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Join us for our annual Summer Intensives! 

Musicians in grades 2-12 with two years of playing experience are invited to join us for these exciting intensives. These rigorous and innovative week-long sessions are designed to help students develop into more confident musicians. 

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Registration Deadlines

Fees include:

  • Private Instruction

  • Jamming Classes

  • Master Classes

  • Rehearsal & Performance with Group Ensemble

  • Theory-in-Action Classes

  • Music Electives

  • Daily Faculty Recitals

  • Lunch & Snack Daily

Music Electives Offered:

  • Dance

  • Singing

  • Orff Instruments & Percussion

  • Improvisation (intermediate and advanced levels)

  • Songwriting (available to ages 11+)

  • Instrument Care & Tuning 


Required for all campers for ensemble placement. 

Recording Notes:  Must be a video recording. Can be submitted via email or YouTube. If you choose to submit your video on YouTube, please make sure to designate your video as “unlisted” or “public.” Send the exact link by email, and include your name, and instrument in the Subject line. Recordings are due by June 21.

Recording Requirements: 

  • 2 – 3 musical selections.

  • Auditions may be with or without accompaniment.

Video Recording Guidelines:

  • Record in a well-lit room.

  • Be sure to listen to your recording to ensure that we can hear you.

  • Frame the camera to the upper half of your body so we can easily see your technique.

  • Look nice! Treat this like any performance – no t-shirts, jeans, etc.


Camp students are instructed and led by the excellent faculty of the Academy for the Arts. Our highly-skilled teachers create an atmosphere of nurture and expectation in which students pursue excellence in their artistic crafts, developing mature, and disciplined character.


Click here for a tour of our performance, lesson, and community spaces.


General Daily Schedule

8:45 - 9:00 AM: Check In

9:00 - 9:30 AM: Welcome & Group Activity

9:30 - 11:30 AM: Jam Session/Group Rehearsal & Theory-in-Action Courses

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Master Classes

12:00 - 12:45 PM: Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Music Electives, Private Lessons, & Small Groups

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Jam Session/Group Rehearsal

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Faculty Recitals

Lunch Menu


Taco Stack (vegetarian crumbles available)


Ice Cream Sandwich



Pasta (with or without sauce)


Apple Slices

Chocolate Chip Cookie



Chicken Tenders (vegetarian chicken strips or grilled chicken for gluten free available)

Macaroni and Cheese






Burgers (black bean burger available for vegetarians)

French Fries



Rainbow Sherbet



Pizza (veggie or cheese pizza available)

Veggies w/ Ranch Dressing


Italian Ice

For more information about lessons and other programs at Academy for the Arts, click here.

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