A Fun Introduction to Orchestra!

We’re ready for summer – aren’t you? Join us this summer for fun and music-making at VYOA Summer Symphony Camp. We’re excited to offer this popular program again this year – it’s great way to introduce young musicians to playing in symphony and jazz orchestras in a supportive environment.

Summer Symphony Camp welcomes string students entering grades 5 through 9, and wind, brass, and percussion students entering grades 6 through 9, who have at least one year of experience. This week-long intensive focuses on fundamentals and bringing musicians together for in-person music-making. In addition to daily rehearsals, campers can participate in fun electives such as chorus, world drumming, improvisation, and recreation.  Camp closes with an end-of-camp concert for family and friends.

Click HERE to Register for Summer Symphony Camp 2024!

Important Links after Registering:

Medical Form

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SSC 2024 Financial Aid Application

2024 VYOA Summer Symphony Camp

Dates and Times: June 24-28, Half-Day Camp, 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College located at Fort Ethan Allen
Tuition: $225; Financial Aid is available to qualifying families.
Camp Director: Berta Frank

Who Can Attend Summer Symphony Camp?
Camp is intended for students entering grade 5 – 9 with at least one year of playing experience. 

Limited spots still available to specific instruments!  Please email info@vyo.org for availability.

Please note: Financial aid applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Thank you to Ellis Music for supporting this year’s Summer Symphony Camp.

Playing Guidelines – Students entering grades five to grade nine (at least one year of experience)

String students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of D, G, and C
  • Introduction to playing in the key of F and Bb
  • Introduction to rhythms with eighth note combinations, dotted rhythms and ties

Band students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of Concert B-flat and E-flat
  • Introduction to the keys of Concert F and C
  • Introduction to rhythms with eighth note combinations, dotted rhythms, and ties

Summer Symphony Camp is in part sponsored by: