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2016 USM Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps Registration Form

Registrations for 2016 Summer Camps and Academies are now open for February 1 at 9 a.m.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Some sections fill very quickly; early registration is advised. A waiting list** will be kept for filled sections.

No deposits or payments will be accepted until after March 1


1. First, complete the registration form below. After you click submit, you will receive a copy of your completed registration form at the email address you provided. This is NOT your confirmation.

2. Watch for a SECOND email, this time from Lori Arsenault that will confirm that your child has a spot on the roster, or on a waiting list. The email will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form, and will give you further instructions.

3: After March 1st, all those who have a spot in the camp will be asked for a non-refundable $50 deposit. No payments should be made until after March 1.


IMPORTANT NOTE: our communication with you will only be by e-mail from now through camp time. Please be sure to give an accurate and valid parent e-mail address so that we can confirm that your child has a spot in the camp. Confirmation is not automatic, but is done one child at a time by email.

** A note about the waiting list: There are no guarantees with the waiting list, but those on the waiting list often end up with a spot. Therefore, please keep in touch.

Currents status of camps:

  • Southern Maine Theatre Academy, Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24, 2016 - most sections are waiting list only. You must register to be on the waiting list.
  • Southern Maine Youth Band Day Camp, Monday, NEW DATES!! June 27 to Friday, July 1, 2016 - many sections are still open, REGISTER TODAY!
  • Southern Maine Music Academy, Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 17, 2016 - many sections are still open, REGISTER TODAY!
  • Southern Maine Choral Music Academy, Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23, 2016 - A NEW CAMP! Many spots still open, REGISTER TODAY!
  • Southern Maine Junior Music Academy, Sunday, July 24 to Saturday, July 30, 2016 - most sections waiting list only. You must register to be on the waiting list.

For additional information please contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, (new email address)

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This e-mail address should be a valid parent address that is regularly used. Important camp information and updates will be sent by e-mail to parents, and it's very important that these communications are received. Student and secondary e-mail addresses can be added to the comments, if you like.
Include the name of any secondary instruments in the comment field
Registration is now open. Register early. Some sections are already filled; waiting lists are kept.
Music camps registrations must show only one primary instrument. Anyone who plays a secondary instrument may include that in the comments, if you choose. All band camp registrants may also choose piano, guitar, bass guitar or double bass, but only if their primary instrument is a wind or percussion instrument.
Each room has two beds. There are two rooms to a suite. No more than four students can be placed in a single suite under any circumstances, so please plan accordingly if you are requesting roommates. For this reason, not all requests can be accommodated. Students who do not request a roommate will be placed with other students of the same gender, and similar age and grade, and when possible, similar instruments.
Answering this question will help us with future communications about our summer camps.
Due to space and ensemble limitations, submission of this registration form is not a guarantee of camp enrollment. You will receive enrollment confirmation from camp staff. Please mention here if there is anything unclear, or additional information you would like us to have at this time. Once your registration is confirmed, we will ask you for the more detailed information we will need for your camper to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Include in this field any secondary instruments, and any other questions you may have.

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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