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Summer Programs

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Though it’s hard to believe, summer is right around the corner! June through August is the perfect time for students to expand their musical horizons. It can be challenging to practice by yourself for three months – participating in a summer program helps to keep students motivated, while enjoying all the good things summer has to offer! Listed below are a variety of opportunities across MA and New England for students in middle school and high school. There are many more programs located across the country, and abroad – more resources are listed below the table.

Regional Summer Programs
Program Name Location Area of Focus Age Range
MASSACHUSETTS
Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar Somerville, MA Brass Quintet HS and up
Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program Boston, MA Brass Comprehensive ages 15 and up
Berkshire Summer Music Brass Great Barrington, MA Brass Comprehensive HS and up
Boston University Tanglewood Institute Lenox, MA Comprehensive ages 14-19
Camp Jobey at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Brass Comprehensive ages 11-18
Greenwood Music Camp Cummington, MA Comprehensive ages 10-18
Hornithology Ensemble Foxborough, MA Horn Ensemble MS and up
NEC Festival Youth Orchestra Boston, MA Orchestral ages 13-18
Rivers Conservatory Weston, MA Comprehensive grades 3-12
WCMS Wind and Brass Fest Winchester, MA Exploratory ages 9-12
NEW ENGLAND
Apple Hill Center Nelson, NH Chamber Music age 12 and up
Encore Coda Sweden, ME Comprehensive grades 3-11
Kendall Betts Horn Camp Lyman, NH Comprehensive age 14 and up
Killington Music Festival Killington, VT Chamber Music HS and up
Kinhaven Music School Weston, VT Comprehensive grade 4 and up
New England Music Camp Sydney, ME Comprehensive ages 11-18
Summer Youth Music School Durham, NH Comprehensive grades 6-12

To explore more on your own, there are excellent lists here, and here.

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