Summer Camps 2018

Join the Center for Irish Music for a camp this summer! IMG 1684

This summer, we are offering fun and educational music camps to cater to new and experienced students alike. With a central location at The Celtic Junction, near to the beautiful Newell Park, many CIM camps include a daily jaunt outside to relax in the fresh summer air.

CIM ensemble students will be perform at the Irish Fair of Minnesota on Harriet Island on the week of August 11-13th.  In place of the "Summer Performance Camp", we are running our regular ensembles throughout the summer, at the same weekly times as the spring term.  We are also running an Ensemble Summer Camp from July 23-27th.  

2018 CIM Summer Camps

Exploring Irish Music - Ages 4-7

June 11-15 | M-F | 9:00am-12:00pm (3 hours/day)
Cost: $149 before June 1st / $165 after June 1st
Instructor:  Becca Michaelson

This camp is designed specifically for early music and movement development. Campers will be introduced to the wonderful world of Irish music and tradition through stories, song, dance and play. The week will be filled with activities that ignite imagination, foster creativity, and build skills for future musicians. With an opportunity to try real instruments, campers will showcase their new skills for parents at the end of the week.

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Introduction to Irish Music - Ages 11-14

August 13-17, M-F, 9:00am-12:00pm (3 hours/day)
Cost:  $149 before June 1st / $160 after June 1st
Instructor:  Danielle Enblom


A one-week music immersion where kids who share a passion or curiosity for Irish music come together to explore melody, movement, and rhythm. The instructor, Danielle Enblom is a music and dance teacher, as well as an elementary school teacher at the City of Lakes Waldorf School. Her children's programs are designed to engage students in learning opportunities that will indulge and excite their creative spirit while teaching skills that build well rounded musicians. Throughout the week campers will explore Irish song, various forms of step dance, the Irish bodhran, and the Irish tin whistle

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Introduction to Irish Harp - Ages 8-12

July 16-20 | M-F | 9:30am-11:30am (2 hours/day)
Cost: $130 before June 1st / $150 after June 1st
Instructor:  Mattie Ernst

Learn all about the harp, one of Ireland's oldest instruments! This camp is for new and current students with no prior harp experience. Students will learn to play tunes and accompany songs while learning about the history of the instrument. Music, games and other fun activities will provide an opportunity to learn basic technique as well and rhythm and ear-training skills valuable to any Irish musician!

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Ensemble Summer Camp - Ages 10-18

July 23-27 | M-F | 9:00am-1:00pm (4 hours/day)
Cost: $195 before June 1st / $205 after June 1st
Instructors:  Norah Rendell, Mary Vanorny & more!

Calling ALL youth ensemble members and anyone who is interested in being in one some time in the future at the Center for Irish Music! This camp will include sessions, a new tune each day, guided listening, trad youtube videos and more sessions....! Bring your bag lunch and we'll take a jaunt over to Newell park for lunch each day, weather-permitting.

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