Summer Programs

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

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.

Past Summer Camps