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Registration is now closed. Please email AVPA@LASIERRA.EDU for more information. | 2018 AVPA Summer Music Programs and Piano Academy

Summer 2018 will mark the 7th year of the AVPA Summer Music Programs at the Department of Music, here at La Sierra University!  Located on the beautiful La Sierra University campus, we have been providing music instruction to hundreds of children in a safe and stimulating environment.  Many of the children who are now playing in their school’s band, orchestra, or proudly singing in their choir, received their initial start with music through our program. This two-week music program will take place Monday through Friday on June 18-29, 2018.

Junior Music Camp for children in grades K-2 (5-7 years old)

$35 Registration | $360 Tuition

  • Introduction to Music Appreciation & History
  • Junior Choir
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Junior Music Theater
  • Rhythm & Percussion
  • Recorder Choir
  • Intro to Junior Strings
  • Junior Ukulele Choir

Music Camp for children in grades 3-5/6 (8-11 years old)

$35 Registration | $360 Tuition

  • Camp Choir
  • Beginning History & Music Theory
  • Beginning Strings (a secondary string section will be considered if there are enough students that have completed one year of string lessons)
  • Beginning Ukulele Choir
  • Small Instrumental Ensemble/Intro to Band Instruments for students in grades 5-6 that are not in beginning band at school
  • Camp Project: Mozart's The Magic Flute
  • Rhythm & Ear Training

Music Academy for children in grades 6-10/11 (12-16 years old)

$35 Registration | $360 Tuition

  • Academy Choir
  • Music History & Theory
  • Chamber Music Groups
  • Large Ensemble
  • Performer's Forum
  • Music Electives:
    • Academy Music Theater
    • Intro to Conducting

Our full-time staff members are First Aid and CPR Certified. They have completed Livescan requirements. They have been recommended to be instructors in this program by their professors and applied teachers.


This is a two-week music intensive that takes place Monday through Friday, June 18-29, 2018. Below is a sample schedule:

  • 8:00a - 8:45a – Morning Drop-off
  • 8:30a - 8:50a – General Session & Family Group Time
  • 9:00a - 9:50a – Morning Classes Begin
  • 11:00a - 11:50a – Lunch for grades K-6
  • 12:00p - 12:50p – Lunch for grades 7-11 / Afternoon Session Resumes
  • 3:55p – 4:20p – Afternoon Pickup
    • Additional Fee may be applied to accounts if childcare is needed after 4:20p

On Friday, June 29th, the final recital will take place that afternoon.

After June 8th, the registration fee will go up to $50 and students may be placed on a waiting list.


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Educators & School Staff (certified and classified) 10% Discount

Educators with formal identification will receive 10% off of tuition. Formal identification can include a school ID card, email from the employer, or pay stub from school.

Current AVPA Members 10% Discount

Families that are currently enrolled in the 2017-2018 AVPA year will receive a 10% Discount off of tuition. 

2017 Summer Music Program Participants 10% Discount       

Participants who attended the 2017 Summer Music Program will receive a 10% Discount off of tuition.

Employees of Adventist Organizations 10% Discount

Adventist Organizations include institutions/facilities like La Sierra University Church, Academy, Southeastern California Conference, Loma Linda University Hospital, Adventist Health System, etc. Employees will receive a 10% Discount off of tuition. 

Family Discount of 2 or more children 15% Discount

Families that enroll 2 or more children will receive a total of 15% off their final tuition. 

La Sierra University Employees 15% Discount

Faculty and staff of La Sierra University will receive a 15% Discount off of tuition. 

*Discounts cannot be combined – example: Educators that plan to enroll more than one child cannot combine the discounts.

This form closed on June 8, 2018 11:59 PM PDT