Intermediate A Classical Music Program

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Imagine your child playing Classical Music and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus. If you are between the ages of 8-12 (entering grades 3-7) and have studied Piano or a String or Wind Instrument for at least 1 year, then our INTERMEDIATE A CLASSICAL MUSIC Program is right for you!

Piano, Strings, and Winds

JOIN US FOR AN IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC THIS SUMMER!

Program Length 1 or 2 weeks
Dates Session A: June 11 – June 22
Hours 9:00 am – 3:45 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00-5:00 pm)
Age Range For ages 8-12/ entering grades 3-7 in the fall
Registration Fee TBA
Tuition TBA

Program Description

The goal of this program is for your child to develop a better feel for the world of CLASSICAL MUSIC. Campers will spend 2 hours each day rehearsing in their Performing Ensembles, where they will learn more about the technique and interpretation of Classical Music. Our goal is to make sure your child is learning, but at the same time having fun too! As a parent, this is a great way to nurture a love of music in your child. Surrounded by their peers, children feel comfortable trying out new things! The camp also provides a safe environment for our campers. Counselors escort the younger children throughout the day and are also on hand to help them in their activities. And don’t forget to save the date– we end camp with a concert where every child performs with their class!

 

Requirements
  • Entering grades 3-7 in the fall/ ages 8-12.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Music Proficiency level 1.5 or above and/or has completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument. Pianists should be playing Bach Minuets or equivalent pieces.
  • Younger students may enroll with a Teacher Recommendation.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.
Note:
  • All string and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp.
Daily Schedule (9:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.)
Time Activity
8:45 DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music
9:00 - 10:00 ELECTIVE - our elective classes are your chance to try something new! No experience is necessary!
  • Pop Chorus: Get vocal technique tips while have fun singing in this special singing group. No experience required!
  • Classical Piano Master Class: Campers will be able to play their solos and have master-class style lessons.
  • Blues Ensemble: Wind and String players can have a new experience and learn how to play the Blues!
  • Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock…)
  • Intro to Improvisation: No experience is necessary to learn how to express yourself creatively!
10:15 - 11:15 MUSIC THEORY
There is more to music than reading notes, and the summer is the best time to improve your knowledge or learn something new about scales, chords, composing, rhythm, improvising, and ear training. We offer 2 levels: beginning and intermediate music 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
  • Digital Sound Design: You will explore digital editing, mixing, and mastering techniques, using the software Logic Pro 10. Students will be encouraged to write, record, and produce an original composition using these techniques.
  • New Music Live!: Have you ever heard of these modern composers such as John Cage, Elliot Carter or Luciano Berio? This is classical music like you have never heard of before!
  • Suzuki Violin Group: for Suzuki strings in Books 2-5.
1:30 - 2:30 ENSEMBLE
Orchestra: Campers will love working with our awesome conductor!
Piano Ensemble: Pianists work in small groups (duos, trios) in our state-of-the-art keyboard lab.
2:30 - 2:45 SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!
2:45 – 3:45 ENSEMBLE
  • Wind and String Ensembles: String and Wind players meet to study technique, learn to improvise, practice sight reading, try their skill at conducting and work on their performance for the final concert.
  • Piano Ensemble: Pianists will be able to learn new pieces in different styles!
3:45 REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music
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!
  • Piano Lab: whether you already play piano or if you want to learn, practice in our piano studio under the guidance of our expert instructors.
  • Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock…)
  • Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!
Other Options

Private Lessons and 6th Period Classes 

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 30 minute lessons for this age and level. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session.

Extended Care

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am – 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 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!

Bus Location
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)
Sunny Isles
Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)
How to Apply
  • 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.
  • Register Here