Summer Camps

Thanks to all that participated in our 2017 Summer Camps!


June 26-29 LEARN TO PLAY PIANO  1-3pm  Ages 5-7 $90

June 26-29 MUSIC LINGUA – SPANISH 9-11am Ages 5-8 $90

July 10-13 LEARN TO PLAY UKULELE 11am-12pm Ages 5-7 $45

July 10-13 LEARN TO PLAY PIANO 1-3pm Ages 5-7 $90

July 17-21 NATURE MUSIC CAMP  9am-3pm Ages 7-14 $250 / $275 (after 6/19)
Collaboration with Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center. Register at

July 24-27 ROCK N ROLL PIANO CAMP  1-3pm Ages 10-18 $90

Aug 6-11  CAMP FESTIVAL AMADEUS  7th- 12th grade $375
Collaboration with Glacier Symphony and Chorale.

Aug 14–17  FAIRY CAMP 9-11:30am Ages 4-7 $90

Aug 14-17  JAZZ CAMP  9am-12pm  5-8th grade $80  1-4pm ; 9-12th grade $90
Collaboration with Whitefish School District

Aug 14-17 MUSIC TECH CAMP 1-4pm  5th-8th grade $80
Collaboration with Whitefish School District and FVCC

Aug 14-17 LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR  3-5pm  Ages 7-12   $90

Aug 14-17  LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR   5:30–7:30pm Adult class  $90

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Established in 2008 by Artistic Director, Jenanne Solberg, Camp Festival Amadeus (CFA) is a chamber orchestra music camp for intermediate to advanced string students entering 7th through 12th grades.  The Camp is held simultaneously and in conjunction with the Glacier Symphony & Chorale’s Festival Amadeus.  Camp faculty is comprised of Festival musicians: Seattle virtuoso, Quinton Morris, Micheal Certalic, Sally Jerde, Jesse Ahmann, Matt LaRocca, Trevor Ostenson, Griffin Browne and Megan Karls.    Campers also attend workshops and interactive presentations with the Festival’s guest musicians and attend Festival concerts each evening.  Each day, campers participate in orchestra sessions, small ensembles, master classes and elective classes, and have the opportunity for additional private lessons.  Fun camp activities include a student honor’s recital, pizza dinner, lake picnic outing, and a main Friday activity such as rafting or water slides.  On Friday afternoon, the camp culminates with a free student concert open to the public.  The camp is held in the beautiful resort town of Whitefish, Montana near Whitefish Lake and Glacier National Park.

The camp is open to violin, viola, cello, and bass students.  With advance notice, piano and other symphonic instrument students may apply, as well.  Students are encouraged to list all instruments they play.

Student audition CD or professional reference from private/school music instructor required.

Students participate in:

  • Orchestra and chamber ensemble sessions each day.
  • Two master classes.  Students should bring one polished and one working piece.
  • Elective classes with students choosing two of the following:
  • Celtic fiddling, bluegrass, jazz, rock, ukulele 1 & 2
  • Musical Journeys with Festival guest artists.
  • Festival Amadeus evening concerts Monday through Thursday.
  • CFA Student Concert, a Friday afternoon tradition, incorporating much of what is learned throughout the week.
  • Recreational and social events may include lake outings, pizza dinners, Farmer’s Market optional performances, ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag, fun around town, and an after concert activity such as Big Sky Waterslides, whitewater rafting, The Amazing Fun Center.
  • Lunch is provided daily with restricted diet options available upon advanced notice.
  • Dinner is provided on two evenings.
  • Out of town students will be housed with host families for an additional fee.

Tuition and fees:
By June 1st                  $375.00
By July 1st                   $400.00
After July 1st             $425.00
Housing                       $   75.00
Private Lessons       $   30.00    optional 30 minute lessons based on availability
Camp music will be sent out 2-3 weeks ahead.  Please be familiar with your music before arrival at camp.
Host family housing is available from Sunday through Friday with local families for a $75 fee.  Host families provide meals and transportation to and from camp and are usually families with students in the camp.  We can also arrange for pick up from the airport or train station.

For help with other housing needs please contact Lakeshore Rentals at 406/863-9337 or visit Flathead Visitor and Convention Bureau at
A pizza dinner will be provided on Sunday evening, and a picnic dinner on Wednesday. Lunches will be provided Monday through Friday.  Please let us know of any dietary/medical restrictions on your registration form.
Scholarships are available for all students based upon the Federal School Lunch Program eligibility guidelines.   Please submit a copy of your eligibility letter or a copy of the first page of your tax return with your application.  Limited to one per family.

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Other Questions:
Please call North Valley Music School, Camp Administrator at 406-862-8074 or email: with any questions.
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At NVMS, Instructors: The Fairies,  Sing, Dance, create fairy wands, and fairy houses, bring on the magic of a musical summer, celebrate,  sing, and play with the Fairies!  Ages 4-7  $90
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When: Aug. 14-18.  Middle School Camp 9 AM-Noon (Mon-Fri), High School Camp 1:00-4:00 PM (Mon-Thur. only)
Where:Whitefish High School Band room.  1143 E. Fourth Street, Whitefish
Who:Led by WHS band director, Mark McCrady and New York jazz luminary, Erica von Kleist with special guests from the Montana jazz scene and beyond.  Open to ALL instrumentalists in middle or high school who have completed at least one method book.

What: Jam sessions, games, ensemble playing, cool videos, theory and improvisation!  Be sure to practice your instrument this summer so you are ready to play.

What:  To play America’s greatest art form…. JAZZ!
Cost:  $80 – middle school camp, $90 – high school camp.


At NVMS, Instructor: Christian Johnson; Beginners and acoustic guitars only,  rentals available but limited inventory so reserve early.   $90
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At NVMS,  Instructor: Miss Tina;  ages 5-7,  Come play a variety of fun games and songs on piano.   $90.
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At NVMS, Instructor: Miss Tina; ages 7-12, Learn to play basic chords and fun songs on the ukulele.  $45.
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At NVMS, Instructor: Miss Sandra Vasquez;  Campers age 5-8 will be presented Spanish language and key vocabulary through music, movement, storytelling, drama, and art.  $90
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North Valley Music School and Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center have teamed up to create this brand new camp!  Built on the routines of nature connection Ravenwood is known for, campers ages 7-12 will be infusing high level music instruction into our focused skill time each day.  Creativity will abound and the birds won’t be the only ones making songs out in the woods at Ravenwood this summer.

There are four music sections to choose from, each with a specific focus and age range.  All sections will spend the first two hours and the last hour of the day together for group activities, games, songs, crafts, wilderness skills, stories, and nature connection time.  The middle of each day will be a breakout time for music creation and instruction for each section.

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Happenin’ at NVMS,   Instructor: Donny Rifkin,  Rock n’ roll adventures, nothing but tons fun on the piano.  Campers must have some previous piano experience.
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Call NVMS 862-8074 for more details.

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