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About Eastern US Music Camp

The Eastern U.S. Music Camp, conducted on the beautiful Colgate University campus in central New York State, is designed to provide young people between the ages of 10 and 18 opportunities and enrichment in all areas of music. Each student designs their own schedule, participating in groups on one or more instrument and/or voice, all for one fee! Supervised sports, recreational, and social activities are also an integral part of the summer. The total experience is rewarding musically and socially.

This well-balanced program offers students the opportunity to pursue musical studies through individual, class, and group instruction and to perform a wide range of instrumental and choral works in weekly concerts and recitals. The program builds confidence, teaches concentration and offers opportunities for social development. The total musical and social experience has made the Eastern U.S. Music Camp one of the most highly regarded music programs in the country.

Students attend from throughout the United States and around the globe. Students have attended from Spain, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, France, Brazil, Guatemala, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Colombia and more.

Thomas and Grace Brown founded the Eastern U.S. Music Camp in 1976. It is staffed by certified faculty and carefully selected and qualified counselors. Enrollment is limited in each session to assure students the opportunity for personalized instruction. Highly individualized instruction in a friendly atmosphere is stressed by the professional, nationally-known staff.

The experience is one that will be remembered and valued throughout life in any career.

Our mission is to inspire creativity, confidence and character through excellence in music.

At EUSMC our goal is to foster musical excellence in a safe, supportive environment, providing an atmosphere where students achieve far more than they thought possible. Our purpose is to develop the whole child, providing opportunities to grow not only as musicians, but as young men and women equipped to become positive contributors to society. Our faculty of nationally renowned musicians and educators fully embrace the principles and ideals of EUSMC.

Thomas A. Brown, Founder

An internationally acclaimed ASCAP composer with over 400 published compositions, and a respected educator, clinician and musician. Tom believed the Music Camp was a place to emulate, by example, proper ethics in living while teaching excellence in music. While serving as director for more than 35 years he watched many alumni go on to careers as music educators, celebrated composers as well as world-renowned musicians and entertainers. As a result of the student’s musical and social experiences at EUSMC, Tom saw students become more confident and successful in many careers, not only music. Many chose music, seeing him after their Music Camp days, laughing and reminding him of the many good times they had.

From Grace R. Brown, Director

“It is an honor and privilege to carry on the work that my husband, Thomas A. Brown began at EUSMC in 1976. My goal is to maintain the same high standards by offering a high-quality music program in a safe, friendly environment, with a dedicated faculty and staff, providing a wonderful time for all. The memories created, and the supportive friends made will be with you for the rest of your lives!”

From Sean Lowery, On-Campus Director

“It has been my honor and privilege to be involved with EUSMC since its inception 45 years ago. I take the responsibility of the care and well-being of the campers very seriously and do everything in my power to ensure that each student is cared for musically, socially and emotionally. My goal is to return your children to you better for their experience with us. Not only will they be better musicians, but they will be more appreciative, respectful and enthusiastic toward learning!”

Contact Us
In-Season
  • Eastern U.S. Music Camp
  • Dana Arts Center
  • Colgate University
  • Hamilton, NY 13346
Off-Season
  • Eastern U.S. Music Camp
  • 7 Brook Hollow Rd
  • Ballston Lake, NY 12019