One of the biggest keys to student success in music is remaining engaged over the summer. Thankfully, there are a wide range of opportunities out there for students to try new things, play with other dedicated young students and work with some of the most skilled professionals around! Contact Mr. O’Briant if you have any questions about any of these programs:
- South Shore Conservatory. SSC has campuses in Hingham and Duxbury and a huge range of performance and study opportunities over the summer, from composition to orchestra and wind band performance, jazz/rock performance, chamber music, and vocal and instrumental workshops alike.
- Berklee Five-Week Summer Program. Berklee is one of the top music schools in the country, and its intensive summer program has been around for 25 years.
- MIRIC. The Music Institute of Rhode Island College is a quickly-growing, week-long summer camp in Providence, RI, with a wide range of performing opportunities for aspiring high school musicians. Applications and recordings are generally due between May 1-June 1.
- Mary Jo Leahy Symphonic Band Camp. Hosted by UMass-Lowell, this week-long summer program has a wide range of performing opportunities for high school musicians. Applications are typically accepted through the end of June, no recording is required, and seating auditions occur on-site.
- New England Music Camp. Set in Sidney, ME, the NEMC is a residential program with a strong emphasis on student-designed coursework, top-notch musicianship and fun!