Summer Programs

CMS offers music 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 frontdesk@cmsmusic.org.

Individual instrumental and vocal lessons are available during July & August. 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 Camp Registration Opens February 1, 2019. Register by April 1st for Early Bird Tuition Rates.

Music Summer Camps | Community Music School Collegeville

July 7-12, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR CELLO CAMP

Sunday, July 7 – Faculty Concert & Camp Potluck Lunch 12:30pm

Half Day Camp Monday-Friday 9am-1pm or
Full Day Camp Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Student Ages 8+ at Community Music School

Come join the fun at Cello Fest!

Cello Festival Camp offers cello students an opportunity to have a focused week of individual practice, lessons, technique and cello history classes, recitals, small and large cello ensembles, master classes, and a final concert on Friday. Students will learn skills in organizing their practice session for effectiveness, developing and enhancing their skills in tone and intonation, and will have the opportunity to work with multiple teachers throughout the week. Students may enroll for either a half-day or full-day session.

Faculty

  • Hsiao-Ming Chen
  • Eric Coyne
  • Guest Clinicians To Be Announced

Half-Day Activities Include:

  • Individual Lessons & Practice Sessions
  • Small Ensembles
  • Cello Orchestra
  • Group Ear Training

Students ages 11 and under are encouraged to sign up for the half day camp option.

Afternoon Session Activities Include:

  • Individual Lessons & Practice Sessions
  • Cello Technique Class
  • Cello History Class
  • Master Classes

Tuition and Fees

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $175/$350
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $200/$375

Sing, move and make music with five wonderful days of nature exploration! Each day has its own theme with songs, nature crafts & activities.

Monday-Friday 9am-12pm

Ages 4-7 years

  • Monday – Tree Friends
  • Tuesday – Learning About Bugs
  • Wednesday – Weather of All Kinds
  • Thursday – Watery Places
  • Friday – Week-ending Nature Celebration

Faculty: Alessandra Gabbianelli

 

Tuition and Fees

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Registration By April 1 – Tuition: $150
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $175

July 22-26, 2019

9am-4pm
Student Ages 10-18 at Community Music School

A fun, week-long, interactive, summer day-camp program that encourages enthusiastic young musicians to explore and expand their interests in music through pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk and more. All instruments are welcome. Students should have at least two years experience in their school band program and/or individual lessons. 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 with Faculty, reading or even … practicing!

Faculty

  • Ryan Leaver
  • Bob Schwanger

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition:$350
  • Register After April 1 Tuition: $375

July 29-August 2, 2019

9am-4pm
Student Ages 10-18 at Community Music School

Bravo! Musical Theatre camp is a fun and exciting opportunity for students ages 10-18 to learn about vocal technique, character development, blocking 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 family and friends.

Bravo Faculty

  • Jennifer Abate Little
  • Alessandra Gabbianelli
  • Thad Shirey
  • Seth Trumbore

A typical day at Bravo:

  • Staging and Blocking
  • Choreography
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Solo and Ensemble Singing
  • Character Development
  • Make-up for the Theater Workshop

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $350
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $375

August 5-9, 2019

9am-12pm
Student Ages 5-8 at Community Music School

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.

Suzuki POP! Faculty

  • Ray Mallari
  • Julienne Ikegami

A typical day at Suzuki POP!

  • Build a violin out of everyday household items
  • Sing and move with your instrument through a variety of activities building musical skills with CMS Suzuki Teachers
  • Learn how to watch, listen and follow a conductor
  • Flexibility to “Try Out” the violin and music lessons
  • Performance on the last day of camp

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $150
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $175

August 5-9, 2019

Half Day 9am-1pm
Full Day 9am-4pm
Student Ages 8-18 at Community Music School

Vivace Strings Camp is a program for beginners to advancing violin and viola students. The program helps students discover and develop musical artistry. Suzuki and traditional students are welcome. Activities include group classes, small ensembles, combined large ensemble, and musicianship enrichment classes. Advancing students are highly encouraged to participate in the full day program while beginners are encouraged to participate as half day campers.

Vivace Faculty

  • CMS Violin & Viola Faculty

* Camp Assistantship Program

A limited number of assistantships are available for students entering the 11th grade through college-age that are interested in being part of the CMS camp faculty team this summer.

Morning Activities include:

  • Violin or Viola Group Class
  • Small Ensemble
  • Combined Ensemble

Afternoon Activities include:

  • Masterclasses
  • Violin or Viola Technique Class
  • Musicianship Enrichment Workshops

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $175 / $350
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $200 / $375

PIANO CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

August 5-9, 2019

Half Day 9am-1pm
Full Day 9am-4pm
Student Ages 8-18 at Community Music School

Students should have completed Level 2 in the Faber & Faber, Alfred, or John Thompson method books, or their equivalent (Aaron method book Level 1 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.

Piano Faculty

  • Emilily Kosasih
  • Chris Macy

Full day – 2 track options:

Gold track: for advanced students who are preparing for auditions, or possibly considering a music major or minor in college, with piano as the applied concentration. We will offer training on aural and written theory, history, as well as performance aspect of the major.

Blue track: for piano students who would like to improve technique and musicianship, as well as build their composition and accompaniment skills.

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $175 / $350
  • Register After April 1 – Tuition: $200 / $375

Strings & Piano – August 5-9, 2019

Half Day 1pm-4pm
(Students encouraged to arrive as early as 12 noon for warm-up and practice)
Student Ages 12+ at Community Music School

The CMS Audition & Practice Boot Camps are week-long, intensives in which students participate in individual and guided practice sessions, individual and group lessons, mock auditions, & special 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 piano players who are committed to advancing their technique and musicality.

A typical day at Musician’s Boot Camp:

  • Private or Group Lessons
  • Scales & Sight Reading Class
  • Masterclass or Mock Auditions

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

  • Register By April 1 – Tuition: $150
  • Register After April 1 Tuition: $175

Sign up for CMS Summer Programs HERE!