Summer Programs 2020
Virtual Summer Camp: Each week of camp includes:
- 1 hour of group music history every day with Dr. Ariane Alexander
- 1 hour of ballet class geared towards alignment & core strength for musicians (taught by the staff of Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet in Narberth)
- 1 hour of creating music on a computer using Noteflight or Chrome Music Lab with NBS alumnus and former administrative assistant Stephen Gliatto.
Campers would be expected to practice 2 hours a day, with the goal of learning and perfecting a piece in 1 week. This piece would then be recorded at home and presented in a virtual streamed concert on the last day of camp.
Price is $375 per week. Private lessons are encouraged but not included in camp tuition.
Week 1 – July 20-24 – French Composers & The Russian Mighty 5
Week 2 – August 3-7 – 20th Century Composers
“Take 5” – Five lessons to explore a new style or approach to music, including:
- Try a new instrument of your choice
- “Broadway Tunes” – voice lessons focused on music theater, taught by Nathaniel McEwen and Marina Voznaya
- “Intro to Jazz” – jazz scales & chords on the piano, with Ethan Lee
- “Sight-reading & transposition” – rhythm and music technique exercises to improve music learning for beginner pianists, with Dr. Anna Kislitsyna
- Scales, arpeggios, and technique – legato, staccato, and other technical skills with Elena Berman
- Technique intensives for violin, cello & clarinet
- Intensive supervised study with multiple in-person lessons a week
- 10-Week Music History and Theory Course with Dr. Ariane Alexander
Summer lessons work a little differently than during the school year. Lessons are scheduled on a weekly basis around your vacations. If your teachers are unavailable, we will provide a substitute, which is also a wonderful opportunity for your child to get feedback from a new perspective, learn new repertoire, work on scales, technique, and theory. A $200 deposit is due by July 6th, and then an invoice for any remaining balance will be sent to you later in July.