Summer at NMS

Summer Ensembles & Play-Ins | Audubon Arts | Week-long Summer Intensives | All other summer Activities

Summer Fun at NMS

NMS is always a fun place to be during the summer! It’s all about fun, collaboration, and friendship for children and teens with our week-long music programs and our drama-based Audubon Arts programs. Summer also means seasonal ensembles, as well as many of our core lessons and classes for students of all ages. Summertime = creativity when you’re at NMS.
Whether you want to meet an old friend, revive your musical skills or improve your sight-reading, we have something for everyone.

Summer Ensembles & Play-Ins

Summer Cellos

June 28 - August 2. Ages 8 & up.

Enjoy the cello as a melodic voice this summer! We will work both in separate advanced and intermediate groups as well as in a large choir of cellos to bring classical, pop and Disney tunes to life! Advanced players will need to know thumb position and be able to read bass, treble and tenor clefs; other players just need to be able to read music! Get ready!


Get Ready to Rock - Summer

June 26 - August 2. Ages 8 & up.

This 6-week class introduces students to the awesome world of Rock Music, preparing them to begin their journey in their own NMS Rock Band.


Rhythm Kings - Summer

June 26 - August 2. Ages 8 & up.

Rhythm Kings - Summer


Audubon Arts

June 26 - August 4.  Kindergarten - high school.

This summer program for children and teens has been an NMS favorite for more than 30 years. The highly regarded theater program for ages 14-17, led by experienced professionals, presents a full production each summer.

Spaces still available for kids in grades 4 - 12

Learn more about Audubon Arts.

Week-Long Summer Intensives

Registration open now! Click here to download registration form. 
To apply for financial aid click here

Junior Chamber Winds

June 26 - 30. A high-quality, week-long chamber music experience with daily master classes for beginning/intermediate students grades 5-8 (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn).

Learn more about Junior Chamber Winds

Chamber Winds

July 5 - 9. Intermediate or advanced high school, college and adult players will enjoy this opportunity to play and learn in a collaborative setting with other experienced musicians.

Learn more about Chamber Winds

Summer Jazz

August 7 - 11. Ages 12 and up.

This five-day intensive, now celebrating its 22nd year, offers small ensembles, a big band, theory, master classes and jam sessions with NMS faculty and noted guest clinicians, under the guidance of notable jazz drummer, Jesse Hameen II, who leads the program.

Learn more about Summer Jazz

Summer Rocks!

August 14 - 18. Instrumentalists & Vocalists - Ages 8 and up.

This summer, we’ll celebrate American rock music by region. Bring your axe, put on your seat belt, and get ready to experience this journey through the myriad tributaries of this powerful form of American musical expression!

Learn more about Summer Rocks!

Summer KinderArts

August 7 - 11 and August 14 - 18

Ages 3½ - 5½.  A fun and unforgettable experience with music, dance, yoga and visual arts! Program held in both New Haven.

Learn more about Summer KinderArts

All other Summer Activities:

2017 Summer Course List

Early childhood music classes
Youth and teen group music classes
Adult group music classes
Youth and teen dance classes
Adult dance and wellness classes
Musicianship classes
NMS Online

Learn about discounts
Learn about Financial Aid