Children ages five to 11 can participate in a variety of music experiences including singing, music games, instrumental activities, composing and many other creative music activities.
The camp, staffed by NSU music education students and directed by Assistant Professor of Music Education Dr. Sharon Joy, affords children the opportunity to interact with many aspects of music in a relaxed, camp-like atmosphere. The campers participate in a variety of musical experiences. Each day’s activities centers around a theme (a trip to a different continent, the seashore, or a camping adventure) and begins when the children pass through the “Summer Portal” as they sing the Fun With Music Camp “Traveling” song.
“Music is such an important part of childhood and there are few opportunities for children to participate in group singing of folk songs that are such an enriching aspect of our American culture,” said Joy. “We aim, in some small way, to offer these precious music experiences to our area children. The songs that they learn at camp can be enjoyed with their families throughout the year.”
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon, culminating with a large group singalong. The fee is $140 per student. A sibling discount is available. Snacks and materials will be provided. For additional information contact Sharon Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 357-5754.