2023 Mastery Summer Camps
Mastery Summer Music Camps are half-day (mornings or afternoons), one-week-long camps that run from Monday to Friday throughout the summer from July 3 to September 1, except for the week of August 7–11. The exceptions for half-days are the Piano Masterclasses which run mornings and afternoons. Registration is processed at the school (www.mastery.com) or by telephone. Participants must sign the Mastery Music Instrument Use Agreement Form if using any Mastery instruments during the camps. The camps registration form can be downloaded here.
2023 Summer Camps Details
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|Week||Dates||Morning Camp||Morning Time||Cost||Afternoon Camp||Afternoon Time||Cost|
|Week 1||July 3-7||Little Music Makers (Ages 4-6)||9:30 a.m. - noon||325||Song Writing (Ages 8-14)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 1||July 3-7||Pop Music Makers (Ages 6-12)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 2||July 10-14||Young Violinists (Ages 6-8)||9:00 a.m. - noon||350||Pop Music Makers (Ages 6-12)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 3||July 17-21||Little Music Makers (Ages 4-6)||9:30 a.m. - noon||325||Create & Compose (Ages 8-14)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 4||July 24-29||Piano Masterclasses||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.||350||Tuning Your Voice (Ages 8-14)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 5||July 31-Aug 4||Little Music Makers (Ages 4-6)||9:30 a.m. - noon||325||Music x coding (Ages 6-10)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||375|
|Week 6||Aug 14-18||Kinderflute||9:30 a.m. - noon||350||Music x coding (Ages 6-10)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||375|
|Week 6||Aug 14-18||Tuning Your Voice (Ages 8-14)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 7||Aug 21-25||Little Music Makers (Ages 4-6)||9:30 a.m. - noon||325||Pop Music Makers (Ages 6-12)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 7||Aug 21-25||Young Violinists (Ages 6-8)||9:00 a.m. - noon||350||Song Writing (Ages 8-14)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
|Week 8||Aug 28-Sep 2||Piano Masterclasses||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.||350||Pop Music Makers (Ages 6-12)||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||350|
Kinderflute™ (Ages 5–7)
Kinderflute™ is a unique program not offered elsewhere in Vancouver. The camp supports children`s musical development using the flute. Among other skills taught, campers will learn note reading, proper breathing techniques, and rhythm. The instructor, Mikyla Jensen, is the only certified Kinderflute™ teacher in Vancouver. The Kinderflute™ teaching techniques are based on research in neurogenesis, in which movement together with music is utilized to have a positive impact on the child`s learning. The motto of Kinderflute™ is â€śStimulating exercise and learning through a loving and caring environment to generate new and creative experiences.â€ť
Little Music Makers (Ages 4–6)
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 KodĂˇly, 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.
Pop Music Makers (Ages 6–12)
This camp is designed to draw the musician out of everyone, whether the student has a musical background or not. The session is broken into short modules, including Guitar Class, Introduction to Percussion, and Making Music on the iPad/iPhone using GarageBand. Each module will focus on exposing children to new and exciting aspects of the music world.
Required Equipment: Guitars are required for participation in the program. These can be rented for an additional $15 at the time of registration. While not required, it is recommended that each student have an iPad/iPhone with the latest version of GarageBand loaded on it.
Song Writing (Ages 8–14)
In this camp, students will study common pop song structures and use programs like GarageBand or Soundtrap as a class tool to write and record their songs. Students will be coached in preparation of recording songs. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop, but it is not mandatory.
Prerequisite: Campers must have a basic ability to play an instrument or sing a pop song of their choice.
Create and Compose (Ages 8–14)
In this camp, students learn to write songs and compose pieces in their 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 a recording will be given to them at the end of the week. Campers may use any instrument of their choosing.
Prerequisite: At least one year of musical instruction is required.
Music for Young Violinists (Ages 6–8)
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 years old 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.
Music x Coding (Ages 6–10)
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 minds.
Prerequisites: No previous music or coding experience is required. This camp is most suitable for those who have not had any or less than one year of music instruction.
Required Equipment: Bringing an iPad or laptop is required.
Tuning Your Voice (Ages 8-14)
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 are included, as well as dealing with stage fright.
This camp for intermediate- and advanced-level students aims to teach the participants the essence of artistic performance and give them a comprehensive understanding of composition. It includes technical proficiency, sight reading, and ear training. Mastery School teachers will be the instructors for this camp.