Chautauqua Institution Arts Education is pleased to offer the Chautauqua Music Camps in 2021, during Week 8 of the Summer Assembly Season (August 16-20). 

Tuition: $250 which includes student access to the grounds and music instruction as described below.

Student safety is of the highest priority. The safety policies for this camp will be in alignment with the CDC and Chautauqua Institution guidelines, specifically those developed for the Chautauqua Institution School of Music. For more information on these policies specifically in regards to compliance, masking and social distancing and rehearsal structure, as the remainder of the page does not align with CMC offerings, click here.

This year’s camp offerings will include the opportunity for family and friends to tune in to an online culminating activity at the end of the week.

In order for each camp to be offered, enrollment must reach its minimum student enrollment. The enrollment deadline is June 15 – if the minimum enrollment is not reached by that date, the camp will be cancelled, those enrolled will be notified by email and receive a refund by July 15.

Additionally, due to COVID safety policies, each offering also has a maximum number of students who may enroll. Should enrollment exceed capacity, the students who enrolled the latest will be refunded first, will be notified of their inability to attend by email and receive a refund by July 15.

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Enrollment deadline: June 15

Middle School Band

Middle School Band

Schedule: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Open to woodwind, brass and percussion students entering grades 6-12 with at least 2 years playing experience.

Minimum student enrollment: 15
Maximum student enrollment: 25 

Students will participate in full band rehearsals, small group sectionals and music enrichment activities during the morning and be offered at least one private lesson online during the afternoon.


TerryTerry Bacon, Director, CI Music Camps Middle School Band

Terrence (Terry) E. Bacon is an instrumental and general music teacher in the Churchville-Chili Central School District in Churchville, NY. He holds a Master of Music Education from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education and Saxophone Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Additionally, he is both adjunct faculty and a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Mr. Bacon joined the staff of the Chautauqua Music Camps in 2000 and has served as the band camp director and conductor since 2005. He has been honored to conduct numerous elementary and junior high honor bands around Western New York. Terry is a frequent conductor of school and community pit orchestras and has conducted more than 35 productions.

Terry is active in the field of music education and was the founding president of the New York State Chapter of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (NY-GIML) and continues to serve the organization as Chapter Advisor. He is Education Faculty for GIML national in the areas of Music Learning Theory and for Instrumental applications. He has been a workshop and professional development presenter in the areas of early childhood music education, Music Learning Theory, instrumental music, and the use of technology in music education. 

As a member of the Tower Saxophone Quartet, Terry performed four times at the White House, was profiled on NPR's Morning Edition, participated in the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Program, and recorded a CD of music for saxophone quartet. Mr. Bacon continues to be active as a saxophonist, having performed with the Chautauqua Symphony, the Battle Creek, MI Symphony, and the Albany, GA Symphony, as well as in recitals, pit orchestras, and community ensembles. He is married to professional clarinetist, Dr. Marcy Bacon and together they have a son, who they are proud to say has been a member of the Chautauqua Music Camps Middle School Band for two years.

PetePete Lindblom, Director of the Chautauqua Music Camps, brass faculty

Peter Lindblom has been on staff with the Chautauqua Music Camps (CMC) since its inception in 199. He became Director of the CMC in 2004 and has worked tirelessly to promote this wonderful opportunity for young Chautauquans and residents.

As a young musician, Mr. Lindblom attended summer music programs at Chautauqua Institution, including the high school band camp and the Music School Festival Orchestra. He has served as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He currently lives in Rochester, NY where he is Director of the Webster Schroeder School Wind Ensemble. From 1999-2016, Lindblom was a member of the trumpet faculty at SUNY Fredonia.

Mr. Lindblom holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University where he was teaching assistant.

MarcyMarcy Bacon, Woodwind faculty

Clarinetist Marcy D. Bacon joined the faculty of Nazareth College of Rochester in 2008, where she teaches applied clarinet, clarinet techniques, and performs with the Wilmot Wind Quintet. She is the clarinetist for modern chamber music group fivebyfive, which recently won a Chamber Music America commissioning grant and was recently featured on two national broadcasts of the radio program, Performance Today, as well as the Rochester Fringe Festival (2017, 2018 and 2019), WXXI’s Backstage Pass (2018), WXXI’s Live from Hochstein, and the cover of the Rochester City Newspaper (2019). She has played with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society Orchestra, Rochester Lyric Opera, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Bacon holds a DMA in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, an MM from Michigan State University, and a BM from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  

BonnieBonnie Lindblom, Brass faculty

Bonnie Lindblom studied trumpet performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music. She has performed with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Charleston Symphony, among others. Mrs. Lindblom has taught music in many capacities, whether in schools as a substitute teacher and visiting artist, as a youth orchestra brass coach and for four decades as a private lesson instructor. She has served as brass instructor for the Chautauqua Music Camps since its inception. While at Eastman, she was a member of the Chautauqua Institution Music School Festival Orchestra during summers at Chautauqua. Bonnie and husband, Peter, have three children, all of whom participated in Chautauqua Music Camps.