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Summer Camps 2022

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Toddler and Me Camp

Children learning music

Toddler and Me Camp introduces toddlers to music and dance, encouraging them to explore the world alongside their adult! Toddlers and their adults will stretch, sing, move, play instruments, learn finger plays and rhymes, and explore pre-dance activities; these activities facilitate brain development and caregiver-child bonding. The goal of this camp is to help toddlers and their caregivers experience music and movement in a meaningful way the caregivers can replicate at home. At the end of camp caregivers will receive video files and a pdf of all the songs learned throughout the week, as well as tips on incorporating music into every-day activities. Toddlers should already be able to walk when they join this class and are welcome to participate through age 3.

Faculty: Betsy Mendel
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Location: Campus Recreation Center, Studio 2
Tuition: $125 

Combo Tuition: $300 if your family is also doing Circus Camp!

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Circus Camp

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Circus Camp is for children ages 4-7 to join the Circus! At Circus Camp students will dance, sing, tumble, craft, and create together in an organized and energetic environment. All music, movement, and hands-on activities will be specifically geared to strengthen the kinesthetic, spatial awareness, locomotor, fine motor, musical, pattern recognition, and socio-emotional skills of students in this age group. This is the perfect summer camp for our M&M students and older Arts for Tots students, and students new to our Early Childhood program at Music Prep are also welcome!

Faculty: Betsy Mendel
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Location: Campus Recreation Center, Studio 2
Tuition: $200 

Combo Tuition: $300 if your family is also doing Toddler and Me!

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Jump Start Strings Camp

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Jump Start Strings Camp is a music camp for children ages 8–10, combining beginning violin instruction with movement, music reading, and rhythm activities, such as bucket drumming. Music notation will be introduced using manipulatives and a hands-on, experiential approach. The combination of group violin instruction, bucket drumming, and general music and movement instruction will create a rich learning environment for all students, laying a solid foundation for music reading, pitch and rhythmic accuracy, and ensemble playing. Students with no prior musical training are welcome, as are students already enrolled in private lessons and/or classroom music! Violins and bucket drums for camp use are provided.

Ages: 8 (by Aug. 1, 2022)–10 years old

Faculty: Betsy Mendel
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m.
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA
Tuition: $250 

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NKU Strings Camp

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NKU Strings Camp is for students entering grades 4–8 with 1+ years’ experience on the violin, viola, cello, or upright bass. Throughout the week students will participate in a full string orchestra, smaller chamber groups, and fun yet challenging musicality activities such as bucket drumming, notation games, and movement challenges. Students will get to connect and perform with other young musicians from the Tri-State area while receiving high-quality instruction from our excellent Master Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NKU!

Prerequisites: Students should be entering grades 4–8 and 1+ years experience required.

Faculty: Betsy Mendel
Day/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Dates: June 21-25, 2022
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA
Tuition: $250 

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NKU Chamber Music Workshop

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NKU Chamber Music Workshop is an intensive and rewarding experience for advanced musicians. Students will be immersed in chamber music rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performance. NKU Chamber Music Workshop is open to all violin, viola, cello, upright bass, and piano students who meet the prerequisites below.

Prerequisites: Students should be entering grades 8–college freshman, 3+ years experience is required. A placement survey will be distributed prior to camp week so that students are matched with students of equal experience.

Faculty: Dr. Wil Herzog, Dr. Amy Culligan, Dr. Holly Attar, Dr. Richard Van Dyke
Time: 9am–12pm
Dates: Tuesday, June 21–Saturday, June 25, 2022
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA
Tuition: $250 

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Mainstage Saturday Workshops

Children performing musical on stage

Mainstage Saturday Workshops are for students ages 8–17 who want to immerse themselves in musical theatre! Every Saturday will focus on a different theme. Students will work on songs, dances, and acting material around that weeks' theme. Students will work with the outstanding faculty teaching team to improve vocal, dancing, acting, and self-confidence skills. Whether you are returning to Mainstage or joining for the first time, you are in for a treat!

Faculty: Dee Anne Bryll, Michael Spresser, and Molly Sexton
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Dates: Saturday June 4, 11, and 18, 2022
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA
Tuition: $100 each Saturday or $250 for all 3 

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Summer Adult String Orchestra

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Summer Adult String Orchestra is back and better than ever! SASO is for all string players ages 18+ who enjoy the benefits of playing music together in a fun, relaxed environment. Participants should be well-versed in how to play their instrument and can read notes with ease (or practice). The repertoire is multi-part and ranges in difficulty level so that everyone can be challenged and have a great time, too!

Faculty: Lauren Schloemer Wilson
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dates: May 19–July 21, 2022
Location: FA 126
Tuition: $225

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Summer Camps and Programs Policies

 

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