Our Music Summer Program
The music summer program at Usdan features excellent instruction and the practice and excitement of performing. Our faculty features experienced music educators as well as professional musicians and concert artists. Whether you are excited about playing in a big orchestra, an intimate chamber music ensemble, a lively concert band, or a dynamic jazz ensemble, our music summer program will give you the chance to learn and grow as a musician.
In the chorus program, our singers focus on finding their voices and mastering technique, as well as working together to learn major choral repertoire. Piano and guitar students work on technique and perspective through individual and ensemble practice and performance. Our orchestra musicians form the core of Usdan's four dynamic orchestras, and practice within a full orchestra as well as in their own sections each day. Our jazz students can be-bop, swing or samba in Usdan’s jazz ensembles, and receive tailored instruction within their sectionals and ensembles depending on their age and experience level. Four concert bands offer exceptional collaboration and performance opportunities for budding band musicians of every age and ability. Concert band students participate in one hour of full band rehearsal in addition to another hour of sectional study each day.
Classes, rehearsals, and performances take place in the camp’s McKinley Amphitheater and several studios, sized for each group and specialty. And throughout the summer, our music students have opportunities to present their summer’s work to family, friends, and the entire Usdan community.
2018 Music Summer Program
Band (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion); Intermediate Piano; Intermediate/Advanced Piano; Jazz Ensemble (Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set, Piano); Orchestra (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass); Junior Chorus; Senior Chorus; Strum, Pluck, & Pick: Guitar Instruction.
Absolute Beginning Guitar; Absolute Beginner Piano; Chamber Music (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Piano); Guitar & Songwriting; Jazz Ensemble (Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set, Piano); Junior Chorus; Piano; Rock on!; Senior Chorus.
For more detailed information, please visit our Classes page.