Murphy Music Camps

Murphy Music Camps offer a one-of-a-kind experience that you cannot find anywhere else on the Peninsula! This summer, Serra is proud to offer three music camps on its campus, led by Serra’s Music Director, Joe Murphy. Murphy and his team of talented musicians will offer four camps this summer -- Digital Music and Video Camp, Choir Camp, a Band Camp and an Orchestra Camp.

Camp Offerings:

Digital Music and Video Camp for students ages 8 to 15
Dates: July 25-29
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $599 ($50 materials fee included in tuition)

Murphy Music Camps is welcoming young music creatives interested in producing their own music videos to its Digital Music and Video Camp from July 25-July 29 at Serra High School in San Mateo. Campers will learn the art of videography, storyboarding and scripting from scratch. Campers will also learn to compose music using GarageBand, where they will create soundtracks to accompany their short films.

A screening of campers’ work will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022. 

Choir Camp for students ages 8 to 15
Dates: July 25-29
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $599 ($50 materials fee included in tuition)

Choir Camp is one that your upper-elementary and middle school student will not want to miss! This all-day, one-of-a-kind camp is led by Mrs. Sara Murphy and blends technique, sight-singing skills, jazz and a capella with traditional choir and audition preparation. Camp takes place on the Serra High School campus.

There will be a performance on July 29 at 2 p.m.

Let’s get back to Band and Orchestra Camps
Dates: August 1-5
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $599 ($50 materials fee included in tuition)

Campers are invited to work in new group settings joining other musicians to play in band and orchestra. These camps are designed to get the kids playing again after a long summer of trips and not a ton of musical  opportunities. After this camp, your child will return to their school music programs in the fall refreshed and excited to join their bands and orchestras again. Campers, who will meet at Serra High School, will perform in small chamber ensembles and larger band or orchestra groups.

This camp is designed for students entering grades five through 10 or entering fifth through 10th grades with at least one year of instrument experience.


Please email Serra Music Director Joe Murphy