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  Summer Music Academy 2023

Registration is now open through May 26t

The MSD Community School Summer Music Academy is designed for instrumental music students who are completing grades 3-11 in June 2023 and is open to students from all districts. The Academy provides a half-day, four-week comprehensive music program that includes small group lessons on primary and secondary instruments, large ensembles, a variety of music electives, and a Gala Finale Concert! Students will receive their full schedule on the first day. The program runs from June 26th – July 21st , and we will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Busing is not provided. The cost for the program is $500.00. All registration is online at and closes May 26, 2023.

All classes will follow this schedule:

Drop Off - 8:00-8:15 Class 1 - 8:15-9:05 Class 2 - 9:10-9:55 Break - 9:55-10:15 Class 3 - 10:15-11:05 Class 4 - 11:10-12:00


For our 2023 season, we are proud to welcome back Program Coordinator Mr. Ariel Ocasio of Frelinghuysen Middle School. Our teachers are specialists in the family of instruments to which your child’s instrument belongs—guaranteeing a deeper understanding of his or her progress as a musician!

We invite you to join us for this outstanding summer music experience! Come to our parent information session on

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the FMS Cafeteria to learn more about the program. Available Instruments & Electives *Students signing up for Level II electives must have prior experience in that content area.

After reading all of the info listed here please click on the registration tab below to complete all pages and pay in full. If you have never used our online registration system, you will be required to first set up a family profile. **Your child is not registered until all registration forms are completed in full and payment is made. You will receive a confirmation email and then a Google form to make your instrument and class choices. If we do not reach our required minimum number of students for specific instruments or to run the full program, you will be notified no later than May 26th. 

Please note that you will first complete the on-line registration and payment.  After you have completed this, you will receive an email confirmation with a Goggle form to complete your class and instrument choices.  You must complete that form as well to be fully registered! Please email Melissa Johnson at with registration questions, and Mr. Ocasio at with instrument and class selection questions.

Available Instruments & Electives

*Students signing up for Level II electives must have prior experience in that content area

Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion Piano & Guitar offered as electives only


Music Theory Level I and Level II* Guitar Level I and Level II* Jazz Lab/Improv Level I and Level II* Piano
Secondary Instrument

Summer Music Academy

Friday, July 21, 2023

Please save the morning – 9:00 AM-Noon as we highlight your child’s musical accomplishments! Frelinghuysen Middle School Auditorium

Summer Plus!

Summer Music Academy students can register and join us at lunchtime for Summer Plus, and then enjoy three classes in the afternoon. The last two weeks are full days! Summer Sunrise and Sunset is also available. Call the office for details!
973-292-2063 ext. 8311

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