Greetings From the Camp Director
Greetings and welcome to the La Sierra University Summer Music Academy and Summer Music Camp. Last years camp had close to 70 participants and this year we are expecting even more! As a result of your enthusiasm and support, we have created two separate divisions: The La Sierra University Summer Music Camp, and the La Sierra University Summer Music Academy.
The Music Camp is designed for students in grades 3-6 with or without musical experience. We have a broad curriculum which will provide a wonderful exposure to music performance, history, and even theory and composition. Students will be grouped into performing groups by experience. Those with little or no experience will have expert instruction in learning the basic fundamentals of guitar, keyboard, recorder, handbells, and singing in a choir. Students who do have a background in music fundamentals will be placed in groups accordingly. In addition to the core curriculum and ensembles, a special arts and crafts class is offered for students to learn and create their own instruments, manuscript books and other musical related projects. A fun menu of electives will be offered to those who want more, and all will participate in a special group project. The last day of camp will feature all of the performing groups in concert, as well as a special awards ceremony.
The Music Academy is for older students in grades 7-12. Acceptance into the Academy is more selective, as students must audition to be admitted. The program still features a core music curriculum of history and composition/theory, but has an emphasis on performance. Students will be involved in performing techniques classes, seminars, masterclasses, performance forums, mock auditions, as well as chamber music rehearsals and coaching. Dependent on Academy enrollment, there will also be an Academy Wind Ensemble. A menu of electives to choose from is also available for the Academy students, with subjects focused towards producing a well rounded musician. Like the Music Camp, the Music Academy will culminate on the last day with all participants performing in their groups, and an awards ceremony.
Please look through the website pages for more detailed information, as well as the application, fees, and audition requirements for the Academy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at La Sierra this summer!
Dr. Martin Glicklich,Director
La Sierra Summer Music Camp and Academy