About the Camp

IMG_7726The Holy Trinity Music Camp takes place in July and August, and offers three weeks of camp to over 300 young, Haitian musicians.  The camp has been an important part of musical life in Haiti since it began in 1971.  At camp, young musicians improve their skills through engagement in private lessons, chamber ensembles, bands, orchestras and choirs at both intermediate and advanced levels.


The complex is built on the side of a hill and there is a lot of climbing IMG_7517up and down uneven concrete staircases. The campus is not handicap-accessible, and the climbing can be strenuous.  It’s important to be in good physical condition to negotiate the campus. The hot days, the warm nights, and an active schedule at the camp require a degree of endurance.


IMG_7508Instruction is mostly in French and Haitian Creole, but many of the Haitian faculty and older students understand English. Also, most of the volunteers will speak English.


Each week concludes with a free concert, provided by the orchestras, IMG_7674bands, and choirs. Solo and small ensemble recitals occur twice a week. Recitals are both for campers to demonstrate their weekly progress and for faculty to model performance skills.