Adventure Music Camp

Adventure Music Camp       
1-week day camp
Aug 3 – 7, 2020 – Check soon for more updated information!       
Terry Fonda Smith, director

“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) 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 and string orchestra), 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, and percussion.
Not included this year are voice, piano, guitar, or harp.

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

Concert: Friday August 2, 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

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 –  Songwriting/Gamelan/African Dance
2pm – Songwriting/Gamelan/African Dance
3pm – Songwriting/Gamelan/African Dance
4pm – students are picked up

Click HERE to apply         Registration for 2020 opens in December.

And download Teacher Recommendation Form HERE

PARENTS: Please have your child’s immunization records available when you click the above link to register.
New for 2020: 
In accordance with New York State law, all summer students will be required to show proof of vaccination or an approved medical exemption in order to participate in the programs. More details to come, but for now make sure your vaccinations are up to date!