REGISTER TODAY FOR OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS!

MUSICMAN CAMP

June 21- 25 & June 28 - July 1

Explore the world of Instruments, Improvisation, Drum Circles, Ukulele/Guitar, Music Theory, Composition, Basic Instrument Care, even Yoga and Movement!
 
For boys and girls who have completed grades 3-8.
(First, second, third year band students; second & third year string students.)
 

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JAZZ JAM!

July 6 - 9

It’s time for everyone to think outside the box and learn the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads! Jazz Jam! Camp & Workshops 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 PLUS Masterclass Sessions with some of the best jazz players in the Philly scene!

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DIGITAL JAM!

July 12 - 16

Digital Jam! (DJ) Campers learn to create their own home recording studio and  focus on Digital Audio Production, Songwriting and Composition, as well as App Exploration and Collaboration with their peers!

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BUTTERFLY BUDDY CAMP

July 19 - 23

NEW for 2021! Thanks to a partnership with the Royal Butterfly Special Needs Fund, Upper Darby children with an autism diagnosis will connect with music-loving peers to experiment in song, drumming, or ukulele with the goal of creating a camp-wide performance by the week’s end.
Scholarships are available for qualifying Upper Darby School District students.

Fostering Friendships through the Love of Music ~ This New Program is sure to hit All The High Notes!

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STAY IN SHAPE!

July 6 - August 6

Keep those fingers movin’ and groovin’ so you don’t lose your skills! Beginners welcome too! All lessons taught by certified music educators. Quality instruction for an incredible price!

Lessons for ALL AGES on ALL Band Instruments, Strings, Piano, Percussion, Voice, & Acoustic Guitar!

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HIGH QUALITY MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Schoener Fund has brought high-quality and enriching music education programs to Upper Darby children through our MusicMan Academy. This seven-week summer program for school-aged children consists of workshops located throughout Upper Darby that offer instruction in a variety of musical instruments at all skill levels, and is taught by experienced teaching artists. 

The Schoener MusicMan Academy has provided hundreds of children with unique musical experiences: the MusicMan Camp, Jazz Jam! Camp, Stay in Shape music lessons, Little Stars Childrens’ Theater, Community Drumming for Kids, and Hummin’ & Strummin’ for Seniors!

Overview

The MusicMan Academy is the leading initiative of the Brad Schoener Memorial Fund*. The MusicMan Academy features an array of programming dedicated to supporting the musical abilities and aspirations of instrumental music students throughout Delaware County

Objective

Established in 2009 to continue the mission of Brad Schoener, UDSD’s beloved music director for over 25-years. Brad was dedicated to uniting community though music and inspired countless students, colleagues and friends to follow their passion in music, arts, education and healthy living

Benefits

Funds raised through the MusicMan Academy and Brad Schoener Memorial Fund go directly to supplying instruments, instruction, scholarships and experiences for interested and talented UDSD students who might not otherwise have the opportunities due to personal circumstances