Summit High senior hosts free music camp |

Summit High senior hosts free music camp

LESLIE BREFELDSummit Daily NewsSummit County, CO

DILLON Summit High School senior Jennifer Koch wants to expose kids to music earlier than the school district currently does at sixth grade.Koch, a recent transplant from Illinois, will host a free music camp for kids entering first through fifth grade Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Dillon Community Church.She described it as a tasting of different perspectives of music. The camp is broken into four genres of music beginning with vocal music on the first day, classical instruments not including strings on day two, string instruments on day three and jazz on day four.Activities include learning to read rhythmic music, along with some theory and a music lab where kids can hear music from different instruments and experiment.Its a fun couple of days for kids to learn a little more, so when they do get to middle school, music might be one of the things they want to put on their schedule, Koch said. Koch plays French horn and is first chair in the Summit High School band. She also plays piano, tenor sax, keyboard and is a vocalist.Music is a really large chuck of my life, Koch said.She noted that she hoped families who cannot afford to give their kids music lessons would utilize this free camp.Music truly is a passion in my life, and I hope this camp gives kids an opportunity to have that same love in theirs, Koch wrote in an e-mail.Parents can show up for registration on Monday morning and meet the counselors.Call Koch at (970) 389-9223 for more information.

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