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Summer Camps and Programs

Summer is a great time to make music, and the Upper Valley Music Center has a variety of camps and festivals on offer.

From Singing for the Stage to Summer Strings, Piano Olympics to Music Discovery, UVMC summer has something for everyone!

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COVID-19 Update

After careful consideration, and with the safety of all of our participants, faculty, and everyone’s families in mind, we have decided to cancel all in person summer camps. We carefully reviewed all available and draft guidance from both New Hampshire and Vermont as well as best practices in the field of music education. We have concluded that necessary safety precautions would prevent us from offering the fun, high-quality music education experience that is our standard and require more resources than we have available. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you’ll join us for an online experience this summer.

Online camps are still being revised; more details coming soon.

2020 Summer Camps and Programs

Students play instruments they created.

Art-estra Orchestra

2020 Dates: August 17-21
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm (early/late care available)
AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon
This camp has been canceled for summer 2020.

Students 6-9 will explore a variety of visual art materials as they create their own instruments and learn to play them.

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two girls in costume singing

Revels Kids at Upper Valley Music Center

2020 Dates: August 3-7
Monday-Friday 9 am - 3 pm
UVMC and First Congregational Church of Lebanon
Summer 2020 camp has been canceled. See you next year!

UVMC and Revels North immerse children in the process of creating a performance that weaves music, dance, and folk traditions together with a narrative thread.

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Summer string camp students play together.

Summer Strings

2020 Dates: July 27-31
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
Canceled for Summer 2020. Online fiddle class TBA.

A day at camp for 6-12 year olds will include orchestra & fiddle class, alongside a rotating enrichment period of movement or art.

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Students develop confidence in solo performance work.

Summer Singing for the Stage

2020 Dates: June 22-26
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Canceled for Summer 2020. Campers are encouraged to try a summer lesson package with a special discount!

A fun and energetic class where students 10-13 learn the fundamentals of singing and acting using Musical Theater songs.

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Music, Movies & Composers for Pianists (Formerly Piano Olympics)

2020 Dates: August 3-7
Monday - Friday, Times TBD
Online via Zoom
A revised version of this camp will be offered online for Summer 2020.

Students 7-10 will earn 5 Olympic rings over the week by working on a full assortment of piano skills.

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Chamber music performance at Upper valley Music Center

2020 Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival

Friday June 19: 6:30-9 pm
Friday June 26: 6:30-9 pm
Saturday June 27: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Sunday June 28: 1-3 pm Dress Rehearsal, 3:30 pm Performance
This camp has been postponed due to COVID-19. New dates TBA.

The Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival is an opportunity for adult instrumentalists and singers to receive professional coaching, meet other classical musicians in the area, and get a chance to perform chamber music repertoire.

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Campers discover music through drumming.

Music Discovery Camp

Session 1: Ages 6-8
Session 1: July 27-31, 2020, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 10 am & 1 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 2: Ages 9-11
Session 2: August 10-14, 2020, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 10 am and 1 pm - 2 pm
Online via Zoom
This camp will be offered online for Summer 2020.

Campers ages 6-9 will discover music with their voices, hands, fingers and feet over a week of fun-filled online activities.

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Musical Theater Singing Workshop students build their audition book

Musical Theater Singing Workshop

2020 Dates: August 17-21
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
An online adaptation is in the works, please stay tuned for more details!

Through master classes, private lessons and semi-private lessons, participants aged 13-17 will learn how to select and prepare songs for musical theater performance.

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