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Intermediate B Classical Music Program
Piano, Strings, and Winds

Imagine yourself exploring new things about Contemporary Classical Music on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus...


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If you are between the ages of 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) and have studied Piano or a String or Wind Instrument for at least one year, then our INTERMEDIATE B CLASSICAL MUSIC Program is right for you! This Summer, Classical students will be able to select classes in improvisation and play in contemporary music ensembles, as well as in our orchestra!

SO... JOIN US FOR AN IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE WITH OUR STELLAR FACULTY FROM THE UM FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC THIS SUMMER!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

Session B: July 1 - July 12

Session C: July 15 - July 26

Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00 - 5:00 pm)

Age Range

for ages 12-17 / entering grades 7-12 in the fall. (Younger students who qualify with a Teacher Recommendation may also apply)

Registration Fee

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

Tuition

$800

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.)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of this program is for you to have a better understanding of the different styles of Classical Music. This program includes opportunities for classical players to explore the world of jazz and contemporary music as well as traditional ensembles. And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with your ensemble!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall / ages 12-17.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Music Proficiency level 1.5 or above if you are in a school orchestra.
  • Or has completed Book 2 of a standard music series in their instrument. Pianists should be playing Sonatinas or equivalent pieces.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.
  • All string and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp.
  • In each Session, ensembles will learn different music.

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

9:00 - 10:00

TECHNIQUE CLASSES
Piano, Brass, Woodwind, String

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 Frost School of Music 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.

1:30 - 2:45

ENSEMBLE
Orchestra
Piano Duet Ensemble

2:45 - 3:00

SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

3:00 - 4:00

ELECTIVE
Contemporary String Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
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!
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 $1275 (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.