Summer Programs

CMS Summer Camp Brochure

CMS offers six weeks of private lessons and summer camps during July and August. Summer registration begins in May for current students and is open to new students beginning June 1st. Private lessons are billed at the prevailing rate. Please contact the Registrar about scheduling lessons and for information about teacher availability. Call 610-489-3676 or email

Private instrumental and vocal lessons are available July 11-August 19, 2016. Current CMS students may register for summer lessons beginning in May and new students beginning June 1st. Registration for private summer lessons is on a first come, first serve basis. Summer scheduling is flexible therefore; students should only sign up for lessons on dates they can attend. No refunds or make-ups will be given for missed summer lessons.

SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS – Registration Form

BRAVO! MUSICAL THEATER CAMP – August 8-12, 2016 9am-4pm

Musical Theater is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to learn about vocal technique, character development and choreography. During this week-long camp students will  work on casting, staging and rehearsing for a showcase performance on the final day of camp for camper’s family and friends.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR CAMP – July 5-8, 2016 1-5pm

Come join the fun at Choir Camp!  We’ll learn how to sing together in harmony. Each day we’ll rehearse songs, learn about a different composer, and study rhythms, note-reading and music vocabulary. At the end of camp, we’ll present a short performance of what we’ve learned during the week.

CRESCENDO CHAMBER CAMP  – July 11-22, 2016 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Crescendo is an inspirational and rewarding chamber music day camp where students ages 10-18 learn to perform chamber music, where each person is solely responsible for one part. Through team work unique to chamber music, students learn not only musical expression and technique, but also focused listening, responsibility, leadership, and cooperation—critical skills involved in music making. Students should plan to spend three to four hours of each camp day playing their instrument.

The daily schedule includes chamber coachings and practice sessions, orchestra, applied music theory, mind and body wellness for musicians and Masterclasses and special topic workshops. Students will have at least two performance opportunities during camp.


The CMS Audition & Practice Boot Camp is a week long event in which students participate in intensive sessions of practice, lessons, mock auditions, & workshops. This program emphasizes solo audition repertoire and excerpts common to Districts, Youth Orchestra, & College Auditions. In addition to repertoire and excerpts, this program will also heavily emphasize sight reading and scales. Audition & Practice Boot Camp welcomes strings and woodwind players who are committed to advancing their technique and musicality.

MUSIC EXPLORER’S CAMP – July 25-29, 2016 9am-12pm or 9am-4pm CANCELED

Campers ages 6-8 will experience different instruments, make musical instrument arts and crafts, sing and even compose their own music, culminating in a performance in front of their family and friends.

PIANO CAMP – July 25-29, 2016 9am-4pm

Preludes Piano Camp is a day camp program for piano students ages 8-18. Students should have completed Level 2 in the Faber & Faber, Alfred, or John Thompson method books, or their equivalent (Aaron method book Level 1 book is also acceptable). Students will have an opportunity for cooperative music-making and social interaction with other piano students of similar skill and ages. Students will also study music theory and aural skills, music history and listening, jazz improvisation and accompaniment skills depending on age and ability.

PROGRESSIONS JAZZ & ROCK BAND CAMP – August 1-5, 2016 9am-4pm

A fun, week-long,  interactive, summer day-camp program that encourages enthusiastic young musicians ages 8-18 to explore and expand their interests in music through pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk and more.  All instruments are welcome.  Students will develop their “chops” through participation in a small combo, as well as the big band, comprised of all camp participants.

SUZUKI POP! CAMP – August 8-12, 2016 9:30-11:30am CANCELED

A week-long, paper orchestra adventure for children ages 5-7! Suzuki POP!  students will build a violin out of everyday household items, sing and move with their instrument through a variety of activities building musical skills, learn to watch, listen and follow a conductor and learn more about the Suzuki method of music learning. At the end of the week, students will present a short performance to show off their instruments and what they learned during their week at camp.

VIVACE STRINGS CAMP – July 11-15, 2016 9am-1pm CANCELED

Vivace Strings Camp is a day camp program for string students ages 5-10 years. Vivace strives to help students discover and develop musical artistry. Vivace camp includes activities for absolute beginners to junior level campers in Suzuki books 1-3 or their equivalent. Activities include technique class, music enrichment workshops, chamber ensembles and more.


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