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Summer Camps and Programs 2023

Strings Camp and Chamber Music Workshop

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Strings Camp is for students 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, musicality activities, and performance. 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!

Chamber Music Workshop is for string students with 4+ years experience. They will work in chamber orchestra and chamber ensemble settings with NKU faculty and staff. To register, sign up for Strings Camp. We will assess level as we get closer to camp!

Prerequisites: 1+ years experience required. Students with advanced experience (4+ years) will focus on chamber music and chamber orchestra at their level.

Faculty: Betsy Mendel, Holly Attar
Day/Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–noon
Dates: June 20–24, 2023
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA and the Baptist Student Ministry building
Early Bird Tuition: $125 
Regular Tuition: $150 (after May 1, 2023)


Mainstage Musical Theatre Camp

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Mainstage Musical Theatre Camp is for students ages 8–17 who want to immerse themselves in musical theatre! Students will work on songs, dances, and acting material that will culminate in a showcase at the end of the week. 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
Day/Time: Monday–Friday, 1–4pm daily
Dates: June 12–16, 2023
Location: Various rooms at NKU SOTA
Early Bird Tuition: $150 
Regular Tuition: $175 (after May 1, 2023) 


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: Tuesdays, 6:30–8pm
Dates: May 16, 2023–July 25, 2023
Location: FA 126
Regular Tuition:



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My Summer Day (babies and toddlers ages 8 months–2 years old)

This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to toddlers and their caregivers. Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening, and simple instrument playing; creating an environment in which the child's music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed. In these weekly classes, toddlers will explore music in fun and active ways that help to develop coordination, body awareness, and spatial exploration.

Teacher: Jessica Risinger
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 10–10:30am
Dates: May 10, 2023–June 14, 2023
Location: FA 378
Tuition: $60
Materials: $20.95 (for you to keep; see below)


Summer Music Fun (preschool ages 2.5–5 years old)

This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the preschooler.
Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment. Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents. In the Cycle of Seasons, we will take the next musical steps together on an imaginative, creative, and wonderful journey for your child!   

Teacher: Jessica Risinger
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 10:45–11:15am
Dates: May 10, 2023–June 14, 2023
Location: FA 378
Tuition: $60
Materials: $20.95 (for you to keep; see below)

An additional $20.95 will be required for material costs that students are responsible for purchasing directly through Musikgarten. The same packet will be used in both classes. So if you have children in each class, or more than one child in the same class, you will only need to purchase one packet. Please bring "Playing Outdoors Family Packet" to your first class.

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