2015 Summer Programs

NEMPAC & Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Imagine Your Child Performing on the Big Stage!

North End Music and Performing Arts Centers (NEMPAC) is partnering with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for a Children’s Italian Music Concert at the Hatch Shell on August 5th. Workshops are being held the week of July 27th where the children will receive special coaching for Italian diction and participating in a performance of this magnitude. See Below for More Details.
NEMPAC, Summer Workshops

FREE Summer Music Workshops on the Prado with NEMPAC

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – 8 years old & under
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – 8 years old plus

July 9th – Broadway
July 16th – Jazz & Blues
July 23rd – Opera
July 30th – Lindy Bomb Squad Swing Dancing Lesson
(Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park – 6:15 p.m.)
August 13th – Percussion Workshop

Workshops are funded by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the BCYF Summer Fun Grant Program.


Family Music Makers!

Wednesday’sJuly 8th, 29th, & August 12th
Times: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Wharf (357 Commercial St)
Drop In Fee: $15 cash or check at class ($25 for siblings)
Ages: 6 mon – 3 years
New Students: First Class is FREE!
Family Music Makers: a musical experience the whole family can enjoy! For over 10 years Family Music Makers has been delivering quality music classes throughout the Boston area. Our unique repertoire is fun, engaging, and educational. The music is well-produced, smart, and appealing to both kids and their parents. Our fun, interactive classes are geared toward children 6 months to 5 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions and more!

RSVP Attendance to: Sherri at ssnow@nempacboston.org 

Drum & Sing!

Friday’sJuly 17th, 31st & August 14th 
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Location: Boston Harbor Community Church
Drop-In Fee: $15 cash or check at class ($25 for siblings) 
Ages: 2.5 – 4 years
Instructor: Susan Davies
New Students: First class is FREE!

A hands-on live musical experience designed to introduce children to rhythm, instruments, and singing! This summer children will work with our new youth guitars, movement scarves, recorders & more! The children learn beginner note reading and participate in a wide array of interactive songs, dances, and games designed to improve their listening and motor skills and show them how to keep a beat. 

RSVP Attendance to: Sherri at ssnow@nempacboston.org


July 6 – 10th – Music Theatre Workshop
July 13 – 17th – Music Theatre Workshop – Program FULL, Join our wait list!
July 27 – 31 – NEW Vocal Arts Workshop & Excursions
August 3 – 8 – Music Theatre Workshop
August 10 – 14th – Meet the Instruments (Waiting List) / Tiny Toes Ballet

Details on all workshops are below!

Registration is available online beginning February 1, 2015.  Registration is not complete until payment is received.  For early registration discount, checks and payments must be made before March 13th. Partial payment is accepted upon agreement. Please contact ssnow@nempacboston.org to arrange this. Registration deadline for summer programs is Monday, June 1st, 2015 to guarantee a spot.

Enrollment Discounts:
*Early Registration Discount 10% off – register before March 13th
*10% off sibling discount each week

Instructors: All Workshop Instructors are CORI certified. Student / Instructor ratio is 4 or 5:1 depending on enrollment. Lead teachers are CPR certified. Our lead instructors are very experienced, local conservatory graduates and arts educators in the Boston area.

Location of Workshops:  9 Hull Street in the North End, NEMPAC Studio Building, and Boston Harbor Community Church Rehearsal Space. Our performance location may vary per week. We will notify you of this.

Policies: Full payment for early registration must be received by March 13th to receive the 10% discount. Sibling discount 10% is off original price, not discounted early registration. Withdrawal before June 1st will cost a $30 processing fee and a full refund will be issued. Withdrawal after June 1st will not be issued a refund.

Lunches:  Students must bring lunches each day for full day programs. Healthy am and pm snacks will provided for Full Day Programs (Music Theatre Weeks). Special allergies should be communicated to staff and on registration.


Children’s Music Theatre Camp – Welcome, Summer 2015! 

Our Offerings this year:

  • Week One: July 6 – 10th, 2015 – Ages 5 – 13  (age groups separated)
  • Week Two: July 13 – 17th, 2015 – Ages 5 – 13 (age groups separated)
  • Week Three: Aug. 3 – 8th, 2015 – Ages 5 – 9

Weekly Schedule: Monday – Thursdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Locations: Our primary location is 9 Hull Street in the North End, and our dress rehearsal and performance space is Boston Harbor Community Church on 9 Salutation Street – North End, Boston.

The goal of this summer program is to provide children and teens with training and exposure to all performing arts. Each Music Theater Troupe member will receive training in music, dance, theater  yoga, health & fitness, and leadership training. Outdoor, public performances will conclude each week on Fridays. We will perform one musical a week, these will be announced mid-March.

Extended Care Option: Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. ($5 per day) and late pick-up at 5 p.m. ($10 per day) available. (Monday- Thursday only)

Cost: $245 NEMPAC-RegisterNow-Button

Performance Schedule Information:

Please note our end of the week performances are on each Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Boston Harbor Community Church. We will also have an optional performance for children as part of our Outdoor Summer Concert Series on the Prado.

Sample Weekday Schedule:
9:00 — 9:30am              WARM UP! Group Yoga
9:30- 11:30am               Age Group Rotations through Dance, Music, and Acting Class
11:30 – Noon                 Lunch (bring your bag lunch)
Noon – 1:00pm             Outdoor Guest Performance Hour
1:00- 2:00 pm               Theatre Cinema Hour at Boston Harbor Church – snack provided
2:00 – 4:00 pm             Group Workshop on Performance  (staging,
choreography, music/chorus rehearsals. (Ages 5-6) will be accompanied by our early childhood educator for daily special theatre games workshop

*Daily drop off and pick up is at 9 Hull   Street, Boston MA 02113 (located across from Old North Church) 

Instructors: All Workshop Instructors are CORI certified. Student / Instructor ratio is 4 or 5 : 1 depending on enrollment. Lead teachers are CPR certified.


July 27 – 31st, 2015 Vocal Arts Workshop & Excursions 

Daily drop off and pick up is at 9 Hull Street, Boston MA 02113 (located across from Old North Church)

Vocal Arts Workshop & Excursions! 

Ages: Grades 2 – 7
Schedule: Monday – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Fridays 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Final Performance: Wed. August 5th with Landmarks Orchestra
Location: 9 Hull Street
Lead Instructor:  Sherri Snow

NEMPAC is partnering with the Landmarks Orchestra on a special Italian Program Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday, August 5th. Our singers in this program (all abilities and levels invited) will learn techniques of singing including healthy production, quality of tone, ear training, listening while singing in a group, and intonation. Singers will work on Italian Music Repertoire which will be performed on August 5. Italian Language and Diction will be specialized in daily language classes. Special vocal coaches from the Landmarks Orchestra will join us during the week for workshops. Students will also be given two (30 minute) private voice lessons during the week.

Sample Schedule:

(Between 9am – 11am student rotated in and out of private voice). Age groups, (grades 4 and 5, grades 6 and 7) will rotate between Italian and Music Rehearsals). 

9:00 – Welcome
9:15 a.m. – YOGA & warm-ups
10:00 – Italian Language / Diction Coaching and Exercises
11:00 – Music / Choral Rehearsal
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.- Trip of the Day. Over the course of the week, we will visit four arts centers and/or live professional music rehearsals in Boston.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Reflection & Review

Cost: $245.00  NEMPAC-RegisterNow-Button


August 10th-14th, 2015

Daily drop off and pick up is at 9 Hull Street, Boston MA 02113 (located across from Old North Church)

Ballet Workshop!

Ages: 3 – 5
Schedule: 9:30 a..m – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 9 Hull Street

Beginning ballerinas ages 3- 5 learn introductory ballet poses, including the five positions. Kids explore their creativity through dance! This year we are also introducing STOMP! which includes body percussion and movement.  Please bring a snack for snack time!

Cost: $190.00   NEMPAC-RegisterNow-Button

(children staying for Meet the Instruments will be supervised between 12 – 12:30pm for lunch)


August 10th-14th, 2015 

Meet the Instruments!

There is currently a Waiting List for this Class.


Ages: 4 – 7
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Location: 9 Hull Street

Welcome back 2015! This workshop was SO popular once again last year that we’re bringing it back again! Be sure to reserve a spot right away as this offering is guaranteed to have a wait list. This is a workshop designed for beginning musicians to learn which instrument they love the most! Each day will feature a workshop with a different instrument family, including: Keyboard, Strings (violin, cello and viola), Guitar (acoustic, electric, banjo), percussion (including African drumming, drum kit, and street drumming), and Brass & Wood winds (saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, flute). By the end of the week, your child will know what is his/her favorite instrument!

Lead Instructor: TBA

Guest Instructors: Chris Schroeder (Brass), Ben Paulding (Drums/ZUMIX), Rebecca Rapoport-Cole (Keyboards), Eric Gaudette (Guitar/Banjo), Sarah Ryu (Strings/Violin)

Cost: $215.00  NEMPAC-RegisterNow-Button


Offerings All Summer LONG!

Taste of Piano Lessons

A 5 week introductory course for any level, any age.

July- August – Contact us and we will find dates that work for you!

Thursdays with Rebecca Rapoport- Cole

A trial summer package of piano

30 minutes, $165/ 5 lessons

Location: NEMPAC Studio


New! Voice & Piano 50/50

Ages: 4+ – 17
15 minutes of voice and 15 minutes of piano, and introductory private lessons ideal for a young beginner learning what they love most!

Cost: $165 / 5 Lessons NEMPAC-RegisterNow-Button



All Private Instruction, for all levels and instruments, is offered during the summer session!
Contact us at info@nempacboston.org for details! 


Special vocal coaches from the Landmarks Orchestra will join us during the week for workshops. Students will also be given two (30 minute) private voice lessons during the week.