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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
Dates vary
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
Dates vary
Looking for ways to get your child engaged, laughing, and learning next summer? Come to Music Works for a variety of music camps for all ages, interests, and skill levels! Check back in early 2018 for details about next summer, but in the meantime you can check out photos and camp descriptions from previous years and get an idea of what's to come!
Youth Theater Northwest Summer Camps
Dates vary
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
Dates vary by class
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 2018.
Cornish Summer Music Programs
Dates vary by class
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
Dates vary by class
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.
Student Summer Camps at Icicle Creek
Dates vary by class
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.
"Fire and Sentiment": Tchaikovsky's Fifth
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm; Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The season closes in a blaze of Romanticism with one of the greatest of all 19th-century symphonies, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.
Cascade Symphony Auditions
June 11, 2018
Cascade Symphony is looking for strong amateur violinists and violists. Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season will be held on June 11th. There will be an additional audition for Principal 2nd Violin and Principal Cello on July 23rd.
Cougar String Camp
June 24–29, 2018 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.
Key to Change Summer Camp!
June 25-29, 8:30am-3:30pm
Join us for our five-day music camp! Middle and high school violin and viola students will participate in: Private and group lessons Musicianship classes Studio performance classes Master classes with guest artists Theater arts classes An afternoon trip to the Seattle Art Museum A community outreach performance
Kinetic Summer MUSIC Camp in SPANISH!
• Ages 6 to 10 • Only 12 spots available! •No music experience necessary, friends welcome!
Chamber Music Madness Summer Festival
July 9-14, 2018
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.
SYSO Summer Music
July 9 - 20, 2018, Session 2: July 16 – July 27, 2018
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 String Academy
Session 1: July 15-20, 2018, Grades 6-9; Session II: July 22-27, 2018, Grades 7-9
Camp registration time is here!! Music educators and orchestra directors Chase and Christi Chang bring a wealth of experience to young musicians in their Summer String Academy. 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.
Marrowstone Music Festival
JULY 22 - AUGUST 5, 2018
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.
Alternative Rock Camp
July 23-27 and August 13-17, 2018
Campers should have at least 1-2 years playing experience. Camps are 9 AM – 3 PM weekdays, for kids 10-17
2018 Evergreen Music Festival
July 23 - July 27, 2018, and July 29 - August 4, 2018
July 23 - July 27, 2018, and July 29 - August 4, 2018, 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, 2018. Deposits will be applied to tuition.
W-ASTA Birch Bay String Teachers’ Workshop
July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
The W-ASTA Birch Bay String Teachers’ Workshop is presented annually in Ferndale, Washington: a pleasant small town located fifteen minutes north of Bellingham, fifteen minutes from the beach at Birch Bay, and fifteen minutes from the Canadian border. The workshop is of interest to private studio and public school string teachers at all levels, and to college/university students preparing for a music education career.
Summer Sounds 2018
July 30th - August 3, 2018, August 6 - August 1-, 2018
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.
Midsummer Musical Retreat - A “Music Camp For Grown-Ups”
July 30 to August 5, 2018
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.
Vashon Island Cello Camp
August 6-11 2018
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!
Vivace! Chamber Players
August 6-11, 2018
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.
19th Annual Youth Chamber Music Camp
August 14-19, 2018
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.
2018 Halcyon Chamber Orchestra Summer Festival
August 27-31st 2018
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.
Four Seasons, by Emerald City Music
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9/14/2018
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows that features only the best of the best musicians from every corner of the globe. Season 03 kicks off at 415 Westlake with an array of classical duos that explore the depths of our human ability to dream, emote, and find beauty when we gather together.Tunes by Tartini, Wiancko, Bottesini, and Piazzolla’s colorful “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires”.
Icicle Creek Adult Chamber Music Retreat
September 20-23, 2018
The 8th annual Chamber Music Retreat will be held September 20-23, 2018. 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.
Cafe Music, by Emerald City Music
andrew@emeraldcitymusic.org
10/26/2018
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows that features only the best of the best musicians from every corner of the globe. In this unique storytelling performance on October 26th, immerse yourself in the dim light of a warm, intimate café as the colorful tunes of 20th–century French impressionist and American composers sweep you away. Hear tunes by Saint-Saens, Francaix, Poulenc, Milhaud, and Schoenfield.
The Daedalus Quartet
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11/30/2018
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows. On Nov 30th, experience up-close encounter with the Daedalus Quartet, winners of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award. Hear Janácek’s Kreutzer Sonata alongside Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” arranged for String Quartet, alongside monumental tunes by Taneyev and Tchaikovsky.
Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
andrew@emeraldcitymusic.org
3/1/2019
American composer Steve Reich is hailed for his work as a pioneer of the minimalist music movement. This monumental performance – a single concert-length work – features Reich’s very-rarely staged Music for Eighteen Musicians in a wander-through concert experience. For this momentous occasion, a cast of vocalists, percussionists, pianists, and chamber musicians gather from around the globe in the Pacific Northwest.
The Dreamers Circus at Emerald City Music
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4/5/2019
One fateful night in 2009, Ale and Rune were standing in the corner of a pub in Copenhagen jamming some folk tunes. Nikolaj just came in, sat at the piano, and began to play along. A decade later, Dreamers’ Circus has toured the world performing at the Sydney Opera House, with the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia, and more. This show marks the group’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest on this inaugural US Tour.
Bach's Complete Cello Suites, at Emerald City Music
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5/24/2019
The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are considered the Baroque composer’s most iconic set of chamber music. However, performing them in one marathon session is a bold and challenging feat for any cellist. British cellist Colin Carr returns to the Emerald City Music stages to conclude the season with this marathon full-evening performance of Bach’s complete Cello Suites.