Summer Programs 2017

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The MDTEC Summer String Camp 2017 and the Introduction to Violin class will be held from July 10-14, 2017 at All Saints Episcopal Church at 106 West Church St. in Frederick Maryland.

The MDTEC String Camp is for violin, viola, cello and bass students ages 6 and up.  The camp runs from 9:00-3:30 daily, with a final concert on Friday at 4:00.  Students are divided into classes based on age and playing level.  Scholarship is available for advanced level bass players.

Cost:  $425/student.  A $50 deposit is required with registration and applies towards tuition.

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Daily activities include orchestra, small ensemble, art projects, and music theory.  For the 2017 summer camp we are thrilled to have a special guest artist, Kwame Opare, who will be teaching African Dance and drummming. Kwame Shaka Opare is a classically trained West African dancer. At 14 he became a principal dancer with Kankouran West African Dance Company under the tutelage of mentor and artistic director Assane Konte. In 1998 Kwame began touring with the Broadway show STOMP. While with STOMP, Kwame attained the lead role and became rehearsal director for two touring casts. Kwame is renowned for his ability to engage students and audiences alike and successfully convey the meaning and purpose of work he creates. This talent is echoed in the classroom and dance studio with students of all ages. He is praised by students, educators, and administrators for his successful methods of making learning an engaging and sustaining experience.

Minimum Levels:  Early Suzuki book 1 or equivalent for violin and cello. Viola must be at least Suzuki book 3. Bass players must have at least 2 years playing experience.

The Introduction to Violin Class is from 10:15-11:00 (Monday through Friday) during the week of July 10-14th.  Violins are provided.  Class is open to students ages 5-6 and an adult must attend with the child.  Children will learn 2-3 pieces and perform on the final concert at 4:00 on Friday, July 14nd.   Enrollment is limited to 6 students.  Cost: $100/student.  Payment is due by June 15th.

To Register for the String Camp or the Intro to Violin Class, please click here.