CSYSA Summer Programs
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is pleased to present a collection of summer music
programs open to CSYSA musicians and non-CSYSA musicians!
Jazz Band Camp
June 27 - July 1, 2021
After many requests over the years, we’re excited to announce that the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is going to start a jazz big band! The big band is for high school students, grades 9-12, and participants will be selected by audition only. If you play alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar , bass guitar, vibes, or drums you can try out for the band! The CSYSA Jazz Big Band is a 5-day summer camp experience that allows students a chance to play in an excellent big band, be exposed to great jazz literature of varying styles, play in sectionals led by experienced players and educators, learn jazz theory, and give a concert at the end of the week.
West African Drum & Dance Camp
June 28 - July 2 & July 6 - July 9
Students will learn basic hand drumming techniques, dance techniques, polyrhythmic syncopation, and 2-3 West African traditional drum and dance pieces. At the end of camp, students will put on a short performance for parents. Students must bring their own water bottles and wear work-out clothes. Instruments will be provided. No percussion or dance experience is necessary for this camp!