Although 2020 SMA has been rescheduled to 2021, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what will be happening at Summer Music Academy.
This week-long training opportunity is focused on helping 7th-12th graders that sing, play piano or are getting started on an orchestral instruments. Our skilled faculty will challenge you to build your musical skills and use those skills to serve God!
Held on the campus of New England Baptist College, we cover necessary topics such as music theory, music history, hymn-playing, handbell/choral performance and much more!
Not every moment of camp is filled with teaching, preaching and practice! In addition to quality music training, we have fun recreational activities planned for all campers!
Church Group Discounts. For a group of 5 or more, we are offering a price of $155/student. Simply add 5 student registrations to the cart, and pay in one transaction.
Family Referral Discounts! If you refer another family to come attend SMA for the first time, you’ll receive a $10 reimbursement on SMA tuition. Please contact our school office for questions. We look forward to seeing new students this summer.
MONDAY / 2:00PM
Drop off and Camp Check-in. Please see below for a list of appropriate items to bring.
FRIDAY / 3:00PM
Summer Music Academy Commencement Concert. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend this special concert.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00 Rise and Shine
8:30 Personal Devotions
9:00 Music Theory
12:30 Practice Times
1:30 Master Classes
3:00 Organized Activity
6:00 Music Appreciation
7:00 Choir Rehearsal
8:30 Group Competition
9:30 Free Time
11:00 Lights Out
We attempt to accommodate campers who have food allergies and special dietary needs, but need to know well in advance. Details should be given when completing online registration.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bible, bedding, notebook, pen, toiletries, towels, and personal items. It is recommended that campers bring spending money for camp t-shirts and snacks during free time. Students should also bring music arrangements/selections for music
placement auditions and master classes.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Laptop/computers, music players, videos, magazines, fireworks, weapons, alcohol or tobacco.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Boys – Wear casual pants or jeans. Shirts should not have inappropriate pictures or writing. Hair should be neat, trimmed, and off the collar. Jewelry other than rings and a watch may not be worn. Participants also need a white long-sleeved dress shirt, a
conservative tie, and black dress slacks, dress shoes, and socks for Wednesday evening service and the Friday performance. Polo shirts should be worn for evening activities.
Girls – Wear culottes or skirts that come to the bottom of the knee or lower when standing or sitting. Shirts with inappropriate pictures or writing or with low-necklines (front or back) should not be worn. Please no pants, jeans, capri pants, short shorts, or midriff tops.
NEBC Staff reserves the right to request any student wearing clothing deemed inappropriate to change to comply with these standards. We also reserve the right to confiscate inappropriate items for the duration of the summer academy.
Participants also need Sunday dress with dress shoes for the Wednesday Service and Friday performance.
Summer Music Academy Faculty
Chris Pantaleo has spent the past 12 years teaching music to all ages ranging from elementary, high school, college and beyond. As a music educator, Chris Pantaleo holds degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Pensacola Christian College. He is the music director of Central Baptist Church ministries where he oversees the academy, college, and church music programs.
Matt Bennett serves on the music faculty of New England Baptist College training pianists and musicians to give their best for the Lord. His clean, articulate style on the piano can be heard on numerous sacred music recording projects, and his compositions and arrangements have been an asset to Christian musicians across the United States and Canada.
Lydia Bennett will join the Summer Music Academy faculty, teaching strings and music appreciation. A skilled violinist, Lydia previously served as the concertmaster for the Laudate Homeschool Orchestra. She is a professional photographer, teaches violin privately and remains actively involved in local church music ministry.