SUMMER CAMPS

Looking for fun ways to get your child engaged, laughing, and learning this summer? We offer a variety of MUSIC CAMPS, to fill young brains with music!!! All camps are taught by professional teaching artists, and most camps include a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

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Ages 4-6

 

I Love Music- MORNING Camp

Come discover your musical self! Designed for your youngest campers, our I Love Music Morning Camp will highlight a summery theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. The camp will culminate in a short performance for family and friends on Friday. Please note that this camp will be identical to I Love Music Afternoon Camp.

Age: 4-6 

Camp Director: Riley Kua

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date: July 13-17

Price: $205 on or before March 20, $225 after March 20

 

I Love Music- AFTERNOON Camp

Come discover your musical self! Designed for your youngest campers, our I Love Music Afternoon Camp will highlight a summery theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. The camp will culminate in a short performance for family and friends on Friday. Please note that this camp will be identical to I Love Music Morning Camp.

Age: 4-6 

Camp Director: Riley Kua

Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Date: July 13-17

Price: $205 on or before March 20, $225 after March 20

 

Ages 5-6

 

I Love Music Camps

Come discover your musical self! Each week of I Love Music Camp we will focus on a different theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. Keep the musical fun happening throughout the summer with different activities each week, culminating in a short performance for family and friends on Friday.

I Love Music – Superheroes!, June 22 – 26: Whitney Pierce Takaba

I Love Music – Under the Sea, June 29 – July 3: Whitney Pierce Takaba

I Love Music – Storyland, July 20 – July 24: Lindy Elggren

Age: 5-6 

Camp Director: See above

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Date: June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 20-24

Price: $355 on or before March 20, $385 after March 20

Ages 6-9

 

Creative Keyboards Piano Camp
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: 6-9, no experience necessary
Camp Directors: Gabija Vaicekonis (July 6-10, July 20-24), Rob Frain (July 13-17) Jessica Andrews (July 27-31)
Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Dates: July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD

Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Let’s Make a Musical! Camp

Calling all campers who love to SING, ACT and CREATE! Patterned after our popular Gotta Sing camps, campers will spend a fun-filled week crafting a new musical. Sing familiar songs and help create the story, movement and dialogue that connects the songs. Camp Director Jaclyn Stapp has performed in musicals such as Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, and Bye Bye Birdie, and her students have appeared on Broadway. The camp concludes on Friday with a performance of your new creation for family and friends.

Age: 6-9

Camp Director: Jaclyn Stapp

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: June 22-26, July 27-31 and August 3-7

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $355 on or before March 20, $385 after March 20

 

Gotta Sing! Voice Camp

Spend a fun-filled week learning to sing! Campers are introduced to basic vocal technique while learning songs from musicals, movies and popular traditions. In the words of 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. Camp Directors Lyndee White and Karen Nestvold have extensive performing experience, including musical theater, opera and popular music. The camp concludes on Friday with an energetic performance for family and friends.

Age: 6-9

Camp Director: Karen Nestvold (June 29-July 3, August 24-28), Lyndee White (July 6-10, August 10-14, August 17-21)

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: June 29-July 3, July 6-10, August 10-14, August 17-21, August 24-28
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $355 on or before March 20, $385 after March 20

 

Instrument Discovery Camp for Younger Campers

Violins, flutes, and drums, oh my! Do you love music but don’t know what instrument to play? Then this camp is for you! Campers will be introduced to a variety of musical instruments, while learning basic musical concepts. Camp Directors and Music Works faculty members Raisa Asriyants (violin) and Joshua Romatowski (flute and piccolo) will share their love of music during this fun-filled week of instrument exploration. The camp concludes on Friday with a presentation for family and friends.

Ages: 6-9 (No experience required. For age exceptions please call)

Camp Directors: Raisa Asriyants and Joshua Romatowski

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Date: August 17-21

Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Ages 9-11

 

Pop Voice Camp for Younger Campers

Calling all enthusiastic young singers! Spend a week singing your favorite pop tunes, learn how to use a microphone, present a song to an audience, and put on a show! Camp Director Kelley Johnson is an award-winning vocalist and has twice been selected by the U.S. State Department to tour as a Jazz Ambassador. Camp Director Jaclyn Stapp has performed in musicals such has Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, and Bye Bye Birdie, and her students have appeared on Broadway. This creative and fun week will culminate in a show for family and friends!

Age: 9-11

Camp Directors: Kelley Johnson (June 22-26, July 20-24), Jaclyn Stapp (July 6-10, July 13-17)

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Rock Shop Camp for Younger Campers

It's time to join a band! This summer, we're looking for musicians ages 9-11 who want to learn what it takes to be in a rock band. Campers will learn about rock n roll history, basic chord progressions, and improvisation, as well as showmanship, and performance do's and dont’s. Camp Director Antoine Martel is active in the local music scene, playing with the bands High Pulp and dentaru no tsuba, in addition to his work on solo projects. He’s a graduate of the prestigious McGill University (composition), former faculty member at the Academie de Musique de Montreal and has extensive experience playing in a variety of genres.  Activities include guest artists, clinics, and a Friday concert.

Age: 9-11
Camp Director: Antoine Martel

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: August 10-14

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

Instrument Discovery Camp

Violins, flutes, and drums, oh my! Do you love music but don’t know what instrument to play? Then this camp is for you! Campers will be introduced to a variety of musical instruments, while learning basic musical concepts. Camp Directors and Music Works faculty members Raisa Asriyants (violin) and Joshua Romatowski (flute and piccolo) will share their love of music during this fun-filled week of instrument exploration. The camp concludes on Friday with a presentation for family and friends.

Ages: 9-11 (No experience required)

Camp Director: Raisa Asriyants and Joshua Romatowski

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Date: July 27-31

Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

Ages 11-15

 

Pop Voice Camp

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. Camp Director Kelley Johnson is an award-winning vocalist and has twice been selected by the U.S. State Department to tour as a Jazz Ambassador. This creative and fun week will culminate in a show for family and friends!

Age: 11-15

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: August 3-7

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Jazz Drama Camp for POPular Singers

Great singers tell the story of the song and use drama to do it. How do you do that well and be an “Original"? The greatest pop singers of all time - Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Queen Latifah, Annie Lennox and Willie Nelson along with decades of greats like Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand all sing Jazz as easily as they can Pop music. How? By singing great songs with good melodies and learning to sing like themselves with a big open heart and a simple way of singing!!! Come learn how and have a ball doing it. This workshop will help you sing better than ever and teach you to connect with the audience and fall in love with the music you’re singing!! 

Age: 11-15 and beyond! All ages welcome

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: July 27-31

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Cracking the Jazz Code - Jazz Camp

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. Camp Director Bruce Staelens has appeared with numerous big bands (including Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Arturo O’Farrill.) His jazz career is highlighted by appearances with Elvin Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Charlie Haden, Andrew Hill (Palmetto Records), Don Cherry, and Sam Rivers. While in New York he was a member of the Hora Decima Brass Ensemble (Summit Records), the Hora Decima Brass Quintet, and the Village Brass Quintet.

Age: 11-15, level similar to two years of school band or orchestra

Camp Director: Bruce Staelens

Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Date: July 13-17
Performance: Friday of camp week
Price: $355 on or before March 20, $385 after March 20

Flutes on Fire Camp

Come join Music Works flutist Joshua Romatowski, Piccolo player of Symphony Tacoma for a summer intensive exploring unique and imaginative ways to experience the flute!  During this week long adventure we will explore tried and true flute techniques as well as improvisation, flute and electronics, beat boxing flute, and an introduction to piccolo (instruments provided by Music Works for the duration of the class). Also included will be private lessons, theory classes, and chamber music. The week will culminate with a grand performance featuring all participants. Each student must bring their own flute, and should be proficient with basic music reading and rhythm skills.

Age: 11-15

Camp Director: Joshua Romatowski

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: July 20-24

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

 

Rock Shop Camp

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 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’t’s. Camp Director Antoine Martel is active in the local music scene, playing with the bands High Pulp and dentaru no tsuba, in addition to his work on solo projects. He’s a graduate of the prestigious McGill University (composition), former faculty member at the Academie de Musique de Montreal and has extensive experience playing in a variety of genres. Activities include guest artists, clinics, and a Friday concert.

Age: 11-15
Camp Director: Antoine Martel

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Date: August 17-21

Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

Ages 12-16

 

Digital Music Camp

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. Rob Frain has performed with international artists Winston Watson and The Meditations. His composition work includes films, while his passion is electronic music. Clark Grogan is currently an Ember Music affiliated artist and his releases can be heard and purchased from major digital distributors including iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube.

Age: 12-16

Camp Directors: Rob Frain & Clark Grogan

Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Date: June 22-26
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $370 on or before March 20, $400 after March 20

Digital Music Mini Camp

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. Rob Frain has performed with international artists Winston Watson and The Meditations. His composition work includes films, while his passion is electronic music. Clark Grogan is currently an Ember Music affiliated artist and his releases can be heard and purchased from major digital distributors including iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube.

Age: 12-16

Camp Directors: Rob Frain & Clark Grogan

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Date: June 29 – July 1 (Monday - Wednesday)
Performance: Friday of camp week, time TBD
Price: $260 on or before March 20, $285 after March 20

Electronic Music Composition Camp

Take your music to the next level!  Composer/guitarist/producer Clark Grogan will take 4 students on a weeklong deep-dive into the major elements of electronic music creation.  Using Reason Software, we will explore several of its most popular soft synths to get into the details of programming Beats, Bass lines, and textures.  Other topics of exploration will be compositional techniques, sound design, creative routing and signal flow.   We will also leave time at the end of every day to work together as a band and create some music as a team.  Even if you are not a Reason user, the concepts covered in the camp can be easily applied to other digital audio workstations. Please contact Clark Grogan for more details at fclarkgrogan@gmail.com. Must have permission of instructor to register.

Age: 12-16

Camp Director: Clark Grogan

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Date: July 6-10

Price: $475

Music Therapy Camps

 

Music Explorers Camp

This mini-camp for our youngest music lovers with special needs is designed for campers and caregivers to enjoy music experiences that address social, cognitive, play, motor, speech and language goals. Parents or caregivers are actively involved with their child to enjoy the music making experience, led by a music therapist with each camper’s special needs in mind. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email mtprogram@musicworksnw.org.

Age: 3-5 with parent or caregiver

Camp Director: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Time: 11:15 am – 12:00pm

Date: August 3-7

Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD

Price: $110 (no early bird price)

 

Musical Adventures Camp

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, instruments, playing and singing. Children this age with special needs often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for individual sensory needs. A board-certified music therapist will be your camper’s guide for the week, engaging everyone in a fun-filled, musical adventure. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email mtprogram@musicworksnw.org.

Age: 4-6

Camp Director: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Date: August 3-7

Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD

Price: $195 on or before March 20, $210 after March 20

 

Music Meetup

Join us for a week of music-making fun! In this camp designed for campers with special needs, we’ll work together to play musical games, play instruments with peers, express ourselves creatively through songwriting and dance, and find our singing voice through singing our favorite songs. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email mtprogram@musicworksnw.org.

Age: 7-12

Camp Director: Riley Kua, MT-BC (July 6-10), Kristin Schneider, MT-BC (Aug 10-14)

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Dates: July 6-10, August 10-14

Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD

Price: $215 on or before March 22, $235 after March 20

 

Teen Music Meetup

Come join the fun in this week-long Teen Music Meetup! This music-making group will tap into individual talents, work on problem-solving, explore self-expression and creativity, compose original music, and learn to play a variety of different instruments. Designed for students with special needs in mind, the Teen Music Meetup gives participants an in-depth chance to work intensively on music-making while working with their peers!  For more information or to see if this group would be a good fit for your camper, email mtprogram@musicworksnw.org.

Ages: 13 and up

Camp Director: Riley Kua, MT-BC (July 6-10), Kristin Schneider, MT-BC (Aug 10-14)

Time: 12:30-3:30 pm

Dates: July 6-10, August 10-14

Family Music Time: Friday of camp week, time TBD

Price:  $270 on or before March 20, $295 after March 20

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you have extended care?

– Yes, but be sure to register in advance. Extended Care registration closes a week before the first day of your camp!

 

What are the hours for extended care?:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 9:30 am,

Monday -Thursday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

No extended care AFTER camps on Fridays

 

How much does extended care cost?: 

Before care

Per day - $19

Whole Week - $95

After care

Per day - $28.75

Whole Week - $115

Before and After Care 

Per day - $47.75

Whole Week - $210

Please call us at 425-644-0988 or come by our front desk to register for extended care.

 

What are the camp hours?:

Most camps run from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Campers dropped off before 9:20 am or picked up after 3:40 pm will be assessed an extended care charge for that day.

 

Do I need to bring a lunch?

YES – Music Works does not have food available for purchase. Please DO NOT include any peanut products in lunches!

 

Do I need to bring a snack?

– We suggest you pack one snack in your child’s lunch. Music Works will provide one snack each day for full day camps, things like fruit snacks or goldfish crackers. If you child has food sensitivities please provide them with two snacks.

 

What else should I bring to camp?

A water bottle!

 

Should I bring my instrument to camp?

This is appropriate for a few of the camps, such as Jazz Camp and Rock Shop. If you have questions about your camp contact registration@musicworksnw.org

 

Do we spend any time outside?

Weather permitting, campers will have some outside activities each day. Be sure to have your camper apply their sunscreen before coming to camp!

 

What should I leave at home?

Anything that you would be sad to lose! Phones may be brought to camp, to communicate with parents after camp is over, but they must remain in backpacks during the camp day.

 

Will there be a performance at the end of the week?

Most camps include a final performance for friends and family on Friday afternoon. You will receive information about the time of the performance by Wednesday of the camp week.

 

What is your Cancellation Policy?

You may cancel your registration for a camp for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee, up to June 13, 2020. Cancellations received between June 13th and up to two weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% credit or refund. No credit or refund will be issued for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the camp start date.

What if my child is outside of the age range of the camp?

Please contact us for age exceptions. We will talk to the camp director and make sure the camp is a good fit for your child.

 

Ratio of adults to campers?

The maximum ratio of campers to adults is one adult for every 8 campers. Most camps the ratio will be closer to one adult for every 6 campers or less.

 

Do you serve special needs campers?

YES! We have a variety of camps for special needs populations. In addition, some of the camps are appropriate for all abilities. Please contact mtprogram@musicworksnw.org for additional information.

 

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