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2017 SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM
Registration is now open!


Please take a look at our program descriptions below.
When you are ready to sign up, please go to
REGISTRATION & FEES and follow the directions:
— Step 1: Fill out a Registration Form
— Step 2: Make payment through our PayPal account




2017 SUMMER PROGRAM DATES

July 10-21, 2017

Hours: 9:00 to 3:30.

To find out more information write to:
info@bymp.org or call: 1-800-399-0489




2017 SUMMER PROGRAM LOCATION

P.S. 230

1 Albemarle Road

Brooklyn, NY 11218

Subway: F and G to Church Avenue stop

Bus: 67 and 69

Bus and subway stops are in front of the school

This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York






2017 SUMMER PROGRAM FEES


— FEES for Suzuki Strings:

1-week and 2-week programs
$600 — Week 1: Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 14th
$600 — Week 2: Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 21st
$1,150 — Weeks 1 and 2: Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 21st
$1,045 — Weeks 1 and 2: Sibling rate, per child.

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— FEES for String Orchestra & Chamber Music:

Two-week program
$1,200 — Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 21st
$1,045 — Sibling rate, per child.

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— FEES for Wind Ensemble & Chamber Music:

Two-week program
$1,200 — Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 21st
$1,045 — Sibling rate, per child.

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— FEES for Jazz Ensemble:

Two-week program
$1,200 — Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 21st
$1,045 — Sibling rate, per child.

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2017 SUMMER PROGRAM:

SPECIAL for 2017: Afghan Folk Music Workshop
Every program includes workshops where the kids will learn Afghan folk music and have a chance to perform it.


Click here to see a visual diary of a typical day.


Description Suzuki Strings Program

Description String Orchestra Program

Description Chamber Ensembles Program

Description Wind Ensemble Program

Description Jazz Ensemble Program

Description Master Class

Description Theory

Description Chorus

Description Dance and Movement







2017 SUMMER — CHOOSE 1 OF 4

— Suzuki Strings Program
Enroll for two weeks or choose between Week 1 and Week 2. In addition to string coaching, our Suzuki program includes:
— Master Class (One hour every day)
— Chorus (One hour every day. Everyone participates)
— Dance and Movement (One hour every day)
— Music Appreciation (One hour every day)




— String Orchestra & Chamber Music Program
Requires two weeks commitment. Includes Chorus.

Please submit a recorded sample of your playing. The sample is not an audition! It will help us determine a good fit, to ensure that each student has the best ensemble experience possible.




— Wind Ensemble & Chamber Music Program
Requires two weeks commitment. Includes Chorus.

Please submit a recorded sample of your playing. The sample is not an audition! It will help us determine a good fit, to ensure that each student has the best ensemble experience possible.


— Jazz Ensemble Program
Requires two weeks commitment. Includes Chorus.

Please submit a recorded sample of your playing. The sample is not an audition! It will help us tailor our repertoire to the right skill level and instrumentation for the group, so that each student has the best ensemble experience possible.





2017 SUMMER PROGRAM — SAMPLE SUBMISSION

A recorded sample is required as part of the application for each of the following programs. The sample is not an audition!
— String Orchestra & Chamber Music
— Jazz Ensemble
— Wind Ensemble & Chamber Music


Please submit a recorded sample of your playing by April 28th, 2017 for placement in a chamber ensemble group. A dvd, cd or mp3 file is fine. The sample is not an audition.

Email file to: khoward@bymp.org
or mail sample to: Brooklyn Youth Music Project,
123 7th Avenue, #169, Brooklyn, NY 11215





SUZUKI STRINGS PROGRAM

This Suzuki workshop, for which students may register for Week 1 or Week 2 or both, encourages them to fine tune their playing in a supportive and fun atmosphere. The dedicated faculty help each student and family reach new musical heights. The workshop is open to violinists, violists and cellists, from Pre–Twinklers through Suzuki Book 5. A typical day includes:

- Semi-private Lesson
- Music and Movement
- Theory
- Group Class
- Chorus
- Master Class

Advanced Suzuki students who are reading music may qualify for our “Bridge” program. This program requires enrollment in both the Suzuki and orchestra Programs. After morning Suzuki activities, bridge students end their day playing in the orchestra and perform with the orchestra in the camp-wide concert at the end of the two-week session.

For all Suzuki students, each week includes a special parent session and ends with a group performance. At the end of Week 1, and at the camp-wide concert at the end of Week 2, students perform in a multi-piece “ playdown,” which starts with the most advanced pieces/students and gradually works its way down the Suzuki repertoire, with more students joining in each step of the way, until all are joined for a Twinkle finale. Students will also share some of their dance skills and songs from Chorus.
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STRING ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

Students in the 2-week String Orchestra and Chamber program are strong sight readers who are at or beyond Suzuki level 3 or 4. Vibrato and an understanding of shifting are desirable. Learning to play in an orchestra — listening to your section, listening to others and watching the conductor — is an exciting challenge with a lot of multi-tasking! Our summer orchestral repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway. Orchestra students also practice small ensemble work in chamber groups and have a daily chorus session. (See below for descriptions of Chamber Ensemble, Chorus and Theory.)
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CHAMBER ENSEMBLES (Included in the String Orchestra & Chamber Program and the Wind Ensemble & Chamber Program)

Chamber ensembles are a favorite of many of our summer students. Playing in such a small ensemble emphasizes the indispensable role of each musician and the critical elements of personal responsibility and collaboration. Imaginative and patient coaching makes practice intensive and fun.

A daily chorus session gives all Chamber and String Orchestra campers the opportunity to explore their voice as an instrument and enhances the musicians pitch control and phrasing. Camp-wide concerts at the end of the two-week session will include chamber ensemble performance as well as performance with the string orchestra.
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WIND ENSEMBLE & CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

This 2-week program is for wind, brass, percussion and string bass players eager to try out an eclectic range of music. Playing in a larger band teaches students to listen to their own sections and others, while watching the conductor. There is a lot going on at once and our faculty and coaches are ready to help students make progress. Playing in a small group is an exciting way for children to learn accountability for their role and to learn communication with their ensemble mates. Like their counterparts in the Strings programs, students will also practice small ensemble work in chamber groups and have a daily chorus session. (See below for descriptions of Chamber Ensemble, Chorus and Theory.) Interested musicians should have a minimum of 2 years experience or play at NYSSMA level 3.
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JAZZ ENSEMBLE PROGRAM

In this 2-week intensive program, students learn and develop skills related to all aspects of jazz musicianship. Musicians will work in both small ensembles and “big bands.” While ensemble playing and improvisation are the primary focus, students also take classes in music theory, jazz history and jazz appreciation, as well as daily Chorus sessions with the students from other programs. (See below for descriptions of Chorus and Theory.) Professional faculty and guest clinicians work closely with students as they hone technique, explore jazz repertoire, learn skills and build confidence in improvisation.
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MASTER CLASS (Included in the Suzuki Strings Program)

The daily master class, the hands-down favorite among both students and parents, is a public lesson with a different teacher in front of an audience. Both performers and audience benefit from constructive feedback for a very different and valuable experience.
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THEORY (Included in the Suzuki Strings, String Orchestra & Chamber, Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble & Chamber Programs)

Our daily, level-based theory classes offer students an overview of music fundamentals including pitch and rhythm notation, major and minor scales, modes and intervals. Also offered are simple composition and part writing, utilizing basic rules for harmonic structure, voice leading and music composition. Students may have the opportunity to perform each others compositions at the end of the course. Theory classes in the Suzuki Program also incorporate introduction to reading, music appreciation and rhythmic and melodic ear training.
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CHORUS (Included in the Suzuki Strings program)

A daily chorus session allows musicians to explore their voice as instrument, while enhancing their pitch control and phrasing. Singers develop an understanding of the importance of warm–ups and cool-downs for the voice, using the voice in a healthy and easy manner, and of adjusting resonance, dynamics and tone to sing as an ensemble, all while learning age-appropriate, challenging and accessible repertoire. Plus, it's a fun way to break up the instrumental work.
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DANCE AND MOVEMENT (Included in the Suzuki Strings Program)

Children need to move. Movement helps them develop coordination, and the daily class allows students to incorporate rhythmic ideas, dynamics, tempo and other musical aspects that are directly tied to the repertoire they are studying as young string players. They have an opportunity to explore music and improvisation, doing what they love – walking, running, jumping and skipping along with all their friends!
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Camp-wide concerts at the end of the two-week session will include performances by Suzuki students, chamber ensembles, the string orchestra, jazz ensemble and wind ensemble.

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