Middle school and high school students, as well as directors from across the country, traveled to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for the 2017 Music for All Summer Symposium. This camp marks the largest for Music for All to be held at Ball State University with over 1,750 campers.

The opening session began with a beautiful performance by three of the Symposium’s talented faculty members including harpist: Elizabeth Richter, cellist: Andre Gaskins, and dancer: Vincent Thomas.


The opening session continued with words from Camp Director, Norm Ruebling, President & CEO, Eric L, Martin, representatives from Ball State University, and key faculty. Fran Kick presented a session to get the campers’ weeks started, and then it was time to break out into their individual divisions.

The first day of camp is no doubt a long one. From travel, registration, opening session, jumping right into sessions within their divisions, and ending the day with the Yamaha Young Performing Artists concert, the first in the evening concert series, the campers head back to their dorms tired, but hopefully satisfied from a fantastic day at camp.

Check out what some of our campers had to say about the first day!




Author: Erin Fortune

Erin Fortune is the Director of Sponsorships at Music for All and has been with the organization since 2010. She is a graduate of the Music Industry Management program at Ferris State University in Michigan and is a former Percussive Arts Society and Yamaha Intern. When Erin isn’t working or traveling for Music for All, you can find her doing Karaoke or planning another trip to New York City to see as many Broadway shows as she can.

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