Summer Programs

Music Summer Camps | Community Music School Collegeville

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

CMS will offer a hybrid model of in-person and virtual individual instrumental and vocal lessons from July 5th through August 13th. Individual 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.

In-Person & Virtual Summer Programs:

Individual Lessons

July 5- August 13, 2021

Our summer schedule runs from July 5th to August 13th. In-person and 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)
  • 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)

CELLO FESTIVAL CAMP

July 5-9, 2021 9am-12pm

Come join the fun at Cello Camp – In-person & Virtual Options

Cello Festival Camp will be a hybrid learning experience this year, welcoming both in-person and virtual campers! Following all CDC guidelines, camp will utilize tented outdoor space and as well as indoor space for in-person students. Virtual campers will tune in to participate with all camp activities on the ZOOM platform. 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

RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

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

Camp Activities Include:

  • 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
  • Individual lessons – participants will receive at least 1 individual lesson during the course of the week
  • Camp Concert – schedule for the final day of camp

Tuition

Registration Deadline: June 15

  •  Tuition: $200

VIVACE VIOLINS & VIOLAS CAMP

July 12-16, 2021

Student Ages 8-18

Vivace Violin & Viola Camp will be a hybrid learning experience this year! In-person students will be utilizing tented outdoor space as well as in-door space at CMS following CDC guidelines. Virtual students will be able to tune in to all camp activities through the ZOOM platform.  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)
  • 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 at least 1 individual lessons during the course of the week.
  • Special Topics Classes & Workshops
  • Listening parties – listening and learning together from pre-recorded performances and Masterclasses from great musicians with guided discussion from faculty
  • Virtual Camp Concert – schedule for the final day of camp

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: June 15

  • Tuition: $200

PROGRESSIONS JAZZ CAMP

Student Ages 10-18

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 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!

We will utilizing tented outdoor space during camp and following all CDC guidelines to keep campers and faculty safe during camp!

Faculty

  • Ryan Leaver
  • Bob Schwanger

Skill Requirements for Progressions Jazz Camp

  • All instruments welcome – brass, wind, percussion, piano, guitar, bass & other strings
  • Students must have a minimum of
    two years playing experience on their
    instrument(s).

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: July 1

  • Tuition: $200

PIANO CAMP

August 2-6, 2021

Piano Camp will be a hybrid learning experience this year! In-person campers will follow all CDC guidelines while at CMS and virtual campers will tune into camp sessions on the ZOOM platform and utilize 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
  • Individual lessons – participants will receive at least 1 individual lessons during the course of the week
  • Camp Concert

Tuition and Fees 

Registration Deadline: July 10

  • Tuition: $200