ORONO – Registration is open for Maine Summer Youth Music Camp (MSYM) at the University of Maine, continuing a 23-year tradition that attracts some of the state’s most talented middle school and high school musicians and performers.

MSYM Junior Camp, July 10–15, and Senior Camp, July 16–24, is offered by UMaine’s School of Performing Arts and features instruction led by experienced and renowned musicians and educators from the university and across the country.

Camp activities include jazz ensemble, chorus, string ensemble, symphonic band, concert band and musical theatre. Youths also have opportunities to attend master classes and performances by professional artists. They also participate in public performances.

MSYM is led by Christopher White, who directs the University of Maine Symphonic Band, Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band and the Screamin’ Black Bear Pep Band. This will be White’s sixth year as MSYM director and 23rd year working at camp.

Junior Camp is open to students in grades 5–leaving grade 8. Senior Camp is for youth leaving grade 8–12.

Registration and scholarship applications are available online. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.4703 or write [email protected]; umaine.edu/spa/msym.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.