PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available for the summer session, which begins on June 19, 2018.

Summer 2018 Registration Form

2018 Summer Calendar

In addition to private lessons, the following camps and workshops will be offered this summer:

SUMMER VOICES INTENSIVE VOCAL CAMP

July 23 – 27, 2018; 10AM – 3PM
Final performance Saturday, July 28

Youth ages 10 – 17 receive daily private lessons and participate in daily workshops and group singing. Campers will learn proper vocal techniques, ear training, and musicianship, and will be empowered to use music and the voice as a positive and productive outlet. This camp is an opportunity to participate in a positive, supportive environment with a group of peers from different backgrounds within the greater Springfield area.

Workshops:

  • Monday: Michaela Anne Neller – Vocal Health, Anatomy of the Voice
  • Tuesday: Tim Eriksen – Singing Traditions of the Pioneer Valley and Northeast
  • Wednesday: Chris Capaldi – Ear Training and Rhythm
  • Thursday: Liz Simmons – Cultivating a Life in Music
  • Friday: Annie Lynch Stevenson – “Open Mic”: Individual Performance Technique – each student will rehearse their solo piece for the group, learn about microphone technique, learn how to calm performance jitters, and gain effective communication skills with accompanist(s)

Annie Lynch Stevenson, Director and Instructor
Michaela Anne Neller, Assistant Director and Instructor
Mara Levi, Group Sing Director
Liz Simmons, Private Lesson Instructor and Guest Artist
Amanda Lauricella, Private Instructor
Tim Eriksen, Guest Artist
Chris Capaldi, Guest Artist

For complete details including daily schedule and artist bios, download the Summer Voices 2018 Info Packet.

To register, please fill out this form and we will contact you. Or, you can call our Registrar, Christiana Racicot, at 413-732-8428 ext. 104 or cracicot@communitymusicschool.com

PRELUDE CAMPS

Prelude camps begin June 18 and end August 10 and are open to children ages 3 – 6.
Students may register for individual weeks or for the entire 8 weeks of the summer program.

Session I: June 18 – 22: Suzuki Violin I with violinist Rachael Jones
Session II: June 25 – 29: Lego Construction Adventures
Session III: July 2 – 6: Bucket Drumming with percussionist Rick Marshall (4 days only – Closed Weds, July 4th)
Session IV: July 9 – 13: Little Artists
Session V: July 16 – 20: Suzuki Violin II with violinist Rachael Jones
Session VI: July 23 – 27 : Suzuki Violin III with violinist Rachael Jones
Session VII: July 30 – Aug 3: Future Scientists and Dinosaur Dig
Session VII: Aug 6 – 10: Let’s Get Cooking

Click here for information.

SONIDO MUSICA CAMPS

Sonido Elementary Strings Camp: June 25 – 29; 9AM – 3PM at CMSS

Sonido Middle School Band and Strings Camp: July 9 – 13; 10AM – 3PM at CMSS

Camp tuition is $50 for Sonido Musica students.
For all others, tuition is $200 + $10 registration fee.

To sign up, call CMSS at 413-732-8428.

JAZZ AND BLUES IMPROV WEEK

Community Music School of Springfield will host a week of learning the art of jazz and blues improvisation, July 16-20 from 9am-3pm. CMSS jazz faculty members will coach musicians ages 12-18 to create, arrange and collaborate on songwriting, culminating in and end-of-the-week jam session. All skill levels will be considered.

At this camp you can look forward to learning:

Improvisation
Collaboration with peers and faculty
Thinking/playing on your feet
Song and lyric writing and arrangement
History of music
All different types of jazz and blues music as well as other genres
Team building
Stage presence/self confidence building
Different rhythms and time signatures
Individual instruction in your instrument

$400 plus $10 registration fee for the week

Faculty:

Andy Allen, Woodwinds and Camp Coordinator
Jeremy Turgeon, Trumpet
Scott Sasanecki, Guitar
Jason Schwartz, Bass
Rick Marshall, Drums
Jim Messbauer, Trombone/Tuba
Billy Arnold, Drums

For more information or to register, please contact Christiana Racicot, Registrar at 413-732-8428 or cracicot@communitymusicschool.com