Summer School 2024

Music of the Middle Ages

Summer Music School is located at Holy Cross Anglican Church!

Summer School Information

July 8-12

Alpine, Texas

Location: Holy Cross Anglican Church

The recital is at 6:00 on Friday, July 12. 

What's a Summer Music School? 

In this one-week music camp, we offer classes for all ages and skill levels. We teach folk, choir and instrumental music, plus folk dance.  No prior music experience is necessary for the majority of the classes.

The theme for this first music school is music of the Middle Ages. We’ll include music written from the 1200s-1600s, plus some medieval-themed Disney and folk songs. There's also guitar, folk dance, recorder (for kids) and composition (for teens!). 

Dates and Times

The school will operate Monday-Friday the week of July 8-12.

Classes are offered from 9-3, with private lessons continuing at 3:00. 

The deadline for signing up is July 1, 2024


On Friday, July 12th, students will present what they have learned in a recital. The recital will be open to the public. Parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to attend. The recital will include both instrumental and choral pieces. It will take place on Friday at 6:00; call time will be 5:00 for student performers. 


On Monday, July 8th, parents must come to the location of the school at 8:00 to sign paperwork

Please note that registration and payment must take place online ahead of time. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2024. 


Ages 7-17: $100/student

Registration fee: $25/family

Private lessons: $75/student 

Payment is due upon registration online. If you need an extension, please let us know.  

A limited number of scholarships may be available. 

Contact Noelle Karleen ( for more information. 

What's Included

The school will operate Monday-Friday the week of July 8 - 12. Cost includes:

Please note: students will need to bring their own lunches and snacks. 


Noelle Karleen

Noelle Karleen is the founder of the Alpine School of Music, a lesson studio that offers private music lessons and music classes in the Big Bend area. She is a graduate of Sul Ross State University with a bachelor's in piano performance. Ms. Karleen co-directs the Big Bend Children's Chorus and the Vivace Youth Choir. She hopes to offer more music instruction in the Alpine and Big Bend areas in the future. 

Carrie Karleen

Carrie Karleen loves to teach folk dance. Whether it is at the homeschool co-op, barn dances in Fort Davis, or in her folk dance troupe, she makes sure that her students not only know the steps to the dance, but have fun dancing. She has been folk dancing for many years, but it is in the last six years that she has begun to teach. She attended the Texas International Folk Dance camp in 2019. She founded TRAD Folk Dance Troupe in 2021

Ashton Haines

Ashton Haines has been playing and studying guitar for about 12 years. Some of his accomplishemnts include playing across the country as a member of the Sandy UT School of Rock Houseband. As a member of the house band, he was also expected to mentor younger students on guitar, which is where some of his experience with teaching comes from. He was also selected to participate in a Jazz ensemble organized by the University of Houston for a music festival. Both of these expereinces required high-level theory knowledge, guitar expertise, and an audition. He is currently studying music performance with a focus in classical guitar at Sul Ross. His plans are to pursue a career in teaching lessons in guitar and performing onstage as a guitarist.