The Benefits of Music Camp

Mike Lawson • Archives • October 22, 2006

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By Richard Ford

Summer camps provide students with unique opportunities for social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. A music camp can provide specific growth in many areas of performance. Thousands of children return to school after summer music camps with improved skills, confidence and an increased awareness of the learning and leadership that they can both offer to and derive from the school music program.

As an undergraduate music student, I recognized the confidence, musicianship, and savvy regarding a music education among my peers who spent summers at music camp in their high school years. The advantages of the summer relationships, training and performance levels were evident.

Why is Camp Important to Parents?

Parents increasingly look to summer camps to enhance and broaden the learning and personal development of their children. Among the familiar reasons parents want children to attend camp are:

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