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Weighing In on Summer Music Camps

Josh Harris • March 2009 • March 12, 2009

For many, the end of the school year marks the beginning of a period of rest, relaxation, travel, summer jobs, or other unique opportunities that are incompatible with the rigid schedule of the school day. For the dedicated music student, however, summer may provide that unique opportunity to convene with likeminded, dedicated students in a milieu of support, structure, and excellence, a chance to meet and learn from some of the most accomplished and driven student musicians in a given area.

While I could continue to wax poetic about the potential benefits of the summer music camp experience, in response to this recent SBO survey, reader John Iyoki, of Pearl City, Hawaii, succinctly notes: “Just having the students playing on their instruments rather than not playing for two months is extremely beneficial.” Read on for more on what your peers have to say about the ins and outs of summer music camps.

Do your students attend summer music camps?

Do your students attend summer music camps?

Do your students attend summer music camps?

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