From June 20 to July 1, the Gulf Coast Symphony welcomed over 60 campers for two weeks of musical fun. The camp provided high quality musical instruction, with students participating in educational and engaging music classes, focused on either learning the violin, youth orchestra, jazz ensemble or musical theater.
Led by our Youth Programs Coordinator, Jonathan Lawrence, our MusicWorks! students learned the basics of playing the violin, and performed five songs by the end of the second week. Our Youth Orchestra camp was led by Kirsten Trembley, and reinforced string techniques, music reading, and ensemble performance. Our Jazz Camp, led by Gulf Coast Jazz Collective bassist Brandon Robertson, who is also Director of Jazz Studies at FGCU, taught blues and jazz, with a focus on improvisation, while also teaching about jazz history. Our Musical Theater camp, with Music Director Julie Carver and Stage Director Tiffany Campbell created a fully staged production of Frozen, Jr., while teaching the students about singing techniques, choreography, rehearsal terminology, and acting.
Parents and community members were amazed and delighted by the student performances at the end of each week. The Gulf Coast Symphony was thrilled to be able to add these summer camp opportunities for students from across Southwest Florida this year. Stay tuned for our official announcement to learn about and register for our Fall youth programs.
For photos from our Summer Camps, please visit our website.
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