Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27

We know that as a parent, you want your child to have safe, enjoyable, educational experiences. Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. We are committed to providing an exciting summer camp, with outstanding instruction with distinguished faculty, and a safe, away-from-home campus experience. 

As a parent, you want information before making the decision to send your child to camp and details about the experience after enrolling. We strive to provide you with as much info as possible throughout the experience.


“Our student attended the Leadership weekend and the symposium. We figured up the cost per day, and it is a bargain at $114.00 per day for lodging, meals, plus the exceptional music instruction and team activities, plus concerts every night, and wonderful speakers. As a family, we cannot take a vacation for that price!" - Martha, Indiana; Parent of 2010 Symposium student

Parent Activities

Family plays an important role in extending the benefits of a student’s camp experiences into everyday life. Parents are invited to attend the Opening Session on Monday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. A special Parent Welcome Session with MFA’s leadership expert, Fran Kick, will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium.

Parents are invited to attend a complimentary breakfast beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, followed by a 7:30 a.m. special presentation about your child’s experience at the Symposium and what to expect from your child after camp. The breakfast and session will be located in the Atrium in the Art and Journalism Building. While the breakfast and session are geared toward parents, all family members are welcome. Although the breakfast and session are complimentary, reservations are required.

Camp Shuttle

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

Music for All will provide shuttle service for a nominal fee from Indianapolis International Airport to camp at Ball State University. Indianapolis International Airport is a world-class airport that is 75 miles southwest of Muncie. Consider it a bonus that you will be flying in to a brand-new facility with streamlined security checkpoints, plentiful and convenient parking, great shopping and dining options, and colorful public art.

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Supervision and Medical Staff

Camp Counselors

The counselors for the week are members of our SWAG Team. They will be with students the entire week to answer any questions you have and to help students get the most out of your experience at camp. They will be present at all clinics/events and will have rooms on each floor to help you 24-hours a day. The SWAG Team is made up of college students, band directors and other adults who have volunteered their time to make sure that you have the most exceptional experience of your summer. In addition, members of the Symposium faculty and MFA staff will be available to answer any questions or assist you during your stay.


Registered nurses will be on hand during the week. In order to ensure the safety of all students on campus, all students on prescription medication (with the exception of insulin, inhalers and bee sting medication) are required to turn the medication over to the camp nurse during registration. Please note that the nurse cannot distribute aspirin unless it is given to him/her at registration.

Pre-Camp Communications

In order to get information to campers as timely and effectively as possible, details about the camp after enrollment will be sent by email. It is imperative that you provide a current, working email address for participants and a parent (for students) when registering. Info to be emailed includes acknowledgement of registration and final packet of maps, times, check-in and what-to-bring details. 

All information below should be used as a reference and will be updated in early 2015.

Parent Information

Student Information

What to Bring

Audition Information