Many things set the Music for All Summer Symposium apart, and one of those is the nightly concert series, one of our student campers’ favorite parts of the experience! Each evening features artists and groups presenting a variety of musical performance genres and provides immersive performance experiences for camper students.

The 2019 concert series includes these confirmed artists and events:

Yamaha Young Performing Artists

Monday, June 24, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Free Admission

Music for All is proud to open its Summer Symposium Concert Series with the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) in concert! The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Winners of the competition perform in concert at the Summer Symposium, with guest Yamaha Performing Artists.

United States Army Jazz Ambassadors

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens 
Auditorium

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors’ diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors. The Jazz Ambassadors’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

Grace Kelly

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

As a songwriter, Kelly has won multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, Boston Music Awards, and International Songwriting Awards, including placing second in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (Adult Contemporary category).  Her original composition “Blues for Harry Bosch” was recorded by the legendary vocal group Manhattan Transfer on their album “The Junction.” As a saxophonist, she was the winner of the 64th Annual 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star – Alto Saxophone,” voted #4 Alto saxophonist in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll, named “Jazz Artist of the Year” in the 2016 Boston Music Awards, and “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2016. She has been featured on CNN.com, Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women 2011, Forbes, Billboard, Huffington Post, and many appearances on NPR.

Kelly wrote her first song at 7 years old, recorded her first CD at 12, orchestrated and performed an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14, and performed at President Obama’s inauguration at 16. As a bandleader, Grace has performed in over 800 concerts in over 30 countries at notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and international jazz festivals such as Montreal, Newport, and Montreux. Grace has performed and/or recorded with Questlove, Lin Manuel Miranda, Esperanza Spalding, Harry Connick Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone, Huey Lewis and Gloria Estefan, to name a few.

Ahn Trio

Thursday, June 27, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations.

DCI Central Indiana

Friday, June 28, 2019, 7:00 PM
Scheumann Stadium

Music for All Summer Symposium participants get to enjoy one of America’s  most exciting drum and bugle corps shows, up close and personal. Friday evening starts with a camp-wide picnic before the show, a full camp group photo, then performances by eight drum and bugle corps, with a special performance by the camp marching band with Carolina Crown.

Line up:

  • Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
  • Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
  • Colts – Dubuque, IA
  • Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
  • Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
  • Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
  • Spirit of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

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.

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.

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.

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.

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