Music Academy

July 13–25

Grades 912 (including Class of 2015 graduates)

Become better vocal or instrumental musicians through foundational music instruction and fun performance opportunities.

Improve your musical talents by attending Music Academy. The 2-week session, designed for vocal or instrumental musicians grades 912, gives intensive daily teaching and practice. Lessons, advanced classes, and group instruction in voice, strings, piano, woodwinds, and brass will be offered. Music Academy gives students close daily association with Pensacola Christian College music faculty who give individual supervision and encouragement. Each student will participate in one of the performance groups and in concerts and recitals. Piano students will also participate in choir. On Friday afternoon, July 24, an Honors Recital will feature outstanding solo and chamber music performances. That evening, attendees will participate in a Gala Concert. Families are invited to eat dinner on campus at the PCC Four Winds ($9/person) or at The Palms Grille ($5-$10) and attend the PCC DVD presentation before the concert.

Instructional Staff

Music Academy instructors hold music degrees, and many have studied under Dr. Alberto or Daisy DeLuca Jaffé. The Jaffés developed the well-known Jaffé Strings Method and Advanced Piano Relaxation Techniques. Their daughter Renata (Jaffé) Barbosa and her husband Daniel Barbosa, professional musicians from Brazil, will share their expertise with campers.

Music Academy applicants must send an audition tape or CD (audio) to demonstrate their current level of ability (only one applicant per audition tape or CD, and either vocal or only one instrument chosen per applicant). Applicants should possess musical skills to perform at least an intermediate-level repertoire.

Music Academy is held in the PCC Visual and Performing Arts building, which features two orchestra rooms, choir room, music suites, and practice rooms, each with a piano.

You’ll develop friendships with other teen musicians as you prepare for performances and during recreation times using the PCC Sports Center, Swim Center, and more. Daily chapel provides opportunities for spiritual growth.

Music Academy concludes with the Honors Recital and Gala Concert held on the final day of camp. Your friends and family are welcome to come to the performance!