Junior Camp

Enriching the lives of young people, encouraging them to realize their potential as musical, intellectual and social beings since 1933

Junior Camp

Session Dates ~ Saturday, August 12, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

The junior camp is two weeks at the end of August, and accepts students aged 10–13.  The fee per student for the two-week session is $3,250. is all-inclusive and includes a CD of the final concert. Greenwood Music Camp is a nut free environment.  All tuition payments are non-refundable.

Scholarships

Every year between 30 and 40 percent of enrolled campers are awarded some amount of scholarship aid.  We pride ourselves on our need blind acceptance policy, and our demonstrated commitment to providing financial support whenever assistance is appropriate.

Music

On Monday each week, students begin the study of a movement from the chamber music literature. Every morning they meet with a coach. Individual lessons are scheduled with faculty members as often as the students and coaches think necessary to prepare the music for performance. We are working with composer Geoffrey Hudson on The Q

Concerts

Saturday, August 19th at 7pm in the New Barn ~ Concert Repertoire Week 1

Sunday, August 27th at 11 am in the New Barn, followed by a buffet lunch for everyone ~ Concert Program

Orchestra is an integral part of the Junior Greenwood experience. The camp together makes up an orchestra with strings and wind players. Our orchestra performs at the beginning of each concert at Junior Greenwood.

Singing at Junior Greenwood is basic to the campers’ musical experience. A shared repertoire of folk songs,  rounds, composed pieces  prompts people to sing together on their way to rehearsals, during work crew, and sitting around the pool.  Singing is an important part of our environment and is featured in both of our formal concerts.

See our programs from last summer for examples of chamber music and orchestral repertoire performed at Junior Greenwood.  
First Concert Program     ~     Final Concert Program

Recreation

Activities organized and supervised by the counselors include games of soccer, crackabout, softball, capture the flag, a treasure hunt, charades, and a talent show. We hike up Mount Greylock, each year, and some of us visit art museums in the area as well. The last Thursday of Junior Greenwood is the night of our contra-dance; the last Friday we visit the Cummington Fair. During students’ free time each day there are opportunities to swim in our large pool, play tennis or ping-pong, or simply to sit and talk with friends.

How to Apply to Junior Greenwood

To apply to Jr Greenwood, please submit this form. If you have any problems with the form submission, please contact Raymah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Dates and places for auditions will be posted in December.  After submitting the application please email the director, Debby Greenebaum, during the Fall and up to the end of December 2016 to set up an audition time.   Applicants should choose a piece that they know well and that their teacher agrees will represent them accurately both technically and musically.   The applicant should also prepare a scale in the key of the piece.  There will also be sight-reading for string and wind players.

Debby Greenebaum, Director

P.O. 1045
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 320-5908
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Admission is by live audition. If circumstances preclude this, a DVD or CD will be accepted after discussion with the director, and must be received no later than the end of January 2017.

Audition Dates and locations

Sunday, January 29th 2017 - School For Strings,  419 West 54th Stree, New York, New York

Saturday, Feb 4th 2017 - New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Friday, Feb 3- Western MA ~ Location TBD

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

HandbookHealth Form, Waiver, Medication Permission SlipInformation for Junior Camp 2017,  Summer 2017 letter, directions and accommodations

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