Summer Programs

Summer Lesson, Virtual Camp and Virtual Group Class registration information is below.  Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions, we will continue to offer private lessons virtually and have moved a number of camps to Virtual Camp Experiences.

Music Summer Camps | Community Music School Collegeville

VIRTUAL INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

CMS will offer virtual individual instrumental and vocal lessons from July 6th through August 15th until we are able to resume lessons on-site. Individual virtual lessons are available as well as a discounted package of lessons for all 6 weeks. Please contact our Registrar about scheduling lessons and for information about teacher availability.  E-mail info@cmsmusic.org or see below for more information.  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.

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CMS Summer Music Camps will take place online during the designated dates. The curriculum amounts to a half-day program and is a combination of live sessions held on the ZOOM platform and pre-recorded content. Rather than the highly structured, immersive schedule of our in-person camps, the online curriculum aims for maximum flexibility, allowing students to participate from home in a way that works best for them. The curriculum elements include individual lessons, special topic classes and seminars, listening parties, Masterclasses, daily social hour for virtual hang-outs and a virtual recital on the last day of camp. Please see below for details.

Virtual Summer Programs:

Individual Virtual Lessons

July 6- August 14, 2020

Our summer schedule runs from July 6th to August 14th. Virtual lessons can be scheduled flexibly depending on teacher availability. In addition to individual lessons, we are offering a discounted package for students that sign up for the entire summer session at once (6 lessons). E-mail info@cmsmusic.org for faculty availability.  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.

All faculty members are providing summer lessons!

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!
Standard Lesson Rate Single Lesson 6-Lesson Package
30-minute lessons: $34.50/lesson $32.83/lesson ($197 total)
45-minute lessons: $51.50/lesson $47.83/lesson ($287 total)
60-minute lessons: $68.80/lesson $62.00/lesson ($372 total)
Master Faculty lesson Rate
30-minute lessons: $41.00/lesson $39.00/lesson ($234 total)
45-minute lessons: $61.75/lesson $57.50/lesson ($345 total)
60-minute lessons:  $82.00/lesson
$73.83/lesson ($443 total)

Intro to Guitar

Tuesdays, 7-7:45PM

July 7 – August 11

Learn the basic mechanics of guitar playing from posture and holding the instrument to how to get a good sound. Students learn basic techniques of guitar playing including how to use a pick and strumming patterns. Different methods for reading music are also introduced including reading guitar tab, chords and note reading. Students must bring their own guitar to class as well as a notebook and folder. Students are required to bring their own instrument- classical, acoustic or electric with portable amp are all acceptable.

Faculty

  • Edele Kloss

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!

Registration Deadline: July 1st

Tuition: $75

CELLO FESTIVAL CAMP – A VIRTUAL CAMP EXPERIENCE!

This camp is currently SOLD OUT, please email info@cmsmusic.org to be put on waiting list.

July 13-17, 2020

Come join the fun at Cello Camp – Now a Virtual Camp Experience!

Cello Festival Camp will be an on-line learning experience this year! Camp will include live sessions on the ZOOM platform and pre-recorded content. Cello camp offers students an opportunity to have a focused week of individual practice, lessons, technique, master classes, and a final virtual concert on Friday. Students will learn skills in organizing their practice session for effectiveness, developing and enhancing their skills in tone and intonation, and repertoire study.

Faculty

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

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!

Virtual Camp Activities Include Live and Pre-recorded content:

  • Musicianship – Ear training/sight-reading – it’s like taking your vitamins and eating your vegetables for musicians!
  • Etude studies for technique – Popper, Schroeder, Sevick for example – depending on level
  • Listening parties – listening and learning together from pre-recorded performances and Masterclasses from great musicians with guided discussion from faculty
  • Masterclasses – students play for each other and receive comments from peers and faculty
  • Daily social hour – (perhaps over lunch?) students can log in for games, discussion and general laid-back social time with their peers
  • Individual lessons – participants will receive 1 or 2 individual lessons during the course of the week.
  • Virtual Camp Concert – schedule for the final day of camp. Family and friends can tune in to watch.

Tuition

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2020

  •  Tuition: $200

MUSICAL CABARET CAMP

July 20-24, 2020

Student Ages 10-18

Our Virtual Musical Cabaret camp is a fun and exciting opportunity for participants to shine on the virtual stage! Campers will work on singing, acting, character development, costuming and props for a virual showcase performance on the final day of camp that family and friends can tune in to view. Everyone will have a chance to show their unique talents!

Faculty

  • Alessandra Gabbianelli
  • Rob Harris
  • CMS Faculty

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!

A typical day for Musical Cabaret Camp includes both live and pre-recorded content:

  • Vocal Warm-Ups
  • Singing Lessons
  • Viewing Parties
  • Make-Up For Theatrical Performances
  • Make It Work – Costuming and Props from Home
  • Improv Games & Character Development
  • Social Hour – Lunch Time Chat & Games
  • Final Camp Cabaret Performance via ZOOM. Family and friends can tune in to watch the performances

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020

  • Tuition: $200

VIVACE VIOLINS & VIOLAS – A VIRTUAL CAMP EXPERIENCE

August 3-7, 2020

Student Ages 8-18

Vivace Violins & Viola Camp will be an on-line learning experience this year! Camp will include live sessions on the ZOOM platform and pre-recorded content. This 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.

Vivace Faculty

  • CMS Violin & Viola Faculty

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!

Virtual Camp Activities Include Live and Pre-recorded content:

  • Individual lessons – participants will receive 1 or 2 individual lessons during the course of the week.
  • Special Topics Classes:
    • Beginner to Intermediate Violinist & Violist:
      • The Key to the 24 Keys: Finger Patterns and First Position Scales
      • Bring Out Your Best Sound: Tone Production and Exploring the Bow Stroke
      • Repertoire Enrichment Class: Bach to Dancing. Focus will be on J.S. Bach’s Minuets 1, 2 and 3 from Suzuki Vol. 1
    • Advancing Violinists & Violists:
      • Advanced Scale Class – Exploring various practice approaches for the Carl Flesch Scale System
      • Repertoire Group Class
      • Sevick Studies Workshop
      • Fingerboard Geography Workshop – focusing on position work and shifting
  • Listening parties – listening and learning together from pre-recorded performances and Masterclasses from great musicians with guided discussion from faculty
  • Daily social hour over lunch – students can log in for games, discussion and general laid-back social time with their peers
  • Virtual Camp Concert – schedule for the final day of camp. Family and friends can tune in to watch.

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020

  • Tuition: $200

PIANO CAMP – A VIRTUAL CAMP EXPERIENCE

August 3-7, 2020

Piano Camp will be an on-line learning experience this year! Camp will include live sessions on the ZOOM platform and pre-recorded content. 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.

Piano Faculty

  • Emilily Kosasih
  • Chris Macy

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Computer or smartphone with internet connection (required)
  • Camera connected to computer, or camera built into computer, to stream video (required)
  • Headphones (required)
  • External microphone that connects to computer (optional). If you need recommendations, please ask us!

Virtual Camp Activities Include Live and Pre-recorded content:

  • Special Topic Classes focusing on musicianship, technique, repertoire and performance
  • Listening parties – listening and learning together from pre-recorded performances and Masterclasses from great musicians with guided discussion from faculty
  • Masterclasses – students play for each other and receive comments from peers and faculty
  • Daily social hour over lunch – students can log in for games, discussion and general laid-back social time with their peers
  • Individual lessons – participants will receive 1 or 2 individual lessons during the course of the week
  • Virtual Camp Concert – schedule for the final day of camp. Family and friends can tune in to watch

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020

  • Register By July 1 – Tuition: $200

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following CMS Summer Music Camps have been canceled due to restrictions and recommendations from the CDC and PA Department of Health:

  • Musikgarten Nature Trail Camp – June 29-July 2
  • Musikgarten At the Seashore Camp – July 6-10
  • Progressions Jazz Camp – July 6-10
  • MAMMA MIA! Camp – July 20-Aug 1
  • Suzuki POP! Camp – Aug 3-7
  • Bravo Jr. Musical Theatre Camp – Aug 10-14