On this page, in their own words, our students and their parents tell you what they think of the NYSMF experience.
Last year I was lucky enough to attend the New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF). I got to play music with talented people of all ages that, like me, enjoyed and felt what they were playing. Through music, I made a lot of new friends. My playing improved tremendously. What was hard for me to play before, I was practically able to do in my sleep. I was part of the Symphonic Band, the Brass Ensemble, the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, excellent private lessons and an acting class. They inspired me to want to learn another instrument and so, I have been taking bass guitar lessons since September. I would love to go back because the opportunities at NYSMF to grow as a musician and a person are endless.
In 2008 I went to NYSMF and though other things came up and I didn't get a chance to go back. I will always remember the experience and how we sang Zadok the Priest and Serenade to Music. I think it was somehow thanks to NYSMF that I am now a freshman at SUNY Oneonta. so I just want to say thanks for the memories.keep it squirrley guys
EMAILS FROM WONDERFUL PARENTS!
Jason Loading the car to head to Oneonta, NY for 6 weeks. The person who wrote The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year clearly didn't teach at NYSMF. Love this camp!
Taylor it was the right time, the right place, the right people... i couldn't have asked for it any better :)
Dina "My girls don't want to leave & I'm going to miss everyone in NYSMF"!
I've spent the last seven weeks getting all comfy here ... and now i have to put everything back into boxes in two days. I already miss the world of NYSMF.
Kristin misses band camp.
April heyy california's WAY hotter than oneonta. i kinda miss the thunderstorms, actually
Emily woke up this morning, put on her lanyard, said time to go to the cafeteria, was excited to see her friends, play Mahler 1, and then realized she wasn't at NYSMF anymore :( Damn I really miss my friends at NYSMFon Monday
Natasha wants to be at nysmf
Elizabeth: I love band camp and I miss it and I most of all miss Ericaaaaa (I was just singing btw)
Carina wants ben to come and pick her up and bring her back to camp!!!!!! :( I misss my camp friends. Except, BENNNN won't pick me up and drive me back there! He's chilling at camp because he got to stay an extra 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!! :( And I wanna go back and see Claudio, Ben, and Virginia. Plus some other random people I'm forgetting! :(
Emily Yeah next year I'll prolly stay for 4 weeks. I wish I could of stayed but I have to go to Saratoga in 2 weeks Hey I really miss you guys :(
Emily This is ultimate nerd music camp for 2 weeks. Intense rehearsals in symphony MAHLER 1 :), Music Theory w Tony, Chamber Music, wearing jeans and a sweater on July 4th, feeding fish, terrible food in the cafe, getting excited to order REAL FOOD, bugs, beds practically on the floor, Chamber Orchestra w obscure concertos and Mozart 36 hurting our arms, Festival Choir with the whole entire camp, the amazing talented students/faculty, and no doubt having a lot of FUN AND A BUNCH OF LAUGHS WITH THE BEST PEOPLE
Javier back to Spain... miss NYSMF...
Nick is at NYSMF
Kate misses nysmf and all the people I met there
Jisoo NYSMF..... come back~~~
Emily I'm nervous for Saratoga tomorrow since Ive gotten accustomed to nysmf I hope Saratoga and the music program will be fun and as good at nysmf
Emily Hey Stephanie how are the new campers? I really miss you! What was the name of the bible passage you read to me and Brandon? I wish I could of stayed but I have to go to another Music camp in 2 weeks prolly next year Ill stay for 4 weeks.
Rachel : have fun at IFI =) Tell me how it goes I really REALLY REALLY wish I could be there this year
Taylor lalalala nysmf.
Maximilian I'm not A geek for going to music camp.I actually played the national anthem for the oneonta tigers!
Jisoo can't believe NYSMF is over-it went way too fast... it's almost as if I never left my house.....
Cassandra is missing NYSMF
Kate My two weeks well spent at an amazing music camp
Brenda Earle is starting to recover from NYSMF!
Amanda is missing NYSMF :(.
Rebecca misses NYSMF.
Kendra is missin nysmf :[.
Minji misses NYSMF....
Annie misses NYSMF.
Zach is back from NYSMF, and he misses it, but it's good to be home!
Seth wants to go back to NYMSF!!
Anna wants to go back to camp asap.
Claire is missing nysmf:[.
Taylor is home... and misses NYSMF like crazy.
Liana misses camp.
Nina misses her NYSMF friends VERY much already and wants Sunday to be over and Monday to come.
Brittany is soooo missing all her nysmf friends right now.... *sniffles*.
Brittany is having an awesome time at music camp with her twin bro!!!
Brittany totally excited for NYSMF! so long for 2 weeks!
Marissa: i am sooooo coming back to nysmf next year. definately
Katie can't believe that it's over
Joe wants to go back... He can't wait a whole freaking year.
Lai Tin is sad and misses all of you :'(.
Maya 'Floppemnschtoppem' is home. miss you guys too much :'(.
Lauren misses NYSMF sooooo much!
Kate is missing everybody! :(.
Emily misses everyone soo much.
Kim misses NYSMF.
Keanan is missing friends from NYSMF.
Farida "I'm gonna miss everyone in NYSMF."
Rachel misses everyone so so SO much.
MeiXing is waiting for next summer.
Anna misses camp alreadyy.
Claire misses everyone already</3.
Emma can't believe it's over. Definetly applying as a CIT for next summer.
Samuel S. Chen is headed home! Thanks to all the great NYSMF musicians!
Anna wants to go back to camppp!
Laura is HOME HOME HOME. nysmf 08 was amazing.
Joe isn't ready to say goodbye, nor is he ready for the eight hour car ride home...
Rachel doesn't want to back to real life =[.
Amy will miss you all!
Claire LOVES NYSMF FOREVERRR<3.