The Music Academy at Berkeley Carroll is designed for students entering grades 5-12 who are looking for an intensive and enjoyable music program during their summer vacation. Working under the guidance of Berkeley Carroll music faculty, participants will work on ear training, music theory, music technology, improvisation, group and solo performance skills. The camp will be divided into two divisions: wind & brass instruments and string instruments. While each of these divisions will enjoy individual training and instruction, they will also collaborate on performances throughout the week of the camp.
Each day will consist of classes and ensembles including small group jam sessions, music theory lessons, big band practice and more. Students will be divided into ensembles based on their instrument and level of experience. The camp will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends. The camp is open to students of various levels, but participants should have at least one full year of experience with his/her instrument.
The camp is directed by Peter Holsberg, Berkeley Carroll's Arts Director and US/MS Music Chairman. Dr. Holsberg has been active in the field of education teaching in both public and private schools in New York City and New York State. He performs as a professional trumpet player, and has continued his conducting and music education studies at the Eastman School of Music, Long Island University, Northwestern University and Columbia University. He received his Ed.D. and M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University, M.M. in trumpet performance from SUNY Stony Brook, and a B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University, and is an alumnus of the nationally-renowned band program of DeMatha Catholic High School in Washington, D.C.
The Berkeley Carroll School
181 Lincoln Place, between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
June 24-28, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open to students who will be entering grades 5-12 in September 2019
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; early enrollment is strongly recommended. A 20% deposit must be submitted at the time of registration. The balance is due on May 1, and families registering after May 1 will be asked to submit full payment.