Electives

Jazz History:

  • Knowledge of jazz style and cultural perspective will be developed through study of musical form, texture, rhythm, and pitch. The contributions of the most prominent artists, as well as, current trends in the music will be explored.

  • Open to all campers

Jazz Improvisation (4 classes, based on experience):

  • Interested campers will be exposed to and gain experience in musical expression through improvisation. Students with little or no experience are also encouraged to register for this course.

  • Open to all wind and string players and pianists (keyboard provided)

  • Percussionists may not enroll UNLESS they play drumset or a melodic/harmonic percussion instrument (vibraphone, marimba, etc.)

  • Performances throughout the week

Music Theory (3 Levels):

  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of theory will be taught. Level placement will be determined after the theory test given during the first day registration.

  • Open to all.

 

 

Composition:

  • For advanced theory campers in grades 9-12

  • Open to campers with highest scores on the morning theory test.

Wind Chamber Groups:

  • Small ensembles of wind instruments are arranged to play music written for their instrumentation in preparation for performances during meals or at a Wednesday Ensemble Night concert 

  • Open to all wind instruments

String Chamber Groups:

  • Small ensembles of string instruments are arranged to play music written for their instrumentation in preparation for performances during meals or at the Wednesday Ensemble Night concert (sorry, we cannot accommodate parental attendance for this concert.)

  • Open to violins, violas, cellos, bass violins

Jazz Percussion Techniques (Based on availability):

  • Learn how to play percussion in a jazz band or combo on the drum set and other auxiliary percussion.

Jazz Bass Techniques:

  • Learn how to play bass in a jazz band and combo environments

Vocal Ensemble:

  • A small group singing ensemble, no age restriction.

 

Arts and Crafts

  • Tie-dye, clay, drawing and other crafts are explored ….

  • Open to all

  • Campers may enroll in ONLY 1 period of Art

  • Art is on display at Final Concert

 

Music Foundations and History:

  • A global and intensive study of what music is, how it works, and who has made it, from the beginning to the present

  • Open to all campers

Jazz Band (4 performance bands and 2 lab bands):

  • Literature from a variety of stylistic periods for large jazz ensemble will be rehearsed and performed. Students will gain experience in ensemble playing as well as improvisation

  • Open to all jazz band instruments (trumpet, trombone, alto/tenor/bari sax, bass, guitar, drum set; keyboard provided)

  • Auditions during check-in on Saturday, but everyone gets into an ensemble

  • Performance on Thursday night 

Percussion Ensemble:

  • A percussion ensemble is assembled and performs music in preparation for performances during meals or at a Wednesday night Ensemble Night concert

  • Open to all percussionists

Double Reed Making:

  • Learn the valuable art of reed making for oboe, English horn and bassoon

Electronic Music (based on availability)

  • Students will learn the basics and intricacies of producing sound and music through software instruments and synthesizers. Topics include: MIDI Basics, Sound Design, Audio Production Techniques, Sound Sampling(field recording) and MIDI Sequencing Techniques. Students of this class must bring Laptop (with power adapter) and Headphones (preferably over-the-ear style, no earbuds). Senior campers only.

Music Recording (based on availability):

  • Students learn recording techniques

  • Collaborate with other students

  • Students of this class must bring Laptop (with power adapter) and Headphones (preferably over-the-ear style, no earbuds).

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