About the Academy
Every year, we invite respected professional musicians and music teachers to our Summer Music Academy. Returning this year is pianist/vocalist Mary Beth Mankel, a leading classical and contemporary pedagogy expert in teaching children and teens. Leading the Academy is Timothy Brumfield, Director of Music Ministry, Organist, and Choirmaster at St. Gregory’s. Tim is a member of the Grammy Awardwinning Paul Winter Consort since 1998 and has performed widely around the world. Tim is also an Honorary Fellow of the National College of Music in London. He has collaborated with such renowned artists as the late pianist Dave Brubeck, the late drummer Max Roach, legendary folk singer Judy Collins, the American Spiritual Ensemble, The American Brass Quintet, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and many others.
Individual and Group Sessions
To maximize your child’s learning, we structure our Summer Music Academy to include individual lessons and group sessions. One-on-one lessons provide the personalized instruction your young musician needs, while group sessions provide a chance for “jam sessions” and help your child get comfortable performing in a group setting.
Students are typically separated by age and ability into small groups that rotate between lessons in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and choral singing. Teenage attendees may also participate in contemporary music sessions, including jazz and rock. Individual lessons are worked in throughout, while group class sessions are held each day.
Note: snacks and beverages are provided, but please send lunch for your child.
Registration and Price Details
The Summer Music Academy costs $225 per student and includes daily snacks and beverages. Please send lunch with your child.
To register, simply fill out our easy online registration form. For more information, email Tim Brumfield, Director of Music Ministry, at TBRUMFIELD@ST-GREGORYS.COM or call him at 561.395.8285.