Concordia Conservatory

 

Concordia Conservatory

Session 1 & 2 Music Courses for Grades 1-12


Great Beginnings Piano Camp

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 canp 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.
9:00am–Noon
Grades 1–3

Session 1: June 29–July 17
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Session 2: July 20–August 7
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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 to playing the violin. Campers are required to bring his/her own violin. Contact the Conservatory regarding instrument rental details. The last day of camp includes a performance for parents and friends. 
9:00am–Noon
Grades 1–3
Session 1: June 29–July 17
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Session 2: July 20 - August 7
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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 29–July 17
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Session 2: July 20–August 7
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4-Week Session | Music


Musical Theatre Workshop
This four-week camp will produce its own one-act musical theatre production will focus on improvisation,  character decelopment, songs, choreography andd movement, and basic vocal technique. The camp is skill based, giving each student a unique opportunity to experience the many aspects of musical theatre. Our musical theatre camp head, Matt Van Brink, is dedicated to the development of the invididual in a non-competitive, caring and supportive environment.

June 29–July 24
9:00–Noon

Grades 2–5
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Cirque du Concordia Conservatory
Discover the world of circus arts in this four-week camp.  This camp will culminate in a staged performance set to music at the Conservatory Summer Music Festival and an outreach concert in the community.  Students will learn how to work together as circus artists as well as collaborate with other performing artists such as musicians and those who work in stage craft.  Walker Lewis will state direct the fina lstage production and Conservatory alumni, Kevin Flanagan, will lead the camp.  

The following circus skills will be explored: 

  • Juggling
  • Poi Spinning
  • Plate Spinning
  • Stilt Walking
  • Balancing
  • Tumbling
  • Acrobatics
  • Miming/Clowning

June 29–July 24
1:00–5:00
Grades 5–12

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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 large 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 an outreach concert in the community.

June 29–July 24
9:00-Noon
All Levels
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Camp Band Bash

We are talking a real band with real guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals with Bob Gingery. Learn to arrange music, along with the ins and outs of performance in this intensive four-week camp. 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 program culminates in a concert at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival and an all camp performance. Have a legit answer when someone asks, “What did you do this summer?” 
June 29–July 24
1:00–5:00
Grades 4-10

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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 program culminates in a concert at the Concordia Conservatory Summer Festival and a concert at a local senior residence. 
June 29–July 24
1:00–5:00
Grades 6-12
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Songwriting & Composition Camp
Directed by composer, teacher and pianist, Matt Van Brink, the Songwriting & Composition Camp offers talented middle and high school composers and songwriters the speical opportunity to focus for four weeks solely on exploring and refning 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 performedat the Concordia Conservatory Summer Music Festival and recorded in a full evening concert. This will provide the students with a valuable archive and learning tool.  
June 29–July 24
1:00–5:00
Grades 5-12
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2-Week Session | Music

Songwriting and Composition Intensive
Directed by  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 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 7. 
July 27–August 7
9:00am–5:00pm
Grades 5-12
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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 programs 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 program will have time to practice their repertoire during the morning program. 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 27–August 7
Grades 6–12
9:00–Noon
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Violin Traditions Around the World Camp
This violinists camp will focus on Celtic, Klezmer, Hungarian folk music and North American and Irish fiddling styles. Camp is open to all with one or more years private study and those who have completed Suzuki Book 2. The camp culminates in a concert on August 7.
July 27-August 7
Grades 2-12
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 program culminates in a performance tour on August 7 & 8 in different locations.
Open to all instruments and voice.
July 27–August 7
1:00–5:00
Grades 6-12
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Private Music Lessons

Concordia Conservatory offers private lessons for a eight-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 youth and adults.

Students can register for as few as one or as many as eight 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. First time students, please contact the Conservatory py calling 914-395-4507 to set up teacher placement interview.

Private Music

June 15–August 7
30-minute $52
45-minute $78
60-minute $104
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