Immerse yourself in music this summer on the beautiful UMaine campus!

The 2021 Maine Summer Youth Music Camp will feature a modified day-camp format with three-day “mini-camps” dedicated to vocals, brass, woodwind,and jazz. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying applicants.

Learn from professionals coming from both the UMaine community and from around the country,  all bringing a wide array of skills and experiences. Activities include performances by faculty, students and others as well as fun recreational activities!


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Mark Your Calendars for July 14-23, 2021

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will host a modified day-camp version of its Maine Summer Youth Music Camp programming in 2021. Learn from a diverse faculty from UMaine and across the country in one or more of our three-day mini camps. Day camps run 8:45 am to 5:00 pm daily:

  • Vocals (July 14-16)
  • Brass (July 18-20)
  • Woodwind (July 18-20)
  • Jazz (July 21-23)

Registration is $225 per session and includes a UMaine shirt and water bottle.


  • Woodwind
  • Jazz
  • Brass
  • Vocals

Meet our instructors

MSYM instructors are chosen from UMaine faculty and respected musicians and teachers from across Maine. This year’s MSYM instructors include:

  • Dr Beth Wiemann, clarinet and woodwinds
  • Elizabeth Downing, flute and woodwinds
  • Jennifer Fletcher, saxophone and woodwinds
  • Dr. Dan Barret, trombone, low brass, jazz
  • Dr. Jack Burt, trumpet, brass
  • Amanda Bloss, low brass
  • Jeremy Milton, vocal
  • Fran Vogt, vocal
  • Rebekah Perry, vocal
  • Amy Maier, accompanist
  • Dr. Anatole Wieck, strings
  • Sascha Zabordaeva, strings
  • Garret Artman, accompanist
  • Josh Champagne, percussion and jazz
  • Ted Nokes, percussion
  • Kevin Mania, percussion
  • Christopher White, percussion


Contact Kerry Davis via Email or Tel: 207.581.4703
UMaine School of Performing Arts
5788 Class of 1944 Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5788

Past MSYM Camps

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) camp made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 program. 
In lieu of the traditional in-person event, faculty from the Division of Music collaborated to produce an online version of the MSYM experience that is still accessible.