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The following is a listing of summer music day and residential camps around the country. The tuition listed is based on the year indicated and may not include all the costs for all the programs. Check the web site for current programs and fees.


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State Town Camp, Program, Contact Type/Ages/Size/Cost Program Highlights
CA Idyllwild Idyllwild Arts Summer Camp
Dance, music, theater, visual arts, creative writing, and Native American arts

909-659-2171 Ext. 365
Coed, ages 5-adult
1,550 campers
2-week: $1450 to $1650 (2001)
Music: chamber music, choir, musical theater, two orchestras, piano
CT New Milford Buck's Rock Camp
Creative and performing arts
Mickey and Laura Morris, Directors860-354-5030
Coed, ages 12-16
350-400 campers
June 26 to August 17, 2002

Full Season: $6790 (2002)
Half Season: $4660
The Music Shed houses an orchestra, chorus, a cappella chorus, jazz band, and chamber ensembles. Private lessons are available for most instruments.
CT Waterbury
at Teikyo Post University

Litchfield Jazz Festival Summer Music School
Jazz education and performance
Mitchell Alan Goldfeld, Program Director
Coed, high school to adults
120 day and residents
1-week: $850residents (2001)
2-week: $1450
Music: improvisation, jazz history, rhythm and percussion, music theory, composition, concert, piano instruction
IL Evanston
at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
National High School Institute

Nick Kanel
Coed, high school students
Approximately 800
5-week: $3350 (2001)
Music: composition, jazz studies, music education, private practice sessions, weekly seminars in listening, performance anxiety, applying to college, the art of auditioning, and chamber music
MA Lenox Belvoir Terrace
Individual program in art, dance, music, theater, and sports for young women
Nancy S. Goldberg, Director
Girls, ages 8-16
180 campers
7- week: $7400 (2002)
Music: private lessons, orchestra, theory, opera workshop, chamber music, performance. Attend concerts, master classes, guest teachers at nearby Tanglewood.
Camp Wekeela
Athletics, water sports, tennis, wilderness, creative arts, performing arts
Ephram Caflun, Assistant Director
Coed, ages 6-16
300 campers
4-week: $4450 (2002)
6-week: $6600
8-week: $7000
Music: private instruction
MI Interlochen
Music, dance, theatre arts, visual arts, creative writing
Office of Admissions
Coed, ages 8-18
2,000 campers
8-week: $4759 (2002)
4-week: $3089
Advanced String Quartet Institute (high school only): $3274 (including 60-minute lessons
Music: orchestra, jazz ensemble, piano and organ, beginning through advanced instrument instruction, chorus, music theory, chamber music, computer music, jazz improvisation, vocal technique, classical guitar, and composition. A four-week Advanced High School String Quartet Institute is also offered.
NC Winston-Salem North Carolina School of the Arts
Intensive arts program focusing on dance, drama, filmmaking, music, and visual arts
Office of Admission
Coed, ages 12 and up
500 campers
State Residents: $964 (2001)
Out of State: $1765
Music: individual lessons, master classes, chamber music, ensembles, and musicianship classes
NH Georges Mills Sunapee Arts Camp
Traditional camp with an emphasis in art, music, and drama
Philip B. Charpentier, Director
Coed, ages 7-15
80 campers
$585 (2001) per week
3-, 4-, and 7-week sessions
Music: group and individual lessons, solo or small ensemble groups
NH Dublin,
at Dublin School

The Walden School
Music school
Seth Brenzel, Associate Director

Coed, ages 10-18
45 campers
5-week: $4200
Music: classroom and individual instruction, Composers Forums, recitals and concerts, and special events presented by guest artists, musicianship, composition, and chorus, computer music, music history, notation, instrumentation, and a variety of elective courses concerts
NJ Elmer, Salem County Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Arts camp emphasizing music, theater, dance, media arts, fine arts, and sports.
Matt Sisson, Director
Coed, ages 9-17
185 campers
8-week: $5000 (2002)
4-week: $3400-3500
Music: ensemble, theory, ear training, individual lessons, performance
NJ Princeton
at Rider University - Westminster Campus
Experience Westminster -
Music programs for Middle and High School

Choral and vocal music, piano, organ, composition, music theater
Scott R. Hoerl, Director of Continuing Education
609-924-7416 Ext. 227
Coed residential, MS Piano Camp - grades 5 through 12
HS Solo/Pianist Camp - grades 8 through 12
Piano Camp, $600 (2000)
HS Solo Artist, $700
1- and 2-week programs
HS Solo/Pianist: For advanced piano students with acceptance through taped audition., includes private lessons, performance technique classes, accompanying classes, lecture recitals, and master class.
Piano Camp: music history, theory, coaching, ensemble
NY Hamilton
at Colgate University
Eastern U.S. Music Camp
Music performance and instruction
Thomas A. Brown
Coed, ages 10-19
175 campers
2-week: $1170 (2000)
3-week: $1755
4-weeks: $2340
Music: compositions, performance, ensembles, individualized instruction, theory, harmony, arranging, conducting
NY Hancock French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Performing and visual arts, water and land sports
Ronald Schaefer, Director 800-634-1703
Coed, ages 7-17
400 campers
3-week: $2450-$3000 (2001)
6-week: $4400-$5400
9-week: $6400
Music: beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, music theory, conducting, jazz improvisation, composition, songwriting, instrumental lessons
NY Adirondack Mountains of Long Lake Long Lake Camp for the Arts
Focuse on performing and fine arts
Marc and Susan Katz
Coed, ages 9-16
180 campers
3-week: $3550-$3650 (2002)
6-week: $6500
9-week: $8000
Music: private instruction, technique, theory, individual and small ensembles, performance
NY South Huntington,
Long Island
Usdan Center For the Arts
Study in music, art, theater, dance, creative writing, and chess
Admissions Office
Coed, ages 6-18
1,700 campers
7-week: $1900 (2002); $2150 for some programs
4-week: $1500
Music: chamber music, group lesson
OH Cleveland,
Young Composers Program at Cleveland Institute of Music
Muisc composition
Peter Gilbert
Coed, ages 15-19
12 students
1-week: $605 (2003)
Housing: $90
Music: performance, recording, private lessons, classes, seminars, listening sessions, coachings
PA Camptown Camp Ballibay
Fine and performing arts
Gerard, Dorothy, or John Jannone
Coed, ages 6-16
150 campers
7-week: $4975 (2002)
4-week: $3150
3-week: $2375

2-week: $1575
Music: individual and group instrumental instruction, full range of styles and techniques, improvisation, composition, songwriting
VT Putney The Putney School
Arts, English as a second language, creative and expository writing
Thomas D. Howe
Coed, ages 14-17
110 boarding and 15 day students
3-week: $2400 for boarding, $950 for day students (2002)
Chamber Music Intensive: $1050 for boarding, $550 for day students
The Putney Chamber Music Intensive is a full-week program in chamber music for instrumentalists ages 13-18. Professional musicians from the Yellow Barn Music Festival coach advanced string and piano players in small ensemble playing.
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