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[past event] Summer Camp - Music Composition and Performance


Ages 8 - 13
June 25 - 29
1 - 4pm
Cost: $150 (scholarships available)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

Using xylophones, drums, and other easy-to-make-sound-with instruments, campers will use structured group improvisation and other prompts as jumping off points for composing music together. Each day we'll listen to a variety of music, talk about its elements and how it makes us feel, and use that to inform discussions of musical decision-making in our own compositions. The camp will culminate in a performance for family members at the end of the week. No experience necessary.

Email laynegarrett at with any questions or to reserve a space. ($50 deposit required.)

Layne Garrett is an improvising musician, instrument builder, educator, and parent based in Takoma DC. He has been building and playing instruments of his own design for over 10 years. He has taught instrument building classes, camps, and workshops at Bethesda KID Museum, Rhizome DC, FutureMakers, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, and area schools.