Music Academy

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

July 7–19
Applications are no longer being accepted.

Grades 9–12 (including Class of 2014 graduates)

New Voice Instruction

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 trained 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 18, an Honors Recital will feature outstanding solo and chamber music performances. That evening, attendees will participate in a Gala Concert. Parents are invited to dinner and the PCC DVD presentation prior to 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 play at least an intermediate-level repertoire.

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

You’ll get to know other teen musicians as you prepare for performances, or during recreation times using the 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!

Download Summer Camp brochure (PDF).