Early Bird Discount at MusiCamp

Before April 15 2016 GET $40-$50 OFF!

Sign up for multiple weeks and GET $105-$125 OFF!

Additional siblings & referrals get you even more discounts.

And don’t forget that the fee listed is the price you pay.
There are no other additional fees or taxes charged!

 

IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW, MusiCamp is an excellent summer day camp experience for kids (8-14 years) that explores music making in a positive environment, filled with activities that build your child’s musical skills and challenges their creativity in intuitive and fun ways.
The activities are designed to supplement traditional formal musical training but also be accessible to the less experienced… read more


THIS YEAR’S WEEKLY THEMES
  • WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING with guest instructor AnnA Melnikof
  • ROOTS MUSIC with guest instructor Hannah Naiman
  • THE BLUES – From Shouts to 12 Bars
  • COMPOSITION & SONG
More about our camps themes and registration can be accessed here.

 

 
 
 

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MusiCamp at a glance

2016 MusiCamp Themes & Fees

 

15% EARLY BIRD registration discount before April 15!
$25 discount for additional weeks, siblings and referrals!
No additional fees or taxes charged!

 

July 4-8 ~ THE BLUES: FROM SHOUTS TO 12 BARS ~ $275  more info
July 11-15 ~ COMPOSITION & SONG ~ $275  more info
Aug 8-12 ~ ROOTS MUSIC (guest artist!) ~ $325  more info
Aug 22-26 ~ WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING (guest artist!) ~ $325  more info

 

  • Class sizes are small.
  • All-day (9am-4pm) programming with extended care available from 8am-6pm.
  • No formal training is required. No instrument required – just an enjoyment of music
  • Our intuitive approach to exploring sound, music, composition, the voice, and the weekly themes also functions as a great supplement to conventional music lessons
  • We also integrate crafts (instrument and mask making), backyard games, Pizza-making Wednesdays in Dufferin Grove park and other outdoor fun
  • Limited financial assistance is available on a per person basis. (Contact MusiCamp for more info)
  • 2016 Registration can be accessed here

 

visit our Flickr Gallery – click on the images below

MusiCamp at a glance

2015 Weekly Themes

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July 6 – 10 – The BLUES: FROM SHOUTS TO 12 BARS $225… more info
July 13 –  17 – WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING (guest artist!) $275… more info
July 20 – 24 – COMPOSITION & SONG $225… more info
Aug 10 – 14 – WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING (guest artist!) $275… more info
Aug 17 – 21 – ROOTS MUSIC (guest artist!) $275…  more info
  • Class sizes are small.
  • No formal training is required. No instrument required – just an enjoyment of music.
  • Our intuitive approach to exploring sound, music, composition, the voice, and the weekly themes also functions as a great supplement to conventional music lessons.
  • We also integrate crafts (instrument and mask making), backyard games, Pizza-making Wednesdays in Dufferin Grove park and other outdoor fun.
  • 2015 Registration forms can be accessed here

 

visit our Flickr Gallery – click on the images below

MusiCamp at a glance

MusiCamp 2014

CLICK   HERE   FOR   MusiCamp  2015

 

All day (9am-4pm with extended care options) summer camp for kids (8-14 yrs) in a home studio close to Dufferin Grove Park (Bloor and Dufferin) in Toronto.
July 7 – 11 – The BLUES: FROM SHOUTS TO 12 BARS $225 more info
July 14 – 18 – ROOTS MUSIC (guest artist!) – NEW in 2014! – $275  more info
July 21 – 25 – COMPOSITION & SONG $225 more info
July 28 – Aug 1 – WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING (guest artist!) $275 more info
Aug 18 – 22 – WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING (guest artist!) $275 more info
Class sizes are small.
No formal training is required. No instrument required – just a love of music.
Our intuitive approach to exploring sound, music, composition, the voice, and the weekly themes also functions as a great supplement to conventional music lessons.
We also integrate crafts (instrument and mask making), backyard games, Pizza-making Wednesdays in Dufferin Grove park and other outdoor fun.
Registration forms can be accessed here
visit our Flickr Gallery

MusiCamp at a glance

What are Soundwalks? Soundscapes?

OUR SOUNDWALKS WILL WORK SORT OF LIKE A MUSICAL TREASURE HUNT!

And campers will use their found ‘sound’ treasures to construct their own soundscapes, following their own inspirations and creative instincts. 

 

One of the things we’ll be looking at every week are soundwalks and soundscape compositions. But what are these? Before I tell  you more about these things, have a listen to the following soundscape composition called “City Symphony” from the movie August Rush – a film about a young orphaned prodigy who uses his musical gifts to find his biological parents.

Soundwalks

Soundwalks are exactly what they sound like: walks that explore sound. You can explore the sounds everywhere – whether it’s deep in the forest of the Toronto Ravine system or in the commercial semi-industrial space behind Dufferin Mall. But what’s really interesting about sound walks is how much more you are able to see when you take the time to listen. Often  soundwalks can even uncover hidden stories about a place or a neighbourhood…

Soundscapes

“A soundscape is any collection of sounds, almost like a painting is a collection of visual attractions,” says internationally renown Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. “When you listen carefully to the soundscape it becomes quite miraculous.”

There are soundscapes that occur organically from our natural or urban environments – that’s what the composer R. Murray Schafer is talking about above. And then there are composed soundscapes.

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This piece of art is actually the musical score written by world-renown Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. The instrumentation involves an orchestra, 7 singers, and electronic sounds.

Soundscape Compositions

Soundscape compositions are compositions that rely less on what we usually expect from music, like a regularly repeated melody and/or rhythm. Instead, it explores sounds and silence, and is more directly inspired by a specific idea and/or emotion. Often this results in a musical piece that boarders on theatre or performance art. You can even see from the picture (which is an actual score by the composer R. Murray Schafer) how the score of a soundscape composition defies conventions and looks more like a piece of art than the typical musical notation.

at MusiCamp

As mentioned, at MusiCamp, our soundwalks will work like a musical treasure hunt and campers will be:

  1. instructed to search for specific types of sounds
  2. encouraged to connect the dots between what they hear and what they see to makeup a story about the place or neighbourhood they acoustically explore.

Back at the studio, campers will:

  1. create a soundscape composition imitating the sounds they heard – perhaps to tell the story of the place or neighbourhood they just explored
  2. and if campers wish to, they will also be given the opportunity to create their own score for their creation