Summer Camps 2020

Registration forms can be found below!

July 6-10  Jazz Camp | Full Day | Ages 12-18

9:30am-3:30pm

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.

REGISTER FOR JAZZ CAMP HERE!


July 27-31  Piano Camp | Full Day | Ages 8-18 (2+ years of lessons)

9:30am-3:30pm

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.

For our older and more advanced students, special classes are designed to enhance theory and ear training skills, as well as technique and performance.
Each student will have one lesson with an Opus Ithaca faculty member.
A performance for friends and family will be on Friday.

 

Instructors:
Andi Merrill
Jessica Caporizzo

REGISTER FOR PIANO CAMP HERE!


August 3-7  Flute Camp | Full Day | Ages 8-18

8:30am-3pm

Come experience a fun week of fluting!
Daily activities will include…
♪ Private instruction and group lessons
♪ Ensemble playing, small groups and games
♪ Faculty and Guest artist masterclass and performances
♪ Meeting new friends!

Final performance on Friday, August 7 at 2:15PM – Family and friends welcome to attend!
Students must provide their own bag lunches for the week.

Instructors:
Elizabeth Shuhan, camp director—  Opus Ithaca
Juliana May Pepinsky, Opus Ithaca and Cornell
Other instructors TBA!

REGISTER FOR FLUTE CAMP HERE!


August 10-14  Improvisation Camp for Strings & Piano | Full Day | Ages 8-13

8:30am-3pm

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!

Instructors:
Sera Smolen
Jessica Caporizzo

REGISTER FOR IMPROVISATION CAMP HERE!


August 17-21  High School Musicianship Workshop | Half Day | Ages 14-18

1pm-4pm

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!

Instructors:
Melissa Rooklidge

REGISTER FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP HERE!


August 24-28  Choir Camp | Full Day | Ages 9-13

9:30am-3:30pm

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!

Instructors:
Melissa Rooklidge

REGISTER FOR CHOIR CAMP HERE!


August 31-September 4  Kodály Musicianship Camp | Half Day | Ages 5-7

1pm-4pm

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!

Instructors:
Melissa Rooklidge

REGISTER FOR KODALY MUSICIANSHIP CAMP HERE!