Welcome to the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Music for All has been providing positively life-changing experiences at its summer camp for 40 years. It’s “America’s Camp:” the national summer learning experience for band and orchestra students, and teachers. We bring together the best faculty, exciting concerts and events, and students from band and orchestra programs from coast-to-coast who share a love of music-making, performance, and student leadership.

Join Us in 2017

Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 26 - July 1, 2017 • Leadership Weekend June 24-25

Director's Academy

The Parent/Booster Institute

Providing the necessary tools to encourage parent/booster participation and to strengthen engagement in their child’s programs and community’s success are the goals of the Music for All Parent/Booster Institute.

The Parent/Booster Institute is coordinated by David Vandewalker, one of the nation’s leading scholars and advocates for modeling and empowering parent/booster program success.

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Student Divisions at America's Camp

Jazz

Jazz

The curriculum allows students to participate in an immersive big band experience while taking master classes/lessons with world renowned jazz artists.

Concert Band

Concert Band

Designed specifically for the high school concert band student, you will have the opportunity to grow as both a musician and individual.

Marching Band

Marching Band

Learn skills that are applicable to all band programs and we encourage them to take these skills back to their own bands to grow in a positive direction.

Orchestra

Orchestra

Develop skills and musicianship working in diverse styles, from classical and jazz to pop and world music.

Percussion

Percussion

Hone your craft, by working with some of the current “rock stars” of the Marching, Concert Percussion, Drum Set, and Hand Drumming World!

Color Guard

Color Guard

The curriculum provides time with leading instructors and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

Drum Majors

Drum Majors

For four decades, student leaders and band directors have looked to Bands of America for the latest in marching band performance and leadership training.

Leadership

Leadership

Interact with student leaders from across the country at one of the premier two-day leadership programs created specifically for music students.

Middle School

Middle School

Designed from the ground up with the middle school student in mind, students will grow as both musicians and individuals.

Director's Academy

The Directors' Academy

At Music for All we know that the most influential element in the success of students and music education in general is qualified, knowledgeable, and well-prepared teachers. The Music for All Summer Symposium Directors’ and Instructors’  Academies are recognized as some of the finest and most comprehensive professional development experiences available. We strive to make them accessible to all directors!

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From the Blog:

Jazz Band Jam Session

If you know me, you know I love jazz music. I think it’s part of the smoothness of the sound or how effortless jazz musicians can make it look. Sitting in on the jazz band jam session I realized that there is a lot of work that goes into making it all look and sound...

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Masterclass with Sammy K featuring Will Kennedy

Today I had the opportunity to sit in the Masterclass for Jazz Drumset put on by the ever-talented Sammy K. Walking into the building and up the stairs to the session I could already hear campers jamming out on some drum sets. I enter into room 313 and five bright eye...

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True Leadership with the Drum Major Institute

Leadership means a lot of different things to different people. Most people would see it as a person who is the first one in the door in the morning and the last one to leave. Someone who stands in front of a group of people and gets the job done. Drum Majors all have...

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