Explore Music with SEMYO this Summer

In the best interest and safety of our students and teaching artists all SEMYO summer camps have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you previously registered for a camp you will be contacted by Rochester Community Education with information regarding a refund or credit. Please call (507) 328-4000 for questions regarding payment.

To contact SEMYO e-mail chenke@semyo.org or call 507-282-1718.

SEMYO plans to collaborate with Rochester Community Education again in the summer of 2021 and will offer music camps for students in grades 4-12.

Fiddle Strings Camp (Gr. 7 & Up)
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

Discover and learn the art of fiddle music while performing a variety of musical styles. The camp is open to violin, viola, cello, and bass students with at least 2 years of playing experience. Students will receive instruction on fiddle technique and musical style while playing together as an ensemble. The class is taught by Zack Kline who is a well know instructor and performer in the twin cities and a member of The Orange Mighty Trio.

Playing level: For students with at least two years middle school playing or Suzuki book level 3. Students in grades 4-6 may participate with special permission (contact Corey Henke at chenke@semyo.org).

Canceled

Middle School Jazz Band Camp (Gr. 7-9)
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

Learn jazz style, technique, and improvisation while rehearsing and performing in a jazz band. The camp is open to students starting grades 7-9 in the fall with at least one year playing experience on any band instrument. Students with experience on piano, bass, or guitar are also invited to register. Levi Kimmet, band director at Lakeview Area Public Schools, will return as the instructor.

Canceled

High School Jazz Band Camp (Gr. 10 & Up)
Time: 1 p.m. to to 4 p.m.

Learn jazz style, technique, and improvisation while rehearsing and performing in a jazz band. The camp is open to students going into grades 10-12 or who have four or more years experience on any band instrument. Students with experience on piano, bass, or guitar also invited to register. Levi Kimmet, band director at Lakeview Area Public Schools, will return as the instructor.

Canceled

Session 2 - July 13-17

Prelude Strings Orchestra Camp (Gr. 5-9)

Students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass are invited to participate in a string orchestra camp. Students will learn basic ensemble playing skills while rehearsing and performing in a string orchestra. Violinist and conductor James Buchan will teach the camp. Mr. Buchan has 30 years of conducting and teaching experience and was formerly a member of the New World Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Sheet music will be sent via e-mail before the camp starts. Playing level: For students with at least one-year middle school playing experience or Suzuki book level 3

Canceled

Summer Band Camp (For Middle & High School Students)
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

We are seeking enthusiastic band students for a fun and challenging ensemble experience. Students will have the opportunity to improve on their instruments, learn ensemble-playing skills, and prepare a variety of band music for a final concert. Experienced band teacher Ryan Anderson is the instructor for band camp.  Mr. Anderson is the director of bands at Dover-Eyota public schools, where his program has been honored several times by the Grammy Foundation for Excellence in Music Education.

Playing level: For middle and high school students with at least two years playing experience.  

Canceled

Symphonic Strings Camp (Gr. 8-12)
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Experienced student musicians who play violin, viola, cello, and bass are invited to participate in string orchestra camp. Students will learn advanced instrument and ensemble technique while preparing original masterworks for string orchestra. Violinist and conductor James Buchan will teach the camp. Mr. Buchan has thirty years of conducting and teaching experience and was formerly a member of the New World Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. There will be a public performance at a local senior center on the last day of camp.

Canceled

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