2022 MASTERY Summer Camps
Registration: Through UBC Camps. Watch for registration to open in 2022.
Little Music Makers
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 short modules, including Orff principles, Introductory Piano Class, and Introductory Percussion. For more information and a breakdown of the sessions, please, visit www.MSMVan.com.
Required Instrument: A xylophone can be purchased for an additional $20 at the time of registration.
Pop Music Makers
This camp is designed to draw the musician out of everyone, whether you have a musical background or not. 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 $10 at the time of registration.
Do you want to write and record your own song? In this camp, you will study common pop song structures and use Garage Band as a class tool to write and record your songs. You will be coached in preparation of recording songs. Bringing your own laptop for this class (with Garage Band) would be especially useful though not mandatory.
Prerequisite: Campers must have a basic ability to play an instrument or sing a pop song of their choice.
Create and Compose
Learn to write songs and compose pieces in your own creative style. Knowledge of theory in relationship to building melodies, harmonies, and unique rhythms for composing support an understanding of the basics of good composition. Studentsâ€™ compositions will then be recorded, and each student will receive a CD at the end of the week. The students may use any instrument of their choosing.
Prerequisite: At least one year of musical instruction is required.
Music for Little Violinists
Little Violinists prepares a child to approach the violin with an eager and musical disposition. Students will learn the fundamental elements of Suzuki violin playingâ€”basic posture, bow hold, and violin holdâ€”and five Suzuki rhythms in a fun-filled and high-energy setting.
Required Instrument: A violin is required for participation. This can be rented for the week for $15 at the time of registration.
Music x Coding
Explore a new kind of camp experience that mixes music and coding together! Learn more about the intersection of these topics through creating your own digital games. This interactive, interdisciplinary program is great for creative and strategic minds. Whether your camper’s interests lie in music, coding – or both – this camp will be a blast.
Prerequisites: No previous music or coding experience is required. This camp is most suitable for those with no music instruction, or less than one year of music instruction.
Required Equipment: Bringing an ipad or laptop is required.
Level 6 RCM Theory
This intensive, five-day course will cover the music concepts required in RCM Level 6. It is open to students who have registered for RCM Level 6 Theory Exam (August 7-8, 2020) or students wishing to complete the Level without the exam.
Recommended Prerequisite: RCM 5 Level
Level 7 RCM Theory
This intensive, five-day course will cover the music concepts required in RCM Level 7. It is open to students who have registered for RCM Level 7 Theory Exam (August 7-8, 2020) or students wishing to complete the Level without the exam.
Prerequisite: RCM Level 6
Level 8 RCM Theory
This intensive, four-day course will cover the music concepts required in RCM Level 8. It is open to students who have registered for RCM Level 8 Theory Exam (August 6-7, 2021) or students wishing to complete the Level without the exam.
Prerequisite: RCM Level 7
2022 MASTERY Summer Camps
Registration: Through MASTERY directly
Tuning Your Voice
If you want to improve your singing voice this summer, this fun-filled camp is for you! Participating in this camp will help students build their confidence, performance abilities, and vocal skills. This group vocal camp, with the use of popular songs, is designed to teach proper singing technique by using the voice in a skillful way to avoid developing detrimental vocal habits at a young age. Staging and acting while singing will be included, as well as dealing with stage fright.