The American Music Camp, Maine

The next American Music Camp, Maine will be located at the stunning ocean side campus of the Southern Maine Community College in Portland from July 9th-13th, 2018 (orientation the evening of July 8th). The camp will simultaneously host programs for teachers, strings of all levels, guitar/mandolin and piano accompaniment.

The purpose of the American Music Camp is two-fold:

  1. To support and further the playing skills of each individual student by example, mentoring and instruction.
  2. To provide skills and environments for students to make music with their peers.

Each student is provided with a daily schedule designed specifically for his/her playing level. All students are assigned to an instrument-specific group class designed for honing individual skills on that instrument.  Electives in jamming, improvising, various genres & styles, singing, dancing, drumming & orchestra provide opportunities for musical interaction with other players and other instruments. An unstructured period in which students can pursue musical relationships, form bands and create arrangements for performing at recitals is a hallmark of this camp. Optional master classes for individual instruction are also available as well as Extra Classes for non-participating friends and family.

The Camp has reserved a discounted rate for rooms in the Southern Maine Community College dormitories on campus. This is offered for families traveling from afar and reservations need to be made directly through the college. For more details, visit the “Accommodations” page on our site.

The American Music Camps are family camps. All students ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Lunch and Dinner plans are available for purchase on our site. Accommodations for allergies and other special needs can be handled with ease.

Daily Schedule

9:00-11:15 am Classes According to Individual Student Schedules

11:15-12:00 Free Jam Period

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:10-3:30 Classes According to Individual Student Schedules

3:45-5:30 Daily Recitals and Jam Sessions


The Liberty Family Foundation

The Liberty Family Foundation is honored to support the American Music Camp, Maine for the second year in a row. Our founder, Michael A. Liberty strongly believes that community music programs like the American Music Camp help to unite, educate and inspire our youth and in turn, improve the quality of life for all.