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BYSO Summer Programs
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At Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra summer camp, you’ll meet lots of other musicians who are just like you: serious about music—but not serious all the time! You’ll study your instrument with professional musicians, learn cool new musical facts and skills, prepare a great last-day concert—and have tons of fun along the way.
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop
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Each summer since 1974 the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop has taken place at a sylvan camp/retreat hidden away in the tall pines of Washington State. Each year we prepare a brochure describing the classes and activities that will take place during the upcoming summer. The brochure has grown to be a small book! Now you can browse the contents of this year's (and many previous year's) brochures on the website.
Music Works Summer Camps
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Classes for all ages, dates vary by class
Youth Theater Northwest Summer Camps
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Join us for theatre fun this summer! We have 9 weeks of summer camps with some wonderful themes, great teachers, and full day and half day options. Click on the age group on the website to learn more.
Studio East Summer Camps
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View full camp descriptions and specific prices by selecting your child’s grade in the Summer Camps drop down menu at the top of the page on the website. Camps are sorted by age and/or the grade a student will be placed in fall 2017.
Cornish Summer Music Programs
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Summer at Cornish's music program gives students ages 12 to adult the opportunity to study with the renowned Cornish music faculty and special guest artists. You will hone your skills, learn new techniques from working musicians and meet other students passionate about music.
Kirkland Arts Center Summer Camps
All Summer
In KAC’s Summer Art Camps, children ages 5-12 will make discoveries and learn new skills through use of a variety of mediums & techniques that include clay, paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, pastels, printmaking inks, and water-based paints. In KAC’s week-long teen intensives, students ages 13 and up will gain foundational skills in ceramics, observational drawing, painting, printmaking, and more.
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Enhancing skills, enjoying the outdoors. Young artists can pick from a host of options all summer long at Icicle Creek – from summer symphony and piano to acting, musical theater and filmmaking. Choose from overnight or day-camp only options. Scholarships are available for most summer camp programs.
Symphony in the Garden - Lake WA Symphony
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 1 PM to 4 PM
Please join the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra for our "Symphony in the Garden" annual event benefiting the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra. The proceeds from this event will go towards the funding of the annual concert for children with special needs.
Cougar String Camp 2017
July 2-7, 2017 Grades 8-12
Cougar String Camp is a chamber music/orchestra camp designed for intermediate* and advanced string players, grade 8-12, including those having just completed 7th grade, and those having just graduated from high school. Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists work with Washington State University faculty and other fine musicians to improve their musical skills in a variety of ways. The camp focuses on chamber music (both large and small chamber groups) and string orchestra.
Ensign Symphony & Chorus: "American Dream"
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7:30pm.
Ensign Symphony & Chorus remembers those who have given their lives in defense of America.
Chamber Music Madness Summer Festival
July 10-15, 2017
Seattle WA
The Tuned In! Summer Student Festival is a fun, intensive, and comprehensive week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students. Tuned In! takes place over six days, ending with a gala student performance for friends and family. The festival mixes serious education with lots of fun, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Students will be able to play chamber music under the guidance of professional chamber musicians, the members of the Skyros Quartet.
Marrowstone in the City
July 10 - July 21, 2017, Session 2: July 17 - July 28
Marrowstone in the City (MITC) is Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra's two-week summer program for young musicians eager for their first orchestra experience. Designed for enthusiastic young musicians between the ages of 7 - 14 who have had at least two years of playing experience or a minimum of one year of private instruction, MITC provides an excellent combination of music instruction, orchestral training and performance opportunities.
Summer Alternative Rock Camp
July 10-14 and August 14-18
Campers should have at least 1-2 years playing experience. Camps are 9 AM – 3 PM weekdays, for kids 10-17.
Music Works Cello Choir
Tuesdays July 11 to August 15, 2017
Music Works Cello Choir is a performing ensemble for middle and high school students organized and conducted by Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee. It is designed to give cellists an opportunity to experience the repertoire and rich sound of a cello orchestra. It is open to cellists who have one year of experience on cello. Music is selected to accomodate advanced and intermediate readers. Advanced elementary students are accepted. Date: Every Tuesdays July 11 to August 15, 2017 Register at www.musicworksnw.org
Summer String Academy
July 23-28
Camp registration time is here!! Orchestra students currently in grades 5-8 can register to be part of our 6-day overnight camp. Students work with professional orchestra teachers, professors, camp counselors to better their playing. Campers also do many camp favorites like archery, zip-lining, and camp fires, etc. Join us outside of Ellensburg this July 23-28! Register before April 1 and save $50!!!
Marrowstone Music Festival
JULY 23 - AUGUST 6, 2017
The Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestral training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, ages 14 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with our internationally acclaimed faculty at the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham. During this intense two-week program students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and repertoire building.
2017 Evergreen Music Festival
July 24 - July 28, 2017,
A COMPLETE SUMMER MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTALISTS AGES 8-21. EMF features a day camp for younger musicians and a live-in festival for older musicians. COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR SESSION II WHEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ENROLLED AT TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE In order to secure Early Bird Tuition Rates submit an application and the non-refundable deposit, postmarked by May 15, 2017. Deposits will be applied to tuition.
Summer Sounds 2017
July 24th - July 28th, July 31st - August 4th
CYSO has perfected the music day camp experience. Musicians of all ages and skill levels who have played their instrument for over 3 years come together to inspire and be inspired by participating in both the full symphonic orchestra and the intimate lively art of chamber music. Instrumental sections are given professional coaching. Each camp week has its own theme that inspires that weeks music and activities.
Evergreen Music Festival
July 24-August 5, 2017
The Tacoma Youth Symphony Association presents the Evergreen Music Festival. Session I is a day camp for string, woodwind, brass and percussion students Grades 3-8. It runs July 24-28 at Pacific Lutheran University. Session II is an overnight camp for string, woodwind, brass and percussion students Grade 9 through age 21. It runs July 30-August 5 at Central Washington University.
Midsummer Musical Retreat - A "Music Camp For Grown-Ups"
July 31 to August 6, 2017
MMR provides a non-competitive but challenging curriculum for adult singers and instrumentalists. The week-long festival workshop includes orchestra, band, string orchestra, chorus, jazz big band, chamber ensembles and electives in an hospitable, "Retreat" atmosphere. The strength of MMR lies at the exciting intersection of a committed, supportive, professional faculty, thrilling repertoire, and enthusiastic campers.
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Summer Camp
July 31 - August 4, 2017, AUGUST 7 - 11
Full Orchestra Camp - 4th Grade and Up Camp will have a specialized program for students with 9 months - 2 years playing experience running simultaneously during camp. These students will have their own coaches and have simplified music that they will be able to perform successfully along with the advanced students.
Vashon Island Cello Camp
August 7-12 2017
We are happy to welcome cellists age 14 years and up who have had at least three years of private lessons. The daily schedule will include private lessons, individual practice, master classes, technique classes and cello ensemble. Evenings will be spent in leisure activities at camp or around the island and attending Vashon Chamber Music\'s summer concerts. We do have a limit of 12 participants, so please sign up!
Kinetic Summer MUSIC Camp
August 7, 14 & 21
Weekly Session Music Camp featuring professional touring artist Claire George who is featured on Sound Cloud. Composition, Piano, Singer Songwriter, Rhythm & Collaboration FUN! Ages 6 to 8, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14
Halcyon Strings Orchestral Festival and Workshop
August 14th-19th
This event is an instructional workshop for intermediate to advanced orchestra featuring Paula Nava, conductor/music director of the Ballard Civic Orchestra. The workshop will run from 9 am to 4 pm with a final concert on the 19th. The program will consist of orchestral works and smaller chamber works. Students may participate in the concerto competition that will be held in July, with the top two finishers having the opportunity to play their solo in the final concert with the orchestra.
Vivace! Chamber Players
August 14-20, 2017
University Prep in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle
Opening its doors in 2004, Vivace! began, simply, with a focus in chamber music serving 48 students. Designed to create a rich chamber music experience, Vivace! quickly earned its name by growing in a remarkably vivacious manner, not only in numbers, but in the level of musicianship and skill of our participants, and this, in turn, allowed for the expansion of Vivace's musical offerings.
String Auditions - Cascade Symphony
Monday, August 14, 2017
Positions available in violin, viola, and cello sections. Audition repertoire is posted on the website. For information or to request an audition time, please call 206-525-0965
Music Works NW Youth Chamber Music Camp
August 15-19, 2017
Our Camp provides an alternative to music camps focused on large ensembles and orchestral playing. Instead, we offer an intensive five days of chamber music rehearsals in groups of 3 to 5 students working intimately with professional musicians who specialize in chamber music.
Foothills Cello Festival
August 26th & 27th
Each participant will be placed into a cello ensemble depending on his or her age and ability level. There is no age limit. Music will be sent out 3-4 weeks ahead of time. Please come prepared. There will be an accompanist for the master class participants. Master class participants must bring their own music along with the piano accompaniment. The master class participants will be chosen on a lottery basis and notified in advance.
Not Even the Wind... by Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. Witness the first-ever performance of a new work by Grammy and Pulitzer prizewinning composer John Luther Adams alongside tunes by Bernstein, Dvorak, and Reich. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10
Icicle Creek Adult Chamber Music Retreat
September 21-24, 2017
The 7th annual Chamber Music Retreat will be held September 21-24, 2017. Camp starts Thursday evening with a reception and socializing, initial rehearsal without coach, followed by informal ad-hoc playing. Intensive coaching begins Friday AM and continues through Sunday morning, culminating in a Participants Performance Sunday afternoon before departure. Saturday evening, the faculty will present a program of music, always a thrilling highlight of the weekend.
Percussionist Andy Akiho... by Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. Brooklyn-based composer and percussionist Andy Akiho – described by the New York Times as “mold-breaking” – takes over the Emerald City Music stage to curate an exclusive evening of his own compositions alongside music by Pärt and Golijov. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10
The MirĂł Quartet... at Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. The Miró Quartet – labeled by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” – plays an eclectic evening of string quartets by Haydn, Puts, and Schumann. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10
Spiritual Journey... by Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. For the first time ever, Emerald City Music explores the power of the human voice with a carefully crafted selection of works inspired by spirituals. Music by Mendelssohn, Ives, Copland, and more. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10
In Blue... by Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. Breaking from the traditional, this lively performance blends two wildly diverse musical genres: blues and classical. Tunes by Ravel, Rzewski, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10
Metamorphosis... by Emerald City Music
Vogue classical music shows in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union feature the highest caliber musicians in a lively, open-bar concert experience. SEASON 02 culminates in an hommage to the legendary composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, with tunes by Beethoven and Strauss. Tickets: $45, includes open bar. Students with valid ID: $10