Summer Music Camps
Somerville String Camp 2013
Somerville String Camp will be held July 15 - 26, 2013, at the John F. Kennedy School in Porter Square (5 Cherry St.), Somerville, MA. Hours of camp are Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:10pm.
String camp is open to violin, viola, cello and bass players of all ages. Students who have played for a year or more will be placed in an orchestra based on their playing level. String camp is also open to beginners aged 7 and older.
String Camp offers daily intensive orchestra rehearsals, chamber music coaching, chorus, music theory, technique and improvisation classes to students from Somerville and surrounding communities in a fun and enjoyable setting.
Established in 1993 by Ms Rita Ranucci, Somerville String Camp is dedicated to offering a unique summer music experience with specialized teachers and conductors from the Somerville, Medford, Lexington and Newton Public Schools, the New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and El Sistema Somerville. The String Camp curriculum was originally based on successful summer programs in New Jersey and The Netherlands. Somerville String Camp is the proud recipient of a gold star from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Joanne Sadler, Director of String Camp 2013, is a teacher in the Somerville Public Schools String Program. A violinist, Joanne has played in orchestras in the US, the UK, Europe and Australia. She currently lives in Somerville with her husband and two young children.
Camp will begin on Monday July 15. It will conclude on Friday July 26 with a short concert open to the public at 11:15am. Please arrive early on Monday July 15 to pick up your class schedule, etc. The front desk will be open beginning at 8:00am. Parents are also invited to meet the teachers and teaching assistants before the first class.
Please download the form below, complete the bottom portion, and return with payment to Ms. Sadler or Mr. Blickenderfer, or send by mail addressed to: Somerville String Camp, 46 Josephine Avenue, Unit 2, Somerville, MA 02144.
Email enquiries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition for the two week camp is $110 for Somerville residents, $120 for non-Somerville residents. There is a $10 discount for payments received by June 1. Instruments are available to rent from camp for an additional fee of $10. Please make checks payable to “Somerville Public Schools”.
Somerville Public Schools Music Department
Contact Director Joanne Sadler email@example.com or call 617.625.6600 x 6143
String camp offers intensive music instruction, including group lessons, orchestras, chorus, music theory, chamber music, and improvisation
Population targeted: Anyone who wants to learn more about violin, viola, cello or bass, ages 7 and older
Dates of Operation: July 15th - 26th 2013
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Meals Provided: Breakfast and lunch
Location description: John F. Kennedy School - 5 Cherry Street; Somerville, MA
Wheelchair access: Yes
Transportation provided: No
Staff languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Staff qualifications: All camp staff are experienced music teachers
Associated costs: $110 for residents of Somerville; $120 for residents of other cities or towns.
Scholarships/discounts: Yes, contact the Director to discuss your needs.
Pre-enrollment required: Yes; download the enrollment form below to enroll in String Camp. $10 discount for payments received by June 1st. Instruments are available to rent from camp for an additional $10.