Pick up an instrument, warm up your vocal cords, and get ready to jam!

Whether your passion is vocal, classical, jazz, or rock – the music department at Appel Farm has it all.  

Major classes are available in strings, brass, and woodwinds ensemble, rockband, vocal studios, piano, and songwriting. Our small class sizes with multiple instructors allow campers to get lots of one on one instruction making classes great for both beginning and advanced campers. Campers can also spend their free time jamming with other campers and staff, working on original music performances, or get in extra rehearsal time during one of our open studio sessions. As a culmination, 4 week music campers show off their hard work at the end of the session in either the music concert or rock show on our outdoor stage. 

While developing technique and musicianship are core components in classes, our noncompetitive approach is what sets Appel Farm’s music program apart. We foster an atmosphere where taking creative risks is encouraged and making mistakes is part of the learning process.