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Honors Classical Chamber Music Program
Piano, Strings, and Winds

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids 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!

Be coached by concert artists in the art of playing Chamber Music! Learn what is offered at the Frost School of Music!

Highly talented and motivated musicians are invited to apply to our HONORS CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM. Students will have a daily schedule with two sessions of Chamber Music Coaching, plus classes such as Orchestra, Piano Duet Ensemble, College Prep Music Theory, and Electives including Composition, Contemporary String Styles, and Intro to Improvisation. The program concludes with its own concert of chamber music. After completing this program, students will have a good idea of what it is like to be a student at the Frost School of Music!

Experience this unique opportunity to be coached in a small group setting by our world - renowned honors faculty. This year we welcome to our Honors Faculty, Pamela McConnell, UM Faculty Emeritus of Viola and Chamber Music!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

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

Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Age Range

13 and above, however talented younger students are invited to apply.

Registration Fee

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

Tuition

$1,200

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

$1,275

Housing Check In, Placement Auditions & Orientation

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

REQUIREMENTS

DEADLINE: This Program has limited enrollment. Qualified students are accepted within 2 weeks after submitting their audition. Applications submitted AFTER APRIL 30 will be placed on a waiting list. We encourage you to apply early.

  • For Pianists, String, and Wind musicians, entering grades 7-12, ages 12-17. (qualified younger students may apply)
  • If you are part of a school ensemble, you should be performing at Music Grade level 6.0 or above.
  • If you study privately, then you should be studying highly advanced repertoire, including technical studies. Pianists should be working on Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Etudes, or equivalent repertoire.
  • Your music teacher will be asked to submit a recommendation for you.
  • An audition demo, 10-minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as a high - quality video file or a YouTube link. Send your demos to: youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com
  • Specific Requirements for auditions: Two representative solo works of contrasting styles that demonstrate your technical facility, tone, and interpretation from the standard classical repertoire.
  • After you are accepted, you will be assigned 2 pieces of chamber music that have been especially selected for you. Participants are expected to download the music and LEARN THEIR PART FLUENTLY BEFORE THE CAMP SESSION BEGINS. NOTE: THIS IS A REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

HONORS CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

ENSEMBLES & FORUMS
Piano Forum: taught in masterclass style
Contemporary String Ensemble
Advanced Wind Ensemble

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 - 5:00

HONORS CHAMBER MUSIC

5:00

DISMISSAL

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: 5:00 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! Note: The afternoon bus departs from camp at the regular dismissal time of 4:00pm. A 5:00 bus may be provided, IF there is sufficient enrollment. Honors students can sign up for the morning only bus, the bus fee will be reduced by 50%

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

  • Enrollment is limited for this program. You will be notified of your acceptance after the camp receives ALL application materials: Online Registration, Application Fee, Teacher Recommendation, and Audition Demo. Your full deposit (plus the dorm deposit if you are staying in the dorm) is due within 3 days after receiving your acceptance letter.
  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your elective.
  • 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.