Summer in the City
Due to the ongoing public health concern, the SJSU School of Music & Dance regrettably has to cancel the SJSU Summer in the City - Music Camps for 2020. We hope you all join us next summer so we can continue making music and memories together! As a gesture of good faith, we will honor all 2020 Scholarships for the SITC 2021 Year.
Please consider making your deposit as a donation to the Summer In The City Music Camps, or you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund. If you have not contacted us by June 30, 2020, we will assume your deposit is a donation. Thank you again and please stay safe.
Summer in the City - General Information
The Summer in the City Camp at San José State University was established in 2007 to offer junior high and high school students a week of musical immersion and social interaction with one another. Young musicians have the opportunity to work with instructors from San José State University School of Music and Dance as well as renowned musicians from across the country. Campers participate daily in one primary ensemble (choir, band, or orchestra) led by distinguished conductors. Campers also attend sectional rehearsals, participate in a chamber ensemble (small ensemble), and select one or two elective classes to take for the week. Evening concerts and recitals throughout the week round out a full week of stimulating music activity.
Summer in the City camp staff work closely with campers to enhance each student's understanding and proficiency in his or her specialized areas of interest. Every primary ensemble and chamber ensemble performs a concert at the end of the week. The Friday evening performance includes the chamber recital and Jazz Band concert. The Saturday final performance provides campers the opportunity to enjoy and share the results of their hard work with each other as well as friends and family! In addition, campers are encouraged to perform for their peers in the annual camp solo competition and camp variety show.