June 15-24, 2018 in Moorhead, Minnesota
Soiva International Music Camp, the Camp with an International Heart!
Soiva Camp is a music camp for students ages 11-19—but it’s also a memorable experience that brings together young people and instructors from Finland and the United States for a week of learning, fun, and cultural exchange.
This special opportunity is open to students of piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet and saxophone, as well as composition and improvisation..
The 2017 camp at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, was another success!
Please browse now for information, and check back for details about the next camp, which will be held Friday-Sunday, June 15-24, 2018.
Click on the brochure below for more information about the 2017 camp. Information on Soiva 2018 will be posted when it is available.
Loosely translated, “Soiva” means “sounding forth” or “ringing.”
NOTE: The information on the 2017 camp is provided for your reference only; the 2018 Soiva information will be posted as it becomes available.
Soiva camp tuition is $700 until April 30, 2017; $750 after April 30.
The fee for students who commute daily (no housing) is $500.
Auditions: First time students must submit a short audition piece with application to soiva2017 @ yahoo.com.
Scholarships: Inquire about scholarships and/or travel grants at soiva 2017 @ yahoo.com.
In recent years Soiva Music Camp has been held at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, but in 2016 the camp was held for the first time in Järvenpää, Finland (near Helsinki), from June 16-23.
You can view the 2015 Soiva performances by clicking below:
Saturday morning: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/65152186
Sunday afternoon: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/65344489
Students and faculty cap their busy week with a performance at the authentic Stave Church in Moorhead during the annual Hjomkomst Scandinavian Festival.
“The camp was great, the teachers were the BEST and thank you for this opportunity to experience something so wonderful!”
“I play the flute and at this camp I learned music by Finnish composers for the first time. There was also composition and improvisation which was fun, and I performed the piece I composed at the final concert.
“Along with the instructors from Finland were other kids, and it was interesting to talk about our similarities and differences and how our countries view each other. I hope to be able to return to Soiva again sometime.”
Minna Thrall, student:
“I’m so glad I was able to connect with people who live where my ancestors were from and share with them one of the most beautiful things on earth: music!
“I made many friends and learned so much about Finnish culture. I also learned many great violin techniques from some of the best teachers in the world!
“Because of this camp I have a whole new appreciation for music and the violin.”
Steve Carlson, American teacher:
“This has been another excellent experience with the Soiva Camp. The students who come to the camp walk away with an invaluable experience that they will always remember.”