The Joy of Music: An Interview With Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy Director, Rachel Brown

By Rachel Hauben Upper Darby’s premiere summer music camp experience, the Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy, finished its tenth anniversary year with a bang. The incredible summer kicked off with the flagship program, MusicMan Camp, and pushed forward with Jazz Jam! camp, MusicMan Butterfly Buddy adaptive creative arts camp for children with special needs, and Stay…

From Cast to Podcast: An Interview With the Host of the “Brave and Strong and True” Podcast, Bob Falkenstein

Bob Falkenstein is a Summer Stage alum and longtime friend of the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation. He currently serves on the Summer Stage Alumni Advisory Committee, as well as the Alumni Engagement Sub-Committee. In June 2022 he started the exciting “Brave and Strong and True” podcast as an opportunity for former Summer Stagers…

In a Successful Second Year, Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation’s “MusicMan Butterfly Buddy Camp” Doubles its Programming

By Rachel Hauben As we approach the end of the summer, the Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy looks back fondly on the past two weeks of the Butterfly Buddy program, an adaptive creative arts camp for children with special needs. Paired with a high school or college “buddy” who has been trained ahead of time for…

“Tirfe, Wind, & Fire”: An Interview with Jazz Jam! Camp Director, Hiruy Tirfe

This week marked the completion of a highlight of the Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy’s ten-year anniversary celebration: the “jump-jiving” Jazz Jam! Camp. As the Academy’s  summer program celebrations continue, The Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy looks back at its “JAM-packed” Jazz Jam! Camp, which took place from July 11th-15th. Jazz Jam! invites students to explore the…

Now bigger and better than ever, Upper Darby’s Musicman Camps launched its 10th anniversary programs

Some space is still available in the remaining special needs program Now celebrating its tenth year, Upper Darby’s premiere summer music camp experience, the Brad Schoener MusicMan Academy, has already begun with a fanfare. The summer kicked off with the flagship program, MusicMan Camp, and will be pushing forward with Jazz Jam! camp, MusicMan Butterfly…