Summer Programs

The Symphony Academy’s Summer Camps and Workshops are geared to providing a challenging, yet nurturing music learning environment for young musicians at various levels of their musical development. Musicians will gather to make music, improve musicianship and listening skills and work with professional musicians; all while creating lasting friendships.  Students should expect to be challenged through new experiences with fellow players.  Instructors will give participants encouragement and a fresh perspective.  Previous enrollment in Symphony Academy programs is not required; students from all schools and private teachers are welcome! Fill your summer with musical memories at the Des Moines Symphony Academy.

STRINGS SUMMER CAMP
The Des Moines Symphony Academy is excited to announce our 13th Annual Strings Summer Camp, August 5-9, 12 & 13, 2019!  We are thrilled that this year’s camp will not only focus on orchestra music but chamber music as well.  We are auditioning for all stringed instruments, including piano. Piano student applicants will work on pieces for multiple hands during orchestra rehearsal.

Camp will be a full 7 days from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm culminating with performances at 4:30 on Monday, August 12 & 4:30 on Tuesday, August 13!  Your child will have the opportunity to work with top industry professionals.  There will be Alexander Technique workshops, private lessons, rhythm workshops, theory classes, team building exercises and so much more!

Registration:
Registration is Open Until Fri May 31, 2019
Camp Dates: August 5-9, 12 & 13 (M-F, M & Tu)
Camp Hours: 9:00-5:00
Camp Tuition: $489
Requirements: 1 year of private lessons or more & ages 7-18.
Location: Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Open registration for this camp has closed.  To schedule an audition for the full camp, please contact Amanda Drish at 515.280.4000 x4005 or amanda@dmsymphony.org.

Orchestra-Only Portion
Can’t attend the full day camp?  Join us for the Orchestra portion only.  Orchestra will meet Mon-Fri Aug 5-9 and Mon Aug 12 from 9:00am-12:15pm.
Performance: Mon Aug 12 at 4:30pm
Performance Location: 4th Floor Grand Hall
Tuition: $150
Registration:
To register for the Orchestra-Only portion of our Strings Summer Camp, please complete a Summer Program Registration Form and return it to Joshua Barlage at joshua@dmsymphony.org or mail your completed form to the Symphony Academy at 1011 Locust Street, Suite 400, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Symphony Academy 2019 Summer Programs Registration Form
Symphony Academy 2019 Summer Programs Tuition, Attendance and Student Safety Policies – rev Mar 2019

Auditions Required for Full Day Camp:
Audition Fee: $20
Audition Material: 2 scales & 3 minutes of a performance piece.  You do not need to have an accompanist and you do not need to perform from memory.
Auditions can be scheduled individually or submitted via email.  To schedule or submit an audition for the full camp, please contact Amanda Drish at 515.280.4000 x4005 or amanda@dmsymphony.org.

Tuition Includes:
1 – private lessons with an Academy faculty member
14+ hours of chamber coaching
14+ hours of orchestra rehearsal
Daily theory lessons
Music enrichment courses
Daily musicality workshops
Performances by Des Moines Symphony Academy Faculty
Two finale concerts (orchestra & chamber)
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INTRO TO FLUTE CHOIR WORKSHOP
Instructor: Anne Stein
Dates: Tue Jun 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Performance: Tue Jun 25 at 7:30pm
Location: 4th Floor Recital Hall
Grades 6-8
Tuition: $95, includes (4) 60-min sessions
Minimum Enrollment: 5

Do you love playing the flute?  Come join other flute enthusiasts for our Intro to Flute Choir Workshop!  This class will offer middle school flutists an opportunity to gain experience as an ensemble player which enhances a flutist’s individual musical development.  Students will learn how to use different tonal colors and listen for blend, balance, and intonation as well as developing their technique in fingering, articulation, breathing, and embouchure.  Participants will have the opportunity to play alto flute and bass flute.  Repertoire includes traditional rounds, classical, and jazzy pieces. The class will prepare students to play in the upper level Symphony Academy Flute Choirs.  New members may be required to audition.

 

FLUTE CHOIR WORKSHOP
Instructor: Anne Stein
Dates: Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Performance: Tue Jul 30 at 8:00pm
Location 4th Floor Grand Hall
Grades 9-12
Tuition:  $135, includes (4) 90-min sessions
Minimum Enrollment: 5

Savor your “flute flavor” with other flute fanatics.  We will explore music arranged and composed specifically for flute choir.  Participants will have the opportunity to play alto and bass flutes.   Our Flute Choir Workshop will include a final concert and possible casual performances in summer settings.  New members may be required to audition.

 

YANKEE DOODLE POPCORN POPS CAMP
Instructors: Kaarin Fasse & Francine Griffith
Dates: Mon-Fri, Jun 17 – 21
Time: 9:00 – 9:45 am (3 – 4 year olds)
10:00 – 10:45am (5 – 6 year olds)
Location: Chamber Studio (2nd floor)
Tuition per musician: $ 85, includes (5) 45-minute sessions
Minimum Enrollment: 8 students per class

Come enjoy a week full of musical fun in preparation for the Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops performance on Wednesday, July 3. Each day is devoted to one instrument family; allowing children to perform hands-on experiments, hear and meet live musicians, play themed games, and enjoy a snack and story.

Symphony Academy 2019 Summer Programs Registration Form
Symphony Academy 2019 Summer Programs Tuition, Attendance and Student Safety Policies – rev Mar 2019

To Register for a 2019 Summer Program, please complete a Summer Program Registration Form and return it to Joshua Barlage at joshua@dmsymphony.org or mail a completed form to:

Des Moines Symphony Academy
The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309