We have an exciting line up of camps for summer 2024! We will offer Music & Movement classes, Piano Dynamos Camp, a NEW Summer Strings Camp, a NEW Puppetry Camp, two weeks of Jam Camp, three weeks of Creative Arts Camp, Instant Folk Ensemble weekday workshops, and more! 

Most summer programs assume no prior musical experience, except where noted.

Music & Movement

For children ages 4 months – 7 years, and their caregivers
Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 4 – July 20, 2024
Led by Heather Bigelow Hearne, R-DMT and Heidi Martinez, the Music School’s popular weekday Music & Movement classes are for our youngest musical learners, 4 months through 7 years, and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. A wide range of classes – from Bouncing Babies to Singers, Stompers, and Drummers, and even yoga – engage children from head to toe, and keep everyone moving, singing, and laughing. Not only are the “M+M” teaching methods proven to be the most effective way of giving young children a great start on a lifetime of music-making and creative expression, these sessions are a fun way for grownups to bond with their young ones and for families to learn new ways to create a musical life at home. 
Movement Therapy in the Sensory Room

For ages 6 months – 10 years
Small group sessions on Wednesdays, June 5 – July 17, 2024

Come explore movement and play with Miss Heather in our new sensory room! Read about emotions, be held by a swing, say hello to our bubble fish, play with a sensory bin, practice balance on our stepping stones and move and play how your needs move you today! Each session of movement and play will include other children in the same age range to enhance social-emotional learning in a safe and warm space.

Heather is a dance movement therapist who works in a number of integrated preschools, as well as individually with children and adults of various ages and abilities. Thanks to the generous support of CMFKids, we have a new sensory room for all ages that is designed to open our minds, bodies and creativity to fun possibilities, learning experiences, emotional exploration, body regulation, speech & language acquisition and more. We are excited to integrate more programs for all abilities here at CCMS.

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Piano Dynamos Camp

For ages 9-15, with minimum of 1 year of study
Week of June 24-28, 2024, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Enjoy the company of your fellow pianists as you expand your musicianship skills! Sessions include ear training, theory, sight reading, improvisation, practice strategies and much more.  Performance classes, supervised practice, art, and outdoor activities add to a fun week. Recommended ages 9-15. Elementary through early advanced levels accepted. (Minimum one year of study).  

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Summer String Camp

For ages 8-15, with minimum of 1 year of experience
Week of June 24-28, 2024, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Join us for our first weeklong, full day string music camp! Open to all string players in the classical and folk traditions – violin/fiddle, viola, cello, ukulele, guitar, etc. This camp is recommended for ages 8 to 15 with at least one year of experience. String Camp participants will build musical skills, learn to play in a group, meet new friends, and have fun while building their instrumental abilities and musicianship. Solos, duets, and ensemble work will build confidence, cooperation, and performance skills. There will also be outdoor time, breaks and art activities.

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Puppetry Arts Camp

For students entering grades 1 – 6 in the fall of 2024
Week of July 8-12, 2024
9 am – 1 pm (Monday – Friday)

Come and join us for a week of puppetry magick and wonder! Campers will have the chance to build and perform a variety of puppet styles, from two dimensional creatures and characters, to a giant parade style puppet built and performed by the group! Cardboard, glue, paper, and paint will be transformed into a colorful performance through your artistry, as you acquire the skills and tool-craft needed to become true Junior PuppetMasters. Experience a week of creativity and art making like no other, where puppets spring from your imagination, and come to life!

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Summer Jam Camp

For students entering grades 5 -12 in the fall of 2024
Now 2 weeks! Week of July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2024
8:45 am – 1 pm (Monday – Friday)

Open to students in grades 5-12 (including students that would like to bring their existing band), this camp invites instrumentalists and singers to come together for a week of jamming in many styles, including jazz, rock, and blues. There will be jam bands for both beginning and advanced students. Participants will develop ensemble skills, increase proficiency and technique on their instrument/voice, work in the recording studio, and create an album of their projects at the end of the week together. 

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Creative Arts Camp

For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2024
Join us for 1, 2 or 3 weeks of Creative Arts Camp!
Weeks of July 22-26, July 29-August 2, and August 5-9, 2024
9 am – 4 pm* (Monday – Friday) *extended care options available

Three age-based cohorts (grades 1-2; 3-4; and 5-6) rotate through three arts activity periods, learning skills and creating musical, dance, and visual art pieces. A healthy dose of indoor and outdoor games, breaks, and lunchtime provides plenty of fun and creates strong friendships.

In summer 2024, our themes for each week are as follows:
Week 1: Our Earth, Our Responsibility
Week 2: Intergalactic Adventures
Week 3: Flights of Fancy

We are also accepting applications for Leaders in Training (LIT) and Counselors in Training (CIT) positions. LITs are students entering grades 7-9, and receive 50% off camp tuition. CITs are students entering grades 10 and above, and work as volunteer interns whose hours can be counted toward community service. If your student is interested in this opportunity, please contact Creative Arts Camp Director Heather Bigelow Hearne at missheatherb40@gmail.com or call 603-228-1196.

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Instant Folk Ensemble Workshops

Open to intermediate musicians, ages teen through adult. All folk instruments welcome.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM on July 10 and August 7 & 28
with Liz and Dan Faiella

Join forces with musical friends and form a pop-up folk ensemble! For part of this two-hour workshop, we will split into two groups (backup and melody), and learn a tune, with coaching from CCMS folk faculty members. Then we’ll come back together and work as a team, along with both faculty leaders, to come up with an arrangement of the tune and enjoy playing it as a group. Whether or not you’ve never played folk music or participated in an ensemble before, we hope you’ll join the band!

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Private Lessons

Summer 2024:

Summer is a wonderful time to try a new instrument or voice lessons, or to sharpen your skills. We offer a flexible semester where students can sign up for as many lessons as they would like!

Click here to inquire about private lessons this summer.