Summer at NMS

SUMMER 2016

Audubon Arts

June 27 - August 5.  Preschool - 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.

Learn more about Audubon Arts.

Summer KinderArts

Ages 3½ - 5½ Looking for an unforgettable experience with music, dance and art for your child? Through music and songs from around the world, children explore a variety of instruments. In dancing, they focus on body coordination and social skills and enjoy playful activity. Daily practice of yoga encourages body awareness and stress reduction. Sculpting, drawing and painting provide unique creative experiences and strengthen fine motor skills.

Session 1: Aug 1 - 5 - Madison, CT
Session 2: Aug 8 - 12 - New Haven, CT

WEEK-LONG INTENSIVE MUSIC PROGRAMS

To request financial aid for a Summer intensive, register here.

Junior Chamber Winds

June 27 - July 1. A high-quality, weeklong chamber music experience with daily master classes for beginning/intermediate students grades 5-8 (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn). One year of playing is recommended. No chamber music experience required.
Meets Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Open registration March 15 - Early registration and Financial Aid Deadline June 15

To register for Junior Chamber Winds and to see class details, select a semester below:

For more information contact Sue Zoellner Cross or call 203-624-5189 x51.

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. Includes master classes and a final performance (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn).
Meets 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Open registration March 15 - Early registration and Financial Aid Deadline June 15

To register for Chamber Winds and to see class details, select a semester below:

For more information contact Sue Zoellner Cross or call 203-624-5189 x51.

Summer Jazz

August 8 - 12. Summer Jazz allows promising musicians the chance to explore a genre with a rich and vibrant history in New Haven, and a strong presence here at NMS, under the guidance of notable jazz drummer Jesse Hameen, who leads the program. This five-day intensive, now celebrating its 21st year, offers small ensembles, a big band, theory, master classes and jam sessions with NMS faculty and noted guest clinicians. Participants learn from the best, and top off the week with a student concert! Summer Jazz is for those 12 and up with a minimum of two years experience.
Meets Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open registration March 15 - Early registration and Financial Aid Deadline July 15

For information e-mail Program Director Jesse Hameen II or call 203-624-5189 x52.

Summer Rocks!
Technology Rocks! Plug In and Turn It Up!

August 15 - 19. Instrumentalists & Vocalists - Ages 8 and up.

The microphone. The amplifier. The electric guitar. Technology and rock n' roll have always gone hand in hand. This summer NMS puts tech in the forefront with its annual Summer Rocks! weeklong intensive, themed: Technology Rocks! Plug In and Turn It Up!

 

Our student-driven program encourages participants to find their creative voice and gain musical skills while fostering community. In addition to the collaborative learning experience that defines Summer Rocks! every year, this summer students will focus on technology-based projects like making daily video rock blogs, taking part in flash mob songwriting projects, and performing in a simulcast 360 degree Virtual Reality rock concert at the end of the week. It's a can't-miss opportunity to discover the potent technological tools that influence the modern rock world, so plug in, turn it up, and register today! 


Meets Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Open registration March 15 - Early registration and Financial Aid Deadline July 15

For more information visit the Summer Rocks! homepage, or contact Program Director Pete DiGennaro.

 

SUMMER 2015

NEW! Summer Celtic Ensemble

Ages 13 - adult. Bring your instrument and join NMS's new Celtic Music Ensemble! We will be learning beautiful ancient melodies and foot-stompin' dance tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and the Isle of Man in the traditional way: by ear. Especially intended for classically trained instrumentalists wanting to strengthen their ear-learning skills, as well as those interested in learning more about traditional Celtic music. All instruments welcome. Limit: One pianist.
Wednesdays, June 24 - Aug. 12, 5 - 6 p.m.
Tuition: $210
Instructor: Haley Hewitt
Register for Summer Celtic Ensemble
 

Get Plucky!

Ages 12 - 18. Love playing harp, but feeling like your harp practice has stagnated? Looking for some creative inspiration to fire up your summer of harp playing? Join "Get Plucky!," an exciting opportunity for intermediate and advanced harp players to focus on musical creativity and enhance skills such as arranging, ear learning, idea generation, applying music theory and group playing. Working in a weekly small group setting, harp players will learn fun new music, contribute their own ideas, further develop their unique musical voice and have the opportunity to perform their work at the end of the course.
Wednesdays, June 24 - Aug. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Class does not meet July 1 or July 15.)
Tuition: $280
Instructor: Haley Hewitt
Register for Get Plucky!

SUMMER ENSEMBLES AND PLAY-INS

Summer Cellos

Ages 10 - adult. Two hours of heavenly cello music for players of all levels. We will divide the time into smaller ensemble playing for the first hour ( beginner and intermediate/advanced) and a full cello choir for the second hour.
Thursdays, June 25 - July 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

(Note: Students can sign up for four sessions instead of six, with a pro-rated price. Please call 203-624-5189 for this option.)

Tuition: $240
Instructors: Ravenna Michalsen and Patti Smith-Romanski
Register

Summer Baroque

Ensemble playing for students of violin, viola, flute, oboe, recorder, cello, bassoon and viola da gamba. For those who can sight-read well. Music available for all. Pay per session or sign up for the entire series. Four sessions.
Mondays June 15, 22 & 29 & July 6; 6-8 p.m.
Tuition: $120 for four weeks or $30 per session.
Instructor: Grace Feldman
Register

The Open Door Viol Consort Sessions

Ensemble playing for viol students from intermediate to advanced. Pay per session or for the entire series. Four sessions.
Wednesdays, June 17 - July 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuition: $120 for the series or $30 per session.
Register

Glorious Music - Brandenburg Concerto Movements

This single evening session is for violin, viola, cello, viola da gamba, flute and recorder players. Must be able to sight-read. The music may at times go out of woodwind range. 
Monday, July 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $30
Register

Blues and More Ensemble

Ages 13 - adult. Learn to play a variety of music influenced by traditional blues, straight blues, jazz and rock.
Tuesdays, June 23 - July 21, 6 - 7 p.m.
Tuition: $130
Instructor: Jesse Hameen II
Register

Intro to Jazz Ensemble

Ages 13 - adult. The ensemble is open to all instrumentalists and focuses on developing basic jazz skills, theory and improvisation. Some directed listening of jazz recordings and brief discussion of the historical perspective of the repertoire also included.
Tuesdays, June 23 - July 21, 7 - 8 p.m.
Tuition: $130
Instructor: Mike Asetta
Register