NEMC's Covid-19 Safety Protocols Featured in The Medium
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.
Working 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.
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!”
NEMC Announces Coordinators for New Intensives
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.
NEMC Announces New Programming for Summer 2020
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
New 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.