Sixth Period Electives


Music Foundations and History:


  • A global and intensive study of what music is, how it works, and who has made it, from the beginning to the present
  • Open to all campers

Jazz Band (4 performance bands and 2 lab bands):

  • Literature from a variety of stylistic periods for large jazz ensemble will be rehearsed and performed. Students will gain experience in ensemble playing as well as improvisation
  • Open to all jazz band instruments (trumpet, trombone, alto/tenor/bari sax, bass, guitar, drum set; keyboard provided)
  • Auditions during check-in on Saturday, but everyone gets into an ensemble
  • Performance on Thursday night

Wind Chamber Groups:

  • Small ensembles of wind instruments are arranged to play music written for their instrumentation in preparation for performances during meals or at a Wednesday night Ensemble Night concert
  • Open to all wind instruments

String Chamber Groups:


  • Small ensembles of string instruments are arranged to play music written for their instrumentation in preparation for performances during meals or at the Wednesday Ensemble Night concert (sorry, we cannot accommodate parental attendance for this concert.)
  • Open to violins, violas, cellos, bass violins

Percussion Ensemble:

  • A percussion ensemble is assembled and performs music in preparation for performances during meals or at a Wednesday night Ensemble Night concert
  • Open to all percussionists

Double Reed Making:


  • Learn the valuable art of reed making for oboe, English horn and bassoon

Electronic Music - New Class

  • Students will learn the basics and intricacies of producing sound and music through software instruments and synthesizers. Topics include: MIDI Basics, Sound Design, Audio Production Techniques, Sound Sampling(field recording) and MIDI Sequencing Techniques. Students of this class must bring Laptop (with power adapter) and Headphones (preferably over-the-ear style, no earbuds). Senior campers only.

Vocal Ensemble:


  • A small group singing ensemble, no age restriction

Arts and Crafts


  • Tie-dye, clay, drawing and other crafts are explored ….
  • Open to all
  • Campers may enroll in ONLY 1 period of Art
  • Art is on display at Final Concert