Arrowbear Music Camp Session Information

ELEMENTARY

A perfect mix of music and camp fun! For string players only, the Elementary Session is a 4 day, 3 night week summer experience filled with exceptional music opportunities for young musicians ages 9 through 12. BEginners are welcome, but all campers must bring an instrument and all equipment necessary to play it. We'll supply books and music. Elementary campers will experience a musical environment that is creative, challenging, supportive, professional, safe and fun! Our inclusive philosophies address not only the enhancement of the camper's musical skills, but also the social/emotional aspect of living and working positively together with other young musicians--creating an environment for the students to succeed while having an experience that they'll remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.

At Arrowbear Music Camp you will:

  • Learn from the best teachers from music programs all over the United States.
  • Grow and gain new skills on your instrument and music in general.
  • Build lifelong friendships with other music students with both musical and traditional camping activities.
  • Experience making music in the natural beauty of an outside mountain setting.

INTERMEDIATE

For Junior honor group level players entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade (and higher). Two weeks of music and fun creating an exciting total experience. Non-music time is overseen by counselors (1 per 10 campers) sensitive to homesickness and other social situations, including assisting in creating friendships.

ADVANCED

Full Band and Orchestra with the middle week devoted to Chamber ensembles. For high school honor group level players entering 9th grade and higher. Former campers continually say that their most important school age memories and life-long friendships come from these sessions. A busy routine of rehearsals, instruction and camp activities is combined with a carefully planned social structure. Staff supervise each sleeping area during dorm time and additional counselors oversee social activities.

CHORAL

For singers entering 9th grade through college. An intense week of musical preparation including instruction in vocal production, music theory and performance practice. Instructors work carefully with social staff to balance rehearsals and classes with social activities.

JAZZ/IMPROV

Melodic Jazz Improvisation!

For instrumentalists entering 9th grade through college. Intense work on effectively creating melodic lines for a given chord structure. This session is for all melodic instruments (normal to jazz or not).

All Sessions End in a Full Group Concert.