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Welcome to Your Summer Solution

Crescendo Music Camp is a fun and fulfilling solution to your child’s summer, culminating with a virtual performance, digital recording, or online podcast!



What We Provide

Crescendo Music Camp (CMC) is a virtual day camp open to students entering grades 5 - 12.


This summer we're offering two 5-week sessions, with weekly classes in performance, arranging and songwriting, music theory and composition, or music podcasting, all taught by musicians trained at top music schools.  

 

At CMC we begin each week with a full "camp assembly." These short, engaging Zoom calls are led by music experts presenting ideas that are useful and interesting for all ages and skill levels. Our camp days are dedicated to individualized classes where students work one on one with instructors to produce fully fledged projects by the end of their 5-week session. Instructors are trained to work at the student's level and pace, so your child can experience success in any class they choose, regardless of their prior experience.


Each five-week session culminates in a recital and sharing of projects. The performances will take place via Zoom and all students will receive a quality digital recording at the conclusion of the session.


Depending on the concentration area chosen, the student will have the opportunity to either practice and perform songs, write and record their own songs, or create and record a polished podcast!

Concentrations

Performance

Arranging and Songwriting

Arranging and Songwriting

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Most similar to traditional lessons, students select a focus of either Classical, Jazz, or Pop. They'll have a weekly 30 minute group session teaching new performance techniques, as well as two focused 45 minute individual lessons to improve tone, technique, and practice methods as they prepare for their recital performance at the end of their 5th week of camp. 

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For beginner to advanced students. Instruments offered include flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba, guitar, piano, drums, bass, ukulele, and voice.

Arranging and Songwriting

Arranging and Songwriting

Arranging and Songwriting

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Students will write their own song in a no-fear progression that takes them from drafting and lyric writing to performing and recording their own song in just over a month. They'll have a weekly 30 minute group session teaching the core concepts of arranging, as well as two 45 minute individual sessions to work on their song. Outside of class sessions, they'll have creative tasks and simple practice assignments to develop ideas for their arrangements.

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For beginner to advanced students.

Composition and Music Theory

Composition and Music Theory

Composition and Music Theory

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In this session, students will break down the barriers to music theory in a fun and engaging process, finishing with their very own music composition! They'll have a weekly 30 minute group session focused on the core concepts of composition and theory, as well as two 45 minute individual sessions to work on their composition. They will finish with a better understanding of theory and a finalized piece. All skill levels are welcome. Especially useful for students preparing for AP or college classes

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For beginner to advanced students.

Music Podcasting

Composition and Music Theory

Composition and Music Theory

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Choose the musician, band or era of your liking and take a deeper dive into figuring out what makes them so great. Students will have a weekly 30 minute group session focused on the keys to a successful podcast, as well as two 45 minute individual sessions to work on their writing and performance. At the end of the session, you'll present your findings in a highly polished, digitally recorded podcast complete with your own musical intro. 

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For beginner to advanced students.

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 Your child is minutes away from a rewarding experience for their summer. Fill out this form to give them a summer they won't forget! 

Testimonials

"Great Experience!"

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

"An amazing teacher!"

"Joe has worked with me a lot about tone and musicality, and it has improved my sound a lot! I have grown in technical skill, tonality, dynamical skill, and overall musical skill because of these lessons. He is a great teacher!"


-Caedmon, student since 2018

"An amazing teacher!"

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

"An amazing teacher!"

 "Joe is an amazing teacher who uses interactive lessons to strengthen fundamentals, allowing work on more advanced technique and skills. Joe catered well to my playing and learning styles too, helping me play what I like, and learn more about myself as a musician. I took online classes with him, and only saw improvement."


-Nicholas, video student from Tanzania

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

 "Joe not only is incredibly passionate about teaching and playing, but teaches in an engaging way so that students feel good about what they're playing. Joe helped me find and target the areas I was struggling the most in. My lessons with him helped me to grow both as a person and as a musician."


-Mary, student since 2019 

"Fun and Challenging"

"Fun and Challenging"

"Incredibly passionate about teaching"

 "Joe Winslow is an emerging trendsetter in the world of music education.  He is able to engage the 21st-century music student merging his experiences in both classical and jazz music.  Joe is able to prescribe unique music experiences for each pupil making each lesson fun and challenging.  Your child will be off to a great start with music study with Joe Winslow." 


- Dr. William L. Lake, Jr., Associate Director of Bands - Crane School of Music  

"Outstanding Mentor"

"Fun and Challenging"

"Outstanding Mentor"

"Joe Winslow is an outstanding musician and role model for any person (young or old) interested in expanding their musical horizons. His voracious musical appetite and high musical standards made him an outstanding mentor. 


I enthusiastically endorse Joe’s teaching!"


- Dr. Casey Grev, Assistant Professor of Saxophone - Crane School of Music

Sessions and Cost

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