Adventure Music Camp

NEW! Adventure Music Camp                
1-week day camp
July 30-Aug 3, 2018
Gaelen McCormick, director
ESM 120

Spend a week at Eastman making music with people just like you- who love playing, learning, and creating, all in a supportive and fun environment. We meet daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am – 4pm with activities that include rehearsals (strings, band, and chorus), theory in motion, electronic music like Garage Band and fun apps, composition and improvisation. On our final day, we will show off the results of our adventures to friends and family in a performance!

This program is for students entering grades 5-8 that have at least two years’ experience on their instrument, and are playing at a NYSSMA level 2 or Suzuki book 2 or higher. A teacher’s letter of recommendation is part of the application so that appropriate music can be selected for the ensembles. No audition necessary. What is required? A great attitude and a desire to explore the world of music!

Instruments accepted are all strings, winds, brass, and vocalists. Not included this year are piano, guitar, or percussion.

Tuition: $350
Note that housing and meals are not included/available. Students should pack a lunch every day (refrigeration not provided).

Concert: Friday August 3, 3pm in Kilbourn Hall


  • 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year
  • 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees

Registration deadline: July 1, 2018

Sample Schedule
9am – Music in Motion – learning concepts of rhythm and intervals using movement and singing in a fun group class
10am – coached ensembles for strings, winds/brass, and voice
noon – lunch
1pm –  composing music or intro to music theory
2pm – using computer apps (like Garage Band, or looping apps)
3pm – improvisation and creative music making
4pm – students are picked up

Click HERE to apply

And download Teacher Recommendation Form HERE