SMC 2019 information and registration forms available February 2019


SMC Information 

Since 1962, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Camp (SMC) has inspired and encouraged young musicians from the Niagara Region and beyond. We offer music instruction in a fun, inclusive day-camp atmosphere and welcome campers of all abilities

Summer Music Camp runs for two 2-week sessions, starting the week after school ends.

  • Session 1: JULY 1 - 12, 2019
    • Parents & Tots - 18 months to 3 years
    • Early Years classes for grades JK to 2 
    • Junior Classes for grades 3 to 6
  • Session 2JULY 15 - 26, 2019
    • Senior and Specialty classes for grades 6-10
    • Combinations classes for grades 4-10
    • Rainbow Music classes for grades JK to 3
    • Parents & Tots - 18 months to 3 years

Campers learn from highly qualified instructors; members of the SMC teaching faculty are professional musicians and music educators, dedicated to nurturing a love of music and its performance while developing strong technical and ensemble skills. SMC apprentice staff members are enthusiastic young musicians; many are former campers eager to blend learning with fun.

SMC is presented in partnership with Ridley College, St. Catharines. Campers learn, perform and enjoy recreational activities in Ridley’s excellent facilities on a beautiful, secure campus.

Campers enjoy a full and varied schedule that includes:   

  • Daily recitals featuring faculty and guest artists
  • Approx. 32 hours of Masterclasses in each two-week session
  • Orchestra, Concert Band, String Ensemble, Jazz Band or Choir participation
  • Specialized, age-appropriate Early Years programming in both sessions
  • Supervised outdoor recreation and daily crafts
  • Every camper participates in SMC Concerts

Bursaries are available thanks to generous community and individual donors and sponsors.

For more information, please contact the NSO Outreach & Communications Manager at 905-687-4993 ext. 223 or email BJ Armstrong


in Partnership with: 

Sponsor of The Academy @ SMC
& the Special Needs Resource Teacher (SNRT)