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Music Academy

Calling all pianists, vocalists, and instrumentalists! Take your talent to the next level—and showcase it—at Music Academy.

Two (action-packed!) weeks include:

  • Private Instruction in Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Piano, or Voice
  • Music Theory
  • Music Appreciation
  • Orchestra & Choir Rehearsals
  • Friendly Competition
  • Honors Recital

Camp Dates

July 8–20

Grades 9–12 (including Class of 2019 graduates)

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

Music

Refine your talent.

What Camp Is

You’ll practice in professional, soundproof studios and be able to perform on the beautiful Recital Hall stage. Solos and chamber performances are encouraged and open to all students.

Enjoy practicing in state-of-the-art soundproof practice studios, and perform a solo or chamber piece on stage in either the Recital Hall or the beautiful Mullenix Chapel.

Expand your knowledge of composers, musical time periods, and music theory in helpful sessions designed with you in mind.

Compete with your team in a variety of musical games, and work together to compose a Scripture song to see who will win the challenge.

Master exciting music for the closing Gala Concert which will amaze your family and friends!

However you spend your free time, you’ll be spending it with your newfound friends. You can explore the Sports Center—climb the rock wall, bowl with friends, cool off in the ice skating rink, or make a splash at the water park. You can grab a smoothie at the Common Grounds Café and just hang out. Each day, chapel will be a time to come together and grow spiritually.

The Grand Finale

On Friday, July 20, Music Academy hosts two events that your family and friends can attend. The Honors Recital showcases the most outstanding solo and chamber performances. The evening Gala Concert features the entire Music Academy Concert Choir and Orchestra. Your family won’t want to miss these special performances!

Instructors

You’ll learn from accomplished musicians and experienced music teachers. Many of them have studied under Dr. Alberto Jaffé or his wife, Daisy DeLuca Jaffé—the developers of the well-known Jaffé Strings Method and Advanced Piano Relaxation Techniques.

Auditions

To audition for Music Academy, follow these steps:

  1. Choose piano, voice, or an orchestral instrument to focus on while you’re at camp. (Choose only one.)
  2. Make an audio or video recording of yourself performing 1–2 pieces to show your current ability.
  3. Submit the recording to reservations@youthoutreachcamps.com. (Most file formats are accepted.)

Once you get here, be prepared to do 1 more simple audition at the beginning of camp. This will help instructors to determine orchestra seating and finalize vocal ensembles. Pianists will be asked to play a familiar song from the hymnal.

Camp Director

Miss Graby

Miss Cindy Graby

Miss Cindy Graby graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in piano performance and completed graduate work at LSU. For the past 30 years, she has taught piano at PCC and been actively involved in the music ministry at Campus Church.

Miss Graby has been part of the faculty for Summer Music Academy since it began under the direction of Dr. and Mrs. Alberto Jaffé in 1995. This will be her 8th year to serve as the director. She consistently encourages young people to use their musical abilities for God’s glory.

Camp Speakers

Ray McCormick

Pastor Ray McCormick

Week 1

As senior pastor at New Life Baptist Church, Ray McCormick builds on timeless Bible truths whenever he speaks. Each message gives teens a way to easily understand those truths and apply them to everyday life.

Jeff Redlin

Dr. Jeff Redlin

Week 2

Jeff Redlin has pastored at Front Range Baptist in Colorado for 14 years. He shares practical lessons from God’s Word in a humorous, down-to-earth way young people can relate to.

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