Our Summer Music Camps

Somerville String Camp

Group photo of Summer String Camp participants

The String Camp 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. 

2017 Somerville String Camp details

  • Dates: July 17- July 28, 2017. Monday - Friday. 9:00am - 12:10pm
  • Location: John F. Kennedy School in Porter Square (5 Cherry Street)
  • Tuition for the two-week camp is $120 for Somerville residents, $150 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
  • Register at the on-line registration form and mail in your check or print and fill out the paper registration form and attach payment. 
  • Students will perform in a short concert for the public at 11:15am on Friday, July 28. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend!
  • Email questions to Program Coordinator Nina Bishop at nbishop@k12.somerville.ma.us
  • Arrive early on the first day to pick up your schedule! The front desk opens at 8:00am.


Somerville Camp HONK (Band Camp)

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. 

2017 Camp HONK!

  • Dates: July 17 - July 28, 2017. Monday - Friday. 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: John F. Kennedy School in Porter Square (5 Cherry Street)
  • Cost for the two weeks is $160 ($80 / week); family discounts and some scholarships may be available for students who need them
  • Families are encouraged to apply
  • 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.