Let’s create music together! Finlandia Foundation National, in partnership with the Global Music Program at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, will conduct its Soiva Music Camp
July 15-21 in the Pacific Northwest.
Soiva means “sounding forth.” A joyful noise!
Young people ages 12-17, who are musicians of any genre and skill level, are invited to join us for a week of creativity and music-making. No previous musical experience is required, and each member of the group will be able to participate in their own way, whether or not they have experience playing a musical instrument.
Creativity, Connection, Collaboration and Co-creation
The Global Music Program at the Sibelius Academy draws from the practices of global pedagogy, which is an immersive way of music making and experiencing music. This summer camp promotes connection and collaboration across cultures. We will draw upon the wealth of traditional stories and songs from Finland, America and elsewhere, as we source inspiration for the creation of new music together. All voices are valued!
Swimming, S’mores, and More
Soiva Camp 2024 will be held at Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey, WA, just outside of Olympia. This lakeside locale provides the quintessential summer camp experience with outdoor activities, music and stories by the campfire, impromptu performances at the outdoor amphitheater and cabin accommodations. Students will at all times be under adult supervision by Soiva staff including instructors, camp director and camp counselors.
A day might include fun musical games and creative exercises; opportunities to play different instruments and make music with your body; learning music from Finland and other diverse global music traditions; improvising and co-creating; opportunities for one-on-one musical guidance and feedback; and outdoor activities and adventures
Performance for Family & Friends
On the final day of camp, we will head to the National Nordic Museum in Seattle for a performance to showcase the music we’ve learned and created during the week. This event will be free and open to the public.
Soiva Camp 2024 tuition is $1,500. This includes local ground transportation to and from the camp center (optional); seven days and six nights lodging (shared single-gender cabin rooms with bunk beds); 18 meals plus snacks; instruction; recreation and activities; and the option of one private, 30-minute lesson.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-ups will begin at the end of January; watch for details!