First ballet classics were held in a tent in 1962. Photo courtesy International Music Camp
International Music Camp
One of America's leading summer schools of fine
arts, located at the International Peace Garden on the border
between North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada, the International Music
Camp brings together students and leading educators from countries
all over the world. Its Music Honors Program provides high school
students exposure to basic course material required for a college
music major, giving them the opportunity to attain advanced
standing in music literature, theory, and performance. Founded in
1956, it has steadily grown from a rustic facility of five
rehearsal "huts" to a state-of-the-art campus with specialized
classroom buildings and performance spaces. Among the more than 30
programs offered each year are band, orchestra, choir, dance,
chamber music, percussion, guitar, handbells, creative writing,
film-making, speech and debate. The IMC hosts the International
Youth Band Festival and the Annual International Old-Time Fiddlers
Contest, and it sponsors a Biennial Goodwill European Tour for a
specially chosen band and choir. In 1998, total student
registration passed the 90,000 mark.
Originally submitted by: Kent Conrad, Senator.
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