Cascadia Music’s Pipestone Summer Camp takes place from July 29-August 2 this year. With talented instructors, memories and a lot of musical learning the camp is an annual tradition.
Held at the Methow Valley Community the camp provides students with a week-long opportunity to learn and perform for the public. The Camp’s faculty is comprised of a group of accomplished local musicians and dedicated teachers. This fun, high-energy week culminates in a public performance, held in the gym of the Methow Valley Community Center on the last day of camp.
The camp is divided into two sections:
STRING ORCHESTRA 9:30-2PM
For children 8 or older who have played at least one year and competently read music (in first position).
CHAMBER MUSIC 12:15-5PM
For students who have played a minimum of three years and read music fluently. This portion is open to strings, winds, brass and guitar.
THROUGH THE LESTER BOCUZZI FUND, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
Pam Hunt’s Uncle Lester Bocuzzi was a bit of a character, loved all things music, all musical instruments and especially loved to see children playing. She remembers him handing out $20 bills to students playing, and taking every opportunity to hear them perform.
She started the Lester Bocuzzi Fund, a scholarship just for summer camp tuition, to honor his commitment to students and because of the joy he experienced encouraging them and listening to them play.
The Fund continues to offer a number of scholarships for summer camp and thanks to all the individual donors and a generous donation from Blue Star Coffee Roasters there are even more scholarships available this year.
DATES: July 29-Aug 2. LOCATION: Methow Valley Community Center. INFO: cascadiamusic.org