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This exciting camp is designed for rising 1st-5th graders with Autism Spectrum Disorder who function independently in a group setting with other children with ASD and are interested in music. EMF discovery participants receive a top-notch introduction to classical music and the orchestra through hands-on learning. Experienced music and special needs resource teachers provide a kid-friendly and creative approach to music through instrument demonstrations, making and playing instruments, singing, and a unique introduction to melody, harmony, and rhythm. All children are welcome to register, and acceptance is not based on musical experience. The week culminates with an open house for parents at the Music Academy of NC.

Curriculum and instructors are provided by The Music Academy of North Carolina with help from special needs resource teachers.

When
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Session 1

One session only!

  • July 20–24, 2015
  • Rising 1st-5th Graders
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where
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  • The Music Academy of North Carolina
  • 1327 Beaman Place, Suite 100
  • Greensboro, NC 27408
Tuition
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Complimentary tuition is made possible by the Lincoln Financial Foundation. The value of tuition per child is $200+.

Registration
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Only a $40 registration fee is required (limited enrollment on a first-served basis) for students that meet the criteria outlined on the registration form. 12 students will be accepted. Each camper receives a goodie bag, two tickets to the EMF Family Night Concert, water, and supplies. A parent/guardian needs to supply a healthy snack daily for his/her child.

Enrollment Form

Complete the enrollment form and email to courtney@easternmusicfestival.org or mail to:

  • EMF Kids Camps
  • PO Box 22026
  • Greensboro, NC 27420
  • Fax: (336) 333-7454
Instructors
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Kristen Blumenfeld
Teacher
Colleen Chenail
Teacher
Mary-Mig McEntire
Lead Special Needs Resource Teacher
Typical Daily Schedule
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1:00 – 1:15 Individual work at "activities table" (this time allows for all students to acclimate and not be distracted by latecomers)
1:15 – 1:45 Circle time (singing activities with interactive instrument time)
1:45 – 2:05 African drumming or STOMP!
2:05 – 2:25 Snack
2:25 – 2:45 EMF student performance in Performance Hall
2:45 – 3:05 Musical Concepts (rhythm activities, dynamics, musical notation, expression)
3:05 – 3:35 Musical craft (rain sticks, ocean drums)
3:35 – 4:00 Circle time for making music / singing, listening, and playing instruments
Introduction to the Orchestra
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EMF discovery campers receive a top-notch introduction to classical music and the orchestra through hands-on learning. Experienced teachers from The Music Academy of North Carolina and special needs resource teachers provide a kid-friendly and creative approach to music through instrument demonstrations, making and playing instruments, singing, and a unique introduction to melody, harmony, and rhythm. In addition to the afternoon activities, each participant is given two tickets to the fun and popular EMF Family Night Concert!

Musician Interaction
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A once-in-a-lifetime experience! EMF discovery campers will be visited daily by pre-professional musicians and receive an introduction to each instrument family—strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Campers will be up-close and personal with the nation's top student orchestral musicians.

Teacher : Camper Ratio
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This camp boasts a 1:3 teacher-student ratio that gives students plenty of one-on-one attention and instruction. The camp will hold up to 12 students taught by two music teachers and two special needs resource teachers. The diverse expertise of the teachers and teacher-student ratio will give campers the ability to divide into smaller groups based on age and understanding. Don't miss this opportunity!

Visitis to the Orchestra
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EMF explorers take daily trips to the orchestra, where a professional conductor gives a short introduction to each instrument family - strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. EMF explorers will be up-close and personal with the nation's top student orchestral musicians. These info-sessions give children a once in a lifetime experience.

Camp Outcomes
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EMF explorers take daily trips to the orchestra, where a professional conductor gives a short introduction to each instrument family - strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. EMF explorers will be up-close and personal with the nation's top student orchestral musicians. These info-sessions give children a once in a lifetime experience.

Criteria for Student Registration
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Qualified children:

  • Possess the ability to attend to personal care (i.e. toileting and eating skills)
  • Handle transitions with assistance
  • Function in a setting with 11 other children with ASD
  • Demonstrate an interest in music
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