Adventure Music Camp

Adventure Music Camp    
1-week day camp
Aug 3 – 7, 2020      
Terry Fonda Smith, director

Due to the restrictions imposed by emergency response to COVID 19 we have decided to cancel this program. Full refunds will be processed in the coming weeks for those that have already paid.

ECMS is still offering online individual lessons this summer.  Please follow this link to learn more if you are interested in starting lessons during the summer term.

“Adventure Camp offered my daughter a great mix of different ways for making music.  She thrived being among so many people, adults and kids, who care about music the way that she does.” — Adventure Music Camp parent

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. This is an exciting day camp (commuting students) for students entering grades 5-9 (current grades 4-8). We meet daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am – 4pm with activities that include ensemble rehearsals (band and string orchestra), music and movement, Balinese gamelan, and West African drumming. 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 5-9 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 bowed strings, winds, brass, and percussion.
Not included this year are voice, piano, guitar, or harp.

Tuition: $360
Please note that tuition is due within two weeks of registration in order to hold a student’s place in the program. Registration is not complete until tuition is received in full.
-Also note that housing and meals are not included/available. Students should pack a lunch every day (refrigeration not provided).

Concert: Friday August 7, 4pm 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, 2020
After the deadline, potential registrants will be contacted as to whether space remains.

Sample Schedule
There are 3 groups alternating classes in all sessions
9am – Arrival
9:15am – Band/Strings/African Drums
10:15am – Band/Strings/African Drums
11:15am –  Band/Strings/African Drums
12:15 – lunch
1pm –  Coaching/Gamelan/African Dance
2pm – Coaching/Gamelan/African Dance
3pm – Coaching/Gamelan/African Dance
4pm – students are picked up

Here is full program information as well as answers to frequently asked questions.


Click HERE to apply and HERE for the Teacher Recommendation form
 (Both forms are required)

Program is cancelled for 2020