Once again, the Festival at Sandpoint continues to give back to the community in unique and generous ways. This year, it is holding its first ever Summer Youth Camp July 9 through 12 at Sandpoint High School.
With four fun-filled days of musical instruction, participants can take a variety of classes that include symphony orchestra, choir, chamber music, jazz band, classical guitar, ukulele, piano, fiddle ensemble, flute ensemble, master classes and more.
The camp, which is open to ages 8 through 18, welcomes participants of all levels of ability and costs only $25 thanks to the generosity of the Festival of Sandpoint, who has underwritten the tuition as part of its educational mission. The week will kick off with a Festival at Sandpoint Faculty All-Star Concert on Monday, July 9, at the Panida Theater and culminate with a Grand Finale Student Concerton Thursday, July 12.
Leading this unique camp is Dr. Jason Moody, a Sandpoint native who is currently first violin with the Spokane Symphony. Other instructors who are
giving generously of their time include Mika Hood (cello), Tom Walton (jazz band), Leon Atkinson (classical guitar), Jon and Bruce Brownell (choir), David Gunter (ukulele), Ryan Dignan (percussion), Rachel Gordon (flute), Rich Beber (saxophone), Larry Mooney (guitar ensemble), Anita Perkins (viola and music theory), Karen Dignan (violin) and Laurie Stevens (piano).
“We are excited to offer this affordable opportunity to young musicians in our community. We are also pleased to welcome Sandpoint’s own Jason Moody back home to head up what will surely be an inspiring and educational experience for all,” said Dyno Wahl, executive director for the Festival.
The Festival at Sandpoint is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose educational mission is fueled by its Maestro Circle of donors and dedicated grant funds supporting the Festival’s symphonic and educational programming.
For more information, visit FestivalAtSandpoint.com/summer-youth-music-camp or contact Beth Weber at 208.263.1151.