Cape Symphony 2021 Summer Programs

Cape Symphony Summer Programs Include Music Classes, Private Lessons, and Ensembles; Art Appreciation, and Ballet

Engaging learning opportunities available for adults and youth in summer 2021

HYANNIS, MA—May 19, 2021

The Cape Symphony is pleased to announce multiple opportunities for adults and youth to learn and play this summer at the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses. Registration is open now. The summer semester begins on July 6, 2021 and runs through August 27, 2021, with a makeup week beginning August 30, 2021.

The Cape Symphony Summer Tune Up is a new program this year. Led by a Cape Symphony teaching artist, each week-long session will take campers through all the major aspects of playing their instrument and get them into tiptop musical shape. Musicians can expect artistic mentorship from a skilled expert in a supportive, challenging, and fun small-group environment. Options are Clarinet Camp, Flute Camp, Low Brass Camp, Percussion Camp, Saxophone Camp, and Trumpet Camp. Dates, locations, and eligible ages for the weeklong camps vary.

Exploring Music is a new hands-on music class in Falmouth for preschoolers, ages three to four. Each eight-week session will introduce students to new instruments, musical concepts, basic musical notation, and significant musical works of various genres, through a variety of movement activities, games, and songs. Music will be used to teach participants different social pragmatics and to develop important critical listening skills. Students will also develop their singing voices and sense of rhythm, and use musical technology to further ear training and overall music development.

Group Guitar, for players 13 and up, will meet in Falmouth and is a fun introductory course exploring the basics of music notation, chords, picking, and strumming techniques, with song selections from a variety of genres. Another option in Falmouth is Group Ukulele: the friendly instrument is a great place for students of all ages to begin an exploration into string instruments.

Get Ready for Piano is a fun-filled introduction to the instrument for children ages four to five, taught in Falmouth, while those five to 11 can enroll in the Piano Explorers class, held in Barnstable.

For adults looking to try something new this summer, Intro to Piano is ideal for those who have always wanted to play. Students will learn to play several simple songs for fun and enjoyment. Beginner and Intermediate level classes will be offered in Falmouth.

The Seaside String Ensemble is a multigenerational group, aimed at string students of all ages and levels. Students develop technical and rhythmic skills through the ensemble experience, in a low-pressure setting. Seaside Strings will meet in Barnstable.

For adults ages 18 and up, Art Appreciation: Harlem Renaissance focuses on the decades when a cultural renaissance in art, music, and literature flourished in Harlem. Students will learn how and why artists moved from classical styles like landscape to more Afrocentric work, and how artists used their unique voices to depict their experiences and create a revolution in art. This art appreciation class will be held in Falmouth.

Ballet classes will be held in Barnstable, and a range of classes are available for students ages four to 18. In Elementary Ballet for ages four to six, the focus is on introducing students to ballet terms and concepts and engaging in creative movement. In Ballet 1/2 for ages six to nine, students learn placement, posture, and poise, and develop teamwork. Students must audition for Ballet 3/4 – Pointe 1, which includes beginning pointe and other more advanced techniques for ages ten to 14. Ballet 5/6 – Pointe 2 is the most advanced class, for ages 13 to 18 with prior training, and emphasizes artistry, phrasing, choreography, corps de ballet, and soloist variations for repertoire and performing.

“We’re anticipating a wonderful summer at the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses of the Cape Symphony, with a wide variety of classes and lessons taking place,” said Michael Albaugh, Executive Director. “The lifting of COVID-19 restrictions simplifies the delivery of the learning experience, although we will continue to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.”

During the summer, private lessons will be offered for youth and adults, from beginning through advanced levels in all major instruments and voice. Lessons may be held virtually using simple, user-friendly technology, or in-person at both the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses.

For more information about the Cape Symphony summer semester 2021, and to register, visit For questions, contact Michael Albaugh at 508-362-2772 x201, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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At the Cape Symphony, our mission is to Inspire Joy. We do this through outstanding entertainment and educational programs. Cape Cod’s very own professional orchestra, the Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music. The Cape Symphony commitment to education for all ages includes private lessons, classes and ensembles at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth as well as online. Its acclaimed preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through community outreach, the Cape Symphony brings an array of engaging programs to the Cape Cod community. Visit for more information.

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