SUMMER PROGRAMS

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is pleased to offer a variety of music opportunities for the summer of 2020. Students from a wide range of ages, skill levels, interests, and locations may find an exciting program in which to learn from our expert teachers. Families may choose one program or several, with scholarship assistance available so that no interested child/youth misses out.

USE IT OR LOSE IT

After a year of studying your instrument in school, don’t lose the progress you have made!  Participate in a summer program so that you maintain your current skills and even build new ones.

MUSIC PARTY WITH

FRIENDS

Don’t lose track of those friends you’ve made in class – join them for strings in the summer!  Music is a team sport, so participate with students you know and make some new friends as well.

TRY SOMETHING NEW

Maybe you have studied in a class but would like to try out private lessons.  Maybe you are ready to try participating in an advanced student ensemble.  Maybe you want to know more about composers and the elements of music. Summer is a great time to try something different than what you have done before.

ADVANCE TO A
NEW LEVEL

 With extra time in the summer, students can multiply their progress with practice and quality instruction.  Intermediate students may make the jump to the Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra. 

WHY STUDY IN THE SUMMER?

 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The DGSP is committed to making high-quality music opportunities to children and youth in the region of Charlevoix, Emmet, and Antrim counties. For families who are not able to afford to enroll a student in one of the camps, scholarship assistance may be available.

Scholarship assistance is also available for students who enroll in multiple programs, including camps and the Summer School of Music.

For scholarship consideration, contact Dr. Reimer
at 616.828.8321 or at
dreimer@greatlakescfa.org

PROGRAMS

 

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program summer opportunities are intended to serve a wide range of students, including students not previously in the Gerber Program and summer visitors to the Northern Michigan area. 
 

Beginners of any school-age may take private lessons through the Summer School of Music while the most advanced students could participate in the Summer School of Music, the Island Music Adventure on Beaver Island, and/or the Cummings Chamber Music Camp. Students with at least one year of lesson or strings class experience would benefit from the Back to School Camps in Boyne City or Petoskey. Suzuki students would be best served by the Suzuki camp, though more advanced students could also consider the Cummings Chamber Music Camp. 

 

Wondering about the best fit for your child? Contact Music Director, Dr. Reimer.

JULY 6 - AUGUST 15

Locations: Charlevoix & Petoskey

The Summer School of Music is a day camp that offers three types of study, which can be taken individually or in combination, for any school-aged student (including pre-school). Private lessons are available for students as young as four years old with the Suzuki method to advanced high school strings players. Options also exist for students who have at least two years of experience to play in an ensemble setting. A weekly musicianship class will be offered for students interested in learning about music theory and history in a class environment. 

Private Lessons
$25 per half hour | $15 for Suzuki lessons


Musicianship Class:
Music Theory and History: $30 per class

 

Ensemble Class
$30 per hour (for students who have completed the intermediate level, including opportunities to perform at various regional events)

SUMMER SCHOOL
OF MUSIC

SUZUKI SUMMERTIME

STRINGS

JULY 6 - 10 | 1:00-4:00PM
 

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Students who currently study in the Suzuki Method may participate in the Suzuki Day Camp, which offers private lessons along with a variety of group activities. 

Eligible students: Students studying violin, viola, or cello in the Suzuki method, currently in book one. 

Fee: $70

ADVANCED CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH THE CUMMINGS QUARTET

JULY 20 - 24 | 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Chamber music is an invigorating form of music-making in which students play one to a part and work independently as an ensemble. In order to achieve this level of playing, camp participants should have at least two years of experience on their instrument and gain the permission of Dr. Reimer to participate. The students will have multiple performing experiences as part of this day camp. The Cummings Quartet, the professional performing ensemble of the DGSP, is featured as the faculty for this chamber music experience.

Eligible Students: Students studying violin, viola, cello, or bass who have passed the intermediate level: an audition may be required.

Fee: $125

ISLAND ADVENTURE
IN MUSIC - CANCELED

AUGUST 10 - 14  
9AM - 12:30PM | Boyne City  
1:30PM - 5PM | Petoskey 

 

Finish summer with a strings refresher while preparing for a new school year! Students participate in a variety of classes at the pre-Intermediate and pre-Junior Orchestra levels with DGSP faculty.

Eligible Students: Students studying violin, viola, cello, or bass who have passed the intermediate level.

 

Fee: $90 

BACK TO SCHOOL  DAY CAMP

Contact

Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

4233 Main St.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770

 

Dr. David Reimer, Music Director

616.828.8321

dreimer@greatlakescfa.org

Thank You
Community Partners

 

The DGSP is grateful to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for their support in providing scholarships for students interested in individual lessons.

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