Symphony in C Announces Summer Symphony Camp, August 9-21, 2010
March 05, 2010 (Camden, NJ) – Symphony in C and Campbell Soup Foundation announce the Seventh Souper Symphony Summer Camp to be held from August 9th through the 21st , 8:30 am-12:30 pm. A culminating Summer Symphony Concert will showcase the teen’s accomplishments on Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 pm in the Gordon Theater. The camp will take place in the Fine Arts Building on the Rutgers University Camden Campus.
This is the seventh year for the Souper Symphony Summer Camp and it will be open to students studying string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments who will be entering grades 6 – 12 in Fall 2010. Musicians will receive private lessons from Symphony in C’s professional musicians and participate in side-by-side rehearsals with their teachers, as the students prepare for their end-of-camp Grand Finale Performance. Students will be active in preparation for a performance, with daily lessons designed to enhance musical skills for aspring musicians, such as melodic memory, intonation, instrumental technique, improvisation, and ear development. The generosity of The Campbell’s Soup Foundation offers Symphony in C the ability to provide all campers with the music and book materials they will need for the camp, as well as a recording of the final concert. Campbell Soup Foundation has supported the camp since 2004, its year of inception.
Paul Bryan, an alumnus of Symphony in C’s Professional Development Program, who has served as Director of Summer Symphony Camp since it began in 2004, returns to direct the camp once again. Mr. Bryan is a faculty member at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and the Artistic Coordinator and Conductor of Bravo Brass, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s brass ensemble program. Mr. Bryan also served previously as Director of Bands at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia and a faculty member at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival & Institute in Oneonta, New York. Mr. Bryan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University.
This program made possible in part by funds from Campbell’s Soup Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Lockheed Martin, Subaru of America and the William G. Rohrer Charitable Trust. Symphony in C is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA).