Summer Camps

Armstrong Community Music School is excited to host four summer camps for budding musicians each year. Read more below about our fun and electrifying summer camps. Looking for our two new Summer Percussion Camps (Ages 9 and up)? Jump down below.


 

MoMO (Music on My Own) Summer Camp

Ages 5-7
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 2015; 9 am – 12:15 pm
Fee – $330
Early registration discount: Register by February 28th and receive 15% off!
ACMS offers a partial refund on cancellations made 3 weeks or more prior to the camp start date. $100 of the camp fee is non-refundable.

Registration is Closed

MoMO is designed to provide a thorough and developmentally appropriate musical experience for the budding musician. Children will have the opportunity to sing and dance, play basic percussion instruments, hear operatic selections, folk dance, listen to classical selections, and learn about composers. The focus for this class is to nurture basic musical abilities as well as foster a genuine love for music making. It is our hope that these students will learn to sing and move expressively. Most importantly, we hope they learn that they, too, can make their own music!

MoMO runs Monday – Friday from 9am-12:15pm. A mid-morning snack will be provided. At 12pm each day, the campers will be visited by one of our teaching artists on faculty and will be treated to a live performance followed by a short Q&A session. Parents are encouraged to join us for this portion of each day.

We will wrap up the last day of class with a live performance by the campers themselves! The show will begin promptly at 12pm and will involve campers from the MoMO and Little Summer Drummers camps.

 
 

NEW for 2015!

Stavitz, Mike - thumbJoin ACMS faculty member Mike Stavitz in our two new summer camps dedicated to percussion!
 

Afro Cuban & Brazilian Percussion!

Ages 9 and up.
Dates: Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, July 17, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: – $132
Early registration discount:
Register by February 28th and receive 15% off!
ACMS offers a partial refund on cancellations made 3 weeks or more prior to the camp start date. $40 of the camp fee is non-refundable.

Registration is Closed

Students will explore multiple Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion instruments, and learn to play traditional rhythms individually and as a group. The camp will work towards putting together a “percussion song”, utilizing the rhythms they’ve learned as well as improvisation. The piece will be performed for friends/family on the last day.

 

Introduction to Drumset!

Ages 9 and up.
Dates: Wednesday, July 15 – Friday, July 17, 10:00am – 11:30am
Fee – $99
Early registration discount:
Register by February 28th and receive 15% off!
ACMS offers a partial refund on cancellations made 3 weeks or more prior to the camp start date. $40 of the camp fee is non-refundable.

Registration is Closed

Students will learn to play basic drum beats and fills, and how they apply to a band setting. We will explore the different parts of the drum set, improvise, and play along to music. And yes, we’ll learn to do that thing after someone tells a joke.