More about BCC SUMMER

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Ages: 7 - 12 (2nd - 6th grade)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Concert on Friday at 6 p.m.!
Extended Day (extra fee): 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. drop-off; 4:15 - 6 p.m. pick-up.
All experience levels welcome! Registrants do not need to be members of BCC to register for BCC SUMMER.

NB: Lunch needs to be packed every day (BCC SUMMER will provide healthy, allergen-free snacks twice daily).

 

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

At BCC, our learning outcomes are both musical and extramusical. Your young singer will develop musical skills toward further success at school and at BCC; they will learn to have agency over their singing voice,  become more familiar with solfege (do, re, mi - like The Sound of Music), and learn to read and execute rhythmic patterns. Most importantly, your child will embody these topics through rehearsal, activities, games, and performance!

BCC teaches beyond rote musical concepts, connecting the sung material directly to your child’s understanding of their world. Visual arts, conversations, excursions, and of course our music, will expose new understanding of environmental justice, social justice, and various cultures. What is environmental justice? Why do we sing into social justice? How are various cultures experienced in song? These are among the many questions we ask this summer in our music, in our friendships, and in our fun!

Breakout Session topics include arts & crafts, community service, dance/movement, drama, drumming, excursions, musicianship (learning the language of music), outdoor games & sports, and of course… more singing!

 

SCHEDULE

 

Our summer program is designed for young singers to register for weeks at a time, whether for one week or for all six! We will sing different music every week and explore it with an interdisciplinary curriculum true to the BCC process our families have come to know and love.

Week 1: July 23 - 27 with Robbie Jacobs

Week 2: July 30 - August 3 with Irene Idicheria

Week 3: August 6 - 10 with Trey Pratt

Week 4: August 13 - 17 with John Martha-Reynolds

Week 5: August 20 - 24 with Jason Holmes

Week 6: August 27 - 31 with Sophia Papoulis
 

LOCATION

BCC Central
20 Old Colony Avenue (2nd Floor)
Boston, MA 02127


SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30-8:45 a.m.: Early Drop-off

8:45-9:00 Drop-off

9:00-9:15: Opening Activity

9:15-9:30: Warm-up

9:30-10:15: Choral Rehearsal 1

10:15-10:30: Musicianship Lesson 1

10:30-10:45: Snack

10:45-11:15: Breakout Session 1

11:15-11:45: Choral Rehearsal 2

11:45-Noon: Musicianship Lesson 2

Noon-12:15: Game

12:15-12:45: Lunch

12:45-1:15: Social Activity

1:15-2:00: Choral Rehearsal 3

2-2:45: Breakout Session 2

2:45-3:00: Snack

3:00-3:15: Musicianship Lesson 3

3:15-3:40: Breakout Session 3

3:40-4:00: Choral Rehearsal 4

4:00: Pick-up

4:15-6:00: Late Pick-up