Virtual Virtuoso 2020!
4 WEEKS | JUNE 22 – JULY 17
9AM – 12NOON | MONDAY – FRIDAY
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 4TH GRADE THROUGH ENTERING 9TH GRADE.
We have incorporated MusicMan Camp, Jazz Jam! & String Swing! Camp, Stay in Shape Lessons, and a NEW DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION CAMP into one AMAZING 4-week summer program! Camp Virtual Virtuoso STILL features daily lessons in small group/individual settings catering to each student’s experience level, large ensemble experiences, and exploration of music highlighted by workshops including:
* Rhythmic Focus thru Movement & Drumming
* Melodic Training with Interactive Technology
* Harmonic Training on Ukulele & Guitar
* Performances with Guest Clinicians
* Improvisation & Composition
* Leadership & Teamwork in an Ensemble
AND NOW – we’ve added digital music studio experiences as well!
(Limited scholarships are available for UDSD students through the Brad Schoener Memorial Fund.)
4 Weeks of Fun!
An Exciting On-Line Program to Keep Your Child Active and Engaged This Summer!
Show-Time Every Friday!
Get Ready for Some Virtual Field Trips!
Mindfulness & Movement
Week of 6/22
Movement has always been a part of our summers, and this summer is no exception! Classes in Mindfulness/Movement, Ukulele/Guitar (provided by camp for UD students), Zoom Breakout Sessions with our Greenies (Staff) for small group lessons on Woodwind, Brass, Percussion & Strings.
Playing with the Pros
Week of 6/29
Masterclasses with our Guest Clinician, Tower of Power Lead Trumpeter Al Chez, and Nashville's Best Fiddler, Ryan Joseph lead our campers thru Improvisation and Fiddling - in preparation for a final video production "performance" - PLUS faculty lessons and "drumming classes in "Finding Your Rhythm at Home."
Jazz Jam & String Swing!
Week of 7/6
It's time for everyone to think outside the box and learn the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads! Classes led by Upper Darby's own Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe. Henry's "Recipe for Jazz" for young players, and Breakout Combos for recording sessions with faculty clinicians.
(How to Make a Music Video)
Week of 7/13
Classes focus on Song Writing, Recording Sessions and Video Production of music learned during camp Virtual Virtuoso 2020!
Learn from the Very best!
Master Horn Player
Al Chez, well known for playing over 25 years on Late Night and The Late Show with David Letterman, appearing on both NBC & CBS.
He toured with Tower of Power, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray, Young Rascals, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Maynard Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds Band, Ben E King, Sam & Dave to name a few.
Nashville's Best Fiddler
Ryan has also performed, toured, or recorded with artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Bonnie Raitt, Lee Ann Womack, Zac Brown, Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Marty Stuart, and Carrie Underwood and more!
Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe
Recording and Performing Artist
At only 24 years of age, Tirfe had amazing opportunities to perform with artists of all genres of music. Some artists include Joey DeFrancesco, Chill Moody, Solange Knowles, Eric Roberson, Jay Bratten, Robin Eubanks, The Roots, Ted Nash, Killiam Shakespeare, Bilal Oliver, and many others