Friday, July 19, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Collins Center for the Arts, 5746, Orono, Maine
For more information: Monique Hashey; 207.581.4703; umaine.edu/spa
MSYM attracts many of Maine’s most talented young musicians and vocalists from the All State Festival sponsored by the Maine Music Educators Association, as well as district and regional festivals and students who want to have a great musical experience. This year’s camp includes students from California, North Carolina, Mexico and Japan, all here as a result of MSYM and School of Performing Arts faculty and alumni who teach throughout the U.S. and the world. Along with being immersed in the exciting world of music, campers get a taste of the college life experience as they are housed in dormitories, eat in campus dining halls and attend their classes in UMaine classroom and performance facilities including the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts, the same stage where illustrious musicians like Isaac Stern and Ella Fitzgerald have performed. For overnight campers, each evening features activities at the campus recreational center or performances by musical guest artists.
Each day, campers participate in eight sessions, including musical ensembles, section or vocal lessons, show choir, musical theater and music appreciation/history classes. At the end of each week, family members, the general public and future campers are invited to attend concerts and musicals showcasing the final camp productions.
Admission to the concerts is free. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.1755.