Summer Camps

2017 Camps

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AGES 4-6
I Love Music Camp, ages 4-6 (Morning Camps and Afternoon Camps)
Summertime is a great time to take a musical vacation. Whether our family plans a trip to the beach or a trip to the circus, national parks or state parks, camping in our backyard or camping in the mountains, we will explore music through singing, instrument playing, games, and song writing. Come discover your musical self!  Keep the musical fun happening throughout the summer with different activities each morning and afternoon session. Bonus:  Sign up for a morning and afternoon camp, send your child with lunch and he/she will picnic with our staff doing more games and fun! For more information, email Patti Catalano at pattic@musicworksnw.org
I Love Music, The Creative World of Music, June 26 – 30: Whitney Pierce Takaba
I Love Music – Summertime Fun, July 17 - 21: Lyndee White
I Love Music – Musical Vacation, July 24-28: Lyndee White
I Love Music – Around the World, July 31 – Aug. 4: Em Gordon
I Love Music – Under the Sea, August 14-18: Whitney Pierce Takaba
Age: 4-6 
Instructor: See above
Morning Camp Sessions: 9:00 am – Noon
Afternoon Camp Sessions: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Bonus:  Sign up for a morning and afternoon camp, send your child with lunch and he/she will picnic with our staff doing more games and fun!
Date: June 26 – 30, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, July 31 – Aug. 4, Aug. 14 - 18
Price: $200 
 
I Love Music Under the Sea MINI Camp, ages 4-6 (Morning Camps and Afternoon Camps)
We'll learn lots of facts about the ocean and ocean life as we take an imaginary trip under the sea. Everyone will play fun songs on the ukulele and explore percussion instruments as we create an aquatic orchestra. Other activities will include crafts, games, dancing like a school of jellyfish floating through a coral reef, and investigating the science of how sound moves through water.
Age: 4-6
Instructor: Whitney Pierce Takaba
Morning Session: 9:00 am - Noon
Date: July 5 - 7
Family Music Time: July 7, time for each session TBD
Price: $125
 
 
AGES 7-10
Gotta Sing! Voice Camp, ages 7-10
Spend a fun-filled week learning to sing! Campers are introduced to basic vocal technique while learning songs from musicals, movies and popular traditions. The camp concludes on Friday with an energetic performance for family and friends. In the words on one past participant, “I learned how to sing and be more confident!”  
During the week campers will learn about using their voice as a musical instrument, how to prepare and present a solo, duet or small ensemble piece, and have lots of fun.
Voice camp repertoire includes songs from Broadway musicals, as well as folk songs and classical pieces. The camp concludes with a performance for family and friends on Friday at 2:30 pm.
Age: 7-10 years (for exceptions please call us)
Instructor: Tanesha Ross (July 17-21), Karen Nestvold (July 24-28 and August 14-18), Lyndee White (July 31-August 4)
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 14-18
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
Gotta Sing MINI Camp, ages 7-10
Age: 7-10 years (for exceptions please call us)
Instructor: Lyndee White
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: July 5-7
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $235
 
Instrument Discovery Camp, ages 7-10
Violins and pianos and flutes, oh my! Do you love music but don’t know what instrument to play? Then this camp is for you! Campers will try out a variety of musical instruments, while learning basic musical concepts.
Ages: 7-10 (No experience required)
Instructors: Lori Shepherd & Tigran Arakelyan (June 26-30), Kristin Schneider (August 21-25)
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Date: June 26-30, August 21-25
Price: $360
 
Creative Keyboards Camp, ages 7-10
Spend a week at camp learning to play the piano! Campers will be introduced to piano technique, note reading and musical concepts, while having a fun-filled week of camp.
Age: 7-10, no experience necessary
Instructor: Nobuko Hasegawa
Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Date: July 10-14
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
Songwriting for Kids
At Songwriting Camp, we’ll learn all sorts of things: Solfege, Music Theory, What Makes a Song a Song, How to Write a Melody, How to Sing Harmony, How to Write Lyrics & Poetry, Telling a Story with your Song, …and more! So come on, kids, and let’s write some music! We have a class full of budding songwriters, just like you!  Parents, if this sounds right for your child, sign up today for a summer experience they’ll never forget!
Age: 7-10 (no experience necessary)
Instructor: Amanda Taylor
Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Date: August 7-11
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
 
AGES 10-14
Pop Voice Camp, ages 10-14
This is a vocal performance camp for young singers ready to work on their individual performance skills. The week will focus on stage presence, healthy vocal technique, microphone skills, and learning to connect more thoroughly with material and the audience. This creative and fun week will culminate in a show in which singers will be backed by professional musicians.
Age: 10-14
Instructor: Tanesha Ross (June 26-30, July 31-August 4), Kelley Johnson (July 17-21)
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: June 26-30, July 17-21, July 31-August 4
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
Pre-Band Boot Camp
Snare drums and trumpets and flutes, oh my! Do you want to take band but don’t know what instrument to choose? Then this camp is for you! Campers will try out a variety of musical instruments, while learning basic musical concepts. Get ready for band in this fun-filled camp!
Ages: 10-14 (no experience required)
Instructor: Lori Shepherd
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Date: July 24-28
Price: $360 
 
I Write the Songs Camp, ages 10-14
Want to learn how to express yourself through song? At I Write the Songs Camp, we’ll learn all sorts of things: Solfege, Music Theory, What Makes a Song a Song, How to Write a Melody, How to Sing Harmony, How to Write Lyrics & Poetry, Telling a Story with your Song, …and more! So come on, kids, and let’s write some music! We have a class full of budding songwriters, just like you!  Parents, if this sounds right for your child, sign up today for a summer experience they’ll never forget!
Age: 10-14
Instructor: Amanda Taylor
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: August 14-18
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
Rock Shop, ages 10-14
Have you been playing an instrument for one year or more? It's time to join a band! This summer, we're looking for musicians ages 10-14 who want to learn what it takes to be in a rock band. We welcome all kinds of musicians: singers, guitarists, drummers, woodwinds, brass, keyboardists and bassists just to name a few. Campers will learn about rock n roll history, basic chord progressions, and improvisation, as well as showmanship, and performance do's and don'ts. Activities include guest artists, clinics, and a Friday concert.
Age: 10-14 (for exceptions please call us)
Instructor: Katelyn Berreth
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: August 21-25
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
 
AGES 11-15
Jazz Camp Beginner/Intermediate (middle school, high school)
Jazz Camp Beginner/Intermediate (middle school, high school) Jazz is America's art form.  The fundamentals of jazz are essential for any instrumentalist who is interested in performing commercial music. This camp will introduce students to improvisation, jazz styles, and musical skills through performance, master classes, listening sessions and harmony classes that will set the stage for exceptional, systematic jazz learning. The camp will include classes, workshops, performance groups as well as opportunities to jam. A final performance showcasing the students will take place on Friday at about 2:00 pm for friends and family to attend. 
Age: 11-15 (for exceptions please call us) level similar to two or three years of school band or orchestra
Instructor: Bruce Staelens
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Date: July 10-14
Performance: Friday of camp week
Price: $360 
 
Jazz Voice Camp, ages 11-15
Jazz is America's art form. The fundamentals of jazz are essential for every singer who is interested in performing popular commercial music. This camp will introduce the serious voice student to improvisation (meaning, ad libbing and scat singing in pop, soul and jazz singing styles), developing musical skills through performance, master classes and listening sessions. Singers will learn how to hear harmony so they can feel in control of their individual learning ability to master any song that they sing. The camp will include individual songs, workshops, ensemble singing as well as opportunities to jam like instrumentalists do, or scat sing. A final performance showcasing the students will take place on Friday for friends and family to attend.
Age: 11-15 (for exceptions please call us)
Instructor: Kelley Johnson
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Date: July 10-14
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 

Crazy for Clarinet Camp! (middle school, high school)
Do you love to play the clarinet? Come and expand your clarinet knowledge and skills in this week-long camp for clarinet players. In addition to playing lots of great music just for clarinets, we will explore how to be an effective clarinetist in the many different roles we fill in the band, the orchestra, small ensembles, and as soloists. Each day will include practice time in your clarinet quartet or choir, hints on how to prepare for auditions, group instruction and performances from master clarinet players, and fun activities to get to know your fellow clarinetists better. The week will conclude with a performance on Friday at 2:30 pm for family and friends.
Age: Middle School through High School
Experience: Minimum of one year of school band or private lessons
Instructor: Lori Shepherd
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Date: August 7-11
Performance: Friday of camp week
Price: $360  

AGES 12-16
Computer Composition camp, ages 12-16
What do film scores, large scale concerts, musical theater, contemporary pop recordings and television music have in common? In all cases the computer has been integrated into the processes as an essential tool in producing sound, in scoring sheet music, in recording tracks and in the enhancement of live performance. This camp shows student how they can use inexpensive software that can be installed on a home computer that can produce amazing results. Students will be producing as many small projects during the week as they can.  A selection of their work will be shared in a performance on Friday for friends and family.
Age: 12-16 years (for exceptions please call us)
Instructor: Rob Frain & Clark Grogan
Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Date: June 26-30
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $360 
 
Computer Composition Mini Camp, ages 12-16
Age: 12-16 years (for exceptions please call us)
Instructors: Rob Frain & Clark Grogan
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Date: July 5-7
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $235 
 
MUSIC THERAPY CAMPS
Music Explorers, ages 3 - 5 with parent or caregiver
This group includes developmentally appropriate music making fun! It is designed for parents or caregiver and child to enjoy therapeutic music experiences that address social, cognitive, play, motor, speech and language goals. The adult is actively involved with their child to enjoy the music making process as well as receive ideas for home use of music that can focus on their individual child’s needs. For more information, email Patti Catalano at pattic@musicworksnw.org.
Age: 3-5 with parent or caregiver
Instructor: Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC
Time: 11:15 am - Noon
Date: July 10, 12, 14
Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $72
 
Music Adventurers, ages 4 – 6
Join the world of music!  Music is a world of movement, science, jamming with friends, playing and singing.  This is an inclusive camp where all children are welcome.  Children this age with special needs often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory needs.  A board-certified music therapist will be their Adventurer guide, engaging camp participants in a fun-filled, musical adventure designed especially with their needs in mind. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your child, email Patti Catalano at pattic@musicworksnw.org.
Age: 4-6
Instructor: Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Date: July 10 – 14
Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $165 
 
Social Skills through Music Summer Camp, ages 7-12
For students with special needs, this is a week-long version of our Social Skills through Music Group. This camp focuses on the fun of making music as a group, problem solving, & giving students an in depth chance to work intensively on the end product of making fun music while working with their peers! The campers will compose music, perform with friends, use instruments and technology, and have a great therapist/student ratio. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your child, email Patti Catalano at pattic@musicworksnw.org.
Age: 7-12
Instructor: Dani Valdes, MT-BC
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm 
Dates: August 7 - 11
Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price:  $214
 
Teen Music Network Summer Camp, ages 13 and up
Come join the fun in this week-long version of our Teen Music Network! For students with special needs, The Teen Music Network Summer Camp focuses on making music as a group. Making music as a group inspires us to tap into our talents, do problem solving, gives us opportunities to socialize, explore creativity, compose music, and learn to use instruments and technology. Designed for students with differing abilities and needs, the Teen Music Network gives participants an in-depth chance to work intensively on the end product of making fun music while working with their peers!  For more information or to see if this group would be a good fit for your teen, email Patti Catalano, pattic@musicworksnw.org
Ages: 13 and up
Instructor: Dani Valdes, MT-BC
Time: 9:30 am - Noon
Dates: August 7 – 11
Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price:  $268