The Strong Harbour Strings Summer Camp: Stronger Together Through Music Education is a joint project between Memorial’s Faculty of Education and Strong Harbour Strings that brought together students, emerging teachers, and professionals to create a reciprocal learning environment based on the principles of community-building and inclusivity. Strong Harbour Strings strives to create equal access to music education and performance for children and youth while building a foundation of respect, responsibility, and creative expression through music. The Summer Camp was a free, week-long strings music summer camp for children and youth ages 5-16. Some of the children involved had never played a string instrument previously. Others were able to try a different string instrument than they had played previously and some chose to increase their skills on their instrument of choice. Daily activities included circling-in, group eurhythmics instructions and games, art-making experiences and strings-playing lessons in small groups, chamber ensembles and individual lessons. All of these were held ate the G Hickman Building of the Faculty of Education. The whole week concluded with a public concert held at the Suncor Hall in the School of Music building. (Friday, September 1 at 2 pm).
St. John's, NL