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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Summer Music Camps
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Our summer camps (Band, Choir, Musical Theatre, Piano and Strings) for students in grades 5-9 are for students who enjoy music and are looking to continue to make music over the summer. Students do not have to audition for these camps and can expect structured rehearsals, sectionals, and social activities. If you have an incoming 4th grader who has vocal experience and/or has played their instrument for 9 months or more and you would like to discuss their participation in camp, please call 440-826-2482.
The Conservatory Summer Institute (Choral, Keyboard, String, and Wind+Percussion Institutes) is a rigorous summer program for high school students looking to advance their artistic growth. Students should expect rehearsals, sectionals, classes, private lessons, and extra responsibilities such as practicing independently.
Any serious dancer in grades 7-12 is eligible for Dance Immersion. Students will be placed in classes based on their individual ability level. While we will have a lot of fun during the Dance Immersion, interested students should be prepared to work hard and spend most of their time dancing.
All meals will be at the Strosacker Student Union. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available at every meal. No nuts of any kind are available at any meal. Please note specific allergies on your medical forms and we will connect you with the university’s dietician. We will do our absolute best to accommodate within reason, but if there are significant dietary restrictions, students are encouraged to bring their own approved meals and snacks. A special freezer and refrigerator is available to store approved meals and also available for student use.
Please call 440-826-2482 with any questions.
A full packing list will be sent to you before the start of camp. We suggest students pack comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes and bring layers, as they will be both outside and in an air-conditioned building.
Campers may want some spending cash for the week for snacks or other evening activities. Most students will spend less than $25 during the week.
All residential students will need twin XL bedding and towels.
Middle School Music Camps
There is no audition to participate in our Summer Camp. There may be a hearing placement to determine your student’s appropriate ensemble. Please read below to get information about your student's camp of interest.
Music Theatre Camp: Students will be taught a brief vocal and dance selection on the first day of camp. No video submission is required.
String, Choir, Piano and Band Camp: Campers are required to submit a one-minute recording of a piece, excerpt, etude, or exercise that they have studied and/or performed when they complete their camp registration. This selection should authentically showcase the student’s ability on their instrument. These videos should be uploaded to YouTube and the link can be shared via the supplemental form in your registration.
No, you may complete your student's registration to secure their spot at band, musical theatre piano, choir, or string camp before submitting their placement recording.
For 2024 camps, students must upload their recording no later than May 18, 2024.
Families will receive specific instructions closer to the start of camp for drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Drop-off: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Pick-up: 8:30 p.m.
Conservatory Summer Institute
Choral, String, Wind+Percussion: While you do not need to audition for entry into CSI, an ensemble audition is required as part of your registration. This is used to place you in the proper ensemble. This can be a 2-minute excerpt of a piece that makes you feel your best! This video should be uploaded to YouTube and the link can be shared via the supplemental form in your registration.
Keyboard Institute only: Yes. In order to be considered for the 2024 Keyboard Institute, a completed video audition must be submitted by the registration deadline of June 1, 2024.
See our Helpful Hints for Auditions for more information.
For the 2024 Conservatory Summer Institute, registration deadlines are as follows:
- Choral: June 1, 2024
- Keyboard: June 1, 2024
- String: June 1, 2024
- Wind+Percussion: June 1, 2024
All necessary components, including your ensemble audition video, must be completed by this day.
All dedicated, serious dance students with a willingness to learn are encouraged to attend Dance Immersion.
Immersion dancers will be divided into tracks based on their personal technical skill level. We want to ensure that every student is in the classes that will benefit the most and allow them their greatest opportunity for growth and fun!
Placement will be based on dancers’ video submissions as well as the placement classes dancers will take on the first day.
Placements are at the sole discretion of the Dance Immersion faculty.