The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida Announces Virtual Summer Arts Camps

Registration now open. Many scholarships are available for students.
By: The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. - June 18, 2020 - PRLog -- The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida is proud to announce its annual summer arts camps will be held virtually and are scheduled weekdays from June 22 through June 26. In its 29th year, the camps have moved online in order to continue the annual tradition of offering programs that provide a variety of high quality artistic and educational experiences that enrich and transform the lives of young people, while respecting current social distancing requirements due to COVID-19.

This year four virtual camps will be offered in music, theatre, and digital arts. While most classes are designed for middle school students, some are open to students as young as 4th grade and others include high school students. Each camp includes at least 2 to 3 hours of content a day through a combination of webinars, Zoom meetings, and self-learning through Google Classroom and Zoom platforms.

The fee for each camp is $70 per week. Additional online private lesson camps are $120 for four weeks. Scholarships are available.

New this year, online private lessons will be offered by professional musicians and teachers in the area. These are one 30 minutes online lesson per week starting June 22 and continuing for four weeks. Lessons will be conducted via Zoom meetings and information available through Google Classroom.

All Virtual Summer Arts Camps students must have access to a computer or digital device and they must provide their own instruments for all band and string camps.

The 2020 Virtual Summer Arts Camps will be taught by faculty who are current Lee County teachers and professional musicians who are selected for their expertise and ability to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the students and aspiring musicians. Camp instructors include Nicole Bizjak, Johnathan Lawrence, Michael Lynch, and Kathy Rivadeneira.

Camp Director Jason Thomashefsky said, "The summer camp offerings are smaller this year due to COVID-19, but it was important to the Music Foundation that we continue to hold the Summer Arts Camps and invest in the student programs that we have held for over two decades. We agreed that this year the show had to go on, albeit in a different format."

Registration and scholarship applications can be found online at https://music-foundation.org/summer-arts-camp.

For questions contact Jason Thomashefsky at JasonET@LeeSchools.net or Music Foundation Director, Ruth Christman, at JCMFA@aol.com or (239) 275-0057. More information can be found at www.music-foundation.org.

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