Summer Camps

Musical Arts Academy summer camps cover a wide variety of topics for K–12 students. These are held at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and run in collaboration with the ExploreHope Science Camps.

Register for Summer Camps

CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Join the West Michigan Children's Choir for a week of vocal development and ensemble-building! We'll learn lots through musical games and activities, and perform a mini-concert on Thursday afternoon.

  • Tuition: $135
  • Dates: July 17-20
  • Time: 1-4:30p.m.
  • Grades: 3-8
KINDER CHOIR

A Kinderchoir experience for children entering K-2nd grade. An introduction to choral music through Music Mind Games, vocal development, and age appropriate rehearsal skills.

  • Tuition: $135
  • Dates: July 17-20
  • Time: 1-4:30p.m.
  • Grades: K-2
OBOE AND BASSOON REED MAKING CAMP

Join Hope College double reed  instructors Dr. Sarah Southard, oboe, and Dr. Genevieve Beaulieu, bassoon, for a one-week class where students will learn the reed-making process from start to finish.  Each day will include group instruction, time to work on reeds with help from Hope faculty, and a break from reed-making in the middle of the day to read through chamber music.  Opportunities for private lessons will also be available.  Camp is open to all ages of oboe and bassoon players: beginning reed makers and students with prior experience. Cost includes $20 in materials fees for cane, corks, wire, ruler, and thread.

  • Tuition: $155
  • Dates: July 24-28
  • Time: 9am-12p.m.
  • Grades: 6-12
UKE CAN DO IT! BEGINNING UKULELE

Session 1: This week long camp will be a first experience in ukulele playing(an instrument for lifelong music-making)​!  Students will strum their way through the week learning basic chords, notes and as many songs as they can.  The week will end with a short recital to celebrate all we have learned.  Bound to be one of your child's favorite weeks of the summer! (No need to purchase a ukulele to participate. Ukuleles will be provided for registered campers to use during camp.)​

  • Tuition: $135
  • Dates: July 10-13
  • Time: 1-4:30p.m.
  • Grades: 2-5
UKE CAN DO IT! INTERMEDIATE UKULELE

This week long camp will be a continued experience in ukulele playing.  Students who are enrolled must have taken Session 1 either this summer or the summer before (2016).  Students will strum their way through the week continuing to learn new chords and new songs!  The week will end with a short recital to celebrate all we have learned.  Bound to be one of your child's favorite weeks of the summer! (No need to purchase a ukulele to participate. Ukuleles will be provided for registered campers to use during camp.)​

  • Tuition: $135
  • Dates: July 17-20
  • Time: 1-4:30p.m.
  • Grades: 5-8