This year, the 35 participating students journeyed to Rome, Vietri (Amalfi Coast), Pompeii, Paestum and Salerno (Castello Mediovale di Arechi) and were delighted to visit the breathtaking and beautiful locations. The students’ home for the two-week stay was the Fondazione Passarelli, where students received lessons in music, visual art, Italian and English language, while also enjoying scrumptious meals, outdoor activities at the pool and beach, games of water polo, tennis and soccer and trips to the local ice cream shops for delicious “gelato”. Exceptionally memorable and very much cherished is the gracious hospitality of Guido and Annamaria Lamonea, friends of Musica Vesuviana, who each year open their stunning and beautiful home to the students for an evening of great friends, food and fun in exchange for an exhibition of the students’ musical and artistic works and talents.
Musica Vesuviana’s founder and inspirational leader, Arlington High School Instrumental Director Tino D’Agostino, organized and directed the camp while also dedicating his time to students in ensemble classes, together with faculty members:
Sergio Bellotti and Gigi Morello (percussion and rhythm for all students);
Cheryl Christo (coral techniques and sight singing for all students);
Mark Greel (guitar for all students);
Adelaide Guarracino (Italian language for all students);
Alecia Serafini (visual arts – NEW this year to Musica Vesuviana)
Pasquale Tassone (composition, ensemble, bass, winds and English language);
Musica Vesuviana Music & Art Camp is an enriching, educational, entertaining and extraordinary experience that is open to high school students of all music and art levels. Stay tuned for dates and details for Italy Music & Art Camp 2016! Visit the camp’s website and Facebook pages for updates, information and to learn more about scholarship opportunities that are now available!
Immense thanks to this year’s visual art student, Carly Rose Roy, for taking and sharing her magnificent photographs. Grazie mille!