Congratulations to Miss Sarah! Sarah completed her 2B set of Piano Adventures! She has already started to work on the 3A set. Sarah's favorite color is turquoise. "Sonatina" and "Banana Boat Song" were here favorite pieces to play recently. Sarah is currently prepping for the 2018 Piano Guild Auditions. She has participated in countless studio recitals and events over her years of playing. When Sarah is not busy playing the piano, she enjoys skiing, softball, drawing and reading the Harry Potter Series. Way to go Sarah!
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https://www.spencerbrookstrings.com/pages/music-festival Concord, MA, has offered string students a fantastic week of making music in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. Participants – from 2nd through 12th grade – play in small chamber music groups and also in big orchestras.
Sonatina http://www.sonatina.com/summersonatina.html / 1-5 weeks Bennington,VT ages 7 - 16 for piano Some of our students and / or instructors have attended some of these programs. Contact Renee at email@example.com if you wish to connect with an alumni of these programs.
Berklee https://www.berklee.edu/summer/programs (Berklee College of Music & Boston Conservatory) Many day and overnight camps for students of all ages.
New England Conservatory Jazz Lab / 1 week Boston, MA firstname.lastname@example.org 617-585-1335 ages 14-18 / ensemble, jams, songwriting/composition, listening, entrepreneurship, audition prep
New England Conservatory Festival Youth Orchestra / 3 weeks Boston, MA email@example.com ages 13-18 / intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, percussion (Not offered summer 2018)
Apple Hill Center / five 10-day sessions Nelson, NH firstname.lastname@example.org 603-847-3371 focus: chamber music workshops ages 12-79 / strings, wind, piano
Aspen Music Festival / 8 weeks (half session available) Aspen, CO email@example.com 970-205-5054 ages 12-18 / all instruments
Boston University Tanglewood Institute / varies with the program from 2–8 week Lenox, MA firstname.lastname@example.org 617-353-3386 ages 14-18 / all instruments
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp / four 2-week sessions Twin Lake, MI 231-894-1966 focus: 5,300 students & 175 performances each summer in an outdoor woodsy environment grades 5-12 / all instruments
Cadenza / 5 weeks Oneonta, NY email@example.com 607-267-4024 focus: many programs available including chamber music, flute institute, private instruction, jazz ages 11-15 / instrumental, guitar, piano, voice, percussion, jazz
California Summer Music / 3 weeks San Francisco, CA firstname.lastname@example.org 415-753-8920 focus: solo, chamber music, composition age range: 13-26 / composition, strings, piano
Camp Encore Coda / 3–6 weeks Sweden, ME email@example.com 207-647-3947 focus: chamber, private lessons, jazz, rock & roll, large ensembles ages 10-18 / strings, wind, brass, piano
Castleman Quartet Program / 7 weeks Fredonia, NY firstname.lastname@example.org 585-274-1592 no age specifics given, very selective (more advanced students)—only about 40 students in entire program / violin, viola, cello
Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross / 6 days Worcester, MA email@example.com (508) 793-2296 For high school and college aged violinists, violists, cellists and pianists
Chautauqua Music Festival / 7 weeks Chautauqua, NY firstname.lastname@example.org ages 17-25 / instrumental, piano, voice
Credo Oberlin Chamber Music / 3 weeks Oberlin, OH see below
Credo Prelude: Elmhurst College / 2 weeks Elmhurst, IL email@example.com 440-774-3658 age 11-18 / strings, piano, chamber music
Cremona International Music Academy and Competition / 2 weeks Cremona, Italy 646-206-4024 firstname.lastname@example.org focus: chamber, private lessons, practice, performance, competition ages 12-18 / strings, piano
Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute / 2 weeks Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY focus: chamber music ages 15+ / instrumentalists
Eastern Music Festival / 5 weeks Greensboro, NC Info@easternmusicfestival.org 877-833-6753 focus: orchestra, chamber music, private lessons ages 14-22 / orchestral instruments, piano
The Fredericksburg Brass Institute (FredBrass) / 1 week Northampton, MA ages 14-18 / brass players
Greenwood Music Camp junior & senior / 2 weeks (junior), 5 weeks (senior) Berkshires, MA email@example.com 413-320-5908 ages 10-13 (junior), 13-18 (senior) / all instruments
Heifetz / 6 weeks Staunton, VA firstname.lastname@example.org 540-907-4446 ages 13-27 / violin, viola, cello
Indiana University Summer Piano Academy / 3 weeks Bloomington, IN email@example.com 812-336-4465 focus: piano
Indiana University Summer String Academy / 4 weeks Bloomington, IN firstname.lastname@example.org 812-855-6025 focus: chamber, private lessons, practice grades 7-12 (piano), ages 12-18 (strings) / strings, piano
International Institute for Young Musicians / one 3-week session; two 2-week sessions Lawrence, KS email@example.com 949-584-5709 focus: Student takes 2 classes 3 times a week; private lessons twice a week; 3 hours practice per day; recitals and community performances. ages 12-23 / piano
International Summer Music Academy “ Music in Regensburg” / 2 weeks Regensburg, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org focus: chamber, private lessons, practice, performance ages 12-18 / strings, piano
Interlochen / various programs, various lengths Interlochen, MI email@example.com 800-681-5912 or 231-276-7472 focus: many programs—band, brass, choir, music composition, orchestra, percussion, strings, voice, woodwinds grades 3-12 / strings, voice, brass/percussion, composition, piano
Killington Music Festival / 5 weeks Rutland, VT firstname.lastname@example.org 802-773-4003 focus: chamber music, private lesson, practice ages 14-23 / violin, viola, cello, piano
Kinhaven Junior & Senior / 2 weeks (junior), 6 weeks (senior) Weston, VT email@example.com 610-868-9200 focus: orchestra, chamber music, private lesson, practice grades 4-7 (junior), ages 13-18 (senior) / orchestral instruments, piano
Luzerne Music Camp junior & senior sessions 4 weeks (2 week option available for junior) (6-8 week sessions available) New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org 518-696-2771 ages 10-14 (junior), 15-18 (senior) / strings, piano, winds, brass, percussion
Meadowmount / 7 weeks Westport, NY email@example.com 518-962-2400 violin, viola, cello, piano
Music at Menlo: Young Performers Program (day/boarding options) / 3 weeks Atherton, CA firstname.lastname@example.org 650-330-2030 focus: chamber ages 9-18 / intermediate, pre-conservatory, and early-conservatory-level pianists, violinists, violists, cellists
Music on the Hill (day) / 3.5 weeks Belmont, MA email@example.com 617-484-4696 focus: chamber music ages 9-14 / all instruments
Musica Mundi / 2 weeks Waterloo, Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org 32-0-2-652-0101 focus: chamber ages 10-18 / chamber music
Narnia Festival / 2 weeks Narni, Italy NarniaArtsAcademy@gmail.com +39 0744 403132 instrumentalists, singers, dancers, composition, performance, conducting, language www.narniafestival.it
New England Music Camp / 7 weeks (half session available) Sidney, ME email@example.com 914-498-6143 focus: strings, winds brass, percussion, piano, guitar, voice, musical theatre
Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute / 2 weeks Oberlin, OH firstname.lastname@example.org 440-775-8044 focus: baroque chamber music, use of baroque instruments, 1 college music credit available grades 9-12 / voice, strings, piano, winds
The Perlman Music Program / 7 weeks Shelter Island Heights, NY email@example.com 212-721-8769 focus: chamber, private lessons, masterclasses, practice, 38 exceptionally gifted students are accepted each summer ages 12-18 / strings
Point Counterpoint "Prelude," / 1 week Sessions #1–3 / 3, 3, and 2 weeks Young Artists Program / 5 weeks Leicester, VT firstname.lastname@example.org 267-886-5359 (Oct-Apr) 802-247-8467 (May-Sept) focus: chamber music, private lessons, practice, music theory ages 8-13 (prelude), ages 11-17 (sessions #1, 3), grades 9-12 (session #2, young artists program) / violin, viola, cello, piano
Rivers Summer Youth Programs / 1 week Weston, MA email@example.com 339-686-2293 Summer Music at Rivers junior & senior sessions (day) / 2 week sessions focus: chamber music, jazz, improvisation, ear training jazz instruments ages 8-18 (Youth Orchestras), grades 2-6 (junior), grades 7-12 (senior) / all instruments
Rocky Ridge Music Center / 4 weeks Estes Park, CO firstname.lastname@example.org 970-586-4031 focus: 2 private lessons per week, orchestra, chamber, master classes, practice ages 15-24 / all instruments
Sewanee Summer Music Center / 4 weeks Sewanee, TN email@example.com 931-598-1225 focus: orchestra, chamber music, private lessons, practice ages 15-23 / all instruments
Sing this Summer / 1 week Amherst, MA firstname.lastname@example.org ages 7-18 / voice, choir, musical theatre, also have strings program
Walden School Music Camp / 5 weeks Dublin, NH email@example.com 415-648-4710 ages 9-18 / composers, strings, guitar, voice
Yellow Barn Young Artists Program / 2.5 weeks Putney, VT firstname.lastname@example.org 802-387-6637 ages 13-20 / strings, winds, piano, composition
Youth and Muse / 1–3 weeks Boston, MA email@example.com 617-939-4495 Focus: Every student will have an opportunity to play a concerto with orchestra, and selected students will appear in a concerto concert as soloist. Ages 12-18 / strings, winds, piano
Congratulations to Catie (and her instructor,Daniel Dickson) for winning our $250 scholarship competition contest today! Thank you our judges: Tai, Yini, Shannon & Matt as well! All four of the performers who were in the final round did a terrific job!
This year to showcase the work of some of our advanced students, we will hold an Honors Spring Recital in May.
Our nominees are: Jackson W., Spencer S., Hunter G., Emily W., Alex G., Taylor U., Maggie M., Sydney R., Alyessa I., George C., Nate W., Penelope H., Emilia A., Catie S., Ethan L., Abby G., Jaelin H., Lily G., Emily G.
Our alternates are: Sophie P., Isabel T., Emma B., Elena B., Adam E., Elke V.
A special thank you to our instructors for their nominations and to the Honor Recital Review Panelists for volunteering their time to review all of the nominations. Even if not selected this time, all students are encouraged to keep up the great work practicing and join our many other performance opportunities throughout the year.
Catie, Emily, Ethan and Maggie for advancing to our final round of our 1st Annual Note-worthy Experiences Scholarship Competition! One of these students will receive a check for $250!
Congratulations to Lukas! Lukas recently completed his Level 1 (Red) Piano Adventures Books and has started his Level 2A Blue Books. His favorite pieces he played in the red books were "Shepherd's Song" and "Dinosaur Song". Blue is his favorite color while steak is his favorite food. When Lukas is not playing the piano he enjoys hockey, soccer, ice skating and playing outside. His favorite subject in school is science and he would like to become an engineer when he is older. Way to go Lukas! I am very proud of you!
Our instructors travel right to your home or on-line lessons are an option as well. Making music is a terrific way to kick off the new year!
Note-worthy Experiences instructor Yuki Hori will be conducting a series of 3 Voice Masterclasses for teens. The workshops will be held on Sunday February 11th and March 4, 2018, from 3-5 pm at 75 Witherell Drive Sudbury. The cost is $35 per class. [UPDATE: The class will NOT be held on Superbowl Sunday, February 4.]
Overview: Classes will be in masterclass style, where students will prepare a piece in any style and perform in class and learn the elements of vocal techniques. This class will provide an opportunity for students to work on their vocal and performance challenges and gain a better understanding of their vocal function.
Pre-requisite: The class is designed for anyone taking voice lessons at Note-worthy or interested in pursuing a singing career. To participate in the class students will need to know their musical alphabets and have basic musical reading skills and knowledge.
Please contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Note-worthy Experiences instructor Matt Savage will be conducting a series of 3 Jazz Workshops for tween and teenage students. The workshops will be held on Sunday January 21st and February 11th from 6-8 pm at 75 Witherell Drive Sudbury. Students must register with Renee by January 1st. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $35 per class. The attire is casual. [UPDATE: the workshop will NOT be held on Superbowl Sunday, February 4.]
Duke Ellington - This class will focus on the life and music of pianist and big band leader Duke Ellington, one of the most influential composers in jazz history. Special attention will be given to the commercial popularity of swing music in the 1930s, as well as the increasingly classical music-influenced and ambitious nature of his later pieces. The humor of many of Ellington's compositions will also be mentioned.
Miles Davis - This presentation will be about trumpeter and jazz innovator Miles Davis, who helped clear the way for new jazz styles in each of the six decades of his musical career. From bebop to fusion to electronic music, the class will focus on the albums that shook up the jazz world. The intense celebrity lifestyle and artistically important moments of Miles' career will also be examined.
John Coltrane - In his short life, Coltrane transformed the tenor and soprano saxophones into something entirely new - and some tunes from "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins" were never the same again. From his composition of a piece in three keys at once to the simple chanting of "A Love Supreme," the development of avant-garde jazz will be explored, along with the softer side of his sound (which audiences often missed).