Events

Summer School of Music

June 21 - August 14

Private lessons are a great way to maintain or grow your skills during the summer months. All types of students may participate, from beginners to advanced musicians, pre-kindergarten to high school seniors, and year-round Northern Michigan residents to summer visitors. The DGSP offers Suzuki and Traditional methods with our professional artist-teachers.‚Äč

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Boyne City, and Charlevoix

Private Lessons: $25 per half hour | $15 for Suzuki lessons

Register for the Summer School of Music  

Summertime Suzuki Strings

June 21 - June 25

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program’s Summertime Suzuki Strings camp provides a nurturing musical experience in a family-oriented environment. Students will have individual instruction, eurythmics and ear training classes, and a repertoire-based group class. Parents gain inspiration from observing their children’s private lessons from master teachers and develop community by spending time with fellow parents & attending parent talks.

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Art

Eligible Students: Students who currently study in the Suzuki Method may participate in the Suzuki Camp, which offers private lessons along with a variety of group activities.

Fee: $70

Register for Summertime Suzuki Strings

Advanced Chamber Music with the Cummings Quartet

July 12 - July 17

Chamber music is an invigorating form of music-making in which students play one to a part and work independently as an ensemble. In order to achieve this level of playing, camp participants should have at least two years of experience on their instrument and gain the permission of Dr. Reimer to participate. The students will have multiple performing experiences as part of this day camp. The Cummings Quartet, the professional performing ensemble of the DGSP, is featured as the faculty for this chamber music experience.

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Eligible Students: Students studying violin, viola, cello, or bass who have passed the intermediate level: an audition may be required.

Fee: $125

Register for Advanced Chamber Music

Island Adventure in Music

August 2 - August 6

Intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to study music on an island for a week, getting instruction from the DGSP faculty and the professional musicians of Baroque on Beaver Island.  Small and large ensembles perform at the end of the week, which also includes private lessons.

Location: Beaver Island Community School

Eligible Students: Students studying violin, viola, cello, or bass who have passed the intermediate level: an audition may be required.

Fee: $100

Register for the Island Adventure in Music

Back to School Day Camp

Augut 9 - August 13

Finish summer with a strings refresher while preparing for a new school year! Students participate in a variety of classes at the pre-Intermediate and pre-Junior Orchestra levels with DGSP faculty.

Location: Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Eligible Students: Students studying violin, viola, cello, or bass who have passed the intermediate level or a member of the Junior Orchestra with at least one year of playing experience. 

Fee: $90

Register for Back to School Camp

Questions?

For detailed information about Dorothy Gerber events and programs contact Music Director, Dr. David Reimer at 616.828.8321 or by e-mail at [email protected].