Weeklong Summer Intensives

Additional information about these intensives can be found on our Classes page.

Adult Summer Rocks!

Pairs adult musicians of all levels with Master Teachers representing a wide variety of genres, approaches, and skills. After being matched with complimentary bandmate, you’ll develop new levels of musical competence and confidence. Learn about everything from amplifiers to sound mixing to theory and arranging to singing to improvisation and beyond. Expect to make great music and enjoy 2 hours of applied fun every evening! (3-night and 5-night option)  Learn more: https://nmsnewhaven.org/class/summer-rocks-2/

Summer Cellos

Enjoy the cello as a melodic voice this summer! We will work both in separate advanced and intermediate groups as well as in a large choir of cellos to bring classical, pop and Disney tunes to life! Advanced players will need to know thumb position and be able to read bass, treble and tenor clefs; other players just need to be able to read music! Get ready!

Summer Jazz

This five-day intensive, now celebrating its 22nd year, offers small ensembles, a big band, theory, master classes and jam sessions with NMS faculty and noted guest clinicians, under the guidance of notable jazz drummer, Jesse Hameen II, who leads the program.

Summer KinderArts

A fun experience with music, dance, yoga and visual arts!

Summer Rocks!

For youth offers group collaboration with Master Coaches experienced in Alternative, Metal, Hip-Hop, Punk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, and more! Kids will learn stylistic vocabularies, composition skills, and technical production – all to help express their own creative voices. Learn more: https://nmsnewhaven.org/class/summer-rocks-2/

Summer Rocks! – Video/Photo Intensive

A rare opportunity for students to develop essential filmmaking skills under the tutelage of award-winning New Haven filmmaker Steven Dest (My Brother Jack, I am Shakespeare). Participants will collaborate with Summer Rocks! music students to create their own visual work, which will be showcased at the first ever, day-long 2018 Summer Rocks! Fest! Learn more: https://nmsnewhaven.org/class/summer-rocks-2/