middle School Programs are for students who are entering or currently attending 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
High School Programs: High School Programs are for students who are entering or currently attending 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Adult Programs: Adult Programs are for any students who will be 18 years of age or older by June 1, 2019.
All-Ages Programs: All-Ages Programs are for any of the above groups. Minimum age is students who are entering 6th grade.
For all programs with “Beginner” in the title, no experience is necessary.
For all other programs, recommended minimum experience is either two years of private instruction or two years of playing with a school ensemble. There is a questionnaire on our registration form that will ask for each student’s age and musical experience so that we can organize ensembles with students of similar backgrounds. It’s our goal to make sure everyone has an opportunity to feel successful and to enjoy the ensemble experience to the fullest so we take care in matching up students that will work well together.
Programs are run subject to a minimum enrollment. For most programs, the minimum enrollment is three students. For our A Capella Choir, the minimum is five, and for our Musical Theater Workshop, the minimum is nine.
If your favorite program doesn’t work with your schedule, EMAIL US. We would be happy to explore the possibility of designing a program to fit your schedule. Many of our programs have a low minimum enrollment number of 3 students. If there is enough interest to meet the minimum enrollment, we can add additional programs.
Ensembles range in price from $125 to $299.00. However, we have a variety of scholarships and discounts available. If you’re interested in an ensemble, but affordability is an issue, EMAIL US. We are committed to making our programs affordable for everyone to the best of our ability. Discounts are offered periodically throughout the spring. Scholarships are based on need.
Complete List of Programs Offered in Summer 2019
Click on any of the images below for complete schedule and details about any program.
Check out this new program for ukulele beginners who are interested in getting off to a running start with the Ukulele. Learn all these great skills: basic setup and tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, how to read tabs, beginning fingerpicking techniques, playing and performing popular songs. Students will learn how to navigate the instrument well enough to play on their own, in groups, and to learn new songs on their own! CLICK HERE to find out more.
A new class for beginning guitarists. No experience needed! Learn all these great skills: basic setup and tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, how to read tabs, beginning fingerpicking techniques, playing and performing popular songs. Students will learn how to navigate the instrument well enough to play on their own, in groups, and to learn new songs on their own! CLICK HERE to learn more.
The complete theater experience. Combine acting, singing, and movement in this two-week program as you prepare a musical review that will feature solo and group numbers from Broadway’s most popular shows. Practice skills that will prepare you for rehearsals, auditions, and performances in a low-pressure, fun, and supportive environment. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Imagine rocking out on your guitar for a whole week this summer! In this workshop, you’ll jam with other musicians as you learn how to improvise on the guitar. Explore a variety of musical styles as you learn the scales, chords, and music theory that will give you the knowledge you need to be able to improvise over a wide variety of songs. You’ll explore great riffs and licks that you can add to your bag of tricks, but also start finding your own voice as a guitarist. CLICK HERE to find out more.
In just one week the members of this workshop will write the music and lyrics for a brand new song, then record, edit, and mix the song in the studio. Participants will leave at the end of the week with a digital recording of a brand new original song that their band composed and produced. Learn about blending chords and melody, song structure, lyric-writing, and so much more! CLICK HERE to learn more.
**NEW PAGE** CLICK HERE to find out about our brand-new ADULT SONGWRITERS’ WORKSHOP.
Get an opportunity to join your voice with others in an amazing a cappella singing experience. Take this opportunity to perform the songs that you love with a small group of great singers. Learn to blend and harmonize just like the Pentatonix or Straight, No Chaser as you also learn to improve your own voice with posture, breathing, improved pitch, and so much more. You’ll spend an amazing week rehearsing in preparation for a performance Friday where you’ll show off your new skills with some great new friends. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Become a real DJ. In this class, you’ll learn to spin real vinyl records on turntables. Get acquainted with one of the world’s newest instruments as you see how DJs create modern genres from hip hop to electronica. Learn about beat-matching, mixing, scratching and much more! CLICK HERE to learn more.
This is the rock band experience you’ve been waiting for. Play a mix of classic rock tunes and songs that you will choose as an ensemble. Work together every day for week, honing the sound of the band in preparation for a recording session on Friday. In the studio, we’ll record, edit, and mix audio and video for one complete song that we’ll then share on our YouTube channel. You’ll also get a digital copy that you can share with friends and family. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Breathe new life into your violin, viola, or cello by grabbing this unique chance to play modern music on these classic instruments. Join this string ensemble that will be playing selections like “Eleanor Rigby,” “Over the Rainbow,” and even a few songs that you will choose together right out of the top 40. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Learn how to play real jazz in the same way the pros do: by improvising. This jazz combo will take the raw materials of any jazz standard—melody and chords—and use them to craft an original arrangement for a wide variety of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Never improvised or played jazz before? No problem. Take a chance and be amazed by what you’ll be able to do after just one week! CLICK HERE to learn more.