Calhoun Summer Music

This 3-day camp is for woodwind, brass and string players with at least one year of playing experience. Campers will play in a variety of ensembles, study music theory, listen to music, explore improvisation, and perform for one another. Space is limited to 15 winds/brass and 15 strings campers.

2018 Program Details

Campers: for rising 6th-11th graders; campers should have played their instrument at least one year.
Enrollment: Limited to 15 strings and 15 winds/brass campers.
Program Dates: June 13-15, 2018
Schedule: Wednesday-Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Other: Campers bring lunch, drinks & snacks from home (nut-free, only)
Tuition: $450; $100 non-refundable deposit required upon registration; cancellations after May 1 will result in forfeiture of tuition.
Location: The Calhoun School, 81st St, 433 West End Avenue @ 81st Street.


Artistic Director (strings)

Luke Cissell (Princeton University) is Coordinator of Violin Studies at the Calhoun School, a fiddling champion, composer,and current semi-finalist for the American Prize. He recently released his third studio album and is a Teaching Artist for NY Philharmonic Very Young Composers.

Artistic Director (winds/brass)

Ben Baron (D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music, MM Yale University) is an active performer and educator in New York City. On the faculty of C.U.N.Y. as well as Calhoun, Ben has performed with the New York Pops, American Composer's Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, London Winds, and on multiple Broadway productions.

Director, Calhoun Summer Music

Meighan Stoops (clarinet)
Director of Music Arts and a teacher at Calhoun since 2010, clarinetist Meighan Stoops joined the Da Capo Chamber Players in 2002 shortly after graduating from Yale University. She has recorded for CRI, Naxos, Albany, and Northbranch Records and can be heard on the soundtrack for Muhammed: Legacy of a Prophet, a PBS documentary with music by Martin Bresnick. Ensembles with which Meighan has appeared include: the Orion and Colorado quartets, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Sequitur, non sequitur, Ensemble Sospeso, and the Quintet of the Americas.

For More Information

David Alpert
Executive Director
Calhoun Summer Institute
The Calhoun School
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New York, NY 10024

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