Mastery School of Music is pleased to announce the 2023 Spring Break Camps. These one-week camps will take place over the two-week period from March 13th to March 24th. Each camp will be scheduled half days from Monday through Friday in each week (March 13-17 and March 20-24), either mornings or afternoons. The Mastery campus is located on the UBC Campus in Wesbrook Village at 3396 Shrum Lane. Camp registrations tend to fill up rapidly, and you are encouraged to register early. The camps registration form can be downloaded here.
The first four registrants for each Camp will receive a $25.00 discount on their registration fee.
Singing Favorite Popular Songs
March 13-17, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Ages 7–12 | $350.00
This is an enjoyable camp where participants can sing their favorite popular songs and create movement for them. Some of the songs might include Roar (Katy Perry), Centuries (Fall Out Boy), Thunder (Imagine Dragons), High Hopes (Panic), Shake It Off (Taylor Swift/Reese Witherspoon), Dance Monkey (Tones and I), as well as songs from popular movies and musicals. Each day will begin with short warm-up vocal exercises and ear training through singing together in tune. This will be followed by learning two to three songs and choreographing movement to the lyrics. The week will end with a short presentation to parents.
Little Music Makers
March 20-24, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon | Ages 4–6 | $325.00
This camp is ideal for those looking to have an exposure to a variety of musical experiences in a fun-filled, friendly, and welcoming environment. The session is broken into three modules that include Orff and Kodaly, Recorder Class, and Introductory Piano Class.
Required Instrument: A recorder is required for participation. This can be purchased for $15.00 at the time of registration.
Music for Young Violinists
March 13-17, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Ages 6–8 | $350.00
Children in this class will experience a fun-filled, high-energy approach to early music education on the violin. Campers will learn the fundamental elements of violin playing using the Suzuki Method (a popular method of music instruction for children ages three and up that emphasizes ear training and encourages motivation and positive experiences). Some concepts covered during the week include basic posture, bow and violin holds, musical terminology, improvisation, expression, and five twinkle rhythms, as well as exposure to a variety of classic musical examples in a “music appreciation” format.
Required Instrument: A violin is required for participation. This can be rented for the week for $15 at the time of registration.
Pop Music Makers
March 13-17, 2023, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Ages 6–12 | $350.00
March 20-24, 2023, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Ages 6–12 | $350.00
This camp is designed to draw the musician out of everyone, with or without a musical background. The session is broken into short modules, including Guitar Class, Introduction to Percussion, Soundtrax, and Garage Band. Each module will focus on exposing children to new and exciting aspects of the music world.
Required Instrument: Guitars are required for participation in the program. These can be rented for an additional $15 at the time of registration.
Music x Coding
March 20-24, 2023, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Ages 6–10 | $375.00
This new kind of camp experience explores the combination of music and coding. Participants will learn about the intersection of these components by creating their own digital games. This interactive, interdisciplinary program is stimulating for creative and strategic minds and will be a blast.
Prerequisites: No previous music or coding experience is required. This camp is most suitable for those without previous music instruction or with less than one year of instruction.
Required Equipment: Bringing an iPad or laptop is required.