School of Music

USM Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps

2016 Summer Camps Registration 

Register Here for Summer Camps>>> Register Here after February 1 at 9 a.m. <<<

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: On Monday, February 1, the registration form at the above link will go live. Refresh the page at 9 a.m. to see the link (or maybe <ctrl> refresh). No money is needed at this time; deposits will not be accepted until after March 1.

 

Five outstanding camps at the USM School of Music
on the University of Southern Maine Gorham campus

  • Southern Maine Theatre Academy, Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Southern Maine Youth Band Day Camp, Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Southern Maine Music Academy, Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 17, 2016
  • Southern Maine Choral Music Academy, Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23, 2016 - NEW!
  • Southern Maine Junior Music Academy, Sunday, July 24 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Camp FAQs

FAQ: Frequently asked questions for campers and parents. Find links here for payments and for the parental consent, medical and release forms for those who are already registered and confirmed.

For more information, contact:
Lori Arsenault
loria@maine.edu
207-780-5142.

 

About the camps:
Click on the name for more information about each camp.

Wil Kilroy

Southern Maine Theater Academy
Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24, 2016

for incoming 8th graders to outgoing 12th graders

Directed by Wil Kilroy

Overnight camp, $495

This six-day resident camp gives students a basic understanding of performance concepts and introduces them to the skills needed to create a stage production: voice, improvisation, dance, scene study, character development, and other acting techniques. Students engage in performance exercises that will not only enhance acting talent, but also assist in developing imagination, confidence, self-awareness, and communication skills. In addition to gaining theatre skills, team work and collaboration are emphasized in a final public performance. All participants will be housed in a supervised residence hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus.

 

Melissa ShaboSouthern Maine Youth Band Day Camp
June 20 to Friday, June 24, 2016

for incoming 5th graders to outgoing 6th graders

Directed by Melissa Shabo

Day Camp, 8:30 to 4:30 daily, $310

This five-day commuter camp offers serious young instrumentalists a chance to sharpen their musical reading ability, instrumental skills, and concert band performance. Camp will provide daily concert band experience, jazz, instrument sectionals, ensemble classes, guest presentations, non-musical recreational activities, and choral group experience. Applicants must have played their instruments for at least one school year and/or have written recommendations from their band director or private instructor.

 

Ben PotvinSouthern Maine Music Academy
July 9 to Sunday, July 17, 2016

for incoming 9th graders to outgoing 12th graders
Directed by Benjamin Potvin

Overnight camp, $720 residents, $620 commuters
(commuters participate in all activities from 8 a.m. to approximately 9:30-10:30 p.m.)

This exciting, yet demanding, nine-day program gives high school musicians the opportunity for musical growth and development through intensive group and individualized instruction provided by qualified staff and professional musicians. All academy members will participate in concert band, instrument sectionals and small ensembles daily. Students may also audition for jazz band. Academy members will also enjoy free concerts performed by professional local musicians and nonmusical recreational activities. Resident and commuter options are available.

 

Nicolás Alberto DosmanSouthern Maine Choral Music Academy
Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23, 2016 - NEW!

for incoming 7th graders to outgoing 12th graders
Directed by Nicolás Alberto Dosman
Overnight camp, $Price TBA

This exciting yet demanding, six-day residential program gives grades 7-12 choral musicians the opportunity for musical development through intensive group and individualized instruction provided by qualified staff and professional musicians. All academy members will participate in concert choir, voice class, sectionals, and small ensembles daily. Students may also audition for the chamber choir. Academy members will enjoy free concerts performed by professional musicians and nonmusical recreational activities.

 

Melissa ShaboSouthern Maine Junior Music Academy
Sunday, July 24 to Saturday, July 30, 2016
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or incoming 7th graders to outgoing 8th graders 
Directed by Melissa Shabo

Overnight camp, $590 Residents, $490 commuters.
(commuters participate in all activities from 8 a.m. to approximately 9:30-10:30 p.m.)

This seven-day program gives junior high-age instrumental musicians the opportunity for musical growth and development. All academy members will participate in concert band, chorus, instrument sectionals, and small ensembles daily. Students may also audition for jazz band. Academy members will also enjoy free concerts performed by local professional musicians and one fun-filled night at Funtown in Saco.

 

Testimonials from students and parents

 

Registration for the summer camps opens each year on the first business day of February at precisely 9 a.m.

NEW THIS YEAR - Payment of the $50 deposit will NOT be accepted until after MARCH 1st. Just fill out the online registration form as soon as you can.

Please register early once registration opens. Camps fill up quickly, especially the most popular instruments. Some sections fill up on the first day!

For assistance, please contact the Lori Arsenault at 207-780-5142, or e-mail loria@maine.edu (note new address).

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