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About CYM

Crane Youth Music (CYM) was founded in 1973. CYM has a history of outstanding and cost-effective musical training for middle- and high-school musicians, ages 12-18. CYM faculty and staff include Crane School of Music faculty and alumni supplemented by additional guest artists/teachers.

More than 200 students have attended Crane Youth Music yearly and CYM alumni are performing in major symphonies or teaching in universities and schools nationally.

In addition to classes and rehearsals, there will be recreational activities and evening concerts. CYM campers will once again have the opportunity to attend concerts featuring professional artists.

CYM campers attend master classes presented by master teachers, perform in large group ensembles, and take courses in music theory, music history and other exciting electives offered during the summer session.

Additionally, all participants have the opportunity to perform in Crane’s all-camp choir.

  • String performers will have opportunities to play in small chamber music groups in addition to orchestra.
  • Pianists receive individual lessons, coaching and group piano instruction in the electronic piano labs.
  • Vocalists perform in a variety of choral ensembles, work in small class lessons and master classes with Voice faculty.
  • Woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists rehearse in a band twice daily and have opportunities for small ensembles.

CYM participants learn from master teachers in the newly renovated Crane facilities. The four-building Crane complex houses the 1,200-seat Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, the 450-seat Sara M. Snell Music Theater, 15 classrooms, 5 large rehearsal rooms, 60 studios, 70 practice rooms, and a music library.