3. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Perhaps you would rather spend time on a cliff overlooking Jericho Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on an award-winning campus of forty quiet wooded acres. Find peace, serenity, and a connection to your creative self at Haystack Mountain Summer Camp. Haystack is a non-profit camp that runs one and two-week studio workshop sessions for craft-makers and visual artists of all levels.
Workshops are lead by prominent internationally known artists. This year, Haystack Mountain will host six workshop sessions with thirty-six workshops, thirty-eight instructors, four visiting artists, with sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metal, graphics and wood. Studios are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and classes run Monday through Friday. There are eighty-five diverse participants.
There are Summer Evening programs that are mostly free to the public at the end of the season. The studios are open as well at this time. There is also a community auction at the end of each session with proceeds going to support the scholarship fund and studio improvement.
Unleash your inner artist and spend some time enjoying all the beauty that Deer Isle, Maine has to offer. Truly a fantastic opportunity to further skills and try some new mediums.
Learn more – www.haystack-mtn.org
2. Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps
Do you want to channel your inner jazz performer? If so, then one of the Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps could be the place for you.
Two camp locations are available. One is held at Nazareth College in Pittsford, New York, which is a suburb of Rochester. This is a suburban campus with air-conditioned classrooms and dorms, and plenty of performance space. The other setting is Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. A four hundred acre estate overlooking Lake Michigan. Awesome.
Who goes to jazz camp? Anyone 21 or over who wants to play or sing jazz. All skill and experience levels are welcome. There are no tapes or auditions. Tell them about you and they will place you where you feel comfortable. You don’t have to read music; ear players are welcome!
The faculty at Tritone create a non-threatening environment where musicians can focus on improving their ability without fear of being not good enough. Faculty are all professionals, and they lead every session. Spend five days playing in small combos and big band sessions. Work on ear training, improvisation, vocal, and instrumental master classes.
There are jam sessions, camper concerts, and guest artist concerts. You can work on becoming the musician you always wanted to be. Throw caution to the wind and sign up! No more singing in the shower for you.
Learn more – tritonejazz.com