American Music Camps are a chance to take part in the musical fabric of America. American Music Camp Baltimore (AMC Baltimore) hosts students from grades 1–8 and faculty in a week-long summer program. This is the playing equivalent of Suzuki books 1–4.
Students will take part in orchestra, group classes, and jam sessions. Electives include bucket band, tune writing, choir, and more. Families from outside the Baltimore area are welcome to register.
- Dates: August 13, 2018 to August 17, 2018
- Eligible Grades: 1 to 8
- Cost: $600/week; discounts available for early registration; see below.
- Add-ons: Before care, after care, and lunch are available for an additional cost.
- Students must have at least 6 months instruction on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar.
- Students must have and bring their own primary instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboard, guitar) every day.
From old-time music from the Appalachian Mountains to traditional Bluegrass, students in AMC Baltimore benefit from learning from faculty who perform American Music in all parts of the country. Students have the opportunity to play in ensembles and learn how to improvise---no improvisation experience needed.
The American Music Camps have locations up and down the east coast and AMC Baltimore is the newest addition to the family. While every American Music Camp has traditional American music at its core, each camp location has its own unique experience to offer. In addition to ensemble playing, group lessons, and jam sessions, AMC Baltimore is proud to include a bucket band and beat boxing in its curriculum, bringing a musical facet that is unique to this region. No matter what your experience level is to American Music, any student will fit right in with tune packets of the jam session tunes sent weeks beforehand to prepare. Each class is taught by world-class faculty and performers from Baltimore and beyond.
For Students Studying Under the Suzuki Method
AMC Baltimore offers a chance for children who normally study under the Suzuki Method to hone their skills and continue with daily practice while exploring music that is outside the Suzuki Method repertoire. Students are encouraged to apply their hard work in an engaging and fun musical environment.