Jun
26
Mon
Rock Camp
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm

Play music of the greatest rock bands from the past and present. Form a band and play classic rock like the Beatles, Cream and Nirvana or your latest favorites. You can collaborate with fellow campers and write your own song. Bands will rehearse their tunes for a week and perform them for an audience on the last day of camp. You’ll learn the history of rock and get some music theory along the way.

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele, Saxophone and Drums

Open to ages 11-16. Should have previous experience of at least 2 years of lessons on your instrument.

Camp Director: John Johnstone

Jul
3
Mon
Jazz and Rock Camp
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm

For those who enjoy playing jazz in school bands and with friends but also want to play your favorite rock music in a group setting, here’s your chance. Learn jazz standards of musicians such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. If you prefer to play rock, you can work on your favorite rock tunes or write an original. Play both styles or even form a fusion band. The campers will decide the music style they want to focus on in their band. On the last day of camp you’ll perform the jazz and rock pieces you rehearsed during the week. The history of jazz and rock will be covered as well as theory.

Instruments include: Vocalists, Saxophones, Trumpets, Clarinets, Flutes, Guitars Pianos, Bass and Drums.

Open to ages 11-16. Must have previous experience of at least 2 years of lessons on your instrument.

Camp Director: John Johnstone

Jul
31
Mon
Jazz Ensemble Workshop Week 1 (Summer Camp)
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm

Students will learn jazz standards and contemporary jazz tunes with an emphasis on analyzing and developing their skills as improvisers. This is a unique Portland- based opportunity for students of jazz to gain valuable collaborative experience with expert coaching from professional musicians who work in a contemporary vernacular of improvisation and spontaneous composition, yet have a deep knowledge of jazz history and forms. This camp may also be an ideal opportunity for Maine Jazz Camp students, alums and others to form strong local relationships on their way to developing their jazz and improv skills. Each week ends with an evening concert open to family and the public.

Titus Abbott (dir. Of the PCM Jazz Studies division) saxophonist and composer will lead the workshop. Groups of 6 or larger class will be co led with local jazz musician TBD and college music student counselor.

Open to ages 12 – 18 with at least 2 years experience on their instrument.

Aug
7
Mon
Jazz Ensemble Workshop Week 2 (Summer Camp)
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm

Students will learn jazz standards and contemporary jazz tunes with an emphasis on analyzing and developing their skills as improvisers. This is a unique Portland- based opportunity for students of jazz to gain valuable collaborative experience with expert coaching from professional musicians who work in a contemporary vernacular of improvisation and spontaneous composition, yet have a deep knowledge of jazz history and forms. This camp may also be an ideal opportunity for Maine Jazz Camp students, alums and others to form strong local relationships on their way to developing their jazz and improv skills. Each week ends with an evening concert open to family and the public.

Titus Abbott (dir. Of the PCM Jazz Studies division) saxophonist and composer will lead the workshop. Groups of 6 or larger class will be co led with local jazz musician TBD and college music student counselor.

Workshop Week 2 is geared towards more advanced/intermediate students. Open to ages 12 – 18 with at least 2 years experience on their instrument.

Aug
15
Tue
Fundraiser at OTTO Pizza @ OTTO Pizza
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a fundraiser at OTTO pizza in Portland! Proceeds will support PCM in our endeavors to provide high quality musical instruction and foster a love of music in Southern Maine.

Sep
10
Sun
Open House and Auditions
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual Open House! A second round of Karger College Prep and Sisters in Song auditions will be held following the event.