It’s Summertime! & String Summer Camps are in session!

It’s Summertime!

Keep playing all summer long at one of these fantastic string summer programs!


GNOYO’s 10th annual Summer Orchestras Program will

 be  at Loyola University New Orleans! Rehearsals will begin on June 26th and will continue every Tuesday through July 31st, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Final Concert will be held on July 31st at 7:30 p.m. at Roussel Hall and is free and open to the public – invite your family and friends!

No audition is necessary; placement is based on proficiency. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and open to students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, or trombone.

Tuition: $225


The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (EMCM) is a place where children are at the heart of our mission of training the next generation of New Orleans musicians. We see music lessons and arts education as tools that help young people learn discipline and dedication, and allows them to explore their creativity.

In the Summer, we engage our youth through a wide variety of music, dance, reading and math instruction to enhance and cultivate their creativity.

Enrolled students are provided with an instrument, and all have the opportunity to take beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in: Piano (mandatory for all students except those taking Dance or Saturday classes, Strings – Violin, Viola and Cello, Guitar – Acoustic and Bass Guitar, Percussion and Drums (weekdays only), Woodwinds, Brass, and more (check out their website for more of their class offerings here!).

All students have an opportunity to participate in recitals at the end of each semester. In addition, the Center is equipped with four practice rooms that allows students to sign up for times to practice in private, soundproof booths.

EMCM proudly serves the 9th Ward and New Orleans East communities. As such, new students must live in one of the following zip codes: 70117, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70032 and 70122.

Students must be at least 7 years old and no older than 18 years old. No prior musical experience is required.

The registration fee for the Spring, Summer and Fall programs is $30.00 per student. The registration fee is non-refundable. EMCM accepts cash, check or money order. Checks are payable to EMCM or Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

For more information on enrolling in classes, please call us at 504-940-3400 or e-mail us


• Learn to play an instrument in one week
• Instructed by local professional musicians
• Perform a concert for friends and family
• Enjoy summer fun, arts & crafts, a field trip, and more
• For children who were in Grades K-5 in the 2017-2018 School Year
(children entering Kindergarten in August 2018 will NOT be accepted)

Session 1: June 18-22 Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Session 2: June 25-29 Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Weekly Tuition $250 ($50 deposit) Instrument, breakfast, lunch & snack daily, field trip, t-shirt, and other camp keepsakes are included!

Episcopal High School (VPAC)
3200 Woodland Ridge
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.