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Senior Camp

 

Session Dates: Saturday, July 4, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020

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. Last year's tuition was $6,700 is all-inclusive and includes a videotape of the final weekend concerts.  All tuition payments are non-refundable.  Tuition will be posted in mid-October, 2019

 

 Auditions 

Auditions are held in Western Massachusetts, Boston and New York City.  Dates and times will be posted in mid-December.

Music

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.  For a sampling of chamber music played please see last year's final program

 

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.

 Recreation

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.

How to Apply to Senior Greenwood

To apply, please complete this application no later than March 1. If you have any problems with the application, please contact Raymah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Prospective auditioners must submit an application before the audition dates. Director Deb Sherr will contact you to schedule audition times after receipt of your application.

Applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces or movements which are an accurate representation of current abilities. There is sight-reading for all except pianists. Teachers of pianists and those submitting video auditions will be contacted about learning styles.

If unable to audition in person, CD, DVD or electronic recordings (YouTube, Dropbox, We Transfer etc.) are all acceptable and must arrive by March 1st. 

Greenwood is a nut free environment. The fee per student will be posted in mid-October.

 

Contact:
Deb Sherr, Director
P.O. Box 1045
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-695-6327
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Information for parents 

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.