NMYO opens registration to young musicians for Symphonic Summer Music Camp

Some of NMYO’s young musicians (file photo by Kathy Joyce)

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IPSWICH – The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) has opened registration for their second annual Summer Symphony Music Camp.

A non-profit organization, NMYO’s mission is to provide young musicians with ensemble training. The organization provides opportunities for cognitive, social, and personal growth through musical performance and community service.

NMYO provides musical experiences for students in more than 40 communities north of Boston and southern New Hampshire. This camp will allow students to maintain their musical skills over the summer.

The camp will take place during the week of July 18-22 at the Gould Barn in Topsfield. Young musicians will play music in the barn and under the awnings on the grounds.

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The camp includes a combination of small and large ensembles, jazz, pop, violin, sound painting and symphonic works.

Registrations will be accepted until June 15. Young musicians must have at least two years of instrument study with a private teacher and the ability to read music to enroll. Auditions are not required to register.

“NMYO welcomes its current members as well as any student musicians from the area looking for an opportunity to play music with others this summer, said Gerry Dolan, Music Director.

During the camp, the wind, brass and percussion musicians will meet from 9 am to 11:30 am, playing in small groups as well as with a larger wind ensemble.

String musicians who are at the end of Suzuki Volume 1 (or the equivalent up to Volume 3) will meet in a small string ensemble from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This period will also include violin workshops.

Advanced string players (Suzuki Book Four level or above) will meet from 2-5 p.m. and play in a small chamber music group and a larger string ensemble. They will also have time to play the violin.

To learn more or register, visit the NMYO website at nmyo.org. You can also email [email protected] or call Executive Director Terri Murphy at 978-309-9833 for more information.

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