It’s Summer Camp Time


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The Michigan State University Community Music School (CMS) offers summer day camps that appeal to a range of music interests. Select from four different camps – now open for registration!

The camps include the Middle School Band Camp, Time to Shine Musical Theatre Camp, Beginning Strings Camp, and the Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp.

The Middle School Band Camp (July 9-13) is a five-day camp providing students with an opportunity to perform with other talented students, receive class instruction in instrumental technique, and explore music through musicianship classes. Time spent studying and rehearsing culminates in a concert for parents and friends.

Time to Shine Musical Theatre Camp (July 9-20) is a fun-filled camp for elementary, middle, and high school students. Campers in grades 8-12 spend two weeks developing skills including solo and ensemble voice development, choreography, and prop design, while focusing on healthy singing using musical theatre repertoire. Campers in grades 2-8 join in during the second week of camp which ends with a final revue featuring scenes and songs from popular musicals.

Beginning Strings Camp (August 6-10) introduces violins, violas, and cellos to children ages 6-12 years. This incredible camp gives students five days of hands-on instruction by professional string teachers, along with singing and music theory games and an end-of-camp concert. Instruments are provided.

The awe-inspiring Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp (June 14-16 and June 18-20), provides opportunities for musical expression, enjoyment, and interaction for all persons with special needs and their siblings. It also offers volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults.

All camps are held at CMS or on the MSU campus. Financial assistance is also available to ensure that all students get the chance to explore their musical passion this summer. To register, volunteer, or support camp scholarships, call CMS at 517-355-7661. More information can also be found at

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