Our Summer Music Programs

Somerville String Fest

Group photo of Summer String Camp participants

The Somerville String Fest is open to violin, viola, cello and bass students age 7+ from Somerville and surrounding communities. Beginners are welcome! Students with a year or more of experience will be placed in orchestra according to their ability. The string camp offers daily orchestra rehearsals, chorus, chamber music, and music theory. Classes include technique and improvisation. The camp is a great opportunity for string students to refine their playing abilities over the summer. 

2019 Somerville String Camp details

  • Dates: July 22 – August 2, 2019. Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Location: John F. Kennedy School in Porter Square (5 Cherry Street)
  • Ages: students 7 and up.
  • Tuition for the two-week camp is $160 for Somerville residents, $190 for non-Somerville residents. There is a $10 discount for payments received by May 1.
  • Instruments are available to rent from camp for an additional fee of $20
  • Register using the on-line registration form at http://tinyurl.com/SSF2019
  • Student concert Friday, August 2nd at 11:00am. Parents, guardians and the public invited.
  • Email questions to Program Coordinator Joanne Sadler 
  • Arrive early on the first day to pick up your schedule! The front desk opens at 8:00am.


Somerville Camp HONK (Band Camp)

2019 Information COMING SOON

Summer Music Camp Honk participants

Learn the basics and enjoy the delights of playing in a brass street band, like the bands that come to Somerville's annual HONK! Festival. It's all about having fun while playing lively dance music from American and other street band traditions. Open to anyone who plays woodwinds, brass or percussion, preferably with at least one year's experience on a chosen instrument. 

2018 Camp HONK!

  • Dates: July 16 - July 27, 2018. Monday - Friday. 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: John F. Kennedy School in Porter Square (5 Cherry Street)
  • Ages: Fifth grade and up. Families and parents are encouraged to apply!
  • Cost for the two weeks is $160 ($80 / week); family discounts and some scholarships may be available for students who need them
  • Learn more and register at http://schoolofhonk.org/camphonk/
  • Take a peek at last year's Camp HONK band http://schoolofhonk.org/camphonk/camp-honk-2016/
  • Please contact Kevin Leppmann with any questions.


NEW: Sing in Somerville Choir Camp

2019 Information COMING SOON

Two Sing campers interacting

  • Dates: July 2 - July 13, 2018. Monday - Friday. 9:00am - 12:00pm (no class July 4)
  • Location: West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Ages: Students entering grades 1-4 in the fall.
  • Cost is $160 for Somerville residents, $190 for non-Somerville residents.
  • Learn more and register at https://www.kodalymusicinstitute.org/sing-somerville/
  • Students will perform in a short concert for the public at 11:15am on Friday, July 13th. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend!
  • For more information contact Joanne Crowell at jcrowell@kodalymusicinstitute.org