Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

2022 Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps

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

2022 Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps Registration Information

Registration is still open for Youth Band Day Camp, Music Academy, and Choral Music Academy through Ultracamp, our online camp management system. The registration forms should be completed by parents or guardians as the account holder, with one or more campers added to the account. Sign in or register at Ultracamp here. Registration stays open until all sections are filled. If a section fills, choose the waiting list. Only those on the waiting list will be considered for the next open spot.

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Each family needs only one account, created by a parent/guardian, and with that account can register more than one camper, or register a camper for more than one camp.

To register, please create the primary adult account, and then add additional persons, alternate adults or campers. Enter contact information for the primary parent/guardian, the participant's name, gender, age at the time of camp and grade entering in September, name of school entering in the fall, the name of the program(s) the participant will attend, the exact name of the primary instrument or voice part (for music camps), roommate preference and optional questions and other information. 

Due to the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, all campers will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Maine Center for Disease Control. Exemptions may be allowed. Therefore, no commuter spots will be available for resident camps in the summer of 2022.

A $100 deposit will be required once your registration for theatre or primary instrument is confirmed. Waiting lists are kept and open, filled in order automatically. 

FAQ: Frequently asked questions for campers and parents. Find additional information and answered questions that others have asked. Your questions may be answered there. 

For more information, contact:
Lori Arsenault
loria@maine.edu
207-780-5142 (message line)
207-415-1979 (cell phone)

 

About the camps:

Click on the name for more information about each camp. Information for Ultracamp registration and login is at the bottom of this page. 

 

Southern Maine Theater Academy - SMTA - Waiting list only
       Consider joining Choral Music Academy! 
Sunday, June 26 to July 1, 2022
for incoming 8th graders to outgoing 12th graders

Camp Director, Wil Kilroy

Overnight camp, $505

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.

 

Southern Maine Youth Band Day Camp - SMYBDC - register here
Monday, June 27 to July 1, 2022
for outgoing 5th graders to outgoing 6th graders
Camp Director, Melissa Shabo; Concert Band, John Morneau
Day Camp, 8:30 to 4:30 daily, $320

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.

 

Southern Maine Music Academy - SoMMA - register here
Saturday, July 9 to July 16, 2022
for incoming 9th graders to outgoing 12th graders
Camp Director, Melissa Shabo; Concert Band, Will Kinne; Jazz Band, TBD
Overnight camp, $700 resident

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

 

 

Southern Maine Choral Music Academy - SMCMA - register here
Sunday, July 17 to July 23, 2022
for incoming 8th graders to outgoing 12th graders
Camp Director, Melissa Shabo; Full Chorus Director, Rebecca DeWan

Overnight camp, $600 resident

This exciting, yet demanding, seven-day residential program gives choral musicians from grades 8-12 the opportunity for musical development through intensive group and individualized instruction provided by qualified staff and professional musicians. The Southern Maine Choral Music Academy is designed for singers seeking an intensive learning and performing experience in choral singing. All Academy members will participate in concert choir, voice class, sectionals, and small ensembles daily.  

 

Southern Maine Junior Music Academy - SMJMA
This session is cancelled for 2022, but will be back in 2023!
Sunday, July 24 to July 30, 2022
f
or incoming 7th graders to outgoing 8th graders 
Camp Director, Melissa Shabo; Concert Band, John Morneau

Overnight camp, $610 Residents

This seven-day program gives middle school-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 daily recreational activities.

 

Testimonials from students and parents 

 

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