RFA MUSIC CAMP 2019
Mon – Fri, August 5-9, 2019, 9 AM – 3 PM.
RFA Lakeside Theater and other downtown locations
Make great music and great friends at the RFA MUSIC CAMP this summer!
This week-long camp offers campers the chance to learn from music teachers who have a proven ability to work with youth. Activities alternate between individual instruction, practice, and performance to group lessons, music-making and fun musicianship classes. Campers learn to play music with others, write music and advance their individual skills. Each day will include group singing and a noontime outdoor recreational period. On Friday, campers will showcase all that they have learned in a performance for family and friends.
Instruments: All instruments and voice
Prerequisite/eligibility: Choose your instrument: Organ, piano, voice, guitar, Bass, drums, flute, saxophone (ask about other instruments); students with no previous musical experience are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for participation on an individual basis.
Camp Size: A maximum of 20 students working both individually and in small and large groups.
Location: RFA Lakeside Theater and other downtown locations in Rangeley, Maine.
Dates, Time: August 6-10, 2018, 9 AM – 3 PM. Before and after hours available for additional fee.
Instructors: Erin Smith: Music Instructor at RLRS, Timothy Macek of Howard University: Strings, Mike Blythe: Guitarist, and Robert Ludwig, Piano and Organ. (Bios coming soon)
Tuition: $200. for the week (financial aid available); $50 nonrefundable deposit required upon registration.
Application: Final deadline: July 20, 2019, but we recommend early registration to ensure placement.
Click here for Music Camp Brochure 2019
Click here for Video Instructions
Click here for Tuition Assistance Form
Instructor Bios: (more coming soon)
Erin Smith earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. This fall, she will begin her 16th year at the best job in the world, as the K-12 Music Teacher, Choral Director and Drama Director at her alma mater, Rangeley Lakes Regional School. She has performed in, choreographed and directed numerous RFA productions. Erin also enjoys singing in the a cappella group, The PEPS, being an alto in the Community Chorus, and spending time with her 2 boys, Evan and Parker.
Having a Master’s Degree in Music from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, during Robert’s life-long career in music he has served as Organist and Choirmaster at St John’s in Bangor; as Artistic Director of the internationally traveled Bangor Area Children’s Choir; as Director of Vocal Music and Music Theory at Garden City HS, NY; as Organist and Master of Choirs at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY; as Professor of Church Music at George Mercer School of Theology and as Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, KY. He has studied privately in Haarlem, the Netherlands and Vienna, Austria.
Timothy Macek is conductor of the Howard University Symphony Orchestra and instructor of violin and viola. A native of the Washington, DC area, Mr. Macek studied violin with Renato Bonacini, Elisabeth Adkins, Charles Treger and Donald Portnoy and conducting with Vytautas Marijosius and Stephen Heyde. As a former member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and current member of the Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera, Mr. Macek has participated in over 2,000 performances of symphonic, opera, ballet and musical show literature, under such conductors as Heinz Fricke, Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin and Mstislav Rostropovich. Mr. Macek was formerly Assistant Orchestra Conductor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a frequent performer of chamber music in the DC area.