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St. Cecilia hosts summer 2017 music camps for kids, adults

Grand Band Camp for adults and older school aged students will take place during the week of June 12, and Stella Royce Piano Camp for younger students ages 7 - 15 will be held the week of July 10, 2017.
Children watch as Grand Band Camp members perform

Children watch as Grand Band Camp members perform /St. Cecilia Music Center

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St. Cecilia Music Center Summer Camps

Grand Band Camp for Adults and Students 12+

June 12 - 15, 2017

Tuition: $45, Registration Deadline: June 8

 

10th Annual Stella Royce Piano Camp

July 10 - 14, 8:40 - 3 p.m. (Optional YMCA Free Playtime from 3-5 p.m.)

Tuition: $375, Registration Deadline: June 15

 

Register online: http://scmc-online.org/summer-music-camps/

Four-handed piano recitals are part of the 10th Annual Stella Royce Piano Camp experience

Four-handed piano recitals are part of the 10th Annual Stella Royce Piano Camp experience /St. Cecilia Music Center

Kids practicing at Stella Royce Piano Camp

Kids practicing at Stella Royce Piano Camp /St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will provide two different weeklong camps this summer to gather adults in the joy of music-making and children in piano classes that include studying with a nationally renowned composer. Grand Band Camp for adults and older school aged students will take place during the week of June 12, and Stella Royce Piano Camp for younger students ages 7 - 15 will be held the week of July 10. 

St. Cecilia Music Center welcomes adult musicians from around the community to participate in Grand Band Camp, a casual and fun music experience where site reading can be practiced and a variety of music will be played, including great band favorites. The Grand Band Camp will take place Monday through Thursday, June 12 – 15, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. On Thursday, June 15, a final concert will be performed outdoors at the Gerald R. Ford Museum at approximately 11:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the final concert will be held indoors at the Museum. Tuition per person is $45 and the registration deadline is June 8. The Grand Band Camp is open to all ages of adults and students ages 12 and older.

The 10th Annual Stella Royce Piano Camp offers an engaging and educational experience for young pianists 7 – 15 years of age. The piano camp will be held July 10 – 14 from 8:40 a.m. – 3 p.m. Optional free YMCA playtime from 3 – 5 p.m. is also offered Monday through Thursday, July 10 - 13, after each camp day.

Every year during the piano camp, students work with a new-featured composer and perform ensemble pieces written by that composer. This year, nationally renowned composer / master class teacher Mary Leaf from FJH Music Company will be the visiting instructor. Other talented faculty will also be involved in teaching and supervising all activities of the students throughout the week.

Daily music activities include individual and ensemble lessons, theory and ear training, music composition and music history, supervised practice time and master classes with composer Mary Leaf. In addition, special events are held each day, including solo and ensemble master classes, composition workshops, and time with the featured composer.

The final day of camp, Friday, July 14, a celebratory recital will take place where each student will perform music composed by Mary Leaf, within an ensemble group. An ice cream social will take place after Friday’s recital. Each student will also perform solo, other music compositions during a recital on Thursday afternoon. Tuition is $375. The registration deadline is June 15.

To register for the Grand Band Camp or the Stella Royce Piano Camp see scmc-online.org/summer-music-camps/. For more information contact Education Director Martha Bundra at 616-459-2224 ext. 206

 

St. Cecilia Music Center’s mission is to promote the study, appreciation and

performance of music in order to enrich the lives of West Michigan residents.

The Center fulfills this mission by

presenting visiting world-class artists in concert,

providing music education for all ages through our School of Music and

preserving a historic building for musical activities and community events

 

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