Important Update on MSYM 2020

Due to continued health and safety concerns related to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) camp has been cancelled for 2020. 
In lieu of the traditional in-person event, faculty from the Division of Music have collaborated to produce an online version of the MSYM experience.
MSYM 2020

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

Maine Summer Youth Music campers have the unique opportunity to participate in either Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chorus, or Strings Ensemble. Additional ensembles will include Jazz Bands, Combo and Musical Theatre. Campers may also participate in jazz improvisation, small ensembles, chamber groups, music classes and master classes. Recreational activities are planned for midweek of camp, as well as other organized events, including concerts by faculty and students. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying applicants.

Junior Camp

July 12-17, 2020 • Grades 5-8*
Commuter: $320 • Resident: Price $620

View a Sample Schedule
Sample only. Camp schedules are subject to change.

Senior Camp

July 19-24, 2020 • Grades 8*-12
Commuter: Price $320 • Resident: Price $620

View a Sample Schedule
Sample only. Camp schedules are subject to change.

Optional Meal Plan for Commuters: Price $121 (includes five lunches and six dinners)

*Current grade as of Spring 2020 • 8th grade students are permitted to attend both camps

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


  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Musical Theater review
  • Chorus
  • Music Classes
  • String Ensemble
  • Evening Concerts
  • and more!


Meet our instructors

Junior Camp

  • Orchestra — Dr. Anatole Wieck and Sasha Zaburdaeva Lorimer
  • Concert Band and Symphonic Band — Tiffany Hitz
  • Chorus — Heidi Corliss
  • Musical Theater — Jeremy Milton
  • Jazz Band — Rebecca Mallory
  • Show Choir — Rebeckah Perry

Senior Camp

  • Orchestra — Dr. Anatole Wieck and Sasha Zaburdaeva Lorimer
  • Symphonic Band — Christopher G. White
  • Concert Band —  Phillip Edelman
  • Chorus — Fran Vogt
  • Jazz Band and Combo Band — Craig Skeffington
  • Musical Theater — Jay Nelson


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