MCMA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION 2019
To register online: Please submit this registration form along with a 50% deposit ($193.41) via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
To register via mail: Please download a registration form here and return your registration forms and 50% deposit to Midcoast Music Academy, 279 Main Street, Ste. 5, Rockland, ME 04841.
To register via email: Please download a registration form here, email a copy of your registration form to email@example.com, and submit your deposit via Paypal ($193.41) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we have included the Paypal service fee for electronic deposits.
Each session costs $375, with the exception of the Blues Intensive and the Gig Camp which are both $425, and if your child enrolls in additional weeks and/or enrolls with a sibling, a 10% discount will be applied. A limited number of scholarships are available; please contact us for more information.
Nuts & Bolts
Our program runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at our studio on 279 Main Street, Rockland. We will be meeting in our large, newly constructed ensemble room (Studio 5). The day will be approximately organized as following:
Morning Session (9:30-12:00): Direct instructional time, guest speakers, theory, improv/music games, group conversations, topics review, listening and writing sessions.
Lunch (12:00-1:00): To be held outside every day if weather permits. Feel free to bring soccer balls, footballs, frisbees, etc.
Afternoon Session (1:00-3:30): Playing time and rehearsals!
Please plan on providing packed lunches for students. We will provide snacks and a pizza party for Friday’s lunch.
In addition to the lead teacher, all camps will have the support of a teaching assistant and specialty guest teachers to make sure students have instrument-specific instruction. Regardless of enrollment numbers, all camps will have a minimum of two instructors.
June 24th - June 28th | Ages 11-17:
Students will learn the ins and outs of songwriting, write individual songs, record demos, and celebrate by performing their songs at an open-mic style party on Friday evening. Throughout the week, students will explore themes such as cultivating creativity, how to tell powerful stories through both words and melodies, and stage performance techniques to put both the audience and the performer at ease. Toward the end of the week, as students prepare to record their demos, we will also examine topics related to the recording industry and music business world.
July 8th - July 12th | Ages 12-17:
An immersive experience in all things blues -- the history, the style, and the music of legends like John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton -- culminating in a once in a lifetime opportunity as students take the big stage at the North Atlantic Blues Festival on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15th to open the weekend's festivities. Visiting teachers will work with students in breakout groups to refine both their individual and ensemble skills.
July 22nd-July 26th | Ages 12-17
Based on sketched storyboard and musical themes from Smooth Feather's director and composer, students will compose and record several pieces to be used as part of a film score. They will communicate regularly with the director both in person and online as the score develops. The film will be scripted and shot during Smooth Feather's week-long Film School camp. MCMA campers will be invited to attend the premiere of the film on August 9th in Kezar Falls.
July 29th-August 2nd | Ages 12-17
Students in Gig Camp will get a taste of everything that’s involved in being a part of a gigging band; from choosing, rehearsing and polishing for performances to recording a demo and marketing their group locally. They will learn how to book a gig and set up their gear for a performance. They will perform several times during the week at local venues. The final performance will be at the Maine Lobster Festival.
August 5th-9th | Rising 5th graders and up
This exciting new program offers young instrumentalists and vocalists the chance to dive deep into all things jazz. Led by our talented instructors, students will explore the history of the genre and how it influenced the music scene as we know it. This is a perfect program for students who are in jazz band and want to take their playing to the next level as well as for those who would love to play jazz but have been nervous to give it a try. Students will listen, play, improvise, create and record in a supportive, fun setting.
August 12th-16th | Rising 5th graders and up
Come explore the magical world of musical theater! Students will choose a selection of musical theater scenes to create a show. Skills addressed will be blocking, choreography, emotive singing, stylistically correct vocal technique, creative movement, staging, makeup and costumery, and character development. Students will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the camp.
Thanks so much for registering -- we look forward to making music with you this summer!