A Fun Introduction to Symphony & Jazz Orchestra!

VYOA Summer Symphony Camp is a great way to introduce young musicians to symphony and jazz orchestra. This will be the case again this year! This week-long program is designed to provide a fun and supportive environment for exploring these new avenues of ensemble playing.  All students will participate in both orchestras, performing a wide range of musical styles and giving them an opportunity to experiment with different musical genres.

Due to limited registrations, Camp Mansfield and Camp Champlain will be meeting together from 12:30pm – 5:00pm daily.  Summer Symphony Camp welcomes students entering grades 5 through 9 for a weeklong intensive that focuses on fundamentals and bringing musicians together for in-person music-making. Camp will close with an end-of-camp concert that will be live streamed from the performance hall of the Elley-Long Music Center.

2021 VYOA Summer Symphony Camp

Dates and Times: June 21-25, 2021, 12:30pm – 5:00pm daily
Location: Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College
Camp Director: Berta Frank

Ensemble Conductors: Kathleen Kono (Symphony Orchestra) and Adam Sawyer (Jazz Orchestra)
End-of-camp concert: June 25th, 4:00pm

Tuition for Summer Symphony Camp 2021: $275
Please note that a $50 non-refundable registration fee is included within the tuition.  Please refer to the registration form for our full cancellation policy.

Who Can Attend Summer Symphony Camp?
Camp is intended for students entering grade 5 – 9 with one year of playing experience. There is an exception for string players who are entering 5th grade and have one year experience. Due to this year’s approach to camp, placement requirements will be posted by March 1, 2021.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Complete online registration form. Please choose the age appropriate camp to complete the registration form. The camp has been combined and the morning session is no longer taking place.
  2. Families will be emailed a follow-up packet with your Medical Form, Electives Form, and Skills Assessment Form (to be filled out by student’s private or school music teacher)
  3. Complete and return all forms to the VYOA office by Thursday, June 17th, along with payment to finalize registration.

INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID? 
Several generous sponsors make it possible for us to provide scholarship support to students on the basis of need. Email info@vyo.org for a copy of the Financial Aid application. Application and all supporting materials, including the $50 registration fee, must be received by Thursday, June 17th.

Playing Requirements – Students entering Grades 5 or 6 (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
  • 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 F and C
  • Introduction to rhythms with eighth note combinations, dotted rhythms, and ties

Playing Requirements – Students entering Grades 7 – 9 (at least one year of experience)

String students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of  D, G, A, and C Major
  • Experience playing in the keys of F, Bb, and Eb Major
  • Experience with eighth note combinations, and ties, dotted rhythms, and triplets

Band students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of Concert B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat
  • Introduction to playing in the keys of F, C, and G
  • Knowledge of the chromatic scale in one octave
  • Experience with eighth note combinations, and ties, dotted rhythms, and triplets

Summer Symphony Camp is in part sponsored by: