IPSWICH – Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will be holding their first summer music camp at the Gould Barn from June 28 to July 2.
Young musicians, having at least two years of instrument studies with a private teacher, can register for the Summer Symphonic Music Camp. No hearing is required.
Musicians will perform in small, socially distant groups in the outdoor barn and under canopies on the grounds. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
Wind, brass and percussion musicians meet from 9 am to 11:30 am They will play in small groups and in a larger wind ensemble.
String musicians who are at the end of Suzuki Book 1 or the equivalent of Book 3 will meet in a small string ensemble from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
More advanced string players, at Suzuki Book 4 level or higher, will meet from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. These musicians will play in a small chamber music group and a larger string ensemble.
“NMYO welcomes its current members as well as any student musician in the region looking for an opportunity to play music with other people this summer,” Music Director Gerry Dolan Jr. said in A press release.
“NMYO’s 20-21 season was played almost exclusively on Zoom and we were looking for a way to bring the students together for some fun, in-person music,” Dolan added. to organize rehearsals safely in the open air. “
Registration and more details about the camp are on the NMYO website, www.nmyo.org. Further information is also available by emailing [email protected] or calling Executive Director Terri Murphy at 978-309-9833. The registration deadline is May 31st.
During the academic year, NMYO offers seven ensembles, including two beginner string ensembles – prelude and overture; two full orchestras – intermezzo and symphony; a wind ensemble for intermediate and advanced winds, brass and percussion; and two levels of flute choirs. Small chamber music ensembles are offered as part of the symphonic program.
The mission of NMYO, a non-profit organization, is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for cognitive, social and personal growth through musical performance and community service, the press release states.
NMYO provides an ensemble experience for young musicians from all walks of life from over 50 communities in the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Cape Ann and southern New Hampshire.