'Summer music' is a wide-meaning word combination, but there are still two main meanings. That is 'summer music' is music festivals organized in summer and 'summer music' is proposals for children to go to summer music camp where they can learn to play music or sing.
There are several summer music programs in a world and all them were founded in order to give young musicians an opportunity to meet and play with other musicians. Children are encouraged to play the songs they want to play. A member of staff in these music camps works full time with each band (sometimes composed of musicians who have never met before) to choose songs, rehearse them and prepare for their recording session as well as the weekly concert. Each musician receives an audio CD of their studio session - a first for many kids. Bands work together, choose a name, take pictures, then sit down with graphic design professionals to create visually stunning cd packaging. Lyrics, liner notes, acknowledgements and more are included in each cd. Music camps will help to arrange instrument and equipment rentals.
As usual, the age of invited children is between 11-17, children are grouped together to play the music they really WANT to play! The rehearsals are supervised by professional and collegiate level musicians on a safe and convenient college campus, average instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4. Time spending is rehearsals, studio recording sessions and concerts.
And several words about the second main meaning of 'summer music'. What are main the goals of summer music festivals? They are as follows - to give young talented musicians from different countries a chance to take lessons and consultations from outstanding musicians and teachers; - to get to know masterpieces of the world classic music as well as the music of their contemporaries performed by guests and participants of the Festival; and just to have an enjoyable holiday with youngsters of their age from various countries on banks of a lake or in a forest, to take part in a sports competition, or just to sit for a while around a bonfire.