If you play an instrument or sing – If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries who share your love of music – then the University of Miami Frost School of Music Young Musicians’ Camp is for you! We offer Programs for 3 different levels of musical experience: Intermediate A(entering 4th,5th,or 6th grade with at least 2 years of musical training), Intermediate B ( entering grades 6-12 with at least 3 years of musical training), and Advanced (admission by teacher recommendation and audition.)
Intermediate A campers get to choose either the Vocal, Piano, or Instrumental Track. You perform in an Ensemble, study Music Theory, perform in our Stomp Ensemble, and choose an elective such as Blues Ensemble, Songwriting, Intro to Jazz/Rock Piano, or Composition. One of our awesome camp counselors makes sure that everyone in your group is learning while having fun at the same time!
Intermediate B campers get to choose either the Vocal, Piano, Jazz, Rock, or Classical Instrumental Track. You get to perform in an Ensemble, study Music Theory, be coached in a Workshop class, and choose an elective such as Blues Ensemble, Intro to Jazz/Rock Piano, Chamber Music, Musical Theater, Classic Rock Ensemble, or Composition.
If you qualify for the Advanced Program, you can select one of the following Tracks: Classical Chamber Music- Instrumental, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Classical Composition, Jazz-Instrumental, Jazz-Voice, Contemporary Songwriting, or Rock. You study Music Theory, pick an elective such as Vocal Technique, Songwriting, Advanced Improvisation, Composition, Chamber Music Literature, or Music Production & Promo. You spend the entire afternoon being coached in your performing Ensembles by our faculty of UM Frost School of Music professors and other music professionals.
The camp day goes from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. We all go together to the University cafeteria for a hot lunch, followed by a special activity ranging from Karaoke to Camp Talent Shows and Jam Sessions and Faculty Concerts. If you are from out of town (or live in Miami but want to see what it’s like to go to a sleep away camp) – you can be part of our Dormitory Program. If you live in Miami-Dade or Broward County, we have a private bus company available to bring you to camp. If you want to stay after camp, you can sign up for private lessons, or take another class such as Reggae Ensemble, Super Sax Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Jam, Rock Jam, or Mixed Chorus. Each session of our camp ends with our Final Concerts, held in Gusman Concert Hall.
"Out of all the music camps I have attended, I never saw a camp take a kid as young as seven and teach him to love and enjoy music the way this camp did....My experiences in the Young Musicians' Camp have played a big part in my career choice. Next spring I will apply and audition for the University of Miami School of Music."
-Percussionist, age 17
"I am extremely proud to say that I have been able to work and volunteer at an institution that fosters talent and musicianship to musicians at such an early age...."
-Bassoonist, age 19
"...looking back into my childhood, I also realized that I've never had the opportunity to experience something like a "summer camp" for musicians ... and then a camp with it's own Jazz influence also!"
"I just can't say enough good about the program and hope xxx can participate every summer."
"I wanted to send you a quick note telling you how impressed my family & I were with the concert on Friday. It was an amazing concert. My son was very inspired by the older children & the counselors. The young musician's camp is a wonderful program. Congratulations"