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Advanced Classical Music Program
Piano, Strings, and Winds

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with students from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!


If you are between the ages of 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) and are advanced on your instrument, then the ADVANCED CLASSICAL MUSIC PROGRAM is for you!

SO... JOIN US THIS SUMMER AND BE INSPIRED BY OUR STELLAR FACULTY FROM THE UM FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

Session B: July 1 - July 12
Session C: July 15 - July 26

Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Range

for ages 12-17 / entering grades 7-12 in the fall
(qualified younger students may also enroll)

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1 / $40
After April 1 / $75.

Tuition

$900

Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities

$1,275

Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates

Session B: Sun, June 30
Session C: Sun, July 14
(note: a supervised intersession program will be provided for dorm campers attending both sessions)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

If you are a talented and outstanding classical musician, we offer you the opportunity to interact with our exceptional faculty - including members of the UM Frost School of Music in our highly demanding Advanced Classical Music Program. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience. Campers should be prepared to practice hard in order perform the advanced music that our orchestra conductor and piano faculty will challenge you with!

This 2-week session will also include electives where you can explore new avenues in the world of Classical Music. Our new classes include: Intro to Jazz Improv, Contemporary String Styles, Composition, and Contemporary String Ensemble.

REQUIREMENTS

  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 7-12 / ages 12-17. (qualified younger students may enroll with a teacher recommendation)
  • Should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability to participate.
  • If part of a school ensemble, should be performing at Music Grade level 4.0 or equivalent.
  • Pianists should be studying Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, or equivalent repertoire.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements will be accepted to this Program!
  • In each Session, ensembles will learn different music. Students attending more than one Session may also choose different Electives.

ADVANCED CLASSICAL MUSIC PROGRAM
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

ENSEMBLE
Contemporary String Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
Piano Forum - masterclass style

10:15 - 11:15

MUSIC THEORY
We offer 2 levels: fundamentals and advanced music theory. Our theory classes use the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model, created by Dean Berg, which incorporates ear training and improvisation. Campers can also select intro to improvisation and jazz theory.

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

ELECTIVE
History of Classical Orchestra Music - the famous and not so famous
Composers-including the music of today!
History of Classical Piano Music - the greats through the piano music of today!
Contemporary String Styles: learn how to play pop, jazz, rock, and more
Jazz Seminar: Jazz history, Jazz styles, and special topics with guest teachers.

1:30 - 2:45

ENSEMBLE
Piano Duet Ensemble: Pianists are grouped in pairs to study duets and duos.
Orchestra: Our conductor is simply awesome! Be prepared to perform some challenging repertoire!

2:45 - 3:00

SNACK BREAK

3:00 - 4:00

ELECTIVE
Chamber Music: for pianists, winds, and strings
Composition: no experience required
Intro to improv: for instrumentalists and pianists

4:00

REGULAR DISMISSAL

4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
Jazz Rock Jam: jam out and have fun trying out your new skills in improv!
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 60 minute lessons for this age and level.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes!

Broward Bus:

Sawgrass Mall

Miramar Parkway and I-75

Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes

Dade Bus:

Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)

Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)

DORM PROGRAM

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 12 and above

Are you from out of town - or - do you live in South Florida but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 12 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $1,275 (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.) If you are attending both sessions, a supervised inter-session dorm program is provided for a nominal fee.

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!

DETAILS ABOUT CHECK IN, CHECK OUT, AND WHAT TO BRING WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your electives and optional classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.