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2, 3 & 4-Week Sessions · Ages 10-18 · 43rd Season!

You design your own schedule! You have the opportunity to participate in several performing groups and ensembles, and on more than one instrument and/or voice…all for one fee!

7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Classes (select one): Theory I, Theory II, Theory III, Harmony I, Harmony II, Composition & Arranging, Conducting, Improvisation (Jazz Students)
9:30 am Symphonic Band*, String Sectional, Vocal Workshop, Piano Workshop, Guitar Workshop
10:30 am Concert Choir (entire camp participates)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Symphony Orchestra*, Piano Workshop, Saxophone Ensemble, Jazz Combo I*, Brass Ensemble, Contemporary Rock Ensemble II, Practice time or Recreation 
2:30 pm Wind Ensemble*, String Ensembles, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo II*, Chamber Choir, Practice time or Recreation
3:30 pm Jazz Ensemble II*, Vocal Jazz Choir, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Practice time or Recreation
4:30 pm Jazz Ensemble I*, Chamber Orchestra, Woodwind Ensemble, Piano Ensembles, Contemporary Rock Ensemble I, Classical Guitar duets, Practice time or Recreation
5:30 pm Dinner
Evening Special Performances & Workshops | Social or Recreational Activities
Wednesdays (7:30 pm): Camp Recital (Solos and Ensembles)
Saturdays (8:00 pm): Concert (Groups & Ensembles)
Sundays (3:00 pm): Concert (Groups & Ensembles)                                           See Concert & Recital Schedule for details!

Typical Daily Schedules:

Woodwinds  (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon)
Brass  (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba)
Strings  (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
Guitar & Bass Guitar

-Private lessons by professional staff are offered once weekly ($75/hr; $40/half hr). Lessons may also be taken on more than one instrument.

*Auditions for Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra (Woodwind & Brass players only) will take place on Monday evening during Week 1 and Sunday evening during Weeks 2 & 3. The audition for Symphonic Band (all sections) is for seating only. Placement in Jazz Ensemble I or II and Jazz Combo I will be determined during Jazz Ensemble II rehearsal on Monday of each week.

String seating for Symphony Orchestra will be determined during the String Sectional on Monday of each week.

Percussion assignments for various ensembles are made on Monday during Percussion Ensemble.

AUDITION MUSIC: in addition to a short prepared piece that demonstrates your level of musicianship, you will be given music to sight read.

“The highest praise I can give the exceptional Eastern U.S. Music Camp was to send my own son Cole to the camp for two summers in a row. He absolutely loved the experience in every way. He has gone on to receive numerous accolades, including two DownBeat student awards for performance and composition, as well as a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His experience at Eastern U.S. Music Camp laid the foundation for the success he has achieved.”

Michael Davis – International recording artist – Founder – Hip-Bone Music

Summer 2018! June 24 – July 22


JUNE 24 – JULY 22, 2018  ·  Enroll Now!  · 

2018 Sessions to select from:  2, 3 & 4-weeks

June 24 – July 8;
July 1 – 15;
July 8 – 22
June 24 – July 15
July 1 – 22
June 24 – July 22
  • 2-week program: $2249
  • 3-week program: $3373
  • 4-week program: $4498
  • Day Student Tuition: 2-wk: $1099 · 3-wk: $1649 · 4-wk: $2198

The Eastern U.S. Music Camp is conducted at Colgate University on a not-for-profit, single-fee basis. Tuition, which is non-refundable, covers lodging (Resident students only), meals, instruction, campus health services and all in-camp activities, including participation on more than one instrument and/or voice at no additional cost. Day students are provided the complete program with lunch as the only meal provided Monday through Saturday. Tuition does not cover optional private lessons, class workbook, laundry, or an off-campus trip; one trip during the program with date to be announced.

Trumpet Practice at Eastern U.S. Music Camp Cellos and Viola Practice at Eastern U.S. Music Camp

  • A non-refundable Registration Fee of $100 must accompany each application.
  • Registration is confirmed upon receipt of the $100 Registration Fee & Student Application.
  • All balances are required to be paid in full by June 1, 2018.
  • Registration after June 1, 2018, if space is still available, must be accompanied by tuition payment in full and $100 Registration Fee.
  • Ages of students: 10 to 18
  • No audition is required to enroll.
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum enrollment: 150 students per session.
  • All Eastern U.S. Music Camp participants are required to comply with Camp and College rules and regulations and any federal, state and local law. Rules and laws will be distributed and explained upon arrival at EUSMC. Violations or misconduct will result in immediate dismissal from Camp without refund. No refunds or deductions will be made for any reason including cancellation, late arrival, early departure, sickness or expulsion for disciplinary reasons.
  • All registered students will receive an Information Packet and all forms in May. In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), all required health forms must be completed for each student attending Camp. No student will be permitted to participate in Camp without these forms being complete. A Daily Schedule form will also be included where you will indicate your Daily Schedule choices (music and recreation).
  • EUSMC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or physical handicap.

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