2022 Summer Music Camps

Hosted at North Park Baptist Church

7025 Mid-Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Register for Summer Music Camp before Sunday, May 15th and get 10% off!  Use the code “EarlyBird” when registering.

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This is NOT your average summer music camp! This is classical music education done well, done right, and it is all about nurturing, developing, and sharing the musical talents within us. We are offering THREE weeks of music camps this summer focused on piano and string players. We have camp offerings suited for the very beginner to the advanced student that may even be considering music as their college major.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with North Park Baptist Church so we have the use of their lovely, large sanctuary space as well as multiple classrooms. We will be bringing in a concert grand piano (7 foot range) and every Friday, campers will perform a recital for their friends and family.

What camps are offered?

This summer we are offering 3 weeks of camp sessions for Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Piano and Chamber Music.

  • Beginner and Intermediate Piano Camps are offered as half-day sessions (9am-12pm/1pm-4pm) or all-day sessions (9am-4pm) the weeks of June 20th and June 27th.
  • Advanced Piano Camp is offered as an all-day session the weeks of June 20th and June 27th. The week of June 20th there will be a focus on solo repertoire and ensemble playing, where pianists will work together to perform duo, 6-hands, or 8-hands repertoire. The week of June 27th there will be a focus on solo repertoire and composition, where pianists can expect to also experience the compositional process and end the week with a composition composed by the camper.
  • Chamber Music Camp will only be offered one week: the week of July 11th. It is geared for both pianists and string players. It will be an all-day camp with an option to participate at an Intermediate Level or an Advanced Level. Groups and repertoire will be assigned based on the campers that register and their current levels.

What will my child do at camp?

If your child currently plays or want to learn to play the piano, then consider our Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Piano Camps.

  • Beginner campers will be introduced to primary concepts including note-reading, rhythm, keyboard skills, and ensemble playing. They will participate in fun musical games and activities and take home a music-related craft every day. They will also have the opportunity to hear world-class musicians performing and participate in the Musical Showcase for family and friends in the final half hour of the camp week.
  • Intermediate campers will work on concepts including: sightreading, rhythm, theory, harmony, ear training, and ensemble playing. Daily worksheets and group projects will reinforce the teaching material. They will also have the opportunity to have a 1:1 lesson with a master teacher, hear world-class musicians performing, and participate in the Musical Showcase for family and friends in the final half hour of the camp week.
  • Advanced Piano Camp offers world-class instruction and a chance to improve not only technical skills but also expand artistic horizons in a collegiate-type atmosphere that will include components such as repertoire classes, master classes, and learn in-depth knowledge about famous composers in our ‘Composer’s Corner’ segments. Advanced Piano Campers will also have the additional opportunities to have 1:1 lessons with a master teacher, collaborate with the Chamber Music Campers, and will focus on either Ensemble Playing or Composition depending on the week enrolled.

If your child is at an Intermediate or Advanced level in Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass, then we’d love to have them be a part of the Chamber Music Camp. Chamber music refers to small groups of music students learning to play music together – a musical conversation! It’s incredibly rewarding for the students and something that there often is not time for during the school year. We will form chamber groups based on the Campers enrolled and the instruments they play. Students will be coached on how to listen to one another in an ensemble setting, the cues they need to give one another, and much more. For string players, it is necessary for Campers to bring their own instrument.

What age range can attend?

Campers must be entering 1st thru 12th grade to be eligible to attend. We will further divide Campers each week based on their age and experience level. (If you are a graduating senior or studying music in college, please email us with a copy of your resume if you’d like to assist for a given camp week.)

How much is camp?

Camp runs Mon-Fri with a formal performance for family and friends scheduled in the last hour of each camp session. Half-day camp sessions are $160/week and full day sessions are $280/week. Master the Music provides all the supplies, water, and AM/PM snacks for each camper. All-day campers simply need to bring a lunch or they are welcome to be picked up for lunch and return in the afternoon. This is a boutique camp experience with only 8 campers scheduled per session as we know that the best results happen when there is a low teacher-student ratio. (Note: you must pay for each camp session in full to hold your Camper’s spot. However you may cancel a camp session for a full refund if you send a written request to info@masterthemusic.org no later than 14 days prior to the camp start date.)

When is camp held?

Camps are held Monday-Friday for 3 weeks during the 2022 summer: the weeks of June 20, June 27, and July 11. Beginner and Intermediate piano campers have the option of half-day or full-day sessions in weeks 1 and/or 2. Advanced piano campers can choose an all-day session in weeks 1 and/or 2. Week 3 is focused on chamber music and only includes an all-day session in order to allow for plenty of group practice time as well as music-enriching events like master classes, guest teachers, music history appreciation, and much more.

Morning
(9am – Noon)
Afternoon
(1 pm – 4 pm)
All Day
(9am-4pm)
Week 1: June 20 – June 24 (Mon-Fri)
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Advanced Piano Camp, with Ensemble Focus
Week 2: June 27 – July 1
(Mon-Fri)
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Beginner Piano Camp
  • Intermediate Piano Camp
  • Advanced Piano Camp, with Composition Focus
Week 3: July 11 – July 15
(Mon-Fri)
—– —–
  • Intermediate Chamber Music Camp
  • Advanced Chamber Music Camp

***Camps require a minimum of 4 students to be held.***

What camp should I choose?

  • Choose Beginner if your child has 1 year or less of piano lesson experience or cannot read notes off the staff yet.
  • Choose Intermediate if your student if reading off the staff and has 1-3 years of private lesson experience. For string players, choose Intermediate if you child is currently in Suzuki books 2/3 or the equivalent.
  • Choose Advanced if your child had had 3+ years of private lesson experience and is studying repertoire such as sonatinas, sonatas, etc. For string players, choose Advanced if your child is in Suzuki book 4 or beyond.

Here are a few scenarios with suggestions and tips:

  • Scenario 1: My daughter has been taking piano lessons for two years and we really want them to advance this summer. She seems stuck in a rut and not motivated to practice.
    • Our advice: Sign her up for a week of Intermediate Piano Camp and Chamber Music Camp. Intermediate Piano Camp will reinforce what she’s been learning, giving your child more confidence. Chamber Music Camp will be incredibly fun as she works with her peers in small ensembles: duets, trios, quartets, etc.
    • Tip: If your child has a friend, tell them about music camp and bring them along!
  • Scenario 2: My son studies violin but he’s never been in a chamber group before. Does he know enough to be able to do this?
    • Our advice: As long as your son is at Suzuki level 2 in his personal studies, then he is ready for chamber music and we will teach him everything he needs to know as a first-time chamber musician.
    • Tip: Bring a friend that plays too! It’s incredibly rewarding to make music together.
  • Scenario 3: My daughter has been studying piano for 8 years and is serious about her studies. She competes every year in the local TMTA chapter events and does well. I want to help her take the next step forward.
    • Our advice: Having the opportunity to work with world-renowned Dr. Michael Schneider, who has traveled the world performing and competing in the international circuit, is a rare opportunity typically only found at the Collegiate level. Dr. Schneider’s teaching lineage goes directly back to Beethoven and Haydn, which means that your child will benefit from knowledge and wisdom literally passed down through time.
    • Tip: Register for as many weeks of Advanced Piano Camp as your budget and time allows. At this level, Dr. Schneider will also rotate in Ensemble playing and Composition as well to ensure that your child experiences every aspect of what it feels like to be a professional musician.
  • Scenario 4: I played piano as a kid when I was young and remember thinking it was boring, although I wish I was better at it. I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to my son taking lessons but I do want my son to at least understand music.
    • Our advice: Camp is a perfect way to allow a child to try something without a major commitment. You’ll be able to tell from just one week if music is soul-enriching to your child and should be pursued more seriously.
    • Tip: We know we’re biased but there are also all kinds of medical literature available that shows how music promotes brain development. In our household, we consider the study of music as important as reading and math. It’s something a person will carry with them forever. We’ve never met an adult that said they wished they hadn’t taken lessons. What we have met are scores and scores of adults that wished they were better at their instruments and that they’d stuck with it longer. Plus, Dr. Schneider is not your average run-of-the-mill music teacher. He holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance, has played in Carnegie Hall and the Liszt Museum in Budapest, and has been teaching for over 30 years. He is a gifted teacher that understands how all the pieces of technique fit together to ensure a child can advance through their years of study.

What does my child need to attend camp?

For beginners, simply show up ready to learn. We will provide all learning materials.

For students with prior experience, bring any recent method or repertoire books. If you worked on any pieces for a recital this spring, make sure they are still well-practiced since you may have an opportunity to us them during Camp!

For all students, we will be providing bottled water and a snack daily. Gluten-free and nut-free options will always be available.

Are all the camp sessions still available?

Yes, but we only have a limited number of spots for each session, so don’t delay! We limit each session to a maximum of 8 campers since we really want to be able to provide a nice balance between group and private engagement to ensure a high level of quality. Once the session is full, we will note it here.

Watch:

  • All camp sessions are available at this time.

Not Available:

  • All camp sessions are available at this time, but we had many fill up last year so don’t delay.

What if I have more questions?

Please email info@masterthemusic.org or call/text 1-833-687-4289 and we’ll set up a time to chat so you can get all your questions answered!

How do I register for camp?

  1. Fill out the form below. You will need to register each child separately or you can give us a call and we’ll register you over the phone. If you have any questions, email info@masterthemusic.org or call/text 1-833-687-4289.
  2. This is a 5-page form with payment information on the final page.

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