Summer Music Camp 2014

La Grande Oregon music camps for ages Pre K through High School. We’re excited to be partnering with The Art Center to bring this exciting program to La Grande! The program features a local and eclectic group of music and art teachers who inspire campers to soar creatively and experience new heights of fun, making music and art with friends!


These camps are offered for a range of ages and experience. Students attend daily concerts, classes in singing, drama, dance, movement, recorder, music reading, Orff ensemble, and instrument building. Worship Camp includes drum-set, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, vocals and keyboards for students entering seventh grade through high school.

2013 instructors, in addition to Mark Emerson, professional percussionist, drummer, Orff specialist and director of Emerson Music Arts were; Rikki Jo Hickey-director of The Blue Mountain Actors Studio in La Grande; Jamie Jacobson-EOU Adjunct Faculty: Voice; Carla Arnold-Orff specialist & Music Instructor at Central Elementary; Tony Corig-Guitar Instructor; Lea Emerson-professional pianist, songwriter and worship leader and Rita Moxley-local artisan in Cove.


There are a limited number of scholarships available for students with a financial need.

See below for High-lights from the 2013 La Grande Summer Music Camps:

Building Shakers


Music Day Camp

Grades Pre-K – 2

Description: This one week program inspired students with daily concerts, classes in instrument building, percussion, Orff ensemble, singing, art, dance and drama.





Music Day Camp

Grades 3 – 6

Description: 3rd –6th graders learned, explored, created and performed a final concert. Campers attended daily concerts, classes in singing, drama, dance and movement, music reading, Orff ensemble, and they built an authentic gourd instrument. 3rd & 4th graders played Recorder Karate while the 5th & 6th graders had a choice of learning piano, recorder, or guitar.


Worship Music Camp

Description: 7-12th graders led an exciting night of worship at the K House. They improved their musical skills and grew spiritually as they worked through the book, “Wired For a Life of Worship”.