Summer Programs

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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 6-August 14, 2015. Current CMS students may register for summer lessons beginning May 18, 2015 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.


2015 Summer Camp Registration Form


Musical Theatre 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.


This inspirational, rewarding and challenging chamber music camp provides an opportunity for students ages 10-18 to perform chamber music. Students will develop the confidence needed to be solely responsible for performing their own part without the help of a conductor. Students will be placed in an ensemble of 3 to 6 players. At camp, students learn not only musical expression and technique, but also focused listening, responsibility, leadership, and cooperation—critical skills involved in chamber music. Students will spend three to four hours of each camp day playing their instrument. For non CMS students, a placement audition will be scheduled.

The daily schedule includes warm-up and technique class, ensemble rehearsals, orchestra rehearsal, Master classes and daily music enrichment activities including mind and body wellness for musicians. Students will have at least two performance opportunities during camp.

PRELUDES PIANO CAMP – July 20-24, 2015

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.


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.

VIVACE STRINGS CAMP – August 3-7, 2015

Half Day Camp 9am-1pm or Full Day Camp 9am-4pm

Vivace Strings Camp is a day camp program for string students ages 5-16 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 1-4 or their equivalent and senior level campers in Suzuki books 5 & 6 or their equivalent. Senior level campers must enroll in the full day program.

Activities include technique class, music enrichment workshops, Master classes, solo time, chamber ensembles and more. There is also free time built into the schedule each day so that students can spend time outside or inside playing games, reading or playing more music!

MILESTONES IN MUSIC—for children ages 3 months to 7 years

Milestones in Music will introduce your child to a musical world filled with singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, sound identification, instrument exploration and creative movement. We will pair music with expressive language, storytelling, peer interaction, movement and pretend play for a enjoyable musical experience. We believe that music education should be a fun and joyful experience for children. Please see the Milestones in Music website for summer class/camp information.

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