NWE Music Studio Director
By: Renee Bordner
NWE Music Studio Director
There is a saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!. Last March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion! Let's hope that for this March, it goes out like a lamb. Spring will be in the air, the days will be longer, we will have the luck of the Irish and flowers will be blooming soon. Our students will be preparing for ABRSM theory exams, Piano Guild auditions, and our first ever Note-worthypalooza! We have also added some workshops to help our students and parents to assist them in preparing for these events. We are looking forward to warmer weather so we can have additional outdoor in person lessons. Our instructors will also continue to host Free Family Fun Night Concerts on Thursdays. We appreciate you and your support during this past year and we are looking forward to brighter days ahead.
By: Renee Bordner
NWE Music Studio Director
Hopefully this month brings your family some autumn fun and modified Halloween traditions! We hope that your family has settled into a consistent routine. The back to school season is one of setting new goals for many. Our team is committed to helping your students succeed with their music even in this pandemic. Please connect with your instructor to discuss these goals and methods to achieve the goals. Your instructor and I can help with setting up a solid practice routine that meets the needs of your family. Now is a great time to create a map of what your student would like to participate in for the rest of the school year!
We are offering many opportunities this year, including a composing competition, our annual Winter Holiday Recitals, our annual scholarship competition, Piano Guild Auditions, Royal Conservatory Exams, and our Honors and Senior Recital. We plan to schedule some informal assisted living facility and Sudbury Housing Authority Recitals and to resume attending youth open mic nights at two local venues. We will continue to celebrate our students who achieve their Practice Club status as well. All of these events and programs are optional and our team is committed to guiding our students to be successful at them. Feel free to contact us at any time for more information. We will also post more information in our monthly newsletters.
Wishing you and your family the best this Fall!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 617-585-1335 ages 14-18 / ensemble, jams, songwriting/composition, listening, entrepreneurship, audition prep
New England Conservatory Festival Youth Orchestra / 3 weeks Boston, MA firstname.lastname@example.org ages 13-18 / intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, percussion (Not offered summer 2018)
Apple Hill Center / five 10-day sessions Nelson, NH email@example.com 603-847-3371 focus: chamber music workshops ages 12-79 / strings, wind, piano
Aspen Music Festival / 8 weeks (half session available) Aspen, CO firstname.lastname@example.org 970-205-5054 ages 12-18 / all instruments
Boston University Tanglewood Institute / varies with the program from 2–8 week Lenox, MA email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 415-753-8920 focus: solo, chamber music, composition age range: 13-26 / composition, strings, piano
Camp Encore Coda / 3–6 weeks Sweden, ME firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (508) 793-2296 For high school and college aged violinists, violists, cellists and pianists
Chautauqua Music Festival / 7 weeks Chautauqua, NY email@example.com ages 17-25 / instrumental, piano, voice
Credo Oberlin Chamber Music / 3 weeks Oberlin, OH see below
Credo Prelude: Elmhurst College / 2 weeks Elmhurst, IL firstname.lastname@example.org 440-774-3658 age 11-18 / strings, piano, chamber music
Cremona International Music Academy and Competition / 2 weeks Cremona, Italy 646-206-4024 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 413-320-5908 ages 10-13 (junior), 13-18 (senior) / all instruments
Heifetz / 6 weeks Staunton, VA email@example.com 540-907-4446 ages 13-27 / violin, viola, cello
Indiana University Summer Piano Academy / 3 weeks Bloomington, IN firstname.lastname@example.org 812-336-4465 focus: piano
Indiana University Summer String Academy / 4 weeks Bloomington, IN email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com focus: chamber, private lessons, practice, performance ages 12-18 / strings, piano
Interlochen / various programs, various lengths Interlochen, MI firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 518-696-2771 ages 10-14 (junior), 15-18 (senior) / strings, piano, winds, brass, percussion
Meadowmount / 7 weeks Westport, NY firstname.lastname@example.org 518-962-2400 violin, viola, cello, piano
Music at Menlo: Young Performers Program (day/boarding options) / 3 weeks Atherton, CA email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 617-484-4696 focus: chamber music ages 9-14 / all instruments
Musica Mundi / 2 weeks Waterloo, Belgium email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 914-498-6143 focus: strings, winds brass, percussion, piano, guitar, voice, musical theatre
Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute / 2 weeks Oberlin, OH email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 931-598-1225 focus: orchestra, chamber music, private lessons, practice ages 15-23 / all instruments
Sing this Summer / 1 week Amherst, MA email@example.com ages 7-18 / voice, choir, musical theatre, also have strings program
Walden School Music Camp / 5 weeks Dublin, NH firstname.lastname@example.org 415-648-4710 ages 9-18 / composers, strings, guitar, voice
Yellow Barn Young Artists Program / 2.5 weeks Putney, VT email@example.com 802-387-6637 ages 13-20 / strings, winds, piano, composition
Youth and Muse / 1–3 weeks Boston, MA firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio LLC, located in Sudbury, Massachusetts, provides private in-home and online/virtual lessons in the Boston MetroWest, including but not limited to Acton, Boston, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston. Contact Renee Bordner at 978.443.0480 or email@example.com
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