International Music Camp returns for full season of programs

DUNSEITH — The International Music Camp is returning to the International Peace Garden for the first time in two years for a full season of summer arts camp programming this summer.

The camp offers more than 40 fine arts programs to young people ages 10 to 19 and has been providing alternate summer programming for the past two summers due to travel limitations at the U.S./Canada border and the pandemic. This year, cross border travel has somewhat returned to normal and camp personnel are excited to welcome back American and Canadian campers, faculty, and staff.

“It has been tough being away from our summer camp home for the past two summers,” said Christine Baumann, co-camp director.. “We look forward to returning to this beautiful setting in 2022 and welcoming back the campers, faculty, and staff that breathe so much life into this place.”

Band, choir, and orchestra are the largest three programs at the International Music Camp. This summer programming will feature guest conductors from across North America and the premiere of a brand-new piece of music for choir by Eric Barnum, who will also be serving as the mixed choir guest conductor for the choral session.

Campers must register one week before their camp session begins. Registration is available online and by calling the IMC office.

In addition to the six weeks of weekly summer camp programing, the music camp is also reviving its Old Time Fiddle and Bluegrass Workshop and Contest held June 9-11 and its free Festival of the Arts Concert Series Friday nights throughout June and July. The series will kick off on Friday, June 10, with the group Evie and Kasey ($10 admission) and the 188th Army National Guard Band on Friday, June 24th (free). More information is available at the IMC website at https://internationalmusiccamp.com/ and social media pages.


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