Celebrating its 8th season, the Bryce Canyon Music Camp (BCMC), specializing in violin, viola, and cello (Suzuki Method) begins on June 4th-8th, 2018. Located next to the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park. Sign up is happening now. Please read the details below to enroll your child into this tremendous musical program with world-class instructors. Bryce Canyon forms one of the unique geographical locations in the world; there’s not a better place to bring your music student to learn at the hands of accomplished masters and rub shoulders with some of the best classical music talents on the planet.
Our mission provides an opportunity for students to receive lessons, individually and in groups, giving motivation and reinforcement for their regular study at home.
Our goals are to promote the joy of music and the thrill of accomplishment, to help parents and students improve their working relationships, and to inspire all who attend with the strength of Dr. Suzuki’s vision. Student preparation is a critical component of a successful experience.
Location, Location, Location
One of the unique offerings of Bryce Canyon Music Camp is its location. Regardless of your route, you will eventually make it to National Parks Highway (Highway 89) an extraordinary picturesque place on the map of the world. The world famous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon along with the multi-colored rock formations make this a dream vacation site for any traveler. Couple the majestic vistas, mesas, and views with a world-class music camp and you have a memory that will serve you and your loved ones for the rest of their lives. Click here to see our “Attractions” page.
There are many reasons to enroll your student this year, but chief among them are the clinicians. This year’s line-up is exceptional.
This year’s masters and other musical elites include: Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin, Yukiko Konishi, Jack Ashton, Megan Titensor, Kristiana Henderson, Rebecca O’Boyle, Marin Colby, Lyndsay Fife Szczesny, Peter Romney, Amanda Clarke, Henrique Goldemburg, Russell Wulfenstein, Lyndsey Wulfenstein and Sara Syrett.
For a list of their full bios and pictures click here. However, we have included two bios for your reading.
Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin
His unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors in the country. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States and around the world. His dynamic teaching career includes over 700 workshops and institutes! His performance career stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Malaysia and Singapore, and he has recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. Terry Durbin is also an accomplished composer and notable arranger. Dr. Durbin holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, California. A Masters in violin performance from the University of Illinois. An undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama, and is currently the director of the Suzuki String Program in the University of Louisville’s Community Music Program.
B.A., Osaka College of Music; Studied: Kanazawa, Dorensky, Mikowsky. World Music Drumming Certificate. Dalcroze Certificate, Dalcroze School of Music, NY with Abramson, Alperson, Farber, and Schuster. Dalcroze License training at Longy School of Music, MA with Parker. Winner: Young Artists Piano Competition, Hanshin, Japan. Soloist: Kansai Philharmonic, Arukadia Chamber. Recording: EMI. Former Vice President of Dalcroze Society of America. Dalcroze
Faculty: Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale in NY, The Lucy Moses Music School and the Special Music School (New York City Public School for musically gifted children) in the Kaufman Music Center in NYC.
Time for Tuning
Students are expected to arrive each morning by 8:15 am so classes can begin promptly at 8:30 am. Showing up “on time” for class means you are late. Please allow time for tuning. Classes will last 50 minutes.
DAILY SCHEDULE – June 4th-8th, 2018
8:15-8:30 am – Arrival/Tuning
8:30-11:20 am – Classes
11:20-12:30 pm – Lunch
11:30-12:30 pm – Parent Lecture
12:40-1:20 pm – Recitals & Special Events
1:30-4:20 pm – Classes
Classes offered this year include:
Suzuki New Beginner (4 Class)
This program is designed to get parent and child off to a good start, the Suzuki way. Each day, New Beginners will have the following core classes: Twinkle Group/Master Class, Dalcroze, Choir, and one enrichment class. Plan to bring a properly-sized instrument for your child. This program is for students who have never had a lesson with their instrument before and is offered for violin, viola, and cello students. Enrollment is limited.
Suzuki Book 1 (5 Class)
This program consists of four core classes each day: Master Class, Repertoire/Technique, Dalcroze, Choir, and one enrichment class.
Suzuki Book 1 (6 Class)
This program consists of the same four core classes, plus two enrichment classes.
Suzuki Books 2-3
Suzuki Book 2-3 (6 Class)
This program consists of four core classes: Master Class, Repertoire/Technique, Dalcroze, Choir, and two enrichment class.
Suzuki Book 4+ (6 Class)
This advanced program offers six classes including Master Class, Performance, Technique, Advanced Fiddle/Improv, Music Philosophy, and one enrichment class.
Aside from the core classes, we offer Enrichment Classes for enrolled students and/or siblings (subject to availability). Enrichment classes are centered around art, music and dance.
We are expecting this to be our most popular and best year yet. We would love to have your student attend this unique music camp next to the renowned Bryce Canyon National Park. Click here to go to the registration page.
The Vital Information:
Who: Music Students ages 4 – adult
What: Bryce Canyon Music Camp
Where: Tropic Utah (10 miles east of Bryce Canyon)
When: June 4th – 8th
Why: Learn Suzuki Method from world-class instructors.
Price: Prices vary depending on the program click here for more details.
Accommodations: Several hotels are available in the vicinity at reasonable rates. Three of them are direct sponsors of the event and have rooms reserved specifically for BCMC. Click here for more details.