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Sounds of China: STARTALK—Learn Chinese Through Beijing Opera Performance Summer Camp

Poster for Sounds of China Summer Camp 2015 

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Offered by Binghamton University, Sponsored by the STARTALK Program

Who can apply: students in grades 6-12
Dates: July 27 - August 14, 2015   
Times: Mon - Fri (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)     
Place: Binghamton University campus

What is "Sounds of China"?

"Sounds of China" is a unique summer camp offered by Binghamton University for students entering grades 6-12 that teaches Chinese language through a focus on learning Beijing opera (Peking opera). Campers learn Chinese and engage in Chinese culture-themed arts and crafts in the mornings, and learn Beijing opera in the afternoons while using their recently acquired language skills. No other summer camp in the U.S. offers this unique and exciting opportunity!


New and returning students are all welcome! But our enrollment is limited, so please make sure to submit the application before JULY 1, 2015. To apply, please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out and sign the complete application form (provided below).
  2. Students must write a personal statement of 300 words or less, explaining why they would like to participate in this camp. Please submit this with the rest of this application.
  3. Students must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher along with the application.
  4. Mail these documents to Confucius Institute at Binghamton University, c/o Shuang Liang, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000.

APPLICATION FORM (.pdf, 309 KB): "Sounds of China" 2015 Application

The deadline to submit the application is JULY 1, 2015.


1. "Sounds of China" is a day camp, not an overnight camp. Unfortunately, we cannot provide lodging or transportation to and from Binghamton University each day for participating students.

2. For safety reasons, parents/guardians must sign in and sign out students each day. At the end of every day, they will be required come inside the building to the sign-out location to pick up their child, which may require parking in a metered or guest parking lot. "Sounds of China" is not able to pay for any resulting parking fees (either in the morning for sign-in or in the afternoon for sign-out). We apologize for the inconvenience.

3. We will notify each applicant regarding enrollment status as soon as possible. If accepted, participants and their parents/guardians must sign a 1) consent form from Binghamton University and 2) a consent form from STARTALK, which will be sent to them.


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Last Updated: 6/12/15