Maine Summer Youth Music camp featured on WABI

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) camp at the University of Maine. About 300 high school students from across the state are performing in choirs, jazz ensembles and musical theater productions as part of the intensive camp, according to the report. The students will put on a performance at the end of the week, the report states. “It’s a great opportunity for students to come together who all have the same interests — a common interest in music; and to be musicians with each other — to work together, to grow together and to learn together,” said Christopher White, MSYM camp director. “I think music is something that becomes a part of you emotionally,” said MSYM camper Mikayla Clifford. “When you love music so much it just becomes a part of your life, especially when you get to do it outside of school and be around people that feel that connection, as well.” Camp instructors also benefit from the experience, the report states. “I leave with a newfound love for working with teenagers but also being really inspired by what people can accomplish when they set their minds to it,” said Rob Westerberg, MSYM choral director.