V.com weekend vote: Are you considering an online summer music camp for yourself and/or your children?

June 5, 2020, 6:06 PM · Earlier this week, Violinist.com launched its first directory of online music camps. Offerings range from violin audition intensives, to Suzuki workshops, to Scottish fiddle music, to "learn the viola" and more. There seems to be something wonderful for every age and skill level.

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And while we’ll all certainly miss the camaraderie and enthusiasm of a face-to-face experience, there are certain advantages to the online format. For starters, costs are generally lower, travel isn’t involved, and, because of these factors, violinists, violists and cellist might be able to take advantage of more than one camp this summer.

We’d like to hear what you’re considering this summer. Please pick the answer below that most closely corresponds to your choice. If you’re planning to take a camp that is outside your primary area of study and move into something new (for example, maybe a camp specializing in Celtic music or improvisation), be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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June 6, 2020 at 10:37 PM · I'm thinking about one of the camps for adult learners and perhaps a different genre, like Celtic.

June 6, 2020 at 11:48 PM · I am definitely looking for something for my grandkids. I'm drawn to the shorter, one-week programs.

June 7, 2020 at 01:11 AM · I am not considering an online summer music camp for myself. However, my daughter (who is an adult now) went to a marvelous summer music and arts camp for many years, Usdan Camp for the Arts here on Long Island and if she were still young I would absolutely consider an online music camp for her, hopefully still Usdan. I also went to a marvelous music and arts camp, Buck's Rock Performing & Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT and I certainly would register for their online camp if there was one.

June 7, 2020 at 11:06 AM · I've often thought I might like to participate in a chamber music camp, but I haven't yet been able to get away for one. I would be curious to know how a chamber music camp would work online, though, and if there are any being offered that way this year. Maybe violinist.com will cover some of them if they are!

June 7, 2020 at 01:37 PM · I'm doing an online weeklong summer camp, even though I'm the oldest participant in the group. It's with teachers that I want to work with, so that's all that matters to me. I'm also continuing with attending biweekly workshops at a local music school - which has been online for a couple of months and continues to be online for who knows how long.

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