Midsummer Musical Retreat
Midsummer Musical Retreat, MMR, is a week-long music camp and festival providing a non-competitive but challenging curriculum for adult singers and instrumentalists. Held on the beautiful campus of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, participants from all over the United States, Canada, and around the world return to find the MMR experience to be invigorating, instructive, and a rewarding part of their musical lives.
Our MMR faculty are distinguished specialists in large ensembles and on all instruments, voices, and genres. All are exceptional performers and dedicated, outstanding teachers who provide coaching for sectionals and chamber ensembles and teach electives.
The retreat includes Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Big Band & Combos, Coached Chamber Vocal & Instrumental Ensembles, Music Electives, Performance Opportunities, and Public Concerts & Recitals.
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Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required from all participants and “friends.” The deposit is not a separate fee and will be credited to your account.
Registration: $210 Paid by participants and “friends”. Covers administrative costs, equipment and storage, promotions, facilities rental, golf cart service, licenses and permits, Fermata Bar and other social event food, misc general expense
Tuition: $450 Paid by participants. Covers faculty expenses and fees, accompanists, piano tuning and rental, music purchase, rental and copying
Dormitory Housing: $260 Double Occupancy. $360 Single Occupancy if requested by the camper. Paid by those staying on campus.
Board: Dining Hall meals – Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
Full Meal Plan $290 Thursday dinner to Wednesday breakfast including the banquet.
Partial Meal Plan $210 Lunch and Dinner only including Banquet.
Individual Meals can be purchased in the dining hall using a credit card.