Happy New Year from all of us at Hummingbird Music Camp! We are excited to start the year 2021 and celebrate our 63rd season of camp. It may seem like summer is many months away, but really it’s just around the corner and it’s time to register for camp! At Hummingbird, we know how important […]
The 2018 fall concert by the Public Academy for Performing Arts chorus included a tribute to Hummingbird Music Camp. Directed by our own, Ed Torrez. You can hear the chorus by clicking on the link to the video posted on our Hummingbird Music Camp Facebook page. Well done, kids – and much appreciated!
Hummingbird campers who also attend the Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) perform “Today,” by John Denver, in tribute to Hummingbird Music Camp and Wanda (Mimi) Higgins. This endearing tribute was part of the New Mexico Platinum Music Award Ceremony, held on August 30, 2018 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM.
Today’s birthday is special in the music world. Bartolomeo Cristofori was born May 4, 1655 and he invented what we know as the piano, in 1700. The piano is considered the most important instrument of Western Classical Music. Almost all notable composers were proficient on the piano. Do you know who is arguable the greatest […]
We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Hummingbird Music Camp will be having our 60th summer season this year! We are so proud to have been operating continuously all these summers, with so many wonderful and dedicated staff and teachers, and the many hundreds of children who have come to learn and spend a fun […]
Music Camp is starting in just a few days! Are you ready to start packing for camp? Our new website has a list of items to bring – and what to NOT bring – to help you gather up your clothes and supplies. And we thought it might be helpful to include the list as […]
The original version of the song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” was written in 1908 by Jack Norwood and set to music by Albert VonTilzer. Oddly, neither of them had ever attended a baseball game before writing the song, which has become the unofficial anthem of baseball in America. Originally sung by Edward […]
Two birthdays? Did you know that two of our most famous and best loved classical music composers were born on the same day, although years apart? On May 7, 1833, Johannes Brahms was born into a musical family, in Hamburg, Germany. His father was an accomplished musician who gave Johannes his first musical training on […]
Did you know that International Trombone Week is being celebrated April 2 – April 9, 2017? The trombone is a wonderful part of the Brass Family of instruments used in symphonies, marching bands, and even modern jazz ensembles. At Hummingbird Music Camp, we love all the brass instruments and welcome budding trombonists to our camp! […]
Welcome to a New Year and a new Web Site! I know that this will be a very good year! As you look around the camp you can see that we are blessed every day to be able to improve Hummingbird Music Camp with modern buildings while keeping the charm and atmosphere of the original. […]