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Young Musicians and Artists Summer Camp

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Camp Location: Salem, Oregon, United States
Ages: 10 to 18 years old
Gender: Male and Female
Camp type:Day and Overnight
Session dates:
Cost (range): $500 - $1,000 a week
Contact Person:
Phone: 503-880-3817
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Camp's Description

Young Musicians & Artists is a two-week resident visual and performing arts summer program.

Age range: Students who have finished the 4th grade through the 12th grade

YMA, now in its 43rd year, is housed on the beautiful and historic campus of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. The Mill Stream meanders through campus allowing YMA students to enjoy the surrounding beauty while focusing on artistic excellence.

The YMA faculty is selected because they are excellent instructors who are interested in the well-being of each student. Most faculty members have been with the YMA program more than five years, many more than ten years. The ten-to-one student/teacher ratio offers in-depth instruction and exploration into all facets of artistic expression.

It is the superb instruction by the faculty, the camaraderie established between counselors and their students, the creative environment, and the demanding yet fun-filled two-week period, that forms lasting friendships and brings former students back year after year to relive the magic of YMA.

See "Camp Sessions" below for the dates, artistic areas offered, and cost for the summer of 2008

The Daily Schedule includes:

  • Four hours of class in the major area of study
  • 45 minutes of an elective class
  • Practice sessions, extra class work
  • Meals
  • Free time

Recreation Activities include:

  • Swimming in Willamette's 25-meter indoor pool
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Most evenings include talent shows and performances.

Internationally known Guest Artists are invited in during both sessions for workshops and performances. Some of the previous guest artists include:

  • The innovative theatre troupe, Imago
  • Portland Oregonís, Do Jump! Movement Theatre
  • Violinist, Ani Kavafian
  • Seattle's Spectrum Dance Company
  • Writer, Stevan Allred
  • and Violist, Paul Neubauer

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