All 2020 summer programs will be held virtually via Zoom. Register HERE

 

Jam camp- Take a tour through pop music history with this in depth dive into music across the generations. Each day will begin with a presentation on a new song that will cover it's structure, harmony, melody, and rhythmic attributes. There will also be discussion regarding the production of the song and it's historical value. Charts will be worked over to prepare students for the second hour, which will consist of break-out sessions specific to each instrument. During this hour students will get to work with a specialist on their instrument who will help them learn their specific parts in preparation for the end of the week virtual performance. The last hour of each day will be a rotating list of specialty topics that will include recording, improvisation, songwriting, and theory. All students will be guided towards recording their parts for each song which will then be added to a group video recording to be presented after the week is over. Session 1 and 2 will have entirely different music selections, so feel free to sign up for both.
Younger and less experienced students are encouraged to sign up for only the first two hours of the camp. If you're interested in this option, please contact us to discuss discounted rates. 

age 12 & up. Monday through Friday
10am-12:30pm: $250 (per session)
Session 1: 6/22-6/26
Session 2: 7/20-7/24

Singer/Songwriter- Ever wanted to write your own music? Now's your chance to learn the art of songwriting with professionals. Our instructors will guide you through the different elements of creating your own song, covering lyric writing, harmony, melody, structure and production. All instruments welcome, students will be grouped into different classes based on age and experience. 

age 10 & up. M&W
10:30am-12pm: $150
7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15

Jazz Sessions- In Jazz sessions, we'll be discussing the mysteries of jazz improvisation, composition and performance, breaking down the barriers to get at the heart of this amazing American art form. Focus will primarily be on the art of the small group rather than big band. We will cover the different roles each member plays, and how these roles balance each other out. There will be a strong element of improvisation, and because of that, a heavy theory component. We will discuss the golden era of jazz improvisation in the 1950s, as well as how it has evolved into what we hear today from the current jazz masters. Charts and backing tracks will be provided to give everyone the chance to play along, but our end goal will be to create a recording that showcases the technical proficiency of each player as well as their improvisation skills. For intermediate to advanced students, but those with less background playing jazz are encouraged to join as well. 

age 14 & up. M&W
12-1:30pm: $150
7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15

Social Media Sound Design

Yes, everything today is about video, but behind great video there is also great audio. How does that audio get behind your favorite Youtube, instagram and TikTok videos? Join our resident sound engineer as he guides you through the basics of sound design. Learn what programs are being used and how to use them, how to create your own sound effects, and how to add professional audio to any video. 

Age 10 & up. T&Th
9am-10:30am: $150
7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16

Virtual acapella group- You've seen the videos all spring, where there are a group of singers all in one video, singing together even though they are all still at home. Now's your chance to join a group, learn about accapella singing and the techniques involved, and get to make your own virtual choir video. 

Age 8-14. T&Th
10:30am-12pm: $150
7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16

Guitar Ensemble- Geared towards our students who love everything that has six strings, this is a chance to play in the unique setting of a guitar ensemble. Taught by our master guitar teacher, special arrangements of popular repertoire exclusive to group guitar will be explored with the end goal of recording the ensemble at the end of the two weeks. Along the way, special techniques will be discussed, arranging styles will be reviewed, and the history of guitar ensembles will be explored. 

Age 14 & up. T&Th
12pm-1:30pm: $150
7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16