Summer Music Camp

/Summer Music Camp
Summer Music Camp 2021-08-16T15:52:35-05:00


August 22 – 27 | TCCC/Itasca Orchestra & Strings Program Music Camp in partnership with Reif Dance, Reif Theater Ed & the MacRostie Arts Center.

Learn & Develop:

  • String instrument technique
  • Teamwork skills
  • New ways of self-expressions
  • Confidence & communication skills
  • Creativity and individual potential
  • Understanding of art as a communication tool
  • Performance skills


  • Instrument petting zoo
  • Beginner Lessons
  • Group Classes & String Ensemble
  • Graphic Score: Composition, Improvisation, & Performance
  • Body Movement & Music
  • Children’s Art Exhibition
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Workshops & Presentations for Students & Parents

Meet the Instructors from Third Coast Chamber Collective… With guest instructors from the Reif Dance & Theater Education and the MacRostie Art Center.

More about the TCCC/IOSP Summer Music Camp | Activities will focus on nurturing the individual potential of participants and ownership of their art, providing a safe and supportive environment for creativity and expression, developing team-work skills, and an understanding of music as a universal language, accessible to all. We are hoping to engage our existing and future students into creating their own artistic community, one that they will be proud of and they will want to belong to. In addition, diverse and international backgrounds of the our faculty combined with their worldwide experience as teaching artists, will serve as a tool for increasing the general awareness of the importance of art, enrich, inspire and educate the participants in the context of cultural diversity.

The camp is designed for students between 8-15 years old and will offer a combination of instrumental training, workshops based on innovative teaching methods (Harvard University Pretexts), group activities focused on the integration of arts, and performance opportunities. Special events include a week-long exhibition of participants’ artwork created during the camp. Space is limited due to Covid-19 distancing requirements.



Camp Schedule

(subject to change)


3:30 check-in

4 pm – Welcome & workshop
4:30 pm – Instrument Petting Zoo & Trivia
5:30 pm – Break & Snacks
6 pm – “Songs of Our Home” TCCC performance


9am – Combined Activity (pre-texts)
10:30am – Small Group Activities
11:15am – Storytelling in music
12:30pm – Lunch
1pm – Ensembles
2:30pm – Pick-up
9am – Combined Activity, Improv & Rhythm
10:30am – Small Group Activities
11:15am – Emotions in music
12:30pm – Lunch
1pm – Ensembles
2:30pm – Pick-up
9am – Combined Activity, Acting and music
10:30am – Small Group Activities (Introducing the Graphic Score & contemporary music)
11:15am – Body Movement/dance/improvisation
12:30pm – Lunch
1pm – Ensembles
2:30pm – Pick-up
9am – Combined Activity, Art with MacRostie Instructors
10:30am – graphic score – rehearsal
11:30 am – graphic score – mock performance
12:30pm – Lunch
1pm – String Ensemble/beginners strings groups rehearsal
2:30pm – Pick-up
10:30am – Masterclass for advanced students
3pm – Dress Rehearsal
5pm Camp Concert – all campers perform