Summer Camps, Classes, and Individual Instruction Make Summer Fun and Educational
Jazz Camp, Joy of Music, Licks and Riffs, Suzuki Track and More Music Camps to Choose From….
10% off summer camp for students enrolled during the school year at the Music School
and 5% off summer camp for each additional sibling registering for camp.
The Manchester Community Music School offers a number of summer music camps for kids age 3 and up! Our campers enjoy musical activities that are fun AND educational. Camper to Camp Counselor ratio is low, and all of our counselors are working musicians, music educators, and our own music school students.
The camp is run by Music School Faculty Member Piper Runnion-Bareford, and accomplished harpist and Suzuki music educator earning her Harp Performance, Royal College of Music in London; B.M., harp performance, Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Piper has run the camp program for three years and expanded its offerings and depth of programming.
Check out our entire list of camps on our 2013 Summer Camp Page. You can also download our 2013 Summer Camp Flyer (note – this flyer is not a complete listing of all camps.)
Summer Lessons, Classes, Music Therapy and Suzuki
Learn more about our Summer:
3:00PM on Sunday, April 7
Free and open to the public at Manchester Community Music School.
A donation of $5 per person and $20 per family is greatly appreciated.
Our program will give a taste of harp music past and present from Ireland, Scotland, Japan, France, England, Switzerland and the United States. Can the harp really sound like a cat? Come find out how the harp works and hear very different sounds and styles of playing. There will be an instrument demo, and a chance to try the harp at the end of the program.
Performers: Piper Runnion-Bareford, with the help of Music School students Felicia Walbridge
Saying Goodbye to One of our Founders: May Gruber
On March 4, Manchester lost a pillar of our community and the co-founder of our Music School…May Gruber. May passed away peacefully at 100 years old – just two days shy of her 101st birthday. May and her late husband Sam, founded the Music School nearly 30 years ago in 1983. We began as a small youth string orchestra, envisioned, created and supported by Sam and May. Through their vision and tenacity, our Music School came into being and has grown to one of the most thriving and largest arts organizations in the state.
To celebrate this, in August 2010, we were thrilled to rename the Recital Hall in honor of our founders. May was instrumental in the design of the beautiful art installation outside the Recital Hall, and she was thrilled to see the growth that had sprung from the seeds she and Sam planted and sowed years ago. May and dozens of her family members were present for the dedication of the Sam and May Gruber Recital Hall. This was truly a celebration of their legacy, and of the world of music education they founded. Faculty, students, present and former Board members made touching remarks, followed by a combined faculty and student String Quartet performance of Quartet in C Major (The Dissonant Quartet) by Mozart .
May left a legacy through the many nonprofit organizations she was involved with, her employment of thousands of people through Pandora and a life filled with adventures and innovation. We are forever grateful for May and Sam’s passion for music education, their vision for the future and their legacy which is alive and well in the beautiful music created every day by our students and faculty.