Island Digital Arts Inc. will hold the Big Island 2012 Summer Music Camp from July 8-21 at the Bamboo Oasis in Pahoa.
The camp includes six-nights lodging, three meals per day plus snack, a yoga class in the morning, a hip array of music classes, workshops and jams headed by working professional artists, plus outings to hot ponds, tide pools and other natural wonders located near the Bamboo Oasis.
The curriculum offers a basic introduction to classic jazz and blues repertoire and highlights its many influences in all styles of music.
The schedule also includes fun and creative song writing workshops and rock ensembles where the students can explore more contemporary trends in music. Campers have been invited to join a traditional kanikapila (Hawaiian jam session).
For more information and for registration forms, visit http://www.iDigArt.org, or call (808) 982-8418.
Campers will be guided in repertoire preparation as well as in proper performance and engagement etiquette for the Hawaiian music session.
The program was kick-started by jazz singer Elena Welch and will feature instructors Kelly Park, David Landon, Bruce David, Andy Andrews, Brian McCree, Jr. Volcano Choy, Bill Noble, Sherri Thal, Kauilani Trainer and Welch.
“I have seen the transformative powers of music that become amplified in this immersion-style retreat setting,” Welch said.
Session I (Ages 10-13)
4 p.m. Sunday, July 8 to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Session II (Ages 14-18)
4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21
A final performance, which is open to parents and the public, is scheduled for Session I at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and for Session II at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.
The cost of the program is $650 kamaaina rate and $850 for mainland visitor campers. Enrollment is limited.
Sponsors include: Aloha Hills Kona Coffee co-owners Randy and Gail Bohannon; The Big Island Jazz and Blues Society; and Dr. Christopher Linden and Rosemary Linden of Linden Family Medicine Clinic.
Hawaii 2012 Summer Music Camp is committed to making this program available to all interested students. Sponsors and scholarships are needed. Contact 808-982-8418 or send an email to info@iDigArt.org.
Island Digital Arts Inc. is a nonprofit corporation founded for arts education. The goal of the corporation is to create programs in all mediums of art where courses are structured as vocational workshops guided by working professional artists.