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This camp caters to a young child's natural curiosity and desire to learn. EMF explorers will have constant interaction with EMF faculty and students. Each day campers will explore and discover music through a variety of activities including instrument demonstrations, making and playing instruments, singing, and a unique introduction to melody, harmony, and rhythm. All children are welcome to register, and acceptance is not based on musical experience. The week culminates with attendance at an EMF orchestral performance.

Curriculum and instructors are provided by The Music Academy of North Carolina.

When
SESSION 1

Ages 4-5
July 11–15, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm

SESSION 2

Ages 6-8
July 18–22, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm

Enrollment on a first-served basis. This includes tuition, a goodie bag, two tickets to the fun and popular EMF Family Night Concert, healthy snacks, and supplies.

Where

The first four days of EMF explorers are located at the Guilford College campus, the home of the Eastern Music Festival. The final day is held at The Music Academy of North Carolina.

Tuition

Camp cost is $160 per child, limited enrollment on a first-served basis. This includes tuition, a goodie bag, two tickets to the fun and popular EMF Family Night Concert, healthy snacks, and supplies.

Please note: Returning students may be placed on a waiting list.

Registration

EMF Explorers registration is handled by the Music Academy of North Carolina.

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Instructors
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SESSION 1

SUSANNAH STEELE

LEAD MUSIC TEACHER

KRISTEN BLUMENFELD

ASSISTANT
SESSION 2

SUSANNAH STEELE

LEAD MUSIC TEACHER

KRISTEN BLUMENFELD

ASSISTANT
Typical Daily Schedule
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9:00 – 9:30 Circle time for making music-singing, listening, and playing instruments
9:30 – 9:45 Individual instrument demonstration by EMF faculty or staff
9:45 – 10:15 Hands-on experience with orchestra instruments
10:15 – 10:35 Snack time (EMF offers healthy snacks!)
10:35 – 10:45 Music through movement
10:45 – 11:05 Visit the orchestra
11:05 – 11:30 Ensemble development using percussion instruments
11:30 – 12:00 Circle time for making music-singing, listening, and playing instruments
Experiential Learning
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EMF explorers campers experience music in a variety of ways. Campers will:

  • Sing age-appropriate songs while tapping or playing the beat on rhythmic instruments
  • Learn characteristics of each family of instruments through demonstration, listening, and conversation
  • Explore music through movement
  • Learn basic rhythmic notation by writing and feeling rhythmic patterns
  • Create speech and rhythmic ensembles
  • Discuss and explore the characteristics of music through movement, playing instruments, and listening to music
Visits to the Orchestra
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EMF explorers take daily trips to the orchestra, where a professional conductor gives a short introduction to each instrument family – strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. EMF explorers will be up-close and personal with the nation's top student orchestral musicians. These info-sessions give children a once in a lifetime experience.