Summer Music Activities

(all activities are listed in chronological order according to starting date)

MESA VERDE MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM: June 24 – 28
Disciplines served: Band, orchestra, jazz
MVMS Summer Music Camp website
Open to the public, not just MVMS students, and to all students that have just finished 6th grade or higher.

SAN DIEGO SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE: July 7 – 13
Disciplines served: Band, orchestra
SDSMI website
Billed as “San Diego’s elite summer music camp,” and I personally couldn’t agree more.  Students can stay at the dorms at SDSU, or commute from home each day.

SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP: Week 1: July 8 – 12, Week 2: July 22 – 26
Disciplines served: Jazz (alto/tenor/bari sax, trumpet, trombone, bass, guitar, piano, drums)
Summer Jazz Workshop website
A great experience for young jazz cats to learn from highly-regarded local jazz artists that culminates in a concert at the Music Box in downtown San Diego!  No prior jazz experience is necessary, just a desire to learn!

BAND AT THE BEACH: July 15 – 19
Discipline served: Band
Band at the Beach website
A long-time local music camp that is now being hosted at Point Loma Nazarene University!  This is a really fun way to keep the chops fresh after the school year has ended.

COASTAL MUSIC CAMP: July 29 – August 3
Discipline served: Band
Coastal Music Camp website
For students entering 4th through 9th grades, and beginners are welcome!  Save $50 by submitting an early registration! (last day for early registration is June 9th)

MIRA MESA SUMMER STRING CAMP: August 12 – 16
Discipline served: Orchestra
Mira Mesa Summer String Camp info and registration form
This is an outstanding string camp that is also one of our area’s most affordable music camps.  The dates listed above are verified as correct for this year’s camp, but due to the construction going on at MMHS this summer, the camp will take place at Challenger Middle School.  This camp is not only very inexpensive, but has an amazing staff of instructors.  With this camp being so close to Scripps Ranch, there’s no reason for string players not to go!

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