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.

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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.

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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

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.

Jazz

Jazz

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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