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Top private school in NJ The Elisabeth Morrow School of Bergen County
The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

EMS Summer Arts Academy

August 10-14, 2020

For this summer 2020, we have reimagined what arts learning can look like and have created a new member of the string festival family, the EMS Summer Arts Academy (EMSSAA) (online). 
Students will have online instrumental lessons on the following orchestral instruments: violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. In addition, students will participate in instrumental classes, musicianship classes, and dynamic arts electives ranging from dance, visual art and photography, creative writing, athletics and fitness, film, theater and design, and maker projects. Full day students will have the opportunity to interface with some of the nation’s most outstanding artists through guest artist presentations in all areas of the visual and performing arts. 
Students will be able to craft a program that directly addresses their passions and interests. The EMSSAA will bring alive programs that have been very exciting and successful remotely at The Elisabeth Morrow School. We know this Academy will inspire and move our students forward artistically and that a program like this will reach capacity very quickly.

We are hopeful that you will join us this summer for our inaugural program the week of August 10-14, 2020. We will offer the following programs.  Tentative schedules are copied below.

  • a full day program for ages 7-14 with three arts electives (Tuition $450)
  • a half day program for ages 7-14 with two arts electives (Tuition $250)
  • a Junior Ensemble program for students ages 4-6 years old which is a set schedule (Tuition $200)
  • an Arts Elective ONLY option for students ages 7-14, who wish to have an arts elective based program that does not include instrumental lessons and instrumental music (Tuition $200)

Please fill out this form to preregister.  Registration will open on June 1 through our online portal UltraCamp.    

I have used this quarantine time to create an uplifting, engaging, and inspirational program for our children, including my own.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at:  Please also let us know how you are doing. We miss you!

Amelia Gold

Full Day Sample Schedule
9:30-10 a.m. - Instrumental Lesson Class
10:10-10:40 a.m. - Arts Elective 1
10:50-11:20 a.m. - Group Ensemble Class
11:30-12 p.m. - Arts Elective 2
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Zoom Lunch Groups
12:30 - 1 p.m. - PE/ Fitness
1:10 - 1:40 p.m. - Ensemble lesson
1:50 - 2:20 p.m. - Arts Elective 3
2:30 - 3 p.m. - Guest Artist Community Time

Junior Ensemble Sample Schedule 
9:30-10 a.m. - Instrumental Lesson class
10:10-10:40 a.m. - General music class, singing, movement 
10:50-11:20 a.m. - Group Ensemble Class

Half Day Sample Schedule 
9:30-10 a.m. - Instrumental Lesson class
10:10-10:40 a.m. - Arts Elective 1
10:50-11:20 a.m. - Group Ensemble Class
11:30-12 p.m. - Arts Elective 2

Arts Elective ONLY Schedule (no instrumental lessons) 
9:30-10 a.m. - Arts Elective 1
10:10-10:40 a.m. - Arts Elective 2
10:50-11:20 a.m. - Arts Elective 3