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SSC Summer Music Festival 2023

Snow is finally falling, so naturally that means it’s time to think about summer! Registration for this year’s edition of Summer Music Festival at South Shore Conservatory starts on January 30th. There are a bunch of wonderful programs to choose from for musicians in grades 4 through college. I have the privilege of working with Band Explorers, and both the Summer and Festival Wind Ensembles. Visit this link and check out the flyers below for more information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

New England Music Camp Chamber Music Intensive

This summer’s shaping up to be a busy one – I’m also looking forward to teaching at NEMC’s Chamber Music Intensive from July 25th to August 8th! We’re lucky to have so much wonderful chamber literature for our instrument, and it will be a joy to explore it in such a beautiful setting. Please see below for program details, deadlines, etc.

The New England Music Camp Chamber Music Intensive (CMI) is a 2-week program for gifted high school musicians between the ages of 14-18 yrs old (strings, winds, and piano) on the beautiful shores of Snow Pond.

How to apply: https://snowpond.org/camp-2021/chamber-music-intensive/cmi-admissions

Applications are open through March 15th (this is a soft deadline).

Applicants will be required to submit an audition video of 1 or 2 selections from the standard and/or contemporary repertoire; the required excerpts*, and one teacher recommendation.

*Upon submitting your application, excerpts for your instrument will be sent out by CMI Registrar Bethany Neidbala. bethany.niedbala@nemusiccamp.com 

There is financial aid available.

Any questions, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Marian Powell marian.powell@nemusiccamp.com or CMI Program Director,  Jo-Ann Sternberg jsternberg@juilliard.edu 

SSC Summer Music Festival 2022

I’m thrilled to be teaching at South Shore Conservatory’s Summer Music Festival again this year! Programs are available for students in grade 4 through college. Some of last summer’s highlights included a faculty-student Mozart octet performance, a world premiere for wind ensemble, and many wonderful hours of learning and music-making. For more information, please visit: summer.sscmusic.org/smf – registration is due by June 15th, so don’t miss out!

South Shore Conservatory Summer Music Festival

Join me at South Shore Conservatory for an outdoor, socially-distanced Summer Music Festival experience! There’s nothing better than the joy of making music together in person, especially after how isolated we’ve all been during the past year. Musical opportunities are available for students in grade 4 through college, and tuition assistance is available. I hope to see you there!

Summer Wind & Brass Exploration

It’s hard to believe with a chill still in the air,  but summer is right around the corner… This June, WCMS is offering a week-long afternoon camp for students who want to join the band next fall! Designed for those entering grades 4 through 7, students will learn the basics about each instrument family, and find the woodwind or brass instrument that’s right for them. Instruments are provided, and financial aid is available. You can register here, or contact me if you have any questions.Woodwind and Brass Festival flier 2018

Summer Programs


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
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 Summer Orchestra Institute 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
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.