Day Camps: Music

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Ages Served: Second Grade-Twelfth Grade

Dates/Times: 7/12-7/13; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: A fun opportunity for singers of all levels to experience great choral music and improve music theory and vocal skills. Directed by CYC directors and guest choral directors. The camp concludes with an informance on the second day.

Cost: $50 for non-CYC singers, $25 for CYC singers. Tuition can be applied to choir tuition if the student joins Capriccio Youth Choir. Registration deadline -- Friday, June 24

Camp Location: St. Andrew Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive, Dublin 43016

For more information: Alyson Bates,, 740-641-5864,

Ages Served: Grades 7-9

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: A comprehensive day camp for woodwind, brass and percussion students designed to assist in the improvement of performance skills that relate directly to the positive experiences of playing in a large ensemble.

Cost: $245

Location: Capital University, 1 College Ave., Columbus 43209

For more information: James Swearingen,, 614-236-6261,

Ages served: 13-18

Dates/times: 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: We will cover performance, basic notation and tablature, stage presence and style, rhythm, harmony, songwriting, microphone techniques, the history and the business of rock. Special appearances by touring and recording artists during the week.

Cost: $250 resident, $300 nonresident

Camp location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington 43220

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au,, 614-583-5312,

Ages Served: 10-18

Dates/Times: 7/5-7/8; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: The Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program provides an affordable opportunity for youth string players to study jazz, fiddle styles, blues, rock, and world music with master artists from around the world. No prior experience necessary!

Cost: $125

Camp Location: Sanborn Hall at Ohio Wesleyan University, 23 Elizabeth St, Delaware 43015

For more information: Christian Howes,, 614-332-8689,

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/1-7/31; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Instruments provided. If student joins private lessons for a minimum of two months they keep the instrument provided.

Cost: $145

Camp location: 25 North St., Dublin 43017

For more information:, 614-314-1678,

Ages Served: 13-19

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Spend a week at GROOVE U's state-of-the art creative campus and experience the song creation process! Students will learn the tips and tricks of songwriting, and produce their hit song using cutting-edge recording gear. Workshop runs Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm.

Cost: Registration: $299, Register before April 1st and receive our early bird price of $249

Camp Location: GROOVE U, 1300 Forsythe Avenue, Columbus 43201

For more information: Sarah Overdier,, 614-291-6122,

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 6/13-6/17; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Over the course of the week, students will write a song together, taking it from the initial idea to final master recording, and each student will go home with a copy. We'll examine the elements of a song and talk about melody, rhythm, tempo, lyrics and instrumentation. This camp breaks down the technical language of the recording studio.

Cost: $299

Camp location: 1400 W. Third Ave., Columbus 43212

For more information: Kay Barker,, 614-407-8740,

Ages Served: 14-17

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: The camp caters to string players, guitarists, pianists, vocalists, and composers. Wind and brass instrument instruction will be offered on request. The camp offers students an introduction to college music training.

Cost: $400

Camp Location: Otterbein University, 170 W. Park Street, Westerville 43081

For more information: Jill McCullough,, 614-823-1250,

Ages Served: Infants-5 years

Dates/Times: 6/6-7/12, 7/11-8/6; Less than 2 hours

Description: Come, discover how your baby, toddler, and preschooler learns and grows through joy-filled musical play. Sing, Laugh, Dance, and Play Instruments, as you learn together. Research based, developmentally appropriate, musical play based learning. Classes weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

Cost: $50 per 4 week session. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. Class size is limited to 12 children and guardian.

Camp Location: 18 Locations throughout greater Columbus area.

For more information: Amy Hirth,, 614-868-0107,