Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
June 25-30, 2018
Leadership Weekend June 23-24
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
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.
2018 Summer Symposium is Here!
Muncie Community Tickets: Evening Concerts
Music for All is proud to be part of the Muncie community. Building community connections and growing and strengthening our outreach and service leadership relationship and roles within the Muncie community and its residents, are strategic commitment and priority. As part of this commitment, this summer we are providing tickets for camp events that are open to Muncie community members to help improve our relationship and increase collaboration between Music for All, Ball State University, and the Muncie community.
Many things set the Music for All Summer Symposium apart, and one of those is the nightly concert series, one of our student campers’ favorite parts of the experience! Each evening features artists and groups presenting a variety of musical performance genres and provides immersive performance experiences for camp participants.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
Countdown to Camp!
America's Camp, By the Numbers
Students attended 2017 Summer Symposium
Students Rate Camp as "Excellent/Very Good"
Schools Participated in 2017 Music for All Summer Symposium
% of Students Who Recommend Camp
States Represented in 2017 Music for All Summer Symposium
Overall Impression of Camp Exceeded Expectations
From the Blog:
We welcomed more than 540 students to Ball State University this morning for the Leadership Weekend Experience. Not only was this a brand new experience for a large portion of the campers that arrived this morning, this was also a brand new experience for me. While...read more
Conlon Griesmer first gained knowledge of Music for All by participating in Bands of America in high school. He always felt supported by Bands of America and his music community. His exposure to Music for All as a participant sparked an interest in becoming a...read more
Bands of America created a long-lasting impression on my life. I never knew how largely I would be impacted by music. My passion for the arts has grown tremendously because of the life-changing experiences provided through Music for All. Now, as the Marketing Intern...read more