Summer Music Camps!

Here are just a few of the local offerings for summer music camps! I can not speak personally for each of them, but they are all organized by reputable, high quality establishments. All Cascade music students are eligible for a $100 scholarship towards a summer camp. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Band:

1) Northwest Band Camps: This awesome camp is on the coast, at Twin Rocks (just north of Tillamook). It’s an action-packed week of ensemble rehearsal, sectional time with instrument specialists, recreation, and more. Students also have the opportunity to try choir or jazz. I’m also biased, because I’ll be directing a band during the second week of camp 🙂 The price tag is high, but I believe it to be worth it. Details can be found at: http://nwbandcamps.com/ Please note that they have a payment plan option, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

2) Mid-Valley Band Camp: I have not personally been involved with this camp, but I know several who are involved, and they are top quality music educators. This camp is much more affordable, however, lodging is not provided; if you have a place for your student to stay in Albany or a way to transport, this sounds like an excellent experience. Details can be found at: www.nmla.net/mvbc.html Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

3) University of Oregon Summer Camps: There are multiple camps at the UO School of Music, that include an option to stay in the dorms. These are camps for concert band, jazz, and marching/leadership. These camps are for high school students, so only those currently in 8th grade would be eligible. Information can be found here: http://musiccamps.uoregon.edu/ Please note that they have scholarship options, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

Choir:

1) Oregon Children’s Choir Summer Camps:
There are multiple camps offered by this wonderful,
local organization; I would draw your attention to the HS/MS Vocal Camp, which is probably the most applicable. Information is here:
now.html. Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.
2) Oregon State Choir Camp:
This camp is for students 14-19, so would mostly apply to our current 8th graders. OSU (for all it’s not the ducks…) has an excellent choral music program, and this camps sounds most excellent. Information is here: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/sac-academy/summer-programs/precollege-programs/choir-camp.
Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

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