Tom Luther

MIDCOAST — This summer, Midcoast Music Academy and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art are joining forces to create a unique summer camp experience: Sōnarts. Student artists and musicians will collaborate to create an interactive, performance-based art piece, influenced by the current CMCA installation, “Will o’ the Wisp.” Teaching artists Tom Luther and Annie Bailey will work with campers to create an interactive piece, using visual and audio narratives. This project will be completely student-led, with the oversight and expertise of Luther and Bailey to bring the students’ collaborative vision to fruition. The final product will include a performance at CMCA on Sunday, Aug. 22, that is open to the public.

Sōnarts camp is open to all young artists and musicians ages 11 to 17. No prior experience or skill level is necessary, but an interest in art and music, and an open mind are essential. CMCA members, Rockland residents, and students currently taking lessons at MCMA are eligible for a 10% tuition discount, and additional scholarships are available. The camp runs from Monday, Aug. 9, to Friday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Luther teaches piano, composition, and digital music at Midcoast Music Academy in Rockport. He balances traditional and extended approaches in his work including composition, improvisation, algorithm, interaction and sonic narratives. He realizes his work in live performance, video presentations and installation performances. He has trained formally as a pianist, and studied piano and music composition at the Hartt School of Music.

Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.

For more information and to register, visit midcoastmusicacademy/summer-camps, or contact MCMA at (207) 701-7410 or