Summer Programs

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony has held a residency week at Johnson State College since 2006. It has become an integral part of our program for our intermediate to advanced musicians and many of our students tell us it’s the highlight of their musical year!

Intermediate - Advanced student musicians of all orchestral instruments are invited to apply. Acceptance is by audition only. Please contact us set up an audition or for more information. You can also download :

Application | CAMP Flyer


The 2015 GMYS C.A.M.P. will take place at Johnson State College from Sunday, August 9th through Saturday, August 15th.

During the week-long GMYS C.A.M.P., intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends.


Participants reside at Johnson State College in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Musical Activities Outdoor & Recreational Activities
  • Chamber music
  • Private instruction
  • Orchestra Rehearsals
  • Eurhythmics classes
  • Elective classes
  • Informal Performances on campus
  • Final concert for family & friends
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Talent show
  • Faculty recital
  • Free time to get to know other young musicians

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

The cost for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program is $1000 (or $900 for early registration by March 7), and includes meals, lodging, 36-40 hours of musical instruction, use of campus facilities, and recreational activities. Need-based financial assistance is available and information is part of the GMYS C.A.M.P. application. 


Contact the Orchestra Manager if you have any questions or are looking for more information.



All Ages ~ All Levels ~ All Instruments

Now scheduling audtions for fall 2015 placement and for the August 2015 Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP)


Where & Where

Monday, May 11, 3-9 pm
Monday May 18, 3-9 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 3-9 pm
Sunday, June 7, 10 am - 5 pm

by appointment

Monteverdi Music School
46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT

to schedule an audtion contact

Leah Wilhjelm, Orchestra Manager (802) 888-4470 or email:


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