Senior Division Daily Schedule
|9:20-10:10||Period A – Music|
|10:20-11:10||Period B – Music|
|11:20-12:10||Period C – Music|
|12:10-1:00||Period D – Recreation|
|2:10-3:00||Period E – Music|
|3:10-4:00||Period F – Music|
|4:10-5:00||Period G – Recreation|
|5:10-6:00||Period H – Electives|
Band – Orchestra
Our band-orchestra program provides a challenging and supportive experience for all levels of players with a minimum of one year training on your instrument (at school or in private lessons). The chosen repertoire pushes campers to challenge themselves, while the faculty specialists give them all the tools and support to achieve new levels of technique, skills and ensemble playing.
Band-Orchestra instrument options include:
Guitar is one of the most popular instruments to learn. From beginner to advanced, this program develops the students playing and reading skills through group lessons, ensemble playing, music reading classes and individual support. Students bring their own guitar, or one may be rented through the camp.
This triple threat exciting program focuses on singing, dancing and acting technique. Led by professional faculty in each discipline. All levels of skill are welcome and will benefit from this exceptional experience. Original scripts combined with popular Broadway show tunes, plus creative choreography make up the show of the week. Family and friends are invited to enjoy the final performance and witness the incredible accomplishments of their children on concert day. This is the only program where we encourage campers to “break a leg”.
One of the most interesting and unique genres of music is Jazz. The Senior Jazz program challenges campers of all levels to improve their chart reading skills, improvisation ability and to extend their knowledge of Jazz fundamentals. Each camper has the opportunity to play in a Big Band and/or Jazz workshop and combos. Vocal Jazz campers (unique to Senior Division) sing in a Jazz choir as well as with one of the Big Bands. This gives them a chance to improve their choral and improv techniques. Renowned players and teachers form the Jazz faculty inspire campers to achieve tremendous results. Campers must have at least one year of experience (school or private lessons) on their instrument. Keyboard players must have the equivalent of RCM grade 6. Campers in grade 7 and 8 have the unique opportunity to attend both Junior and Senior Division of Jazz camp.
Jazz rentals: The Jazz mandatory rental program (JMRP) is for all Jazz keyboard, drums, guitar and bass campers. Campers pay a single rental fee for this service. Drum sets, guitar, bass, keyboard amplifier and soundboards are supplied.
Jazz instrument options include:
- Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
- All levels of experience welcomed
- Rhythm and percussion skills developed through large group and sectional lessons
- Drumline choreography workshops
- Drumline equipment provided at camp (camper must bring drumsticks)
This program is designed for all level of players and will provide a challenging and fun experience. Musicians will be taught Ukulele skills based on the techniques developed by Melanie Doane and currently implemented at Uschool. All players will be placed in their appropriate group level and will be taught from a diverse repertoire and learn new playing techniques, improve their musicality and be able to perform new pieces for the final day concert. Expert instruction combined with a wonderful instrument make this latest NMC program a fantastic opportunity for Ukulele enthusiasts.
This program is designed for students with some experience on the fiddle or with a background in classical violin who would like to try something different. Students will learn techniques which differentiate the fiddle from classical violin as well as learning traditional celtic music entirely by ear. They will also learn to play for dancers and about the celtic culture and experience.
1 year experience preferred. Fiddle offered during Sr. Division only.