“Summer, Time To Play With Others”
by Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education
A woman told me that singing was the way she made new friends. Her husband’s job relocated them every two years, and she promptly sought out the local community singing groups in each new town. The love of raising voices together was all it took to open doors and get over that hump of meeting new people..
Summertime at The Shedd encourages young musicians to do the same. Come learn something new along with new – after the first day -- friends.
If you play violin, horn or guitar, for example, try something a little different from what you learn in school. Join a Jazz Camp, the Mariachi Camp, or the Chamber Ensemble. You’ll stretch out your skills, learn different music, and play with students from other schools and communities.
Singers: mariachi needs you too! Or you can join the cast for musical theatre samplers, or for the younger set, explore traditional world and American songs while trying out ukulele, rhythm instruments, vaudeville skills, and more.
Haven’t played before? Neither have some of the others in the Guitar Camp – a great lifelong instrument. We’ll get you going and show you where you can take it. Or create your own personal “Music Box” series and try out several different instruments before you choose what you want to play in next fall’s school orchestra or band programs.
We emphasize “playing” your instrument at The Shedd!! Come have some summer fun making music with new friends!
Term Announcements
- Summer session 2017 begins Sunday, June 19.
- Begin private lessons anytime!
- No camp sessions scheduled: Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day).
- Summer SongFest! (June 20-July 22)
- Musical Theatre Training Academy (June 20-July 8)
- Jazz Academy 1 (July 5-8)
- Mariachi del Shedd (July 5-15)
- Musical Theatre Sampler (July 5-July 22)
- Beginning Strings Camp (July 11-15)
- Caribbean Rock (July 18-22)
- Jazz Academy 2 (July 18-22)
- Chamber Strings Camp (July 18-22)
- Acoustic Guitar Camp (July 25-29)
- Junkyard Bucket Band (July 25-29)
- Junior Vaudeville (August 1-5)
Focus on Summer Camps
SongFest 2016
SongFest 2016
Every year, elementary school children enjoy The Shedd Institute’s Summer SongFest, 4 one-week music enrichment camps with kid-friendly themes. This year's themes are:
Globetrotters (June 20-24)
Circus! (Jun 27-Jul 1)
Tall Tales (July 11-15)
Water Water Everywhere! (July 18-22)
Musical Theatre Sampler 2016
The Shedd Institute's musical theatre camp for middle schoolers offers 3 stand-alone week-long camps that each focus on a different era of American musical theatre over the past 100 years. Read more...
Musical Theatre Training Academy
The Shedd Institute's intensive training camp for young adults returns June 20th. Taught by actors, singers and dancers at the top of their profession, this 3 week camp affords the dedicated thespian a compact, serious course in what it really takes to be a "triple threat". Read more...
Music School Registrar
Current term catalog PDF
Current Term catalog PDF
Summer Term 2017
Weekly Schedule
Summer Term 2017
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
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