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NEMC Core Sessions
NEMC Intensive
Full Season
June 27 - July 26
July 26 - August 9
(Chamber Music Intensive, Jazz Intensive, Musical Theater College
Prep Intensive, & Prelude String Orchestra Camp)
June 27 - August 9

Chamber Music Intensive
July 26 - August 9, 2021

Afternoon Recreation

Afternoon Recreation

Afternoon Recreation

Weekend Performances

Weekend Performances

Weekend Performances

Life-Long Friendship

Life-Long Friendship

Life-Long Friendship

Summer Camp Traditions

Summer Camp Traditions

Summer Camp Traditions

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Experience the magic of NEMC!

Orchestra, Band, Choral, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Chamber Music, Piano, Classical Guitar, and more!

New England Music Camp is located on a pristine 40-acre lakeside campus in Sidney, Maine. For over 80 years, students have been enriched by our unique program which emphasizes a balance of musical gains and personal and social growth. At NEMC, students design an individualized schedule of classes and recreation to meet their interests and personal needs. Our 1:4 professional faculty-to-student ratio gives campers many opportunities for daily coaching and side-by-side instruction. Every student receives two half-hour private lessons each week with the option to add more.  This summer is your time to join 180 students each session from across the country (and the world) and experience the “magic of NEMC”!

New England Music Camp cultivates an encouraging and safe community where all students excel musically and socially. 


NEMC's Covid-19 Safety Protocols Featured in The Medium

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New England Music Camp's Covid-19 response and summer protocols were recently feature in The Medium in an article written by Camp Doctor, Dr. Rebecca Weintraub and Ariadne Labs. Following the closure of our normal camp season, NEMC was able to host a small in-person Chamber Music Intensive the first two weeks of August.

Rebecca Weintraub 300x300Working with Dr. Weintraub, NEMC was able to set a series of protocols that ranged from campers self-quarantining and testing prior to arrival, masks wearing while indoors, outdoor rehearsals and activities, and daily temperature checks and health screenings. These protocols led to a safe and successful camp that NEMC is looking forward to expanding on next summer for the 85th season. 

We cannot thank Dr. Weintraub enough for her guidance and support this summer and for her continued leadership in the fight against Covid-19. 

To read Dr. Weintraub's article Click Here

New England Music Camp Announces The Greenberg Scholarship

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In memory of Jeffrey, Susan, and Lily Greenberg, long-time supporters of the arts and music education, New England Music Camp announces the addition of the The Greenberg Scholarship. This scholarship will provide full tuition to one (or more if possible) deserving BIPOC student(s) based on both need and merit. 

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NEMC Alumnus, Steve McClure Performs with first LGBTQ+ band

to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 




Steve McClure, an NEMC alumnus from 1958-62, shared this exciting news in the midst of 2020’s crazy and unique Thanksgiving celebrations:

“We're overjoyed to announce that the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps will play in the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 26. We’ve been holding (socially distanced!) outdoor rehearsals and taking all necessary medical protocols to ensure we make it to Thanksgiving in the best of health, ready to play for the performance of a lifetime and our biggest audience yet--over 50 million television viewers! The LGBAC has the honor of being one of the performers representing our city that has been through so much this year. And we are honored to be the first LGBTQ+ band ever to march in the parade, since its start in 1924. Tune in on Thanksgiving morning as we make history!”


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NEMC Announces Coordinators for New Intensives

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New England Music Camp is thrilled to announce the program coordinators for the new two-week intensive programs. Bethany Niedbala will be expanding her role to include coordination of the Prelude String Orchestra Camp, Jo-Ann Sternberg will continue as coordinator of the Chamber Music Intensive, Wayne DuMaine will join NEMC as the coordinator of the Jazz Intensive, and Stephen Agosto will be leading the Musical Theater College Prep Intensive. Each brings extensive years of experience to NEMC and we are looking forward to working with each of them! The Intensives will run from July 26, 2021 to August 9, 2021.

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NEMC Announces New Programming for Summer 2021


NEMC is thrilled to announce several new and exciting programs for Summer 2021!  We are extremely excited with these changes for next year and believe this will allow us to offer both our successful and traditional camp program, while also introducing some additions to our summer camps. NEMC will now offer one four-week NEMC core camp program, followed by four, two-week intensive camp programs designed to meet the changing and increasing needs of students in certain areas of specialty: The Chamber Music Intensive, Jazz Intensive, Musical Theater College Prep Intensive, and the Prelude String Orchestra Camp

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 NEMC Camper & Alum, Ethan Resnik,
named to upcoming NPR’s live recording of From The Top

phoca thumb l banquetsession2 08 11 56New England Music Camp is thrilled to announce that 2019 camper, Ethan Resnik, has been named to NPR’s live recording program From The Top for their upcoming recording on November 2 in Morristown, NJ.

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“My son had a wonderful experience. The teaching was top notch and it has really motivated and prepared him as he enters high school. In fact, we are signing him up for next year! ”

-NEMC Parent