Notes From the Heart Music Camp for Youth & Teens

Sun., Jul. 9th, 2017 – Fri., Jul. 14th, 2017

All Day

The Woodlands Foundation
134 Shenot Road
Wexford, PA 15090

The Notes from the Heart Youth and Teen music camp is all about the exploration of music.  During youth & teen music camp, participants engage in music appreciation, chorus, and band classes daily, where they explore the many facets of music and develop their own specific interests.  Talent or prior skills are not required to thrive in this camp, simply a strong interest in music.  The program serves as a foundation and an open door to the freedom music provides and the opportunity for campers to express themselves and flourish as individuals.  Participants are able to experience music in a way that they understand, recognize, appreciate and comprehend.   The skills that each camper develops are featured in our Bringing Out the Stars concert at the end of the week.

What to expect:

Everything throughout this week revolves around music.  Each camper will be placed into a group based on their interests, needs and abilities.  In the morning the groups will rotate through the three areas of activities: vocal music, instrumental music and music appreciation.  The entire camp will have structured leisure breaks for rest, socialization and personal care throughout the day.  During leisure breaks, interested participants will have the opportunity to work one on one with our faculty and staff to explore an instrument deeper or to rehearse a song.  All the campers share all three meals together to promote socialization and community.  Each afternoon and evening there will be special guest performances from professional musicians, bands, music ensembles, vocalists and orchestras from in and around the city of Pittsburgh.  At the end of the week, there will be a Friday night concert and reception to celebrate the magic that was created during the week.

*All participants must be willing, able and available to attend the concert in order to be accepted into the Notes from the Heart Music Camp.

Notes From the Heart Youth and Teen Camp Goals:

  • Focus learning on three concentrated areas of study: vocal training in a choral setting, music appreciation, and an instrumental ensemble.
  • Engage in music making from a collaborative perspective in a group setting.
  • Develop a further understanding of music theory, as well as vocal and instrumental technique (dependent upon camper’s area of interest).
  • Follow instructional directions and exercise creativity.
  • Increase opportunities for self-expression through music interventions.

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