SFEMS Music Discovery Summer Camp

Time & Location

  • Jun 26-30, 2023
  • 9:00 am
  • Pacific Boychoir Academy 215 Ridgeway Ave. Oakland, CA 94611 US

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About the Workshop

Our Music Discovery Summer Camp (MDSC) is a premier workshop for the kids in grades 1–12  who are looking for a fun and artistic introduction to the music of 1500–1800. The focus of the workshop is to introduce and immerse children in early music from the Middle Ages to the Classical period, while providing historical and cultural context, all in a fun, hands-on way through instrumental and vocal music, theater, and arts and crafts.  In addition to singing, the camp gives instruction on: violin, viola, cello, double bass, viola da gamba, flute, recorder, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, ukulele, and classical guitar.

The Youth Collegium (see more below) is a concurrent program designed for older, more experienced students, in grades 6–12, who want to explore early music in greater depth. Students round out their day by having semi-private lessons, and elective options of drama, art and period dance.

We are proud to keep a very low teacher-to-student ratio, between 1:2 to 1:5. All classes are taught in rotation: music, chamber ensemble, musicianship, dance, arts and crafts, choir, and theater.  During the assembly period, we will have visits from special guests and early music specialists.

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  • Early music
  • Ensemble singing
  • Kids welcome

Event Organizer

San Francisco Early Music Society discoveryworkshop@sfems.org