Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
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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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.
Student Instructor Academy for Students!
The Student Instructor Academy 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.”
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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:
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more