UNDER CONSTRUCTION – NOT FINAL
Summer Jam Camp is a one day camp offering five musical classes. Each class is offered at three different levels: Beginning; Intermediate; and Advanced. Students must enroll in the same level for all of the classes.
There are two “tracks” available for Jam Camp: Regular and Performance.
The Regular Track is for students who wish to attend all five classes. The Performance Track is for students who wish to attend all five classes AND perform a piece with a drum and string bass ensemble. The student will receive a 15-minute rehearsal and instruction period with the ensemble and an opportunity to perform in the final recital. The piece does not have to be memorized but must be performance ready. Students must submit a video performance of their potential piece to be performed with their application. Pieces must be no longer than 3 minutes. The camp chairmen based on first come, first serve and also quality of performance will choose students. Only 20 students will be chosen to perform in the performance track. All decisions are final and the performance fee will be refunded if the student is not chosen. Students enrolled in the Regular Track are encouraged to attend the recital.
The three Class Levels are:
Less than two years of study. Up through level 2B method book. Limited sight-reading skills. Scale Olympics Levels Prep, 1, 2. Guild Levels EA, EB, EC. Pianorama Levels 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.
2-5 years study of study. Good music reading skills. Level 2B-5 Method Book. Scale Olympics Levels 3-5. Guild Levels ED, EE, EF, IA, IB. Pianorama Levels 3A, 3B, 4.
Studying standard literature like Bach, easier Chopin, Schumann, Kabalevsky. Excellent music reading skills. Usually more than 5 years of study. Scale Olympics Levels 5-8. Guild Levels IC and above. Pianorama Levels 4 and above.
Here are the classes being offered. To learn more about the presenter, click on their name.
1) Taiko Drumming – Deborah Gibson
2) Music and Movement – Julie Chambers
Beginner track: This track is designed for elementary students. Students will use their voices and bodies to make music in a fun atmosphere, while learning valuable beginning musicianship skills. Basic beat and rhythm skills will be used while discovering patterns in folk dances, listening examples, and musical games.
Intermediate track: This track is designed for late elementary/middle school students. Students will use their voices and bodies to deconstruct the building blocks of music. Sight-singing, dictations, ear-training, and rhythm skills will be used in this class.
Advanced track: This track is designed for high school students. Students will use their voices and bodies to deconstruct the building blocks of music. Sight-singing, dictations, ear-training, and rhythm skills will be used in this class. This class is a more advanced version of the intermediate track.
3) Notation Creation: Learning to Compose Creatively – Jeanmarie Strawbridge
Go beyond playing music and learn to write your own! As a group, students will learn how to compose an original piece. They will “take note” of basic musical structures and learn how to choose various aspects of a composition to make their own music come to life.
4) Key Concepts: The Mechanical Evolution of the Piano and Its Predecessors – Megan Colleen Rainey
This class gives students the opportunity to look inside the piano and discover exactly how it works. We will be discussing the history of the keyboard family of instruments, mechanical innovations that led to the development of today’s piano, and how modern pianos are constructed and maintained.
5) Come On, Get “App”y – Lizbeth Atkinson
Come explore apps that will make learning music fun and engaging. Students will have the opportunity to try the latest apps that focus on note reading, rhythm, sight reading and more. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own and in groups as they challenge themselves and discover creative ways of learning while meeting new friends. Each level is carefully graded to ensure maximum confidence while still allowing students to want to reach the next level.
Age and Lesson Requirements:
Students must be at least 6 years of age by the day of camp to attend and have had at least 6 months of formal lessons.
Fees and Registration:
$75.00 for students of members; $113.00 for students of non-members
$100.00 for students of members; $150.00 for students of non-members
Teachers, please register all students online at:
[link will be posted on April 1, 2018]
Teachers must also submit the “Video Consent” form for each student:
-Registration opens April 1, 2018.
-Students may choose from the performance track or the regular track.
-All registration forms are due (postmarked) by Saturday, June 16, 2018.
-No late forms will be accepted. Late registration forms will be returned.
-If students are using photocopies of music, you must have the “Copyright Representation and Indemnification Agreement for Use of Downloaded/Computer-Generated Music” form filled out for each student:
-Registration begins at 8:30 am.
-Classes begin at 9:00 am and run every hour until 3:00 pm.
-One-hour lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
-The recital begins at 3:30 pm. All are invited to attend.
-Parents will provide a bagged lunch.
-No refrigerated items please.
-No peanut or peanut butter items.
-Bottled water will be provided.
Teachers, please submit one check payable to OhioMTA Central East District and mail to:
2118 Farleigh Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221