Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Check out the videos, photos, blogs, and excitement from the 2018 Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha! Held at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, June 23-30, 2018.

Save Your Spot for 2019!

June 24-29, 2019

Leadership Weekend June 22-23

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

$100 deposit by July 15 online will save your spot
at the 2018 Super Saver Fee.

Music for All has been providing positively life-changing experiences at its summer camp for over 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.

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Parent Booster Institute

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.

Peer Teaching Program for Students!

The Peer Teaching Program is a dynamic student division at this year’s Music for All Summer Symposium. While leadership training is essential to the growth of our band programs, most times this training focuses on WHAT leadership is. This division has been designed to train students to BE real leaders in their programs.

Student Divisions at America's Camp

Color Guard

Color Guard

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

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.

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.

Jazz

Jazz

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

Leadership

Leadership Weekend Experience

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

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.

Drum Majors

Middle School Concert Band

The Middle School Concert Band Camp offers a week-long, fun, immersive camp experience. Designed from the ground up with the middle school student in mind, students will grow as both musicians and individuals.

Music Production Boot Camp

We've added a Music Production Boot Camp to the Music for All Summer Symposium! Chuck Ainlay, award-winning music producer and Yamaha Artist will be the recording engineer-in-residence.

Orchestra

Orchestra

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

Peer Teaching Program

While leadership training is essential to the growth of our band programs, most times this training focuses on WHAT leadership is. This new division has been designed to train students to BE real leaders in their programs.

Percussion

Percussion

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

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!

Director's Academy

Get on the Bus!

Music for All has developed routes from areas of the country with buses already scheduled to transport students to the Summer Symposium. There is limited room on these buses for students and directors to “Get on the Bus.”

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America's Camp, By the Numbers

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From the Blog:

The 2018 Summer Symposium comes to a close

I can't believe the 2018 Summer Symposium is coming to a close. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to speak with parents before their session at 8:15 and it was overwhelmingly heartwarming to hear them talk about the impact this camp had on their students before...

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Final Performances Recap

The end of camp has arrived. It was sad to see our campers leave so soon, but I had a great time watching them grow as people and musicians. Today, I had the pleasure of attending the orchestra, concert band, marching percussion, drum major institute, and color guard...

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Friday Recap

It was a hot one as we geared up for our last full day of camp while the Marching Band and Marching Percussion Divisions' prepared for their performances at the Drum Corps International Central Indiana show, United Sound worked with Peer Teaching, the Orchestra...

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