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New England Teen Traveling Camp – USA. Polina’s visit TBC

July 13 - July 31


Date: July 13-31
Venue: Stump Sprouts Retreat Center
Leaders: Polina Shepherd, Megan Henderson, Lysander Jaffe
Price: $1450. Financial aid available based on need

This camp is open any vaccinated teen up to age 18.  We are very excited to be planning two teen traveling camps this summer with in-person concerts.

Auditions aren’t required to attend Village Harmony camps or workshops. We ask all new teen applicants to answer questions about their singing background and their reasons for applying to Village Harmony as part of the application process. Village Harmony’s basic demand of would-be members is that they be committed to making good music and not hold back.

Our basic model for each camp session, regardless of teaching staff, is the same. We begin with an intensive residential rehearsal week where singers get to know one another and learn a concert program. Rehearsal week for this camp will be at Stump Sprouts Retreat in western Massachusetts. We place tremendous emphasis on authenticity, understanding the spirit and vocal style of each genre, and appreciating the joy of singing together and with conviction.

Rehearsals during the initial retreat week are focused and intense, usually seven or more hours each day, with voice coaching and instrumental work between the group sessions.  Following the rehearsal week, we embark on an eleven day tour, performing each night in small-town community halls, village churches and at festivals, and staying with home-stay hosts at nearly every stop. Most of these communities have hosted Village Harmony repeatedly over the past 31 years.

The leaders for this camp bring experience with a particularly wide variety of music styles and traditions.  Lysander Jaffe will teach songs from Greece, Albania, Corsica and Georgia and will lead an instrumental band.  Megan Henderson will lead several of her own compositions and will accompany a major baroque work. We will be announcing the third director shortly.

We are hoping for some good string or wind players in this session.

More information and booking here:

New England Teen Traveling Camp II, 2022 (July 13 – 31) ($1450)

New England Teen Traveling Camp – USA. Polina’s visit TBC


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