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After School

InterSchool Orchestras NY assorted ensembles and ages

New York Chess Kids

SMS Karate Kids

 

Music Theory

Music Theory (parent recommendation)

Music Competitions

Musical America publishes annually a guide to competitions and music festivals. This is a pretty comprehensive and a very good place to start.
Parents, beware there are a lot of shady competitions around which are mostly set up to make money off of students and parents. That’s why the experience of the SMS music teachers is crucial — they usually know what’s what and will be able to make the best recommendations for your student.
(Recommended by SMS Parent David Kalhous, concert pianist, Associate Professor of Piano, Florida State University, Artistic Director, Prague Piano Festival)

Summer Music Camps

 

Greenwood Music Camp Assorted age groups  |  Cummington, MA

Tanglewood Institute ages 14 – 18  |  Lenox, MA

Kinhaven Music Camp  grades 4 – 12  |  Weston, VT

Bard College Conservatory of Music  ages 3 – 18 |  Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Lyra Summer Music Workshop assorted ages and programs  |  Randolph, VT

Point CounterPoint ages 8 – 18  |  Leicester, VT

Bar Harbor Brass Week ages 9 – 12  |  Bar Harbor, ME

Camp Encore/Coda grades 4 – 11  |  Sweden, ME

New England Music Camp ages 11 – 18  |  Sidney, ME

Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp ages 13 – 18  |  New Brunswick, NJ

Summer Chamber Music with the Chamber Music Center of New York
ages 8 – 18 | Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street, New York, NY

Summer Interlude at the Brearley School grades 3 – 12  |  610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY

Third Street Music School Settlement: Chamber Music Workshop
ages 8 – 18  |   235 East 11th St, New York, NY

Turtle Bay Music School Summer Camps assorted programs  |  244 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts grades 4 – 12  |  Long Island & Connecticut

Crane Youth Music ages 12 – 18  |  SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

Eastern U.S. Music Camp ages 10 – 18  |  Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts ages 7 – 17  |  Hancock, NY

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy  grades 5 – 9 |  Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Luzerne Music Center  ages 9 – 19  |  Luzerne, NY
“Many of the SMS Flute students have attended this music camp over the past 10 years – most have returned numerous years.  It comes highly recommended!”  —Valerie Holmes SMS Flute Faculty

Meadowmount School of Music ages 9 – 30 (whew)  |  Westport, NY

New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) ages 11 – 25 (whew)  |  Oneonta, New York

Signature Music Camp at Cazenovia College grades 8 – 12  |  Cazenovia, NY

Summit Music Festival ages 14 and older  |  Purchase, NY

Mid-West, West, South, and Canada

Rushmore Music Festival ages 10-18 | Spearfish, SD

Rocky Ridge Music Center ages 10 – 15  |  Estes Park, CO

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp  grades 5 – 12  |  Twin Lakes, MI

Interlochen Arts Camp ages 8 – 18  |  Interlochen, MI

Brevard Music Center  ages 14 – 18  |  Brevard, NC

Eastern Music Festival ages 14 – 22  |  Greensboro, NC

Baldwin Wallace Summer Music Programs grades 4 – 12  |  Berea, OH

Credo Chamber Music ages 13- 23  |  Oberlin, OH

Friends Music Camp ages 10 – 18  |  Barnesville, OH

Sewanee Summer Music Festival ages 12 and up  |  Sewanee, TN

Music at Port Milford ages 12 – 18  |  Milford, Ontario

 

Please send suggestions to info@smsparents.org