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SMJ WEBSITE - VOCAL

VOCAL PROGRAM -  Bar Harbor, ME 

JULY 31 - AUGUST 6, 2022  

Bar Harbor, M

Brazilian/Jazz Immersion

Under the direction of master Jazz and Brazilian vocal artists and musicians, our vocal program seamlessly integrates Jazz and Brazilian repertoire.  Students are encouraged to bring tunes they want to dig into, and to select new repertoire they'd like to explore.  Working towards our end-of-week performance, the vocal program integrates:

 

  • Group & individual coaching with focus on song interpretation and phrasing

  • Technique and intonation 

  • Scat singing 

  • Jazz Harmony / Theory for Vocalists 

  • Chart Development / Arranging

  • Percussion for Vocalists

  • Vocal / Instrumental Collaboration 

  • Portuguese pronunciation (for those opting to sing  in Portuguese) 

In this context, students will have opportunities to rehearse with faculty accompanist, faculty rhythm section, as well as participating instrumentalists in trios, combos, etc.

Faculty

Faculty 2022 

Our Summer 2023 faculty will be announced early Winter 2023. 

Faculty in previous years have included such luminaries as:

Overview of the Week

Overview of the Week 2022

SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce
SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce

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SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce
SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce

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Our week typically begins on a Sunday wth afternoon registration followed by dinner, and our Meet & Greet / Faculty Presentation.  Our daily schedule has a built-in mid-day break for relaxing, practicing, private lessons, swimming, biking, etc..  Evenings include faculty-led jams with teachers joining in to add to the fun.    Highlights include our SMJ Cabaret/Jam (teachers join in), Faculty Performance, and of course, our student concert.   Program activities culminate on Friday.   On-campus check-out is the following (Saturday) morning.

 

Our schedule is designed to allow exchange of faculty between instrumental and vocal program. 

Lodging & Meals

Lodging & Meals

Kathryn Davis Village
Kathryn Davis Village

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Kathryn Davis Village
Kathryn Davis Village

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ON-CAMPUS

On campus lodging is available in modern townhouse dorms.  Each townhouse accommodates up 8 people, and has a full-kitchen, living area and dining area on the 1st floor.  Four single rooms are located on the 2nd Floor, and two double rooms on the 3rd floor.  

 

Each floor has a bathroom with sink, shower and toilet, shared by a maximum of

3 other people if full occupancy on the floor. It is possible to request a double

room to be used as a single, or to request a full floor. Two 1st floor rooms with ensuite bathrooms will be available.  Linens and towels are included in lodging fees. 

 

On-campus lodging fees include meals beginning (Sunday dinner

through Friday dinner).  Standard, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options are available.  Lunch-to-go is available with advance notice.  Accommodations for dietary restrictions/allergies are available, also with advance notice.

 

Off-Campus 

B&Bs, motels, hotels and Airbnb’s are close by to COA for those who prefer to stay off

campus. If you commute, you have the option of signing up for lunches (and/or other meals) prior to camp.   Standard, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options are available.  Lunch-to-go is available with advance notice.  Accommodations for dietary restrictions/allergies are available, also with advance notice

Pricing & Policies

Fees & Policies 2022

OFF-CAMPUS TUITION:  TBA 

 

ON-CAMPUS RESIDENCE PACKAGES

We offer packages that include tuition, 6 nights lodging,  and meals from Sunday dinner through and including Saturday breakfast. ​

  • Double Room: $TBA 

  • Single Room:  $TBA

DISCOUNTS & SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID

SMJ typically offers discounts for early bird registration and referrals. 

A limited number of partial scholarships / financial aid are available based on merit and financial need.  

 

DEPOSITS

 50% upon registration  

 *feel free to inquire about installment plan 
 

FORMS OF PAYMENT  

  • Zelle 

  • Venmo (no fee if drawn from your bank account or debit card) 

  • Credit Card (2.9% surcharge) 

  • Check 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Our program is a small program. In light of this, in the event you are unable to attend you have the option of applying your payment to next year’s camp (excluding lodging/meals) or to find a sub to fill your reserved music spot and your lodging/meal reservation.  

 

COVID-RELATED POLICIES

Proof of vaccination and booster updates must be submitted prior to attendance.  Completion of registration and payment will confirm that registrant agrees to follow Covid-related policies of both the College  and Samba Meets Jazz Workshops.

Venue

Venue

College of the Atlantic

SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - TURRETS BEAUTIFUL ONE
SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - TURRETS BEAUTIFUL ONE

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SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - COA PIER
SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - COA PIER

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Image 1: ​Turrets Building / Image 2: COA Pier

With a setting as inspirating as our faculty, College of the Atlantic (COA) on Frenchman’s Bay in Bar Harbor provides the perfect retreat for you to shed the demands of everyday life – and the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your music with like-minded adults. Rated by Trip Advisor and the New York Times as one of the top U.S. vacation spots, there’s something for everyone! Our mid-day break provides an opportunity to experience it – from a visit to the top of Cadillac Mountain, biking, walking and swimming in Acadia National Park, or a whale-watching boat ride on the bay. Plus .. you can kayak off the COA pier!

About The Area

Travel

Getting To & From

 

Endicott College 

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

 

Beverly, MA is easily reached via plane, train or bus to BOSTON.  From Boston, options are to take taxi/uber to the College or the T-Line Train to Beverly, where you can grab a taxi.

 

Getting Around Campus & the Area 

 

Endicott is a very walkable campus.  If driving to, or on campus, there is parking at the Arts Center, dining hall and our dorms. The town of Beverly is a 5-minute car ride from our campus.  Taxis are easily available, but it’s always easy to get a ride.

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About Bar Harbor Area

SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - TOWN OF BAR HARBOR
SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - TOWN OF BAR HARBOR

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SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - Carriage Road
SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - Carriage Road

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SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - Bar Harbor Schooner
SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - Bar Harbor Schooner

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SMJ WEBSITE PHOTO - TOWN OF BAR HARBOR
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Image 1: Town of Bar Harbor Image 1: ​Frenchman's Bay / Image 2: Biking at Acadia National Park

There’s something magical about Bar Harbor. A celebrated vacation destination on Mount Desert Island that is the gateway to Acadia National Park, it possesses a rich history and culture unlike any other. For non-participating guests, there are endless activity options-- from hiking, biking, swimming in Acadia National Park to a visit to its Rockefeller Gardens, to lunch at the famed Jordan Pond.  Short-day trip options include antiquing to whale-watching to jaunts to the Blue Hill Peninsula, Schoodic Point & more.  In other words, your guest will have plenty to keep her/himself busy while you’re in workshop sessions. For info:   https://www.visitbarharbor.com/about-bar-harbor

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