About Us

Founded in 1956, The International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts offers a wide array of cultural study for students and adults.  In weekly sessions, students of all ages gain concentrated knowledge in their particular area of interest.  While the camp name speaks of its foundation in Music, IMC also offers one week summer camp programs in Dance, Creative Writing, Painting, Drawing, Theatre, and several other Fine Arts disciplines.  A staff of 150+ artist-teachers, internationally noted guest conductors, and outstanding clinicians from the United States and Canada provide instruction to students from around the world.

All ages and nationalities study at IMC. Adults and students from 84 countries practice and learn together each season.  Instruction ranges from beginning to advanced study, and classes are divided in order to challenge each person to the fullest of his or her ability.

The International Music Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States and a registered Charitable Organization in Canada (Registration No. 118970862RR0001).

All donations are tax-deductible in their respective country.

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Music Camp is to enrich lives through artistic expression and personal growth, accomplished by opportunities provided through a summer school of fine arts located at the International Peace Garden on the Canada/USA border between Manitoba and North Dakota.  Young people and adults who participate in camp sessions are immersed in a rich creative culture, which encourages individual expression, group interaction, and the development of independent thinking and decision-making.  Activities in music, theatre, dance, writing, and visual art are taught and led by professional artist-teachers who serve as motivational role models and who are dedicated to providing exemplary instruction and direction, a positive and nurturing environment, and authentic learning experiences.

The International Music Camp is made possible through support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Province of Manitoba.

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Partnerships and Affiliations

(in alphabetical order)

CBA Logo
Canadian Band Association

Canadian Music Ed Logo
Canadian Music Educators’ Association


Dance Sask Logo
Dance Saskatchewan

Handbell Logo
Handbell Musicians of America

MBA Logo
Manitoba Band Association

Minnesota Music Educators Association

Montana Music Ed Logo
Montana Music Educators Association

Music Makes Us Whole Logo
Music Makes Us Whole

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New Horizons International Music Association

North Dakota Music Educators Association


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Saskatchewan Music Educators Association

World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)