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 June 28 and then an invoice for any remaining balance will be sent to you in July.
The Nelly Berman School of Music offers unique summer camps every summer that focus on different musical historical periods through the study of different composers and their styles, and music theory of the period. Students perform in chamber groups and sing in a choir. The camps have a maximum of 25 participants, ensuring individualized attention to each camper. Last year, campers visited the Barnes Foundation, attended two faculty recitals, and put on an end-of-the-week performance.
Camp 2019, Baroque and Beyond focused on Baroque music and dance, covering 16th through 18th century composers, with students having lessons on both piano and harpsichord. Camp 2019, 5 Eras in 5 Days focused on five music and art periods from Baroque through Modern, covering one period per day. For students from the USA, each week of camp cost $475 per student, including two half-hour individual lessons to prepare chamber pieces. For international students, each week of camp cost $680*, which included three 45-minute lessons, scheduled during the week of camp, and additional programming, including a trip to the Barnes Foundation art museum in Philadelphia.
Some scholarships are available by audition; contact the NBS office for more information.
*Room and board offered at an additional price.