simply the best..string summer camp

simply the best week of your summer…

The 2023 Weston Music Festival is accepting applications! (Please hit the contact button above!)

The camp runs from Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm for the week of June 12-16, 2023.

2019 Weston Music Festival Summer Camp, Youth All Star!

simply the best faculty…

Unbelievable. If you had to pick one word to describe both the musical and the educational success of this faculty, the word is unbelievable.

Our faculty includes:

Celebrated cellist and camp director-Cornelia Brubeck

Accomplished violinist and Private Teacher-Akiko Rivera

Violin virtuoso and acclaimed private teacher, Mei Mei Luo

Gifted pedagogue and remarkable violinist, Francesca Puro

simply the best literature…

Chamber groups are set by expert faculty who select repertoire under the supervision of Cornelia Brubeck. During the week, Mrs. Brubeck adds pull out groups and experiences to ensure that each camper has the best experience and most appropriate literature hand tailored to their ability level.

simply the best snacks and activities..

Always a fruit option, salty and sweet, many are non-gmo…

Theme days and house rivalries enhance the experience (Handmade cake-pops below!!)

simply the best location..

Rural Southwest Ranches with a modern kitchen for snacks, and comfortable air conditioned rehearsal rooms and clean restrooms.

simply the most reasonable tuition…

$275 for the week

WMF 2023, Focus on Faculty #1 Akiko Rivera…

Akiko Rivera, a native of Japan, is an active violinist performing throughout South Florida.
Ms. Rivera has been a member of Miami City Ballet’s Opus One Orchestra since 2006. She
also plays various concerts in other local orchestras such as The Symphonia. As a dedicated
teacher, Ms. Rivera teaches private lessons to children of all ages and children with special
needs. Aside from performing and teaching, she has served as the music director of the
string program at Montessori Academy of Broward in Pembroke Pines, FL for over a
decade. She is currently an assistant orchestra teacher at Weston Christian Academy, FL.

At the age of 4, Ms. Rivera began her violin studies with Kanae Shiba then later years with
Kosaku Yamaoka, a late professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
She had a masterclass with Alexander Markov at the age of 12. In the same year, she made
her concert debut as a soloist with Mirabell Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. As a
chamber musician, she received the new-artist-award for Asia Classical Music Competition
in 2002. She is also a Concerto Competition prize winner in 2007 and an award winner in
2006 at FIU School of Music.

Ms. Rivera graduated from Florida International University School of Music, where she
studied with Robert Davidovici. She had a masterclass with Zvi Zeitlin and studied
chamber music with Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, Michel Klotz, and Javier Arias.

Beyond music, Ms. Rivera is an advocate of sustainable and compassionate living for our
planet, animals, and all living beings

c. 2023 David William Brubeck