We’ve completely revamped our summer camps for this summer! Instead of offering a series of week-long camps with a single theme, we’re offering an entire series of day camps throughout the summer with exciting themes! All camps will take place on Thursdays in June and July, and students will have the option to add a “Bach’s Lunch” repertoire class from 11:30-12:30. Pack a lunch and join us for an hour of making music for your friends!
Camp Price: $20/class; $100 for all six classes
Bach’s Lunch Repertoire Class Price: $5/class; $25 for all six classes
Thursday, June 13th
Beginner Camp 9:00-11:30am
Intermediate Camp 12:30-3:00pm
Students will learn the importance of scales, arpeggios, cadences, and other technique that they use each week in their lessons through a variety of games and activities.
Thursday, June 20th
Students will learn about the music of Ravel, Debussy, and other impressionist composers. Additionally, students will learn about impressionist art, with special emphasis on the art on display at the Dayton Art Institute’s Impressionist exhibition this summer.
Sightreading and Analysis
Thursday, June 20th
What does it take to be a good sight reader? Students will learn the skills they need to play new music at sight, as well as how to analyze new music using their knowledge of music theory.
The Music of Star Wars
Thursday, July 11th
Why is the music of Star Wars so famous, and what connection does it have with a 19th-century German opera composer? Students will learn this and more!
Aural Skills Intensive
Thursday, July 18th
Students will develop their ears and learn how to use them to be better musicians through games, fun activities, and challenges.
Thursday, July 25th
Which famous composer was also known as the founder of natural history in Germany? Who was responsible for the modern practice of memorizing music in performance? Which composer’s works were originally published under her famous brother’s name? Which French composer was the teacher of current DPO director Neal Gittleman? Find out the answers to these questions and more when we explore the world of women in music!