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Music Program Overview

By designing their own daily schedule, students are given the opportunity to participate in several performing groups and ensembles. Students may undertake more than one instrument and/or voice if desired, all for one fee! Weekly concerts and recitals provide students with frequent performance opportunities. All students are encouraged to participate in Camp Recitals that cover a range of styles and genres with various levels of complexity. Daily classes and rehearsals, individual coaching and weekly private lessons further the student’s musical experience.

Concerts, workshops, master classes and recitals are also offered by professional artists throughout the summer. The faculty include professional educators, solo artists, composers and conductors. Daily supervised recreational, sports and/or social activities are also enjoyed by the students. The total experience is extremely rewarding both musically and socially.

The culmination of summer camp will be a Final Gala Concert on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. All of the performing groups will be featured with a reception and refreshments to follow. All are invited!

(Music Program subject to change without notice)

2021 Music Program

Below is a full list of offerings for our 2021 Music Program. Audition info is found in the “Performing Group” and “Ensembles & Masterclasses” subcategories and separate pages. Private lessons by professional staff are also offered once weekly ($85/hr; $45/half hr). Lessons may also be taken on more than one instrument.

Daily Classes Learn More
Overview

Each student selects one of the following classes that meet Monday through Saturday. Class selection may be made on Student Registration Day (check-in). Our faculty will assist you with your selection.
High School credit may be earned when enrolled in the full four-week program.

Classes:
  • Theory I
  • Theory II
  • Theory III
  • Harmony I
  • Harmony II
  • Composition & Arranging
  • Conducting
  • Improvisation (Jazz Students)
  • Music Production
Performing Groups Learn More

Overview

Students may participate in several performing groups and ensembles, on more than one instrument and/or voice, all for one fee! Each group rehearses Monday through Saturday and performs a challenging new program of music each week in a public concert or recital. Parents and friends are always invited to attend concerts, recitals & guest performances. All performances are free and are located at Brehmer Theater in the air-conditioned Dana Arts Center (except where noted).

Groups:

  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Small String Ensembles
  • Jazz Ensemble I & II
  • Jazz Combo I & II
  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Vocal Jazz Choir
  • Piano Ensembles
  • Contemporary Rock Ensemble I & II
  • Guitar Ensembles
    • Rock, Blues, Jazz
    • Classical Guitar
    • Bass Guitar
Ensembles and Masterclasses Learn More
Overview

Ensembles emphasize individualized instruction and coaching. Each ensemble rehearses Monday through Saturday and performs a new program of music each week in a public concert or recital. Auditions for seating are held in select ensembles to accommodate students with different levels of ability.

Ensembles:
  • Piano
  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • String (All Strings)
  • Guitar & Bass Guitar
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Woodwind
  • Chamber Choir
  • Jazz Combos
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Vocal Jazz
Masterclasses:
  • Improvisation
  • Voice
  • Composition & Arranging
  • Vocal Techniques/Repertoire
  • Piano Techniques/Repertoire
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