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Virtual Camp 2020

Chamber Music Intensive
August 3-14, 2020

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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 Announces New Executive Head Chef

Chef Tim

Chef Tim, as he will be known, will be bringing his culinary expertise to all of  Snow Pond Center for the Arts events including its tasting menus, farm to table dinners, holiday menus, and all of the concerts and special events. Chef Tim will also be curating and overseeing the menus for all of Snow Pond’s core summer programs including the New England Music Camp, the Snow Pond  Music Festival and the New England Adult Music Camp. 

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New England Music Camp is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman as conductor of First Session Chorale and Nicholas Pignataro as conductor of Second Session Concert Band. They will be joining current conductors Michael McCarthy (second session chorale) and Chris Burkhart (first session concert band) in these respective roles. 

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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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New England Music Camp is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Kraemer and Jeri Lynne Johnson who will be conducting the NEMC Symphony Orchestra (First and Second Session respectively) this summer.

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Michael McCarthyNew England Music Camp is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael McCarthy to the position of Dean of Faculty. Michael has been on the faculty as a conductor and instructor for almost 30 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this new, year-round position. He will work with Music Director Bill Tortolano and the camp administration to prepare and revise academic program plans, and develop strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of those programs. Additionally, he will assist in the articulation of policies and procedures of the music education programs at NEMC. Michael will work with Bill and the camp directors to maintain effective communication between the campers, faculty, and administration during the summer season. He will also continue to conduct the NEMC Chorale for one session each summer, and teach appropriate classes within the curriculum. Please join us in congratulating Michael as begins this new adventure at NEMC.

Allen C ThompsonIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our own. Allen C. Thompson died on November 17th at home surrounded by family. Allen was a long time member of the New England Music Camp and Snow Pond Center for the Arts Family. Donations may be made in his memory to the Allen C. Thompson Endowed Scholarship Fund and full obituary can be read here.


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I loved the freedom

“I loved the freedom to practice my instrument as much or as little as I felt was necessary because I grew as a musician and also learned independence and time management.”

-NEMC Camper