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15
Jul
2024
Drum Camp

July 15, 2024 8:00 am - July 19, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

altRhythm is an essential component of most kinds of music and drummers are invaluable to many kinds of musical groups. Not only do drummers set the timing and pacing of a song (and help other musicians keep with the beat), they also contribute to its feeling, movement and formal composition.

The CMC Atlanta Drum Camp immerses students in a week long program focused on drum technique and musical expression. Students start by getting to know the drum set itself, and they learn how to identify its components, properly assemble, disassemble and set up a kit. The camp curriculum also focuses on stick technique, because whether just beginning or playing for years, stick technique can always be improved upon. Kick pedal technique and basic coordination are included in our studies, too.

While we emphasize by rote learning and feeling rhythmic flow on the drum kit, notation is also a key area of concentration because basic to more advanced rhythmic reading and application is crucial for any drummer, whether they are playing a single surface, pad or snare drum, or splitting rhythms and reading them over an entire drum set with all four limbs.

Finally, Drum Camp also introduces students to a variety of drum styles. To be a versatile musician on the drum set is to learn, listen and investigate many styles of music and the grooves and patterns specific to those styles. Rock, funk, shuffle, swing, reggae, Afro-cuban, blues, second line, drum corps, among many others, all incorporate different musical approaches. Through listening to, learning about, and playing great music, we ourselves can learn from our heroes and keep pushing to create, innovate, and strive to hone our craft as music makers.

Since we group by age and skill level, beginners and more experienced students alike are welcome.

Please note: no camp July 4








15
Jul
2024
Video Game Music Camp 1

July 15, 2024 8:00 am - July 19, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

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Calling all young adventurers in grades K-5! Get ready to embark on an epic musical journey at Video Game Music Camp. Discover the captivating melodies and rhythms that have enchanted gamers for over 30 years on a variety of platforms, from Atari and Nintendo to PlayStation and iPad. Unleash your creativity as you explore composers, identify common themes, and learn about the revolutionary games that pushed video game music and sound to new limits.

Our Video Game Music Camp is a fun-filled week of music-making inspired by popular video game themes, melodies and sound effects. Students will sing, drum, and play games that promote musical skills and concepts. While we won't spend the week playing video games, the musical themes and sound scapes from video games will be our focus repertoire for group projects and private lessons alike. Learn themes from the Legends of Zelda, use acoustic and digital sound banks to create sound effects for character action, write Simlish poetry, create original bumper music with peers and faculty. 

Join us for an immersive experience where you'll dive deep into the world of video game music. Interactive challenges and age-appropriate content and daily schedule ensure a perfect blend of learning and fun. Become a musical hero in the world of video games!  Camp includes private lesson on the instrument of choice.  Beginners and more experienced students welcome.








15
Jul
2024
Summer Performance Workshops

July 15, 2024 9:00 am - July 19, 2024 4:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

Contemporary Music Performance Workshop (CMP Workshop) and Studio 5 Production Workshop  

  • Session 1, CMP Workshop all day, CMC L5P: June 03-07 
  • Session 2,CMP Workshop all day, CMC L5P:  June 10-14

    SHOWCASE 1: June 14

  • Session 3, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: June 17-21
  • Session 4, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: June 24-28

    SHOWCASE 2: June 28 

  • Session 5, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 8-12
  • Session 6, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 15-19
  • Session 7, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 22-26

    SHOWCASE 3: July 26 - listening sessions and performances







22
Jul
2024
Piano Camp 3

July 22, 2024 8:00 am - July 26, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

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All things piano. Classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, the piano has occupied a central role in many styles of music since its invention by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy around the year 1700. It’s also been a focal point of musical education for American children since the mid 1800s.

CMC Atlanta Piano Camp provides beginners and more experienced players alike the opportunity to develop both playing skills and musical understanding and awareness. Through a mix of private lessons and group activities (singing, drumming, arts and crafts, theory games and projects), students will learn good technique, build their knowledge of the fundamentals of music, and tackle a couple of age and skill appropriate compositions. Piano Camp also includes introduction of historical repertoire (from virtuosic to famous pieces, like Fur Elise, that most piano students learn along the way), lessons in how the piano works, projects that introduce important composers for the instrument (from Muzio Clementi to Mozart, Chopin, to Thelonious Monk and Elton John), and live performances by CMC Atlanta Artist Resident Teachers.

For beginners, we gear the curriculum to laying a firm foundation to support playing and continued study after camp. For more experienced players, we introduce new solo and collaborative pieces, more advanced concepts, and teach improvisation, a skill overlooked in many piano studios. When it comes to improvisation, even experienced students mostly start from scratch when they come to our camp, and most students enjoy having this world of artistic expression opened for them in an encouraging setting. 

Students divided by age and skill level. Beginners and more experienced students welcome.








22
Jul
2024
Summer Performance Workshops

July 22, 2024 9:00 am - July 26, 2024 4:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

Contemporary Music Performance Workshop (CMP Workshop) and Studio 5 Production Workshop  

  • Session 1, CMP Workshop all day, CMC L5P: June 03-07 
  • Session 2,CMP Workshop all day, CMC L5P:  June 10-14

    SHOWCASE 1: June 14

  • Session 3, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: June 17-21
  • Session 4, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: June 24-28

    SHOWCASE 2: June 28 

  • Session 5, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 8-12
  • Session 6, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 15-19
  • Session 7, CMP Workshop mornings, Studio 5 afternoons, CMC L5P: July 22-26

    SHOWCASE 3: July 26 - listening sessions and performances







29
Jul
2024
Music Theory Boot Camp

July 29, 2024 12:00 am - August 02, 2024 6:00 am

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

More information coming soon!








14
Oct
2024
Video Game Music Camp 2

October 14, 2024 8:00 am - October 18, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

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Calling all young adventurers in grades K-5! Get ready to embark on an epic musical journey at Video Game Music Camp. Discover the captivating melodies and rhythms that have enchanted gamers for over 30 years on a variety of platforms, from Atari and Nintendo to PlayStation and iPad. Unleash your creativity as you explore composers, identify common themes, and learn about the revolutionary games that pushed video game music and sound to new limits.

Our Video Game Music Camp is a fun-filled week of music-making inspired by popular video game themes, melodies and sound effects. Students will sing, drum, and play games that promote musical skills and concepts. While we won't spend the week playing video games, the musical themes and sound scapes from video games will be our focus repertoire for group projects and private lessons alike. Learn themes from the Legends of Zelda, use acoustic and digital sound banks to create sound effects for character action, write Simlish poetry, create original bumper music with peers and faculty. 

Join us for an immersive experience where you'll dive deep into the world of video game music. Interactive challenges and age-appropriate content and daily schedule ensure a perfect blend of learning and fun. Become a musical hero in the world of video games!  Camp includes private lesson on the instrument of choice.  Beginners and more experienced students welcome.








25
Nov
2024
Thanksgiving Break Wizard's Music Academy

November 25, 2024 8:00 am - November 26, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA








20
Dec
2024
Polar Express Camp

December 20, 2024 12:00 am - 6:00 am

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA








23
Dec
2024
Polar Express Camp

December 23, 2024 12:00 am - 6:00 am

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CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA








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  • Who is eligible? +

    Day Camps are designed for students in rising grades K-5.  We divide campers by age and skill, so we welcome absolute beginners and more advanced students alike.  Please note:  if you're looking for programs for older students, please visit the summary of programs for middle and high school students.  You'll find information and the online registration there for students grade 6-8 and 9-12.  
  • Where? +

    We offer Day Camps for Kids at three CMC Atlanta locations: CMC Little 5 Points CMC Decatur CMC Dunwoody
  • When? +

    We offer camps year round just about any time local schools are closed.  Our Summer Day Camps start right after Memorial Day and run through the beginning of August.  Full Day Camp is available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Half Day is also available, morning of afternoon.  Half Day is 8:00 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  To see specific themes and activities by week, please consult our Day Camp Theme Catalog (to the left and below) and the Schedule (also below).    
  • How much? +

    Day Camp tuition for grades K-5 ranges from $320 to $425 per week for full day attendance.  Half Day attendance (morning or afternoon) ranges from $225 to $300 per week.   Camp theme activities run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Free extended day allows for drop off as early as 8:00 am and pick up ends at 6:00 pm.  Full Day enrollment allows for drop off as early as 8 am and pick up as late as 6 pm.  Half Day Morning drop off begins at 8:00 am and pick up by 12:30 pm.  Half Day Afternoon drop off begins Read More
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Day Pass

Sometimes parents don't want or need to enroll a student in full or half day camp for a full week.  In this situation, we offer Music School Day Passes, which allow for a day of camp attendance on chosen days:

  • Full Day Pass, $85 per day, drop off begins at 8 am, pickup ends at 6 pm
  • Half Day Pass $60 per day, morning or afternoon 

To purchase Day Passes, simply fill out the Day Camp Registration Form and choose from among the Music School Day Pass options provided.  

After making your payment, you can register to use the Music School Day Pass for any day, in any camp, at any location for up to one year, with limits.  IMPORTANT!  Please note:  Music School Day Pass spots are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  Spots are reserved by purchase, payment and then completion of the Music School Day Pass portion of the Day Camp Registration Form.  With rare exception, we require 24 hours notice of a parent's intent to use a Music School Day Pass.  The more advance notice you provide by completing the form, the more likely it is there will be a spot open for a student.  You should assume that your enrollment dates are accepted once you receive a confirmation message from a CMC Atlanta Director or authorized faculty member.             

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