Ensemble Odyssey

For teen band and orchestra musicians!

Monday, 7/24 – Friday, 7/28

9am – 5pm | Ages 13-18

Payment plans available upon request

Inspiring faculty, incredible facilities, and amazing guest artists are all here to help you add improvisation, movement, and soul to your performances.

Explore diverse musical styles, develop musical independence, and expand as a musical creator and leader. This unique camp for motivated strings, wind, and percussion players is designed to expand your horizons and prepare you for lifelong confidence on stage and off. Students will focus on improvisation by taking music apart and putting it back together to encourage bravery and build lifelong friendships. Elements of West African dance and Brazilian drumming will encourage students to feel their performance, internalizing rhythms and expanding each player’s relationship with music.

Live Performance 7/28 at 6pm

Overnight Opportunities!

We’ve partnered with Lawrence Academy to offer Ensemble Odyssey students the opportunity to spend more time with their new friends. Spend the day playing music and growing at Groton Hill, then head over to the dorms at LA to enjoy their beautiful green campus and a range of evening activities. 

Guest Artist

Mike Block

Pioneering cello player, singer, composer, and educator, passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music.

Guest Artist

Marcus Santos

Contemporary percussionist and educator known for bringing high energy to classes all over the globe! 


Ken Culver

Director of Groton Hill’s Youth Orchestra, award-winning educator, and concertmaster in the Rivers Symphony Orchestra.


Dr. Fred Harris

Author, educator, and Music Director of the MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, and Groton Hill Wind Ensemble.


Summers at Groton Hill

Meet new people. Push yourself as a musician. Explore the boundaries of sound and self. 

Summers at Groton Hill are all about discovery. We invite guests into the classroom, put students on world-class stages, and break through the heat of summer with cool new ways to learn. 

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