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. This is an exciting day camp (commuting students) for students entering grades 5-9 (current grades 4-8) that combines the best of ECMS’s half-day programs into one engaging musical week. We meet daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am – 4pm with activities that include ensemble rehearsals (band, orchestra, chorus), theory in motion (musicianship class with movement), electronic music (using apps and computer programs to create music and enhance practice time), 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 5-9 that have at least two years’ experience on their instrument or in a chorus, 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, percussion, and vocalists.
Not included this year are piano, guitar, or harp.

Tuition: $350
CRN: 18580
Note that housing and meals are not included/available. Students should pack a lunch every day (refrigeration not provided).

Concert: Friday August 3, 3:00pm 4:00pm in Kilbourn Hall  Please note the updated time


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

Registration deadline: July 1, 2018 Registration is closed.

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

Registration is closed.

And download Teacher Recommendation Form HERE

 Read our blog: The Adventure Music Camp: Experiencing Music Through Performance, Education, and Creation