The senior camp is five weeks long, lasting through July and into the first week of August, and accepts students aged 13–18. Applicants should have had prior chamber music and orchestral experience. Greenwood is a nut free environment. The fee per student is $6500 is all-inclusive and includes a CD of the final weekend concerts. 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.
Western Mass.: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 ~ 1pm to 4pm at Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St. Northampton, MA 01027
Boston, MA: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 ~ 9:30am to 4pm at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
New York, NY: Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 ~ 9am to 1pm at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY: Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 ~ 3pm to 5pm at School for Strings, 419 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019
New York, NY: Sun., Mar. 5, 2017 ~ 10am to 1pm at School for Strings, 419 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019
There are concerts every Saturday night at 7:30 at which every student performs in chamber music, orchestra and chorus. Families and friends are always welcome at concerts. The final weekend includes two chamber concerts, choral concert, buffet and an orchestra concert.
Every student receives a chamber music assignment on Monday morning, has a minimum of three coached rehearsal sessions as well as rehearsals without a coach, and performs that piece on the following Saturday. In any given summer over 60 movements of major works will be learned and performed for the entire community. Here is a sample of week 1 2016 concert.
The orchestra works all summer on a complete program to be performed in the Final Concerts, with individual movements played on Saturday nights. The chorus learns one or two short pieces for each Saturday concert, and prepares a major work for the final concert.
Every student has a private lesson every week, and can always seek out extra help from the faculty.
There are many possible forms of recreation at Greenwood. There are two clay tennis courts, a pool, ping-pong tables, miles of dirt roads and trails for biking and hiking, and a field for the soccer, softball or frisbee games that often fill a beautiful summer evening.
We also enjoy a camp-wide treasure hunt, charades and Capture-the-Flag games every summer.
Deb Sherr, Director
P.O. Box 1045
Easthampton, MA 01027
The Senior camp enrolls about 60 campers many of whom return from the previous year. Preference is often given to people who have been on the wait list and who still express a desire to come. Greenwood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual preference or national origin.