Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
June 26 - July 1, 2017
Leadership Weekend June 24-25
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.
Countdown to Camp!
JUST ADDED! New Harp program, part of the Orchestra Division
We’ve added a Harp program to the Music for All Summer Symposium! Elizabeth Richter, professor of harp at Ball State University will lead this new program as part of the Orchestra Division.
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.
NEW: Peer Teaching Program for Students!
The Peer Teaching Program is a new 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 new division has been designed to train students to BE real leaders in their programs.
Student Divisions at America's Camp
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.
Middle School Concert Band Camp
The Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium offers a week-long, immersive camp experience for middle school band students. Students will spend a fun and inspiring week with renowned teachers, exciting artists, and fellow campers from across the country. Designed from the ground up with the middle school student in mind, students will grow as both musicians and individuals.
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 2016 MFA Camp
Students Rate Camp as "Excellent/Very Good"
Schools Participated in 2016 MFA Camp
% of Students Who Recommend Camp
States Represented in 2016 MFA Camp
Overall Impression of Camp Exceeded Expectations
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