Join us for two evenings filled with shining stars at The Woodlands! The Woodlands is thrilled to present our 19th annual Notes from the Heart music camp concerts taking place the first two Fridays in July 2018. Notes from the Heart Music Camp participants find joy and confidence while experiencing music in a profound and life-changing way – from the heart. We invite you to join us for one or both performances – the culmination of their efforts – and an experience that reaches from their heart to yours.
Each week-long summer music camp concludes in a concert and celebrates the participants’ accomplishments with their family, friends, and the community. On Friday, July 6, “Starlight Serenade” presents performances by the adult participants of The Woodlands’ Notes from the Heart music camp. The following week, on Friday, July 13, “Bringing Out the Stars” highlights the talents of the child and teen campers, ages 8 to 21. Both performances begin at 7:00 pm on The Woodlands campus, and are open to the public free of charge.
Internationally and locally known musicians, conductors, and educators return as Notes from the Heart Music Camp faculty and staff to coach the campers for the performance. Previous to his position as Director of Orchestral Activities at The Hartt School, Edward Cumming was Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Andrew Clark is Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University. Allison Fromm is the founding director of Joyful Noise, a New Jersey and Delaware chorus of adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, which has become a national model for similar ensembles. Lilly Abreu is a vocal recording artist and teaches Voice at Carnegie Mellon.
Through Notes from the Heart, The Woodlands is dedicated to using the universal language of music to empower people with disabilities to find their own voices and tell their own stories. This program has become a vehicle for assisting participants in enhancing self-worth and a heightened sense of community. The joy that is observed through these weeks at camp translates to a fun and rewarding atmosphere for the participants, and this contagious sense of fun.