summer programs 2019

We are excited to offer exciting musical experiences for students of all ages throughout the summer. Summer programming runs from June 3—August 16, 2019.


Jump Right In Camp (June 24—28)

Ages 4—12

Join in the excitement of learning, experiencing, and creating music during a fun-filled, week-long music adventure camp. This camp includes playing games, experimenting with musical instruments, listening, singing, and making crafts each day. ($225)


Musical Theater Camp (July 8—12)

Ages 7—14
Join the cast and crew of Jack and the Beanstalk in Sweetwater Holler for a fun-filled week of high flyin’ adventure! Campers will learn the basics of how to interact with an audience, speak with clarity, and sing with confidence. Register today because this camp is limited to 25 students! The week ends with a Friday evening public performance at 7:00 pm. ($225)


Strings & Harp Camp (July 22—26)

Ages 5—19

Strings and harp camp is open to students currently studying violin, viola, cello, or harp. This camp focuses on building musical skills on the students’ primary instruments, but also allows students to experiment through activities and workshops. Because music-making is a social experience, students enjoy learning with friends in group classes. During camp, students will be placed into chamber ensembles to build teamwork and ensemble-playing skills. Together we will play games, learn performance skills, and experience the wonderful world of music. The week culminates in a performance at 3 PM on Friday—the last day of camp. ($225)


Adult Harp Retreat (August 8—9)

The BAMA Adult Harp Retreat allows harpists to devote a few days entirely to the harp. Each day includes harp ensemble, workshops on building harp-related skills, and theory class. Most importantly the retreat allows harpists to socialize, share ideas, and enjoy the experience of making music together. The week culminates in a performance at 3 PM on Friday—the last day of the retreat. ($150)


Pops Weekend Workshop (August 16—17)

Strings and harp students in middle and high school

Pops Weekend will be an intensive 2-day workshop focusing on learning pop songs, reading lead sheets, improvisation, and ensemble performance. Students who participate in this workshop will be preparing for a special fall public performance. ($80)


Family Jump Right In Class

Jump Right in at BAMA is designed to bring children the opportunity to experience music through singing, listening, moving, and imagining. Jump Right In includes activities that help students coordinate their movements with rhythm, learn basic music theory, and experience the lifelong fulfillment that a classically based music education brings.

Family Class (up to ten years old for children)
Thursday 11:00 AM—11:45 AM ( $90 for summer session if you sign up for whole six week session or $20 per class no enrollment necessary)

Instructor: Linda Estep

Summer Individual Lessons

Summer lessons are open to current students at BAMA studying violin, harp, or piano. You may select one of the following packages:

3 weeks half hour lessons $105; forty-five minute lessons $157; hour lessons $210

5 weeks half hour lessons $165; forty-five minute lessons $262; hour lessons $330

6 weeks half hour lessons $190; forty-five minute lessons $315; hour lessons $380