Summer Programs

Summer Programs

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 Karen Barrett, CMS Registrar about scheduling lessons and for information about teacher availability. Karen is available Monday-Friday after 3pm . 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. Please contact our Registrar at 610-489-3676 Monday-Friday after 3pm to schedule lessons. (see website for faculty bios)

Registration for private summer lessons is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment for private summer lessons is due in full at time of registration. Any outstanding balances must be paid in full in order to register for summer lessons. 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.

2014-15 Registration Form



Half Day Camp 9am-12pm

Students ages 6-10 will have the opportunity to see, hear and play the instruments of a typical band/orchestra program as well as learn about and experience the beginning steps of each instrument. The day will be broken into segments that include demonstrations of each instrument, hands-on time and activities/crafts.



A fun, week-long, interactive, summer day-camp program that encourages enthusiastic young musicians to explore and expand their interests in jazz and rock. The camp is open to students from early intermediate to advanced ability levels. Students will develop their “chops” through participation in a small combo, as well as the big band, comprised of all camp participants. Other activities include workshops on the history of jazz and rock, technical study, chart-reading and composition. Camp free-time can be spent playing games outdoors or indoors, reading or even … practicing!



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. Students will have at least two performance opportunities during camp.



Musical theatre is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to learn about vocal technique, movement and choreography and acting skills. During this two week camp students will attend classes and rehearsals with CMS faculty and guest teachers as we work on casting, staging and rehearsing for a showcase performance on the final day of camp for camper’s family and friends.



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.



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

Vivace Strings Camp is a day camp program for string students ages 6-16 years. Vivace strives to help students discover and develop musical artistry. Vivace camp includes activities for 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 3months 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.

Preschool Class Ages 3-4.5 years

Toddler Class Ages 1.5-3 years

Instrument Camp Ages 4.5-7.5


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