Welcome to the 11th ANNUAL RENDITION of SCORE -
the Summer Chorus Orchestra and Rhythm Extravaganza!
Throughout each week of our program, music students of all levels and backgrounds will explore a diverse array of music, build lasting friendships, and learn to grow together as musicians and as human beings.
This year, SCORE 2020 will be held from:
Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th!
SCORE happens on the beautiful campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and all classes and performances take place in and around the Kenan Music Building.
SCORE is primarily catered to string and piano students, but we are open to the inclusion of all instruments - please contact us for more information!
SCORE is designed for students ages 8 - 14 (please contact us if you have a younger student who you feel may be an exception) who have preferably had at least one year of music instruction or experience. Students spend their days in classes learning to play in an array of musical styles and with varying techniques.
We also have opportunities for a limited number of older students to earn community service hours working side-by-side with campers as counselors and mentors. More advanced instruction is provided to these participants as a part of the Mentor Program. Please see details regarding this program here.
Some of the classes we offer at SCORE include:
Orchestra: students collaborate alongside one another as they create music with their mentors and peers in a large orchestral setting. Classical and popular music for orchestra is studied and performed under the primary instruction of Matt Chicurel.
Eurhythmics: in a large group, students break down the fundamentals of rhythm and explore the ways in which it manifests itself in every-day life. This reinterpretation of group music studies is based on the education methods of Emile Jacques-Dalcroze, and can be read about in more detail here. Trained in eurhythmics pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Emi Mizobuchi leads this class and can answer any questions about the method via email.
Chorus: as a camp, all students sing together in unison, in canon, and in harmony, with the guidance and instruction of our faculty members. Campers can expect to start each day with some vocal warm-up activities to bring alertness to the body and to establish a musically-aware learning atmosphere.
Jazz Invention: students learn to improvise on their instruments in a variety of styles, focusing on the harmonic progressions typical of jazz music. Pianist and composer Erich Lieth will guide students along their journey to creatively and freely expressing themselves through music.
African Drumming: students have the chance to explore a more visceral side of rhythm as they work alongside the one and only Braima Mowai to create music using wooden drums from Africa. This opportunity to experience a new form of expression allows for students to open their minds to new musical sounds and ways to collaborate with one another.
SCORE is not a strictly traditional music camp. We pride ourselves on being accessible to students of all abilities and backgrounds, and on offering guidance in a multi-faceted exploration of the music world.
As an organization, SCORE is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing a fun, safe and enriching musical experience for all. We would love for you to become a part of our SCORE family!
For information on how to register, please click here.
If you have any other questions, please click here.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Example of a Typical Day at SCORE:
9:15-9:55 Large Ensembles
1:05-1:45 Instrument Class
2:35-3:00 End-of-Day Concert
Students are expected to bring their instrument(s), a snack, and a lunch to camp each day.
This year will also feature several faculty and mentor performances; more information coming soon!