Suzuki Institutes:
Suzuki Institutes exist all over the United States and Canada.  If you’ve been thinking of traveling to a new place, this might be a good excuse!  You can match up an Institute to fit into your summer plans by searching by date or location on the Suzuki website.  I HIGHLY recommend these institutes to all of my students- they are incredibly motivational and the feedback from top workshop clinicians is indispensable!  Here are a few in the northeast US:

Maine: June 24-29

New Hampshire: Jun 25–30, Jul 1– 6, Aug 29–Sep 3

Vermont: July 8-13

Connecticut: July 30-August 4

New York:
Jun 26–30 at Westchester Suzuki Institute

  1. Contact Amy Resin at (914) 834-5945, Fax: (914) 834-5213, amystring@aol.com

Jul 8–13, Jul 15–20 at Ithaca College
Aug 20–24 at School for Strings http://www.schoolforstrings.org/main.asp?category=Summer%20Institute&sub=Welcome%20to%20the%202007%20SFS%20Institute

Jul 22–27 at Central Pennsylvania Suzuki String Institute, Millersville University Contact Barb Lambdin, (717) 566-2214, blamviola@verizon.net
August 5-10 at Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute

  1. http://www.pghma.com/ (click on Institute link)

Virginia:  Jun 19–22, Greater Washington Suzuki Institute *new location this year!
http://www.sagwa.org/ (click on Institute link)


NJ music camps
(from ASTA NJ website: www.astanj.com)

Adult Chamber Music Camp for Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass
(NEW this year!)
Camp Director:  Marjorie Selden
Contact: Marianne Lauffer 609-921-7104 or lauffer@rider.edu 
Chamber Orchestra Conductor:  Barbara Barstow
For Adults (high school graduates and college students welcome)
July 9 - 13 (One-week camp), 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, NJ

ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute  
Kean University, Union, NJ
Christopher Kenniff, Director
Peg Roberts, Mary Ann Mumm, Assistant Directors
Contact: Christopher Kenniff, cmkgtr@yahoo.com, or  908-918-0689
Applications online at www.astanj.com
Dates: Session I: July 29-August 4, 2007;  Session II: August 5-11, 2007
Violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, harp
Ages: must have completed the 8th grade

Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp
Elmer, NJ
Contact: Jennie Quinn, Camp Director  856-358-2472
Email: appelcamp@aol.com
4 and 8-week programs, June 24-July 21 and July 22-August 18
Coed, Ages 9-17
Enrollment: 220 (Note: often filled by April)
Campers study a wide variety of styles ranging from classical to contemporary, spending the majority of their time rehearsing and performing in ensembles that range from rock bands, string ensembles, choruses, jazz combos and chamber groups to larger ensembles including the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir and Orchestra.  Individual lessons, independent practice time and studio classes round out the program of study.  Programs culminate in performances and exhibitions for an enthusiastic community.

Camp for Strings at  Suburban Community Music Center
Murray Hill, NJ
Age 9 and up -July, 2006
Chamber music sessions, performance classes and  lectures by special guests.
Junior Camp for Strings for age 5-8 (students should be able to read music)
Coaches: Elzbieta Winnicki and Agnes Kwasniewska; members of faculty of SCMC.
Contact: Suburban Community Music Center  at 908 790 0700

Keep It Going Summer Strings Camp (NEW this year!)
Camp Director:  Elizabeth Guerriero
Contact: Marianne Lauffer 609-921-7104 or lauffer@rider.edu 
Grades 4-6
July 30 - August 10 (Two-week camp), 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:  John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, NJ

New Jersey Youth Symphony Camp
New Providence (Murray Hill)
Contact: Barbara Barstow 908-771-5544
Dates: TBA
Coed, grades 4-8
Application deadline: April 2007
Program offers orchestra, chorus, sectionals, and special activities. www.njys.org

Piano Chamber Music Camp for Pianists, Wind, and String Players 
Camp Director:  Patricia Landy 
Contact: Marianne Lauffer 609-921-7104 or lauffer@rider.edu
Guest Clinician:  Jayn Rosenfeld 
Grades 7-12 
July 23 - July 27 (One-week camp), 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM 
Location:  Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton, NJ 
Teen Chamber Ensemble for Strings and Winds
Camp Director:  Carol Redfield Vizzini and Marjorie Selden
Contact: Marianne Lauffer 609-921-7104 or lauffer@rider.edu 
Grades 7-12
 Session 1:  June 25 - 29 (One-week camp), Session 2:  July 2 - 6 (One-week camp), 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:  John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, NJ
Intermediate wind, string, and brass students are welcome to join the fun
Stokes Forest Music Camp
Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
Contact: Marla Meissner 973-655-4443
Dates: July, 2007
Coed, ages 10-17, with music experience -Deadline: May 2007, flexible program includes an intense musical experience combined with recreational activities, and environmental and nature studies in a forest setting.  This program is administered by the Preparatory Center of the Arts of Montclair State University in association with the New Jersey School of Conservation.

Summer String Festival
Cherry Hill, NJ
Contact: Mimi Butler  856-795-4285, mimibutler@aol.com
See www.privatemusicstudio.com for more information
July 16th - 19th and July 23rd—26th  2:00-5:00 PM
Includes musicianship, scales classes, ensembles, orchestra & career options / private studio teaching techniques for advanced musicians

Spring School Summer Violin Camp
Tenafly, NJ
Director: Shelley Holland-Moritz--shelleyvla@aol.com or 201-247-2646
An innovative camp for ages 3-14, featuring mini-musicals based on different composers. Campers choose music to perform, act, and make costumes and scenery. Other activities include daily yoga, note reading classes, conducting classes, Suzuki repetoire classes, fiddling and alternative styles, and arts and crafts. Older students have string quartets in the afternoon. Each week ends with a performance of the mini-musical for that session. Air conditioned campus.
Three sessions, 9am to 3pm each day
June 18-22: Bach, June 25-29: Beethoven, July 2-6 : Tchaikovsky


Other summer music camps

Strings International Music Festival
Director: Kimberly Fischer
Philadelphia Orchestra
Phone: campcamp1camp2camp3camp4camp5camp6856-875-6816, Fax: 609-939-0900
June 16-29
Advanced students, Ages 8-college

Camp Encore/Coda
Directors: The Saltman family
Sweden, Maine
207-647-3947, jamie@encore-coda.com
3 to 6 1/2 week sessions available for students who have finished grades 3 to 11

Portland String Quartet Workshop
Directors: Portland String Quartet
St. Joseph’s College, Windham, Maine
60 Candlewyck Terrace, Portland, Maine 04102
207-774-5144, arpeggio@worldnet.att.net
July 29-August 13
High school through college, advanced student chamber music workshop


Summer music camp resources

Suzuki Association of the Americas: http://suzukiassociation.org/parents/instabout/

American String Teachers’ Association list: http://www.astaweb.com/conferences/SummerCamps.htm

Violinist.com list of summer music camps: http://www.violinist.com/violin-camps/

National summer camps: http://www.metronomehome.com/SummerCampDirectory.htm

My summer camps .com: http://www.mysummercamps.com/camps/Arts_Camps/Music/more15.html


Summer Camps