Summer Camps 2021: Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Experiences Available

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Learn about the Community School’s exciting summer camps, starting June 7.

At the Community School of Performing Arts, we take summer arts education seriously. We have designed unique camps, workshops, and intensives aimed at bringing music students’ development and skill to the next level. With programs for singers, jazz musicians, pianists, chamber students, and percussionists, the summer camps provide an outlet for artists of all types. The Community School of Performing Arts is thrilled to offer engaging artistic training opportunities through in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences!

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Virtual Camps

College Audition Prep for Singers
June 5–26, 2021
July 10–31, 2021
Ages 14–18

Designed for college-aspiring high school singers, this class provides the knowledge, strategies, and technical skills needed to craft a first-rate college music audition. This four week workshop will meet weekly on Saturdays for a group session online via Zoom. Each student will also receive an online private lesson with Colburn faculty each week for an hour, specializing in either classical or musical theater. Students will participate in a mock audition and receive written feedback to prepare them for future auditions. The class will provide the information and technical knowledge to construct a successful college audition and set students apart from the competition. Register by June 4.

Zippy Toons x Colburn Songwriting Camp: Where Storytelling Meets Melody
June 7–18, 2021
Ages 6–12

Get ready for a fun, interactive opportunity to create, collaborate, and make original music! Songwriting cannot be taught in a textbook – students must learn it by doing it! With that in mind, Zippy Toons songwriting lessons combine developmental and creative exercises that build the foundations of songwriting. After mastering structural basics, students learn how to craft unique song titles, write compelling lyrics, and compose memorable, ear-catching melodies. Register by June 6.

Piano Camp Intensive
June 28–July 2, 2021
Ages 9–13

Students will develop their technical skills, engage with experienced Colburn piano faculty, and connect with fellow piano students through classes and performances! Directed by Community School piano faculty Carmina Glicklich and Micah Yui, Piano Camp Intensive includes classes, lessons, and a recital to conclude the week! Applications due May 15, 2021.

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Hybrid Camps

Summer Percussion Workshop
June 14–18, 2021 (Virtual, middle and high school)
June 21–25, 2021 (In-Person, ages 9–11)

The Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop at the Community School of Performing Arts returns this summer, bringing student percussionists from all over the country together for an exceptional online experience. Led by Colburn percussion faculty Kenneth McGrath, three levels of pre-college students will focus on a wide range of percussion topics. The classes, master classes, discussions, and performances will provide students with an unparalleled set of tools and knowledge to continue their musical growth.

From June 21–25, 2021, student 9-11 will meet together in-person for classes covering snare drum, mallet percussion, introduction to auxiliary/world percussion, developing good practice techniques, introduction to percussion chamber music, and how to improve performances.

From June 14–18, 2021, middle school and high school students will participate virtually in the unique classes, workshops, and master classes with talented faculty and guest artists with topics including: snare drum, mallet percussion, timpani, auxiliary instruments, peak performance techniques, audition preparation and much more.

Guest artists include:

Applications due June 1, 2021.

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In-Person Camps

Brass Seminar
July 12-17, 2021
July 26–31, 2021

Ages 10–19

Directed by Colburn faculty members Danielle Ondarza and Michael Zonshine, the Summer Brass Seminar marks the return to in-person ensemble playing. The brass ensemble is open to brass players of all levels who have been playing their instrument for at least two years. Students who enroll in both weeks will receive a $100 discount off tuition fees. Students who enroll in both sessions will receive a $100 discount off tuition fees. Register by July 12.

Chamber Music Intensive
July 19–24, 2021
Ages 13–19

The Chamber Music Intensive provides focused ensemble playing for the serious chamber music student. Students will be grouped into a trio, quartet, or quintet and learn an entire work during their time together, culminating in a final concert. Along with rehearsals, students participate in sight-reading chamber music, yoga, stage presence activities, team building, master classes, and opportunities for one-on-one instruction. Coaches from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute will provide instruction along with other chamber music professionals. Video applications due June 30, 2021.

Jazz Camp
July 19–23, 2021
For students in grade 8–10

Summer 2021 brings the Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band directors, Lee Secard and Walter Simonsen to you on campus in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This unique summer experience features daily playing and improvisation, jazz theory, practicing and learning strategies. Video applications are due June 15, 2021.

Applications and Registration Now Open

With opportunities to build musical skills, engage with talented faculty, and meet new friends in the arts, the Community School’s summer camps represent the best of summer music education! We hope that you will join us this summer.

Learn more about the Summer Camps at the Community School of Performing Arts.

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