NAU Curry Summer Music Camp celebrates 70 years, offers enrollment discount

March 5, 2019

Established in 1950, Northern Arizona University’s Curry Summer Music Camp (CSMC) is Arizona’s first and oldest music camp for young adults. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the camp is offering rollback pricing on its 2019 registration for a limited time. The CSMC offers two sessions during the summer: The junior session, June 16-22, and the senior session, June 23 to July 6.

Originally started by music teachers, CSMC provides young musicians with instruction and advancement opportunities in their musical fields. During a typical day at camp, students attend lessons and perform in various classes, workshops and recitals. Students later enjoy activities such as dances, talent shows, movies, performances and more. Campers may stay on campus in Allen hall or attend camp as a commuter.

“It is a camp that music teachers envisioned, created, send their students to and still work at and operate today,” said Nicola Sarn, program coordinator for CSMC. “I can’t count the number of musicians who have told me that Curry Summer Music Camp was the reason they became a professional musician.”

Campers have the opportunity to tailor their experience to band, choir, compositions, jazz band, jazz choir, musical theatre, piano or orchestra. Sarn said the experience of living on campus, attending classes and performing in state-of-the-art performance halls helps prepare students for what college may bring.

Early registration for Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU is offered through March 10. The scholarship application deadline is April 19 and regular registration closes June 6.

70th Anniversary Rollback Pricing

  • Junior Session, June 12-22 (Grades 7-9)
    • Resident Camper: $750
    • Commuter Camper: $500
  • Senior Session, June 23 to July 6 (Grades 9-13)
    • Resident Camper: $1,500
    • Commuter Camper: $1,000

For more information, visit or call (928) 523-2323.

NAU Communications