Looking for an out-of-this-world experience for your children this summer (July-August 2018)?


Look no further. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint has announced their 6th annual summer camp schedule and this year it has a Star Wars’ based theme that all kids will love: Galactic Journey.

“We’re looking forward to taking music to a whole new level,” MCS executive director Karin Wedemeyer said. “Maybe even to a whole new universe! The exciting thing is that this spacey, galactic theme will be incorporated into the music, concerts and general events of the week.”


Children eight years old and older are encouraged to drop their lightsabers and pick up sheet music or a script for a lifetime experience that will broaden their knowledge while becoming a Jedi of performing arts. These stars will brighten up the earth at recitals concluding each camp.

“Prices range from $95 to $145 for a week of camp and early bird registration $10 discount is open until March 9. As always, scholarships are available,” Wedemeyer said.


The summer schedule is as follows:


Fiddle Camp

July 9-20, 9 a.m. to Noon

For the love of fiddle – fiddlin’ around! Explore the many different styles of fiddling such as contest fiddling, bluegrass, swing, celtic, and more.  Practice back up techniques and perform fun show tricks. This camp is open to all ages with experience on the violin or fiddle.

Theater Camp

July 9-20, from 9 a.m. to Noon

Your kids have a flair for the dramatic? This camp will teach them to stand on stage and perform for an audience while having fun and collaborating with other kids who share their passion and creativity. Camp ends with a performance on July 20.

Piano Camp

July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to Noon

Teacher Recommendation Required (May 1st Registration Deadline)

Instructors: Melody Puller & John Fitzgerald

If your child would like to learn to play a duet, or participate as part of a piano ensemble this camp is for them. Sign them up for this versatile group style piano class. Campers will perform at a capstone piano concert on July 20.

Voice Camp

July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to Noon

Singers will make new musical friends, while improving their singing skills. They’ll learn to sing in a variety of musical styles, with harmonies, and perform in a final celebration concert at the end of the week.

Orchestra Camp Half or Full Day

August 6-10, 9 a.m. to Noon or 2:30 p.m.

Your child will want to join us for the 6th annual MCS International Youth Orchestra Camp. This year features the return of guest conductor (our executive director, Karin Wedemeyer calls him “the return of the Jedi”) Dr. Philip Baldwin, Director of the Spokane Youth Symphony. Bringing together regional and international musicians from Mexico, this international youth orchestra also reaches across borders. Daily practice, advanced ensembles, and master classes culminate in a finale concert on August 10 at the Panida Theater.

(Full Day Orchestra Camp includes advanced ensemble or afternoon crafts with artists from Creations of Sandpoint  and lessons in Djembe drumming.)



Sign up today to make sure your children get the chance to advance their skills beyond this galaxy.