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Redlands Symphony Summer Music Academy

Our 2020 Summer Music Academy is Canceled, But We'll Be Back in 2021.

It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the 2020 Redlands Symphony Summer Music Academy due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are first and foremost concerned for the health and safety of our Academy students, parents, and staff. After careful consideration of the various restrictions placed on programs like this one, we feel that we would not be able to provide the level of safety and health security necessary to protect attendees and still create an environment for artistic expression and learning.

Currently, we plan to offer the Academy again in 2021.

All deposits and tuition that have already been paid to the Redlands Symphony will be returned in full.

A check will be mailed for the full amount paid to the address that was provided in the application that was submitted. Checks should arrive in your mail within the first 2 weeks of June 2020.

If you do not receive your refund or if you have any questions, please let us know by calling 909-587-5565 or e-mail us.

Though the Summer Music Academy and other camps like this one have been canceled, music will never end. In this technological age, there is a treasure trove of information and resources available on the internet pertaining to music.

We have compiled some fun, free music activities for children. You can find them here.

The Redlands Symphony wishes you good health and safety in these turbulent times.

Looking Forward to 2021

Forget your typical band camp. The Redlands Symphony Summer Music Academy takes the excitement of summer camp to the next level with hands-on musical experiences.

Enjoy a two-week summer music day camp where kids age 8-14 can explore their music passions. The Academy is open to students of all abilities. Everyone receives training and instruction in a broad range of musical topics, such as theory/aural skills, music history, and ensembles.

Your kids will also experience special programming, which includes presentations by musicians from the Redlands Symphony and field trips to local sites for musically enriching events.

The Academy concludes with a grand finale concert on July 24, 2020, at 3 pm, where you, your family, and friends can see what your young artists have accomplished over the two-week period.

Who are the teachers?

Our staff and faculty are active musicians and educators throughout the region, including members of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. Every instructor is highly-trained as a musician and educator, and each is First Aid and CPR certified to ensure a safe and fun learning environment for everyone.

The Summer Music Academy is presented by the Redlands Symphony, which has been bringing classical music to our community since 1950.

Students also have the opportunity to observe a Master Musician Presentation by a member of the Redlands Symphony, receiving insight into the life of a professional musician and guidance on ways to improve their own musicianship. Past Master Musicians have included:

What classes are available?

All students will study choir, music theory, and music history.

Ensemble Sessions Focused on:

  • Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Vocal Chamber Music

Instrument Exploration could include:

  • Conducting
  • Ukulele
  • Recorder
  • Strings
  • Instrumental Chamber
  • Theater

What will a day be like?

Every day at the Academy will be an adventure!

Each day will have a structured schedule, like this:

7:30amEarly Drop Off Time
8amStudent Drop Off
8:30amMorning Activity Session with Camp Counselors
9amMusic History
(Special presentations may take place, like a highlight of Jazz history)
10amYouth Choir
11amMusic Theory
12pmLunch
(Special presentations from professional musicians and local field trips may take place)
1pmEnsemble Rehearsal
2pmElective Period
(Options could include Instrument Exploration, Conducting, Ukuele, Recorder, Piano, Instrumental Chamber)
3pmTheater
4pmStudent Pick Up
5pmLate Pick Up Time



Our 2020 Academy Sponsors Included:

We would like to thank our sponsors, whose generous donations allow us to underwrite scholarships for dozens of students with financial need:

The Academy is also made possible by the generous donors who support the Redlands Symphony.

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