This list is currently under construction. Stay tuned for plenty of updates, but for now, check out some of the music summer camps we’ve highlighted below and visit this site: mysummercamps.com for a big list of music camps you can attend.
COUNTRY DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY
Location: Plymouth, MA; High View, WV; Lyman, NH
Dates: Weekly camps mid-July through August
Residential weeks for adults and families where they get to experience traditional English and North American dance and music in beautiful outdoor settings. Each week has a unique focus.
SIRSY BAND CAMP #4
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Dates: February 22
In this three-hour session 16-20 people (ages 15 and up) will get together and
arrange, learn, and perform a song with the band SIRSY. The session will culminate in the creation of a music video posted on YouTube. Each participant will also receive an MP3 track of the performance. No prior experience necessary.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: Chamber Orchestra May
21-23, Chamber Music May 22-25
Individuals or preformed chamber groups welcome. Learn from Curtis faculty and play side-by-side with select students. Three ways to participate are: three evenings of inspiring orchestra sessions, intensive chamber coaching in the mornings, or morning coaching with orchestra or piano studio class at night.
CURTIS SUMMERFEST: JEFFREY KHANER FLUTE CLASS
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: June 23-27
A week of interactive courses and master classes with Philadelphia Orchestra principal flute Jeffrey Khaner and Dolce Suono Ensemble founder Mimi Stillman. All ages are welcome.
RAMI’S RHAPSODY PIANO CAMP FOR ADULTS
Location: New Hartford, NY
Dates: June 21-27, October 18-24
Take a week off to practice, learn, perform with like-minded music lovers. This personal experience with international concert pianist Rami Bar-Niv and guest masters is a unique opportunity suitable to adult players at all levels. Learn correct and injury-free piano playing techniques.
JAMEY ABERSOLD’S SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOPS
Location: Louisville, KY
Dates: June 28-July 3 and July 5-10
Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome in this intensive program to learn jazz improvisation from leading educators and performers. Training includes theory, ear training, combo performance, and master class sessions. All instruments—rhythm section, strings, and vocalists—are welcome.
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVALS
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: Winter Chamber Heat
February 20-22, Summer Chamber Festival June 21-July 5
USD Chamber Music Festivals welcome individual participants and preformed groups of all ages. Members of the San Diego Symphony and USD music faculty conduct coaching sessions. The best ensembles from both festivals are invited to perform at the Annual Festival Concert in February.
LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR IN A DAY WORKSHOP
Location: various US venues
Dates: Year Round
This one-day workshop was created to meet the needs of busy adults who want to learn to play, but may not have time for weekly lessons. This unique workshop is filled with skills and information equivalent to six weekly lessons: basic chords, strumming and picking patterns, music theory, and more.
MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP
Location: Olathe, KS
Dates: July 12-19
Courses in improvisation, performance, cutting edge technology, plus teacher training workshops. Learn to command the stage, improve your technique, and increase your musical knowledge. Discover tools to help you access your personal creativity. Show off new skills in evening jam sessions and a final concert.
Location: Lubec, ME
Dates: Weeklong workshops offered throughout the year
Instrument specific workshops—piano, cello, celtic harp, flute, clarinet, trumpet, oboe, mandolin, voice, and more. Intensive practice and study for adults of any level in a beautiful setting.
LARK WORLD MUSIC, SONG & DANCE CAMP
Location: Mendocino, CA
Dates: July 31-August 8
Magical days and nights in a redwood forest filled with music, dance, and good times. Take as many or few workshops as you would like, participate in jams 24-hours-a-day, and dance every evening. All levels, adults and families welcome.
WERNICK JAM AND BANJO CAMPS
Location: Nationwide, often in conjunction with bluegrass festivals
Dates: Year round
Hands-on learning in a low-pressure environment by experienced teachers Pete and Joan Wernick. Learn to play lead, fake solos, and sing harmony, plus group and individualized instruction on backup techniques. Also learn bluegrass jam ground rules and etiquette along with many bluegrass standards.
TI TI TABOR HUNGARIAN FOLK CAMP
Location: Edmonds, WA
Dates: August 2-9
Rich immersion experience into authentic Hungarian folk culture for adults and children. Experts from Hungary teach music, song, and dance for adults, and thematic folk arts for children. Each day culminates in an evening folk dance party with live music.
GUITAR TOWN AT COPPER MOUNTAIN
Location: Copper Mountain, CO
Dates: August 7-9
Three free days of the world’s best guitarists together for live performances, guitar and songwriting workshops, and kids’ music activities. Past performers include Joe Satriani, Buddy Guy, Tommy Emmanuel, and Jimmie Vaughan.
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