School of Music

2018 USM Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps Registration Form

Registrations for 2018 Summer Camps are now open, and will remain open through the summer camp season.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be kept for any sections that fill up. 

Register early, because everyone needs to plan, and because some sections fill early.

No deposits or payments are required until registration has been confirmed.


1. First, complete the registration form below. After you click submit, you will receive an automated response with a copy of your completed registration form at the email address you provided. 

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. This email will contain payment information, and will be sent to the email address you provide on your registration form, and will give you further instructions.


IMPORTANT NOTE: our communication to you will primarily 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.


Five great camps!

  • Southern Maine Theatre Academy, Sunday, June 24 to June 29, 2018
  • Southern Maine Youth Band Day Camp, Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 20, 2018
  • Southern Maine Music Academy, Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, July 15, 2018**
  • Southern Maine Choral and Opera Academy, Monday 16 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Southern Maine Junior Music Academy, Sunday, July 22 to Saturday, July 28, 2018**

** Waiting Lists as of 2/5/2018: There are no guarantees with waiting lists, but those on the waiting list often end up with a spot. Therefore, please register, and keep in touch. You must register to be on a waiting list, and only those on a waiting list have a chance at spots that open up. 

1. Theatre Academy - Waiting list. Please register if interested; only those on the waiting list will be considered. 

2. Southern Maine Music Academy (SoMMA) - Waiting list for most sections, with just a few openings, 1 flute, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 baritone horn, 1 harp. Please register if interested; only those on the waiting list will be considered if there is a new opening. 

3. Junior Music Academy (SMJMA) - Waiting list for most sections, with a few openings for clarinet, bassoon, French horn, baritone horn, tuba. Please register if interested; only those on the waiting list will be considered. 


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

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.
Multiple options may be chosen if the participant is attending several camps. Register early. Some sections fill quickly, and early registrations help us in our planning.
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.