Summer Camps 2020
Registration forms can be found below!
July 6-10 Jazz Camp | Full Day | Ages 12-18
Join us for a week of jazz, improvisation, jazz history, listening, and all things jazz! We will have introductory-level groups, as well as more advanced groups, based on experience and ability.
This camp is for drum, bass, guitar, piano, brass, and woodwind students. Instructors include Opus Ithaca jazz faculty and friends.
We will finish our week with a performance for family and friends at the Carriage House Café on Friday.
July 27-31 Piano Camp | Full Day | Ages 8-18 (2+ years of lessons)
Opus Ithaca Piano Camp is a week of musical fun for kids over 8 with at least two years of piano lessons. Pianists at the camp will play piano ensemble music, get exposure to the pipe organ and harpsichord, explore improvisation, practice ear training and theory, play with boom whackers and percussion instruments, and have a lot of fun with music. Daily outside activities and games are also planned, as well as a few special guests.
August 3-7 Flute Camp | Full Day | Ages 8-18
♪ Private instruction and group lessons
♪ Ensemble playing, small groups and games
♪ Faculty and Guest artist masterclass and performances
August 10-14 Improvisation Camp for Strings & Piano | Full Day | Ages 8-13
All humans are born creative. As musicians, piano and string players will explore creativity with improvisation games and exercises. Students will play in many different styles and genres such as blues and gypsy music, learn to play over various chord progressions, and work with great guest artists. Campers will experience improvising a soundtrack to a silent movie as well as create chamber music in small groups. Outside activities and breaks will be included every day!
August 17-21 High School Musicianship Workshop | Half Day | Ages 14-18
Students will enhance their musicianship skills through music theory and aural skills. This workshop will explore aural exercises, solfège, interval training, chord analysis, score study, composition, sight-singing, improvisation, music history and more. Come learn with guest artists and faculty Kristin Zaryski and Melissa Rooklidge!
August 24-28 Choir Camp | Full Day | Ages 9-13
Come experience the joy of choral singing! Choir Camp will include rehearsals with a variety of songs, vocal and performance techniques, Kodály musicianship activities with solfège, rhythms, musical games, diction, movement, and more. Come learn with guest artists and faculty Melissa Rooklidge!
August 31-September 4 Kodály Musicianship Camp | Half Day | Ages 5-7
Come experience the joy of making music through songs, games, and creative activities! Students will explore the foundation of musical literacy and aural skills by developing their singing voice, internalizing the beat, experiencing musical comparatives (high vs. low notes, fast vs. slow tempos, etc.) beginning notes and rhythms, and an introduction to a variety of instruments. Come learn and play with faculty Melissa Rooklidge!