Ages 8-13

July 11 – 15, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This very special factory is good for everybody! How is that? Consider how we can, in a small but transformational way:

  • Help to create a clean world by repurposing and reusing objects into simple musical instruments;
  • Nurture our creative spirit to help us figure out new ways to make sounds – no one instrument will be alike helping us understand that creativity is necessary as an agent for change;
  • Realize the power of music making to build community and strengthen bonds that bring people together, and
  • To help us understand that working together rather than separately nurtures success not only in music making but in living a good life.

This camp will include a trip to Burnet Woods to find acceptable objects to use along with repurposed materials. Each day will include a music activity, information about the group of instruments for the day; making at least one instrument, and a music rehearsal. Bringing an instrument you already play is highly encouraged.

In the afternoon, older campers will spend time rehearsing and music making, followed by guest speakers who will share information about climate change and what we can do to help. We will create an artistic response to what we learn.

  • Camp Dates: July 11 – July 15, 2022
  • Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (full-day camp also available)
  • Camp Tuition:
    • Early Registration (until May 31): $115
    • Regular Registration (until June 24): $140
  • Camp Location: Clifton United Methodist Church (3416 Clifton Avenue)

Camp tuition fees are non-refundable. Please contact CCAC at 513-497-2860 with any questions.


About the Instructor: Amy Dennison

Amy Dennison recently retired from her position as the Director of Education, Associate Director for Preparatory & Community Engagement for the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. During her 20 year tenure at UC she held the positions of Program Manager, Director, Director of Education and Assistant Dean. She is the co-author of “One Voice – Music and Stories in the Classroom.” Primarily a woodwind specialist, Ms. Dennison plays many classical, folk, traditional and electric instruments in a variety of ensembles. As a Person with Parkinsons, she knows the healing benefits that music can bring to others. She is active with the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition and the Arts in Healing program here in Cincinnati. Both programs emphasize live experiences with the arts as a way to support the healing process. In her work as a Teaching Artist, Amy has two passions: creating accessible pathways that encourage music making for all and to stimulate curiosity, creativity and sustainability through recycled instrument making.  Amy received her Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and her Master of Music from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Education from CCM.