Summer Music Camps

Fill Your Summer in Durango with Music!

The San Juan Symphony, Four Corners Music Teachers Association (4CMTA), and the Four Corners Orff Chapter are pleased to provide a series of popular Summer Music Camps! These camps are designed to impact students from ages 7 to 18, with a range of programs and instructional levels that are catered to meet a wide range of needs. Scholarships are available, and our fabulous team of educators includes Mika Inouye, Sarah Inouye Mano, Amy Barrett, Lisa Campi Walters, Molly Jensen, Kristen Folden, Holly Quist, and Lauren Avery. Coming up in June of 2024, the Summer Music Camps will include the return of the Young Musicians Camp, the Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College, and the Durango Chamber Music Academy.

REGISTER HERE | “Discovering Music” Young Musicians Camp

REGISTER HERE | Durango Chamber Music Academy 

REGISTER HERE | Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College

About Our Summer Music Camps

Young Musicians Camp, “Discovering Music”
Faculty: Mika Inouye & Sarah Inouye Mano

Monday-Friday, June 10-14 9:00-11:00am
Tuition: $200/student
Location: Jones Hall at Fort Lewis College,

Durango Students ages 6-11 enjoy an energetic experience in Orff Schulwerk, an internationally recognized model for integrating music, movement, speech, and drama.

Durango Chamber Music Academy
Faculty: Lauren Avery, Amy Barrett, Molly Jensen, Katherine Jetter

Monday-Friday, June 10-14 | 9:00 am-12:45 pm
Tuition: $325/student
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Durango
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26

Students of string instruments ages 9-18 who read music proficiently and have reached Suzuki Book 2 (or equivalent) are invited to enroll. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced chamber music groups will be created according to the levels of the students. Each day will be divided into ensemble playing with coaches, group work by instrument, and general music, and a final recital will be performed for family and friends. Music will be provided and should be learned in advance. Each day culminates with a Durango Chamber Music Festival concert at 12:15 pm. Parents are encouraged to purchase Parent Tickets and attend with their students.


Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College
Faculty: Kristen Folden, Mika Inouye, Holly Quist, Lisa Campi Walters

Monday-Friday, June 10-14 | 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition: $325/student
Location: Jones Hall at Fort Lewis College,
Durango Audition deadline (see below): Saturday, March 30

The Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College provides an exceptional opportunity for intermediate to advanced piano students to study piano technique and collaborative music. Auditions are required. Daily private and group lessons will cover the skills of sight-reading, technique, ensemble playing, and more. Students will perform a final recital for family and friends on Friday and have the opportunity to attend Chamber Music Festival performances. Parents are encouraged to purchase Parent Tickets and attend with their students and are required to provide daily transportation between St. Mark’s and Fort Lewis College.
Audition videos for the Piano Academy are due by Saturday, March 30. Please perform one short piece with a camera angle that ensures both hands are visible, and provide a link to an unlisted video on YouTube.

Scholarships and Payment Arrangements

Partial to full scholarships may be available for a limited number of students for all camps offered. Please reach out to Executive Director Chandra Stubbs for more information – [email protected]

Discounts Available

Participants in all camps may receive a sibling OR multiple camp discount of $10 (one discount per family). Enter the code SAVE10 upon checkout.

The 2024 Durango Chamber Music Festival

Participants in all camps receive passes to Durango Chamber Music Festival concerts, scheduled daily from 12:15 to 12:45, as part of their camp registration. Parents are encouraged to purchase a ticket and attend the concerts with their students.

Cancellations & Refunds

A full refund, less an administrative fee of $30, will be made if you cancel before April 30, 2024. Otherwise, tuition is forfeited.

Thank you! We are looking forward to working with your campers this summer!

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