Summer Music Camps

Camp CMC: An Ensemble Camp for Young Musicians 
June 12 – 16, 2017; 9am – 3pm; Ages 9 – 14; Tuition $395 (Financial Aid Available)

CMC’s Musical Discovery CampPlaying Together: Sounds, Rhythms and Songs
June 19 – 23, 2017; 9am – 3pm; Ages 8 – 12; Tuition $345 (Financial Aid Available)

CMC Chamber Music Camp: Delight in Playing Chamber Music with Others!
June 26 – 30, 2017; 9am – 12pm; Ages 12 – 18; Tuition: $295 (Financial Aid Available)

CMC’s Concert Band Camp New this summer!
July 10 – 14, 2017; from 9am-12pm; Ages 10-14; Tuition: $295 (Financial Aid Available)

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Camp CMC
An Ensemble Camp for Young Musicians

Make great music and new friends at Community Music Center this summer! Camp CMC is a one-week summer camp that offers young musicians ages 9-14 the chance to play in both small and large groups and explore many different styles with our diverse faculty. Past styles have included Latin, Cuban, spirituals, jazz, classical, blues, folk, rock, swing, American Songbook, Klezmer and more. Students are grouped in their ensembles by instrument and level. This year’s ensembles will include voice. There are lots of chances to work on general musicianship skills, too, like playing percussion instruments, singing, and rhythmic movement. Camp CMC players share their work in a big performance at the end of the week.

Ages: 9-14

Instruments: All instruments, and voice

Styles of music studied: Classical, Latin, jazz, other

Prerequisites: 
Minimum two years of study on an instrument and concurrent enrollment in private lessons (not necessarily at CMC). Vocal students may fulfill the requirement by participating in chorus or glee club. Students will be asked to schedule a ten-minute audition.

Camp size:  A maximum of 25 students working in large and small ensembles

Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 2017, from 9am-3pm

Instructors: Katie Wreede, Camp Director
Faculty: Tregar Otton, Arwen Lawrence, others TBD.

Tuition: $395 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify)

Registration: Start the registration process here. Once you register, you will be directed to the Camp Application.  Please fill it out to complete your registration.  Schedule the audition here. Final deadline is May 19, 2017, but we recommend applying early to ensure placement.

Tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Because camp is designed around the exact number of campers attending, we are unable to offer refunds after May 12, 2017. All refund requests must be submitted to Sylvia Sherman at ssherman@sfcmc.org.

Check out this fun playlist with videos from Camp CMC 2014!

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CMC’s Musical Discovery Camp
Playing Together: Sounds, Rhythms and Songs

CMC’s Musical Discovery Camp introduces kids to the world of musical sounds and the joys of making music together. Previous experience singing or playing an instrument is welcome but not required.  This year the camp’s curriculum focuses on musical styles from the Caribbean, Mexican and African-American traditions. Students will learn songs, rhythms, musical games, and instrumental techniques, as well as learn about the history and cultural background of a variety of musical genres from these traditions. The week’s activities will include singing, rhythm work, introduction to guitar and percussion, and ensemble work, where students will learn about dynamics, sound quality, listening and playing at the same time, staying in rhythm, and following the conductor. At the end of the week, students will share their work in an informal performance.

Ages: 8-12

Instruments: Students will play instruments provided by the instructors

Styles of music studied: Contemporary, Latin, Caribbean, African-American

Prerequisites: Previous experience singing or playing an instrument is welcome but not required

Camp size:  Maximum 25 students

Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 2017, 9am-3pm

Instructors: Hector Lugo, Camp Director
Faculty: Hector Lugo, Director; Jorge Liceaga, others TBD.

Tuition: $345 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify)

Registration: Start the registration process here. Once you register, you will be directed to the Camp Application.  Please fill it out to complete your registration. Final deadline is May 19, 2017, but we recommend applying early to ensure placement.

Tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Because camp is designed around the exact number of campers attending, we are unable to offer refunds after May 12, 2017. All refund requests must be submitted to Sylvia Sherman at ssherman@sfcmc.org.

“I liked the kids I met at camp. I liked the teachers and I liked learning how to play the guitar.”

“Performing at the end of camp was fun! I wasn’t nervous because I knew what to do.”

– Sadie, Musical Discovery Camper ’14

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CMC Chamber Music Camp

Spend a week this summer playing in supportive small ensembles, coached daily by CMC faculty. Students may also participate in master classes, large ensembles by instrument, and daily independent chamber music rehearsals. Pre-formed groups as well as individuals are encouraged to apply. An informal recital will be presented at the end of camp. Music will be mailed to participants early to allow adequate time for practice with private teachers before the beginning of camp.

Ages: 12-18

Instruments: Piano, strings, woodwinds and brass

Styles of music studied: Classical

Prerequisites: Minimum three years of private lessons on an instrument. As part of the application, you will sign up for a friendly ensemble placement audition in March. Students are asked to perform two contrasting pieces: one slow and one fast.

Camp size: A maximum of 25 students

Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Monday-Friday, June 26 – 30, 2017, 9am-12pm,

Instructors: Poppea Dorsam, Director; Lauren Cony, Rachel Condry, others tba.

Tuition: $295 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify)

Registration: Start the registration process here. Once you register, you will be directed to the Camp Application.  Please fill it out to complete your registration. Schedule the audition here. Final deadline is May 19, 2017, but we recommend applying early to ensure placement.

Tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Because camp is designed around the exact number of campers attending, we are unable to offer refunds after May 12, 2017. All refund requests must be submitted to Sylvia Sherman at ssherman@sfcmc.org.

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CMC’s Concert Band Camp  New this summer!

Learn how to play great music for concert band this summer! Together we will work on rhythm, articulation, dynamics, blending, key signatures, and phrasing. Then we’ll use what we’ve learned to play together as an ensemble. We’ll finish the week with an informal performance for friends and family.

Ages: 10-14

Instruments: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, snare drum/percussion

Styles of music studied: Concert band repertoire

Prerequisites: At least one year of study on your instrument, an ability to read music at a basic level, and a range of at least seven notes. For placement purposes, you will have a phone interview with the Camp Director. Please contact Janet Houser at the Richmond District Branch at 415-221-4515 or JHouser@sfcmc.org to arrange your interview with the Camp Director.

Camp size: A maximum of 15 students

Location, Day and Time: Richmond District Branch, Monday-Friday, July 10 – 14, 2017, 9am-12pm

Instructors: Bill McClanahan, others TBD

Tuition: $295 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify)

Registration: Start the registration process here. Once you register, you will be directed to the Camp Application.  Please fill it out to complete your registration. Final deadline is May 19, 2017, but we recommend applying early to ensure placement.

Tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Because camp is designed around the exact number of campers attending, we are unable to offer refunds after May 12, 2017. All refund requests must be submitted to Sylvia Sherman at ssherman@sfcmc.org.