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.
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.
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
Our first concert takes place at the end of the first week, on Saturday night. Our final concert is on Sunday morning, the last day of the second week of camp.
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.
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.
Debby Greenebaum, Director
Easthampton, MA 01027
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
- School For Strings, 419 West 54th Stree, New York, New York
- New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston
- Western MA ~ Location TBD