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Senior Camp

Session Dates: Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019. Apply below!

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.

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.

Concerts are held every Saturday night. Every student performs in chamber music, orchestra and chorus. Families and friends are always welcome at concerts. For a sampling of pieces played, see Program 3Final Chamber Music Concert ProgramsFinal Orchestra Concert 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 is $6700 is all-inclusive and includes a CD of the final weekend concerts. All tuition payments are non-refundable.  The 2019 fee has not increased from 2018.

Audition Schedule

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019 ~ 1pm - 4pm at Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton MA  01060
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 ~ 9:30am - 4:30 pm at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston MA  02115
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019 ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm at School for Strings, 419 W. 54th St., New York, NY10019

Contact:
Deb Sherr, Director
P.O. Box 1045
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-695-6327
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Information for parents 2018

  1. information sheet
  2. director's letter
  3. waiver
  4. health form
  5. handbook
  6. medication form

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.