Summer Programs

2020 Summer Programming 

From chamber music to rock bands and recording studios, students will deepen their focus and expand their interests over the summer.  Check back soon for more exciting camps and workshops!

Winds and Brass Camp 
August 3 – August 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Ages 11 and up
Location: Wynnefield Branch 

For students who have played one year in their school or more. Students will spend the morning in a warm-up class learning breathing exercises, posture, tone production, and technique. Next, students will be introduced to basic music theory and musicianship. The students will then finish the day playing chamber music with their peers. Students will return to their large ensembles in the fall as stronger players. The camp will culminate in a concert on Friday afternoon at the Branch.

The camp welcomes students who play trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn, baritone, euphonium, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

Tuition: $500

Jazz Improvisation Camp 
July 27 – July 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Ages: 11 and up
Location: Wynnefield Branch

For students who play drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboard, wind, brass, and string instruments. The camp places students in small jazz ensembles where each student will learn harmonic language, technique, improvisation, history, and composition through playing music with their peers. The student will leave the camp with stronger improvisation and ensemble playing skills. The camp will conclude with a concert on Friday afternoon at the Branch.

Tuition: $500

Woodwind and Brass Audition Prep Weekend
August 1 & 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Ages: 11 and up
Location: Willow Grove Branch

Get ready for BCMEA and PMEA auditions with Settlement’s incredible faculty! Sign up now for this special weekend program featuring masterclasses on the district and county required solo pieces, workshops on scales and sight reading, sessions on combating performance anxiety, and a Q&A for students and parents on the audition process, with tips and strategies on how to play your best. Click here to apply online.

Tuition: $200

"Jazz Camp was a really fun experience. I liked playing just jazz music and Mr. Scott and Gavin are jazz musicians and they know a lot. I liked that they really conducted us and taught us to play together." Cooper Fenton, Drums, Age 8