June 25-30, 2018

Leadership Weekend June 23-24

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Music for All Summer Symposium offers string students an exciting experience, learning from award-winning faculty and internationally-recognized artists. Students develop skills and musicianship working in diverse styles, from classical and jazz to pop and world music. The hands-on curriculum uniquely integrates collaborative learning side-by-side with world-class performers such as, in 2016, Time for Three, during both masterclass jam sessions and on-stage concert performances!

Christian Howes 2017 Artist-in-Residence, Yamaha Performing Artist

Jazz violinist, educator, and producer Christian Howes brings jazz and improv to the Music for All Orchestra Division. One of the world’s most respected jazz violinists, Christian studied classically from the age of five, performing as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at age 16 and he received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The Ohio State University. In 2013, he was voted among the top three violinists in JazzTimes Expanded Critics Poll and ranked as the #1 “Rising Star” violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He regularly tours throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Learn more at christianhowes.com

Performance Attire

Concert Black

Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
Boys: dark suit, white shirt, tie, black socks and black shoes.

Harp Program

NEW in 2017! 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. You can register today for the Harp program.

Download Harp flyer for more details.

2017 Faculty

Douglas Droste

Division Head/Conductor
Director of Orchestras, Ball State University
Artistic Director, Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Christian Howes

Artist In Residence
Yamaha Performing Artist

Nicole DeGuire

Fishers High School

Doug Elmore

Floyd Central H.S., IN
Highland Mills M.S., IN

Andre Gaskins

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Paula Krupiczewicz

North Cobb H.S., GA

Katrin Meidell

Ball State University

Joel Powell

Carmel High School

Elizabeth Richter

Ball State University

What are students saying about Orchestra at America’s Camp?

Because of the concerts & sessions with the stunning Christian Howes, I was completely blown away!

In case anyone was wondering, I loved every bit of it and I’m coming again next year!

This was an amazing camp! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful experience!

Parent/Booster Institute

Music for All’s parent/booster training and advocacy programs and resources are key elements in Music for All’s vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has the opportunity and access to participate in music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Learn about the Institute

What Should Your Child Bring?

June weather in Indiana is often unpredictable. Historical averages for this area range from 60°F-90°F and often include high humidity. Please keep that in mind when packing for camp.

See the Packing Lists

Staying in Touch with your Student

The Music for All Headquarters staff is unable to receive and deliver messages to students by phone, unless an emergency requires immediately delivery. If you wish to speak with your child during the week, plan your calling schedule before your child leaves home.

Learn How to Stay in Touch

Supervision and Health Info

Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. While at camp, your child is required to attend all classes, meals, concerts, and nightly floor meetings, where attendance is taken.

How we keep you student safe

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