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Athena Music and Leadership Camp
June 9-13, 2019 | Reinhardt University
Named for the Greek goddess of the arts and wisdom, the Athena Music and Leadership Camp is the first to provide middle and high school-aged musicians a five-day, music camp experience while emphasizing leadership and team-building skills. Athena encourages musical excellence through performance fundamentals, theoretical understanding, and music appreciation while offering insights to the music profession and advancing knowledge and awareness of future opportunities in music and music education. Our faculty consists of professional women who teach band, orchestra, and private music lessons at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels. Campers participate in large and small ensemble rehearsals, master classes, music theory and conducting classes, leadership and empowerment workshops, and recreational activities.


All Things Flute Summer Camp
June 17-21, 2019 | July 15-19, 2019
A week long, half-day flute skills and performance camp.  Led by respected educator, Anna Hobgood, our week will be spent sharpening musical tools enabling your flutist to shine.  Time will be divided between building technique, empowering expression, developing sight reading skills, ensemble rehearsals and building a wind instrument. Marietta, GA  


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Atlanta Suzuki Institute
The Atlanta Suzuki Institute is a week-long summer intensive camp offering Suzuki Method training for students, parents, and teachers. ASI is committed to creating a nurturing community of musical excellence based on Dr. Suzuki's ideas that every child can develop their full potential and man is the son of his environment. We seek to provide an immersive educational experience with dynamic, nationally-recognized Suzuki faculty and a dedicated staff. 
Student program (June 16-21, 2019): 
Suzuki-trained violin, viola, and cello students from Pre-Twinkle through advanced levels.
Teacher Training:
Every Child Can! (June 15, 2019)
Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1 (June 16-21, 2019)
Revisiting Cello Unit 1 (June 16-21, 2019)
Revisiting Violin Unit 1 (June 16-21, 2019)
Violin Unit 3 (June 16-21, 2019)
Violin Unit 8 (June 16-21, 2019)


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Clayton State University
String Leadership Camp

July 10-11, 2019
Rising 11th and 12th grade string orchestra students who are interested in gaining leadership and teaching skills!


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Encore Camps

Band | Chorus | Orchestra
Encore Camps provide an outstanding musical experience for students seeking to take their musical journey to the next level!


Georgia State University Summer Programs

Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute
The Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute is a series of seminars and masterclasses geared toward music educators, graduate student conductors, church musicians, community choir conductors, and any conductor looking to grow as an artist.  The Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute is proud to host Dr. Deanna Joseph and guest Dr. Daniel Bara in an institute for conductors of all experiences and levels.

Summer Jazz Workshop
The Georgia State University Summer Jazz Workshop has earned a reputation for offering an outstanding program over the last 12 years. The focus of the summer program is on jazz combos where each combo is coached by one of our renowned faculty members. We assemble educators and performers dedicated to providing an intensive learning experience for musicians from middle school through high school at all levels. Classes in jazz improvisation, jazz theory, combo performance, and master class sessions allow students the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential.  All students have an opportunity to participate in the famous Thursday evening Jam Session. The combo rehearsals are led by our instructors, where students are matched with others of the same ability level.

Summer Leadership Institute
The Summer Leadership Institute fosters growth within the leadership of high school band programs.  During this two-day event, 400 students from around the Southeast come together to learn effective leadership strategies and skills that will better equip them for leading themselves, their sections, and their band.

Atlanta Saxophone Day
Atlanta Saxophone Day is an annual event held in September and is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. This one-day event hosts masterclasses, focus sessions, saxophone ensembles, artist and participant recitals, and exhibitors. Each year, Atlanta Saxophone Day features a world-class guest artist. Recent guest artists include Chien-Kwan Lin, Claude Delangle, Frederick Hemke, and Debra Richtmeyer.  The 2019 Guest Artist is John Sampen of Bowling Green State University.

Double Reed Day
Participants of all ages and performance levels are invited to join Georgia State University School of Music for Double Reed Day! A beginners track is available for students new to double reeds, as well as an advanced track for more experienced players.  Join us for master classes, double reed ensembles, recitals, exhibitors, and more!  Beginning Track participants receive an hour workshop dedicated to building a strong foundation of introductory technique, then go on to join the Advanced Track in master classes, artist recitals, and the Double Reed Ensemble.  All participants should bring their instrument and be ready to play!


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Kennesaw State University Summer Programs

KSU Summer Horn Festival
June 8-11, 2019 The KSU Summer Horn Festival is an intensive, four-day masterclass series June 8-11, 2019 hosted by KSU Artists-in-Residence Richard Williams and Jason Eklund. The Summer Horn Festival is open to high school through graduate level horn students and auditors.

KSU Summer Band Director Symposium
This 4-day Clinic (June 17-20, 2019) is for BOTH Middle School and High School Band Directors, and features Gary Green. Afternoon sessions in band pedagogy will be presented along with sessions by KSU Faculty. Conducting or non-conducting options are available in the morning sessions.  Deadline is May 1st to apply.

KSU Summer Music Institute
The week-long (June 3-7, 2019), summer music institute (9am – 5pm each day) hosted by the Kennesaw State University School of Music will immerse students in an exploration of music performance through a wide variety of instructional and interactive activities. Open to rising high school freshmen through graduating high school seniors, this experience is specifically designed to improve individual and group musical performance. The camp is offered for band, orchestra, choir, piano, jazz, and recorder students. The cost for the 2019 Summer Music Institute is $345 per student and includes lunch in the nationally recognized KSU Dining Commons, Monday-Friday. The intensive runs 9am – 5pm each day.


Razzmatazz Music! Exploring Music Together
Razzmatazz Music is an innovative, activity - based music education program created for children ages 4 through 10. Founded with the idea of meeting each learner where they are and building on their strengths; our curriculum is chocked full of creative solutions for each educational situation.


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Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp
The Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp is a fun, week-long day camp JUNE 10-14 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) for boys and girls entering grades 4 through 7. Mr. Craig Hurley is the camp director. This camp creates a community of young people who enjoy making music with others and want to become better singers and musicians. Participation is open to students with and without previous music experience. The camp emphasizes total musical development through a broad range of activities. Students will participate in chorus, a percussion ensemble, play tone chimes, engage in folk dancing, develop basic piano skills, participate in group activities and games, meet new friends, and discover new talents, all culminating in a free public concert in Spivey Hall! Limited spots are available (only 45 students will be accepted). Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Register NOW!


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UGA Community Music School
String Chamber Music Camp

July 8 - 11, 2019
Placement auditions: Friday May 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Room 200. 
Register at ugacms.uga.edu by May 1
Tuition: $190
The Chamber Music Workshop is a great opportunity for students to keep up their music and ensemble skills over the summer, when other opportunities are not in session. 

Daily Schedule:
9:45 - 10:00 - Check-in, get tuned
10 - 11:15 - Performance Group Coaching
11:20 -12:10 – Sight-reading
12:15 - 12:45 - Lunch (students bring their own)
12:50 - 1:50 - Master Class Coaching
2 - 3pm - "Hands on" music enrichment

The final camp performance will be held Thursday, July 11 at 2pm in Edge Hall. All family members and friends are welcome to attend!

Students will be organized into groups after the auditions date, and music will be sent via email. Students will spend the first portion of the Workshop on performance repertoire. After lunch, each group will stay together, but will have a different coach for Sight-reading. This repertoire will be easier than their performance piece, and this opportunity enables the students to become more familiar with the chamber music repertoire available to them in the future. 
After lunch all groups and coaches will combine together and each group will have a short open rehearsal/coaching in front of the other groups. Audience members (other participants) will have the opportunity to give feedback (and learn constructive ways to do so). This will also be a time for students to learn and practice stage/performance etiquette, get to know more about the history of chamber music, and to interact with the other participants.

Questions?  706-542-2894, or email us at ugacms@uga.edu


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Valdosta State University Summer Programs

Valdosta State Music Camp
Join us on the beautiful Valdosta State University campus and discover and develop your musical talents. Spend an inspiring three days with students from across the South studying with our outstanding faculty. Both camp tracks offer a comprehensive musical experience, carefully planned and supervised by VSU faculty to ensure that students of all levels receive the quality instruction and attention needed to improve their skills and enjoy making music. Band Camp will emphasize individual musical skills through warm-up techniques, masterclasses, solo/ensemble and All-State audition preparation techniques, and large ensemble skills. This program is designed for students of all experience levels. VSU faculty, staff, and students will instruct and perform alongside campers during large ensemble rehearsals, working together to perform for parents on the last day of camp. Voice Camp students will receive expert training from VSU voice faculty in a variety of topics including: vocal technique, stage craft, dramatic interpretation, sight singing, audition preparation, choral rehearsal skills, and vocal health. Through highly interactive sessions, rehearsals, masterclasses, and lessons, students will explore and develop their vocal potential, while working towards a culminating performance on the last day of camp.

Blazer Marching Academy
The Blazer Marching Academy provides high school marching band members a great educational experience to improve marching technique, performance abilities, and leadership skills. All tracks offer high level instruction from professional music teachers in Georgia. The percussion track focuses on marching percussion techniques for a wide range of ability levels. Students will be separated into a various ensembles ranging in different levels of experience from beginning to advanced players. There will also be a front ensemble track where students of varying experience and abilities can learn outdoor techniques as well as basic stroke and approach to the front ensemble. The guard track focuses on marching percussion techniques for a wide range of ability levels. Students will be separated into a various ensembles ranging in different levels of experience from beginning to advanced guard members. The marching track focuses on marching and music skills aimed at improving performance and leadership abilities. Our focus is on tangible concepts that students can take to their home bands. Students will experience integrated instruction in the areas marching fundamentals, conducting, musicianship, and leadership skills.


Joe’s Jazz Camp
July 2-7, 2019
Joe's Jazz Camp is a premiere music camp in Georgia for ages 12-19. June 2-7. The faculty is composed of leading jazz educators in the Atlanta metro area and abroad. Students perform in 2-3 concerts over the week! We are MARTA friendly. Our meals are outstanding.