At this time (July 2021), we expect to offer summer camps from the beginning of August. We will continue to monitor changes in Government directives.
This is to be confirmed.
For each camp, participants must have registered on or before the Friday preceding the particular camp start date. Please note that due to limited capacity, camps may sell out before that date. Camps will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
These camps are aimed at young musicians with some experience on their chosen instrument(s). They are therefore expected to have an instrument but others will be provided if they normally make use of instruments provided by a school or otherwise and don’t have access to such instruments during the summer.
Each camp runs for 3 days.
For primary school students, camp programming begins at 9:30am and concludes at 1pm each day.
For secondary school students (ages 12-18), camp programming begins at 2pm and concludes at 5pm each day.
Drop-off times for younger students is 9.20am. Pick up time is 1pm.
Drop-off times for older students is 1.50pm. Pick-up time is 5pm.
Programmes may vary slightly from one location to the next but camps all will include the same components.
Musician Educators (music tutors) employed throughout the year in schools, hubs and elsewhere across county Galway are also employed to oversee the tuition at Music Generation camps.
Whether you play trombone, guitar, bodhrán or cello (and everything in between) you will be most welcome. The emphasis of the camp is to facilitate multi-genre group/ensemble performance where young performers with diverse musical interests and backgrounds can jam, network and enjoy music together.
Our priority is the health and safety of your child. In addition to the many steps we take every day to protect the health of our students and staff, we will work closely with local, state and national agencies and follow guidance from the Government for a healthy experience for all.
Our Covid-19 preparations are outlined at the start of the registration form below.
As per Government guidelines, only those over 13 years are asked to wear masks.
No problem! We will have additional disposable masks available in then event this happens.
Yes, please bring some light snacks and something to drink. Sharing of food and drink at our camps is to be avoided for Covid-19 reasons.
(please ensure to let us know at registration, if your child has any specific allergies or medical conditions).
They must let a tutor (Musician Educator) know immediately. The tutor will contact the parents/guardians without delay to arrange for pick-up.
No, we operate our camps on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once you register and pay online (at this website) you secure your place.
What is the aim of the 3 day camp for secondary school students?
During this 3 day workshop the participants would be put into groups/bands to work on various songs to build a setlist. Participants will receive instrument tuition to learn their specific parts. They will also learn how to play as a band, set up a PA system and run live sound engineering. On the final day participants would give a live performance using the skills they have gained.
This performance will be filmed by the Musician Educators and the participants.
The editing and production of this video could be included in the module.
All participants will receive a digital download of the video.
Below are elements which will be investigated during the camp:
Musical Development: Progression on chosen instrument. Beat keeping, basic music theory, tempo, dynamics and improvisation. Learning to work within unfamiliar genres. How to work as an ensemble.
Live Sound Production: How to set up and run a live Public Address system. All elements of engineering the audio of a live musical performance.
Video Editing Skills: training in relevant movie editing software, recording techniques and visual / audio editing and production.
Social and Personal Development: Group-work, turn taking, creativity, improvisation.
Enjoyment: Focus on fun and participation.