Creative Ability Development

AGES 8-12

REGISTER HERE FOR CREATIVE ABILITY DEVELOPMENT SUMMER CAMPS. 

We will play musical games in an atmosphere of “there’s no such thing as a mistake.” Creative Ability Development cultivates the creative part of the brain. We will play guessing games, musical soccer, create rhythm machines and compose our own music. 

Dr. Sera Smolen and Jessica Caporizzo will be leading this Creative Ability Development and Musical Improvisation camp at the Opus Ithaca School of Music.

We will have a break for supervised outdoor playing and snacks. Please bring your musical instrument (pianos are at Opus).

 

Quick Facts:
Date: July 9-13,
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Opus Ithaca School of Music, 402 N. Aurora St.
Age of students: 8-12
Instruments: P
iano, violin, viola, cello, bass and flute with at least 1 year private lesson experience.
Tuition: $175

Scholarships ARE available upon request based on financial need. Please email info@opusithaca.org for an application.

There is a $10 registration fee for families not already part of Opus Ithaca. Transportation is not provided.

We will do free improvisation in an atmosphere of “there’s no such thing as a mistake.” We will use all the building blocks of music to create our own music. Even if you have never done this, we will do musical experiments, play blues, funk, and jazz charts, and learn to improvise with them. We will explore ways to improvise a soundtrack to a silent movie. We will improvise using rhythms, melodies, passacaglia, bass lines, and more!

Dr. Sera Smolen and Jessica Caporizzo will be leading this Creative Ability Development and Musical Improvisation camp at the Opus Ithaca School of Music.

We will have a supervised break to reboot and refresh. Please bring your musical instrument (pianos are at Opus).

 

Quick Facts:
Date
: July 7-13
Time: 2:00-5:00PM
Age of students: 11-17
Instruments: Piano, violin, viola, cello, bass and flute ready to play in more than one key.
Tuition: $175

Scholarships ARE available. There is a $10 registration fee for families not already part of Opus Ithaca.

 

For further questions, please contact info@opusithaca.org or serasmolen@gmail.com.

Off the Page and Out of the Box

AGES 11-17

REGISTER HERE FOR CREATIVE ABILITY DEVELOPMENT SUMMER CAMPS. 

We will do free improvisation in an atmosphere of “there’s no such thing as a mistake.” We will use all the building blocks of music to create our own music. Even if you have never done this, we will do musical experiments, play blues, funk, and jazz charts, and learn to improvise with them. We will explore ways to improvise a soundtrack to a silent movie. We will improvise using rhythms, melodies, passacaglia, bass lines, and more!

Dr. Sera Smolen and Jessica Caporizzo will be leading this Creative Ability Development and Musical Improvisation camp at the Opus Ithaca School of Music.

We will have a supervised break to reboot and refresh. Please bring your musical instrument (pianos are at Opus).

 

Quick Facts:
Date
: July 7-13
Time: 2:00-5:00PM
Location: Opus Ithaca School of Music, 402 N. Aurora St.
Age of students: 11-17
Instruments: Piano, violin, viola, cello, bass and flute ready to play in more than one key.
Tuition: $175

Scholarships ARE available upon request based on financial need. Please email info@opusithaca.org for an application.

There is a $10 registration fee for families not already part of Opus Ithaca. Transportation is not provided.

 

For further questions, please contact info@opusithaca.org or serasmolen@gmail.com.