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Summer Youth Program Fund Awards Grant to Summer Music Program and Gives Access to Free Summer Programs (Camps, Workshops & Intensives) for Students in Need

(May 12, 2018)
The Phoenix Conservatory of Music exists so that all students can have access to a quality music education, and summer is a hot time of year to be learning about cool music!

Phoenix, AZ, USA - Starting after Memorial Day and continuing through the first days of August, Phoenix Conservatory of Music is offering a plethora of summer programs: Free Days for New Students, Summer Camps for Young Students, Summer Workshops for middle school students and Summer Intensives for High School Students. Programs are very low cost, starting at $30 per day, and are taught with quality teaching artists who are gigging, professional musicians who are also great at sharing their craft! In addition to the low costs, the program has built in FREE days for new students and scholarships and financial aid for students in need.



"Summer is really a great time to come someplace, explore something new and build friendships with people your age who like the stuff you like" says Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Executive Director, Regina Nixon. "This summer we are really expanding our opportunities and making the most of our new space to create additional, fun and exciting learning opportunities for our community", says Nixon. "We are so grateful to have the opportunity to expand the summer camp offerings because of the Summer Youth Program Fund through the Arizona Community Foundation."


These programs really serve students in the West Valley where Phoenix Conservatory is hopeful students will take advantage of broadening their horizons. "At such a low cost, with additional financial aid and scholarship for qualifying families, we are truly trying to make sure that our community has access to these great programs", says Nixon.

To help families make choices about their summer opportunities, Phoenix Conservatory of Music is having a Summer Program Open House that is FREE to families on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12p-2p and again on May 13, 2018 from 10a to 1p. The open house will be hosted in our location inside Metrocenter Mall (upstairs by SEARS) You will be able to see some of the camp activities and interact with a few of our instructors. Tour our facility (which includes secure entry and independent restrooms).

Registration for these programs is super easy. You can register online at https://pcmrocks.org/learn-to-play/summer-camp or call 602.353.9900. In addition to this robust programming, we also have free drop in classes for our youngest students, ages 6 months to five years old, and weekly music classes.

These programs can be found online at: https://pcmrocks.org/learn-to-play/group-classes.

Summer Programs Range from:

Free Days for New Students:

Latin Jazz and Jazz Free: June 01, 2018 9a-4p. Come and learn about different genres of Jazz and how to play them. Bring your instruments. For students who have been playing longer than 1 year. Ages 13+
Brass Bonanza: July 02 and July 03, from 5p-8p. Bring your horns and learn from Josiel Perez-Hernandez, local Latin Award-winning musician. Ages 10-17.
Windfall of Winds, July 02-03, from 5p-8p. Come and shed the wood and learn tricks of the trade to play your instrument better! Ages 10-17.
Camp Rock Free, July 05 and July 06, 2018 from 9a-4p. Play an instrument? Want to be in a band? Calling Singers, Drummers, Keyboard Players, Bass Players and Guitarists! Ages 10-17.

Day Summer Camps for ages 5-8
9a-12p, Half Day Camp
Music Games, Crafts and Learning Songs. Students bring snacks and water.
Music Around the World, May 29-June 1, $75
Magic Kingdom Musical, June 04-June 08, $75
Stage Singing and Dancing, June 11- 15, $75
Rock N Roll Sing Along, June 25-June 29, $75
Piano Pals, July 05-July 06, $40
Piano Pals, July 02-July 03, $40
Discovering Music, July 30-Aug. 03, $75

Full Day, Week Long Summer Camps for 6-10 year olds
9a-4p, Full Day Camp
Music Games, Crafts and Learning Songs. Students bring snacks, lunch and water.
Music Around the World, May 29-June 1, $120
Magic Kingdom Musical, June 04-June 08, $150
Bravo for Broadway, June 11-June 15, $150
Camp Rock for Kidz, June 25-June 29, $150
Sensational Singers, July 02-July 03, $60
Camp Rock for Kidz, June 25-June 29, $150
Discovering Music, July 30-Aug. 03, $150

Full Day, Week Long Summer Workshops for ages 9-13
9a-4p, Full Day Workshops.
Learning Songs, Music Theory and Lots of Music Playing. Students bring snacks, lunch and water.
Guitar Days, May 29-June 1, $120
Magic Kingdom Musical, June 04-June 08, $150
Bravo for Broadway, June 11-June 15, $150
Camp Rock for Kidz, June 25-June 29, $150
Audio FUNdamentals, July 02-July 03, $60
Songwriting Basics, July 05-July 06, $60
Camp Rock for Kidz 2, July 16-July 20, $150
Audio Production Basics, July 23-July 27, $150
Songwriting Basics, July 30-Aug. 03, $150

Full Day, Week Long SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR AGES 13-18
9a-4p, Week Long Intensives.
Song Study, Playing Music, Theory and History and more playing. Students bring snacks, lunch and water.
Fretboard Frenzy: Guitar & Bass, June 04-June 08, $150
Bravo for Broadway, June 11-June 15, $150
Latin Jazz Basics, June 18-June 22, $150
Latin Jazz Pro, June 18-June 22, $150
Swing Into Jazz Basics, July 09- July 13, $150
Swing Into Jazz Pro, July 09- July 13, $150
Camp Rock Basics, July 16-July 20, $150
Camp Rock Pro, July 16-July 20, $150
Audio Production Basics, July 23-July 27, $150
Audio Production Pro, July 23-July 27, $150
Songwriting, July 30-Aug. 03, $150

About Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Phoenix Conservatory of Music, a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Winner, a 2015 Governor's Arts Award Winner, and 2017 Mayor's Arts Award Winner, provides a continuum of high quality music education and experiences to hundreds of students annually, with programs ranging from introductory level in-house education programs and after school programs to more advanced private lessons and the most prestigious College Prep Program for contemporary music education in the state: The Berklee College of Music's City Music Network and P.U.L.S.E. programs. They are a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality music education that is affordable and accessible.

They receive contributed income to make sure that all students have access to music education, regardless of their socio-economic status and were granted status as a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the Arizona State Tax Credit. Since the inception of PCM's College Prep Program in 2010, the program is providing a pathway for students to achieve their dreams- one note at a time. With 3-10 hours per week of low to no cost engagement, the organization provides students 4-12 grades with private music lessons, music theory classes, enrichment classes and Popular Music Ensembles. They have a 95% graduation rate (compared to an 86% in the local community), 71% go on to college or university, 43% of those students are studying music or music related fields, and they have earned more than $1 Million Dollars in Scholarship Offers.

To learn more, please visit http://www.pcmrocks.org or call 602.353.9900.

For information, quotes, interviews or on air performances, please contact Regina Nixon @ regnixon@pcmrocks.org or call 623.826.0625.

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Company Name: Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Contact Person: Regina Nixon, Executive Director
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Phone: 623-826-0625
City: Phoenix
State: AZ
Country: United States
Website: http://www.pcmrocks.org




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