Why Attend Eastern U.S. Music Camp?

The Eastern U.S. Music Camp, conducted on the beautiful Colgate University campus in central New York State and beginning its 43rd year, is designed to provide young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with various levels of ability opportunities and enrichment in all areas of music. Each student is able to design their own schedule, participate in several groups and on more than one instrument and/or voice, all for one fee. Supervised sports, recreational, and social activities are also an integral part of the summer. The total experience is rewarding musically and socially.

Concert Band · Symphony Orchestra · Choirs · Jazz & Rock Ensembles & Combos · Small Ensembles · All Instruments · All Levels · Vocal, Piano & Guitar Programs · Weekly Concerts & Recitals · Private Lessons · Daily Recreation · Friendly, Professional Atmosphere.
“The most beautiful campus in America”  The Princeton Review (2014 & 2015)

This well-balanced program offers students challenging opportunities in music through individual, class, and group instruction and to perform a wide range of instrumental and choral works in weekly concerts and recitals. The faculty is committed to excellence while maintaining a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

The program builds confidence, teaches concentration, offers social opportunities and helps develop sensitivity to, and pride in, the beautiful things in life.


Careers in music are not necessarily the goal of students attending the Eastern U.S. Music Camp. The total musical and social experience has made the Eastern U.S. Music Camp one of the most highly regarded summer music programs in the country.

Students attend from throughout the United States, and in recent seasons students attended from Spain, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, France, Brazil, Guatemala, Singapore, Japan, China, Colombia, India, Taiwan, British Virgin Islands and Canada.

Thomas and Grace Brown founded the Eastern U.S. Music Camp in 1976. This popular program is staffed by certified faculty and carefully selected and qualified counselors. Enrollment is limited in each session to assure students the opportunity for personalized instruction. Highly individualized instruction in a friendly atmosphere is stressed by the professional, nationally-known staff.

The experience is one that will be remembered and valued throughout life in any career.


“The lessons I learned at Eastern U.S. Music Camp were instrumental in my future success… in music and in my case, business. I learned to expect the best out of myself. I learned that I could accomplish more than I ever thought I could. I learned to absolutely love good music. I made friends and had fun!”

Former Student – New York, NY

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