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Prelude Strings & Band Camp

July 29 - August 12, 2024

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NEMC Prelude Camp is a two-week sleep away camp that welcomes upper elementary and middle school string, woodwind, brass and percussion players to an orchestra & band ensemble experience. Specifically designed for students entering grades 4-9 (ages 9-13), this camp will bring fun and excitement to playing in a group! Each morning, campers will rehearse in orchestra & band ensembles, as well as participate in small group lessons, music theory classes, and sight reading sessions to enhance their playing skills. In the afternoons and evenings, campers will participate in traditional recreational activities to enjoy the lake-front campus of NEMC. The session culminates with a final concert performance at the Bowl in the Pines. 

2024 Program dates:   NEMC Rehearsals Kids 3 1

July 29, 2024 - August 12, 2024


  • $3200 - financial aid is available

Admission Process:

  1. Register online through Accepted and submit $75 application fee
  2. Submit a playing sample and all required materials online.
  3. All campers are accepted until we reach our maximum enrollment of 50 campers. Playing samples will allow the conductor to choose repertoire for the session.

Playing Sample Requirements

  • One piece that shows the student's current level
  •  1, 2, or 3 octave scale of the musician's choice

Admission will be on a rolling, first come-first served basis.

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26 July Rehearsal 28Eligibility Requirements:

  • Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion
  • Ages 9-13 and entering grades 4-9 in Fall 2024
  • Musicians must have completed at least one full year of playing, either in private lessons or through a school string or band program.
  • At a minimum, candidates should demonstrate ease of playing in first position on all four strings and can proficiently read those notes: they may be working on shifting to higher positions.


  • Rehearsals Kidscello

2023 Faculty (2024 faculty to be announced!):


Bethany Niedbala

Program Coordinator


Carlos Barriento



Nevena Bojovic


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Emily Guarino



Dr. Diana Sanchez



Dr. Nicole Wright

Violin & Viola

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