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All Branches - June 30 through August 8, 2014
Six weeks of individual instruction and class instruction. Lessons are offered during daytime hours at all branch locations and on selected evenings at some locations.
Summer Jam Camp
July 7 to July 18, 2014 (10 days)
9 AM to 3 PM, Mary Louise Curtis Branch
This intensive two-week session is for students who play drums, electric guitar, bass, and keyboard, as well as for vocalists and songwriters. Students form bands, record original works in a professional studio, and learn all aspects of producing and playing jazz, blues and rock music with a group. The camps wraps up with a live rock show performance for family friends at a local venue.
Summer Chamber Music Camp
Strings and Woodwinds
June 23 -27, 2014
Strings: ages 8-12, Woodwinds: ages 10-18
9 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday, Willow Grove Branch
These intensive sessions provide small ensemble experience for string or woodwind players. Students will receive individual attention from faculty with emphasis on teamwork, good musicianship, careful tuning and rhythm, and the musical satisfaction of playing in a small group. No previous ensemble experience is necessary.
String auditions are TBA - contact the Branch for more details. Woodwind auditions will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 1 – 3 PM and Saturday, May 17 from 1 – 3 PM. Call 215.320.2630 for audition requirements and to schedule your 10-minute placement audition slot.
This camp for beginning and intermediate string students, explores string orchestra music and small chamber opportunities through rehearsals and related arts activities. The daily schedule includes a full ensemble rehearsal, sectionals, visual arts and playwriting. Camp concludes with a performance incorporating student’s plays and art with the string orchestra.
Contact Vanais Mason, Branch Coordinator, at 215.320.2643 or via for more information.
Summer Jazz Camp
August 4 – August 8, 2014
Ages 12 – 18
9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, Wynnefield Branch
This is a one-week session for students who play drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and wind and string instruments. Students form small ensembles based on skill level, study big band playing and technique, jazz standards, jazz improvisation, history and composition. Camp focuses on introducing and developing strong jazz skills and learning how to play in an ensemble and concludes with a final performance at a local venue.