BMuZ Summer Camp 2022!
Welcome to the information and application page for BMuZ Summer Camp! BMuZ is a one week long music and dance based Summer Camp that happens at Longfellow Middle School in Berkeley, CA. BMuZ is open to all who are interested in coming and being a part of a week long fun and intensive camp that is taught by Berkeley Unified music teachers. Information for all available camps can be found below, as well as the link to this year's application.
For all questions, please email Shannonhouston@newapollomusic.org.
Scholarships will be available to families in need, please email for more info.
All Camps listed below are half day camps, with the exception of BMuV, our dance camp. All half day camps are priced at $220 for the week, but signing up for both a morning and afternoon camp makes the total price $350! All payments will be done after acceptances either by check or or Paypal.
BMuZ Band Camp | GRADES 6-9
Bring all your friends, and make new ones as well. We will work together on sight reading, creating a beautiful group sound, locking in intonation, articulating with expression, and playing together as an ensemble. Activities include group warm-ups, all band rehearsals, sectionals, music games, and non-musical games.
June 6-10 8:30am-12:00pm
BMuZ Jazz Camp | GRADES 6-10
Come improve your jazz skills, or try out playing jazz, blues, funk, and Latin music for the first time. Work on creating grooves, improvising, sight reading, and playing with good sound quality and group awareness. Activities include big bands, group warm-ups, improvisation workshops, sectional rehearsals, listening sessions, music games, and non-musical games.
June 6-10 1:00pm-4:30pm
BMuZ Strings Camp | GRADES 6-9
Students will play in a large string ensemble as well as in small chamber groups and musical electives (try a new instrument, fiddle tunes, etc). Focus will be on string playing technique as well as large/small ensemble skills.
June 6-10 8:30am-12:00pm
BMuZ Fiddle Camp | GRADES 6-9
Start your summer off with some new and old fiddle tunes! Traditional fiddle tunes taught in a supportive environment with Berkeley High music students as mentors! Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass, and more to keep you busy the rest of the summer! This session is taught by Carlotta Jacobs, a member of the BUSD Visual and Performance Department.
Jun 6-10 1:00pm-4:30pm
BMuZ Choir Camp | GRADES 6-9
This camp is designed for students that love to sing, want to learn how to sing or both! Under the guidance of a Berkeley choir teacher, you will spend a week learning about healthy technique, which includes breath support, posture, musicianship, phrasing and style, all while learning new and exciting repertoire. You will learn skills that can extend to any genre of music and you’ll be humming these tunes for weeks. Both experienced singers and newcomers are welcome.
Jun 6-10 8:30am-12:00pm
BMuV – Dance! | Grades 5-9
Do you love to dance? Want to try something new? Interested in learning a smattering of different dance styles? Come join us for classes taught by BHS dance instructor, Linda Carr and the Dance Production and African Haitian dancers of Berkeley High. This is a welcoming, fun, focused place to learn some new moves and create dances of your own. We'll perform for friends and family on the last day!
Jun 7-11 9:00am-4:00pm