Toronto Summer Music Camp – Band & Orchestral Instruments

ABC Academy is delighted wholeheartedly recommend this summer music camp for our students, and any others in Toronto. Registration information for the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Camp will be updated as soon as possible. The Camp is Open to Students that have some experience on a Band or Orchestral Instrument – please call if you are unsure! For over 30 years the TDSB Band and Orchestra Summer Music Camp at Mono Cliffs has offered a fantastic opportunity for students from all over Toronto to have a musical and camp experience that they’ll remember for a lifetime! The TDSB offers grade 5-9 instrumental music students the opportunity to attend a residential summer music camp held at Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education facility. There are three camp sessions, listed on the right.

2016 Camp Dates

Camp 1

  • for Grades 6-9
  • from July 2-10

Camp 2:

  • for Grades 5-8
  • July 12-17

Camp 3:

  • for Grades 5-8
  • from July 19-24

The Summer Music Camp Experience

The camps offer music students a complete orchestral experience. In addition, from classics to pops to jazz, in both large and small ensembles, band students will play band repertoire for wind ensemble, and string students will play the music of the string masters. Students will have master classes with our professional faculty and hear guest performances. This year we again hope to offer a STOMP urban percussion workshop as a special opportunity for our students, and an extra special session for our percussion students, as well. The students will also take part in Karaoke Night, Carnival Night, Tribal Council and the infamous “Olympic Games”. The Olympic Games are daily team- and friendship-building outdoor games with lots of hydration and sunscreen to give kids a good balance of physical activities to make their days full, fun, and active in every way. Teams and campers compete for (often humorous) prizes at the end of camp, and bragging rights. Each camp winds down with pizza party and outdoor dance under the stars, and is capped off with an open-air performance of the week’s musical efforts for parents and loved ones that come up to pick up their young musicians.

The Music Faculty

The summer music camp faculty is comprised of outstanding teachers from elementary and secondary schools and professional musicians. The instrumental specialists and conductors are not only skilled on their instruments and leading ensembles, but are also experienced in teaching the age group attending the camps. Outstanding camp counsellors ably assist the faculty.

The Location

Located north of Orangeville, a short drive from Toronto, Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre is set next to the foot of the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment, and the ideal spot for a summer music camp for children. DSC_0470Fresh air, quality food, excellent dorms, and great facilities make the camp experience a comfortable one for all students. For information, please email [email protected]. Register here (click on the Summer Music Camp link on the left) or call 416-338-4111. Registration for 2016 is now open.

Please note that this camp is operated by the Continuing Education department of the Toronto District School Board, and that all Registrations, Policies, and other Operational Details are administered by them. General questions can be answered by ABC Academy, but specific ones should be directed to the phone number 416-338-4111.