Intermediate B Classical Music Program

GET STARTED
1
Request Info
2
Visit
3
Apply
GET STARTED
1
Request Info
2
Visit
3
Apply

Imagine yourself 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 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) and have studied Piano or a String or Wind Instrument for at least 2 years, then our INTERMEDIATE B 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 2 weeks
Dates Session B: July 2 – July 13
Session C: July 16 – July 27
Hours 9:00 am – 3:45 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 TBA
Tuition TBA
Dorm Program –not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities TBA
Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates Session B: Sun, July 1/Sat., July 14
Session C: Sun, July 15/ Sat, July 28
(note: campers attending both sessions do not need to check out between sessions, dorm counselors will be on duty)

Program Description

The goal of this program is for you to have a better understanding of the different styles of Classical Music. You will spend 2 hours each day rehearsing in your performing ensembles where they you will learn more about the technique and interpretation of Classical Music. Our Faculty are dedicated to creating a non-competitive environment that is conducive to learning. And don’t forget to save the date– we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with your class!

 

Requirements
  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall/ ages 12-17.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 2 years.
  • Music Proficiency level 2.5 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.
Note:
  • All string and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp.
  • In each Session, ensembles will learn different music. Students attending more than one session may also choose a different elective.
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: fundamentals and intermediate/advanced 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 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.
1:30 - 2:30 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!
2:30 - 2:45 SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!
2:45 - 3:45 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!
  • Chamber Music: pianists, strings, and winds will have the opportunity to be coached in small groups!
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 60 minute lessons for this age and level.

The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session.

Dorm Program

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 11 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 11 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 TBA (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.)

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.

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
Dade Bus Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes
Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)
Sunny Isles
Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)

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

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