GreenSpring International Academy of MusicContact: Amanda Burton
Studying music at GreenSpring is an exciting, enriching and rewarding experience. Students benefit from an outstanding faculty, a supportive environment and a classically-based music education.
Offering private and group instruction, ensembles, summer music programs, master classes, performances, outreach opportunities, and workshops, GreenSpring welcomes all students, from the complete novice to the professional.
Partnering with eleven local K-12 public and private schools and youth-centered service organizations, GreenSpring supports the community, specifically youth with the greatest need, by providing in-school and after-school music programs that incorporate performances by our students and professional musicians. GreenSpring also offers concerts in diverse settings with a special focus on performances for those in our community with limited access to the arts.
With two convenient locations in Richmond and multiple partner organizations, GreenSpring serves music students in the Richmond, Virginia metro area and in Frederick, Maryland.
The GreenSpring Summer Music Institutes
The GreenSpring Summer Music Institutes attract students from around the world for intensive music study. Six weeks of programming features focus areas including harp, choir, guitar, piano, strings (violin, viola, cello, bass) and chamber music, culminating in an International Tour Institute for qualifying students. Programs are available in two locations: Richmond, Virginia, and Frederick, Maryland.
Summer is the perfect time to be inspired by world-class faculty, hone practice and performance skills, and have a great time making music with new friends and fellow musicians! Multiple programs are available for students at all levels ages 6-22, from beginners to the most advanced. Options include half-day and full-day day camps, as well as overnight boarding options. For working parents, before and after childcare is available for younger students.
In its 23 year history, the GreenSpring Summer Music Institutes have served more than a thousand talented young musicians from across the United States and around the globe.
The GreenSpring Summer Music Institutes offer:
- Daily schedule of ensemble rehearsals, classes, workshops, practice and individual attention
- Private lessons with world-class faculty members
- A supportive and inspiring environment for students at all levels – from beginners to advanced
- Repertoire selections tailored to student abilities and placement determined by age and skill level
- Attention to individual needs, learning style and physiology
- Emphasis on developing effective practice skills, memorization techniques and performance etiquette
- An exhilarating and challenging musical experience
- A Grand Finale Concert
- Fun extracurricular group activities, and more!
Students return year after year (more than 90% of students have attended more than one year) for the extraordinary GreenSpring Summer Music Institutes! These programs not only nurture musical ability, but provide the camaraderie of a summer camp experience where students form lasting friendships. The combination of outstanding faculty, a rich musical environment and the company of talented students makes for an exciting, memorable and rewarding summer experience.
Summer Institute Dates
July 9-13 in Frederick, MD
July 16-20 in Richmond, VA for beginners
July 23-27 in Richmond, VA all levels
July 30-August 3 in Richmond, VA all levels
Guitar, Violin, Piano and Choir
July 16-20 in Richmond, VA all levels
July 23-27 in Richmond, VA intermediate to advanced
2018 U.S. East Coast Discovery Tour
for harpists, singers and chamber musicians by audition only
July 23-August 3 – Richmond, VA Prep weeks
August 4-13 – U.S. East Coast Discovery Tour
“The Richmond Summer Harp Institute helped me decide that I wanted to pursue harp as my career. I have a deeper appreciation of music because of the music history and theory classes which were incredibly inspirational. It was truly an amazing and life-changing experience for me!”
— A. M.
“[It] worked my fingers to the limit but at the same time made me laugh, inspired me, challenged me, and reminded me of all the nuances of music that I missed in staring at the notes. For the first time, I met harpists that I could connect with, who were already friends and accepted me — even more, harpists that actually liked the instrument, a passion fueled by the enthusiastic director Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia. If nothing else, I caught a whiff of that enjoyment, and it stuck with me. […] I can truthfully say it changed my life.”
In addition to our Summer Music Institutes in Richmond, we offer the week-long GreenSpring Maryland Summer Harp Institute in Frederick, Maryland July 9-13.