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Music for All Summer Symposium redefines summer camp experience for students, directors

Camp gets 100% recommendation rating from last year's student participants

Music for All Summer Symposium logo MAY 6, 2011 — Music for All's Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, is the nation's most comprehensive summer music camp for high school band and orchestra students, and for high school and middle school directors. The camp delivers a broad range of learning opportunities with divisions focused on marching band, concert band, jazz band, orchestra, percussion, color guard and drum majors.

The 2011 Summer Symposium will take place June 20-25 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. A special Leadership Weekend Experience takes place June 18-20.

Each evening features a live concert or event by renowned performing groups showcasing an exciting range of genres. Artists performing in 2011 include Jon McLaughlin, members of Time for Three, and The Volunteers. The final event will be DCI Central Indiana featuring top drum and bugle corps including Blue Stars, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Glassmen, Madison Scouts, Pioneer, Teal Sound and Troopers. Students participating in the Summer Symposium's marching band track will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with Carolina Crown.

Music For All logo The camp has opportunities for directors as well as students. The McCormick's Enterprises Directors' Academy allows directors to recharge and work with leading educators and experts in all aspects of music education. The Directors' Academy includes a track for high school directors, middle school/young teachers, color guard instructors and drum instructors.

Last year's Summer Symposium received nearly unanimous positive feedback. Music for All asked participants and their families about their experience: 97% of parents, 99% of directors and 100% of students would recommend it.

Get complete registration details at Register by May 21 to avoid late fees.

Music For All Summer Symposium Highlights Video

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Music for All (MFA) uniquely combines regional and national music-event programming with awareness campaigns and advocacy aimed at expanding access to music in schools and communities. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, MFA's programs include 25-plus annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National marching band championships, Regional marching band championships across the country, the Music for All National Festival and the Music for All Summer Symposium. Learn more at

Source material and images courtesy of Music For All.

Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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