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
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.
You’ll also have recreation time where 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. However you spend your free time, you’ll be spending it with your newfound friends.
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.
Two of the instructors at Music Academy this summer will be the Jaffes’ daughter and her husband, professional musicians Renata and Daniel Barbosa from Brazil.
The Grand Finale
You’ll finish Music Academy with a final performance your family and friends can come to watch. This performance takes place on Friday, July 22. It will open with an Honors Recital that showcases the most outstanding solo and chamber performances. After the Honors Recital is the main event—the Gala Concert. The Gala Concert features performances by the entire Music Academy Concert Choir and Orchestra. This is one event that your family won’t want to miss!
To audition for Music Academy, follow these steps:
- Choose piano, voice, or an orchestral instrument to focus on while you’re at camp. (Choose only one.)
- Make an audio or video recording of yourself performing 1–2 pieces to show your current ability.
- Submit the recording to firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.