Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Session 1 & 2 Music Courses for Grades 1-12


Great Beginnings Piano Camp
9:00am–Noon 
Grades 1–3

This three-week camp offers children the basics of piano in an engaging, artistic, and social environment. Children will be introduced to listening skills and the fundamental elements of rhythm, melody and notation. The camp progresses through a piano and theory method book over the course of camp. Campers learn individual pieces with the instructor and participate in ensemble playing in the Yamaha keyboard lab. This is a great beginning to piano instruction. The last day of camp includes a performance for parents and friends. 

Session 1: June 30–July 18
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Session 2: July 21–August 8
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Suzuki Violin Camp
In the Suzuki method, based on the teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, campers are given weekly private lessons, participate in an ensemble, listen to recordings and enjoy a perfect start in the violin. Campers are required to bring his/her own violin. Contact the Conservatory regarding instrument details. The last day of camp includes a performance for parents and friends. 
9:00am–Noon
Grades 1–3
Session 1: June 30–July 18
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Guitar Launch Camp
This three-week camp teaches the basic of guitar with interactive instruction. Children will be introduced to strumming, chords, note reading and beginning technique. This camp will also connect the art of playing the instrument with art and crafts and related activities. Each camper is required to bring his/her own guitar to camp. Contact the Conservatory regarding instrument details. The last day of camp includes a performance for parents and friends. 
9:00am–Noon
Grades 1–3

Session 1: June 30–July 18
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Session 2: July 21–August 8
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4-Week Session | Music


Musical Theatre Workshop
This four-week summer workshop will produce its own end-of-camp, one-act musical theatre production at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival and an all-cast recording. The musical theatre workshop will focus on improvisation and creation of scenes, characters, songs, movement, and basic vocal technique. The first week of camp consists of the process of writing the musical. The second through fourth weeks are focused on rehearsal and performance.  The camp workshop is skill-based, giving each student a unique opportunity to study the many aspects of the musical theatre experience. Our Conservatory musical theatre faculty is interested in the development of the individual on a non-competitive basis. Values and respect are part of the experience; guided by caring and supportive musical theatre leadership team. 

June 30–July 25
9:00–Noon

Grades 2–5
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June 30–July 25 
1:00–4:00
Grades 6–10

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Chamber Music Camp
Open to all instruments and voice with one or more years of private instruction.
This camp provides instrumentalists and singers with the opportunity to enhance their performance skills, and expand their musical awareness through coaching sessions in small and big chamber ensembles. Students will acquire knowledge and practice in the areas of reading a musical score, preparing their individual musical parts, active listening, non-verbal communication techniques, and performing.  Students will develop self-confidence and gain strength as individuals by means of group effort and ensemble performance. The camp culminates in a concert at the Conservatory Summer Festival and a concert at a local senior center residence.
June 30–July 25
All Grade Levels
9:00–Noon
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Camp Band Bash
We are talking a real band with real guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Learn to arrange music, along with the ins and outs of performance in an intensive four-week session. Bands will be coached on rhythm, playing solos, balancing sound, microphone technique and general ensemble playing. We will delve into the styles of classic rock, metal, power pop and more. The camp culminates in a concert at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival and a recording session. Have a legit answer when someone asks, “What did you do this summer?” 
June 30–July 25
Grades 4–10
​1:00–5:00
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Vocal Arts Workshop
The Vocal Arts Workshop is an immersive learning experience for middle and high school singers. This four-week program includes a bi-weekly private voice lesson with a faculty member, extensive performance opportunities, coaching session with pianists, audition technique classes and master classes. Working with a team of teachers, students explore the distinctive challenges of the musical theatre genre and classical song repertoire through survey work with songs, characterizations, vocal work, games, Alexander technique and stage movement.  Open to singers and experienced pianists. The camp culminates in a concert at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival and a concert at a local senior residence. 
June 30–July 25
Grades 6–12
​1:00–5:00
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4-Week Session | Art

World Art Camp Junior
The focus is on FUN as campers in World Art Junior explore art and culture in a different part of the world each week. The study is enriched with folk tales, fashion, music, dance, and much more. Sketching is an important skill that is incorporated into the schedule each day and all World Art students keep a sketchbook to record their artistic journey. Snack, supervised games, and free time is offered each day. World Art Junior Camp culminates in an exhibition at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival. 
June 30–July 25
Grades 4–6
​9:00–Noon
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World Art Camp Senior
Drawing skills improve dramatically as World Art Senior campers begin each day sketching to build their summer portfolios. Each week a different world art culture is explored in depth using various mediums. In addition to history, folk art, fashion, and illustration, World Art Senior campers have time to concentrate on a particular project, as supervised individual studio time is scheduled each week. Snack and recreational time is offered each day. Activities such as yoga, tango, Irish step dancing, and mime will be taught as they relate to the specific culture of the week. World Art Senior Camp culminates in an exhibition at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival. 
June 30–July 25
Grades 7–9
1:00–5:00
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Art Independent Study
High School students hone their skills as they work one-on-one with a Conservatory instructor on projects of their choice. Take advantage of the summer to focus on your college art portfolio or simply explore your creativity in the art studio. Life drawing from the model can be arranged at students’ request. 
June 30–July 25
Grades 9–12
5:30–7:30pm
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2-Week Session | Art

World Crafts Intensive
Exploration and discovery of the wide world of crafts will be the foundation of this 2-week studio class. The art and techniques of weaving, beading, scene design, batik, puppet making, and needlework will be explored. Quality craft supplies are included. 
July 28–August 8
Grades 6–9
1:00–5:00pm
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2-Week Session | Music

Songwriting and Composition Intensive
Directed by highly regarded composer, teacher and pianist, Matt Van Brink, the Songwriting Composition and Intensive offers talented middle and high school composers and songwriters the special opportunity to focus for two weeks solely on exploring and refining their compositional skills.  Students receive private composition lessons as well as classes in analysis, score-reading, theory, and oral skills. During the program, composers will write pieces for small ensembles that will be performed and recorded in a full evening concert. This will provide the students with a valuable archive and learning tool. A concert will showcase pieces composed during the two-week session on August 8. 
July 28–August 8
Grades 6–12
9:00am–5:00pm
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Summer Keys & Strings Mini-Camp
Summer Strings (for strings only) and Summer Keys (for pianists only) will take place at the same time with both camps working independently with their respective faculty. Students will explore as many settings as possible of string chamber music making: duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc. Students who participate in the Chamber Music Intensive afternoon camp will have time to practice their repertoire during the morning camp. The campers schedule includes daily coaching, practice time, and group activities including, movement classes, movies, music research projects, listening and appreciation. Requirements: Students ages 10–18 with a minimum of 2 years of lessons or ability to play hands together in various positions.
July 28–August 8
Grades 6–12
9:00–Noon
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Chamber Music Intensive Advanced
This will be an intensive chamber music experience for the advanced student. Advanced players of Summer Strings and Summer Keys are welcome to work together with the afternoon participants. Students will be playing with faculty members as partners exploring the timeless art of playing together through the repertoire of 6 time periods in music, namely renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, and contemporary. They will study the performance practice in different periods of music and will acquire knowledge of where and how to research for references regarding a particular piece, time period or composer. Students will develop a higher level of music appreciation by means of active listening to recordings of performances with the guidance of the faculty. The camp culminates in a performance tour on August 7 & 8 in different locations.
Open to all instruments and voice.
July 28–August 8
Grades 6–12
​1:00–5:00
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Private & Semi-Private Music & Art Lessons

Concordia Conservatory offers private lessons for a six-week session in piano, voice, guitar (acoustic, bass and electric), violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and visual art. Music lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Art lessons are 45 or 60 minutes in length. Lessons are open to children and adults.

Students can register for as few as one or as many as six lessons. Due to this shorter commitment, the summer private instruction is an ideal time for students new to the Conservatory or for a current student to enjoy music instruction throughout the summer. Please contact Concordia Conservatory for summer private instruction registration and scheduling information. Scheduling begins May 1. 

Private Music & Art Lessons
June 24–August 2
30-minute $50 (music only)
45-minute $75
60-minute $100

Semi-Private Art Lessons
45-minute $47
60-minute $71
 

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