Frequently Asked Questions
JUST FOR TEACHERS
WILL MY STUDENT NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT?
Only certain instruments are available for rental during the camp, and those are reserved for students who must fly to camp. All others please check out your school instrument for camp. Contact the camp office in advance if you may need an instrument. Insurance charges may be assessed on university instruments. Bows, strings, mouthpieces, reedsm and percussion mallets are not supplied.
IF MY STUDENT WILL BE A NINTH GRADER IN 2013-2014, WHICH CAMP SHOULD HE/SHE ATTEND?
Your student can attend either the Junior High Camp, Jazz Workshop, or one of the High School Camps (Band, Choir, or Orchestra). In fact, your student can attend any or all weeks that he/she would like!
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS?
Yes, a limited amount of scholarship money is available for qualified students. Scholarship forms will be online by the end of January.
WHAT CLASSES WILL STUDENTS BE TAKING DURING THE WEEK?
Each camp has its own curriculum. In general, students will be playing music in their ensembles, practicing in small sectionals (by instrument or voice part), and then taking classes in musicianship. This can include such topics as music theory, music history, ear training, and many other topics. For more specific information, please visit the individual camp pages.
HOW WILL STUDENTS BE PLACED IN ENSEMBLES?
Students in the Junior High Music Camp, High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Camps, and Jazz Workshop will audition for their spaces in ensembles and combos. The audition process is part of the learning experience and important for faculty to evaluate what areas the students excel at and in which areas they could benefit from help. Each camp has a specific requirement for auditions, please see the individual camp pages for how auditions are handled at that camp/institute.
WILL THERE BE A CONCERT AT THE END OF THE WEEK?
Yes! Our end of the week concerts are free and open to the public. We encourage friends and family to attend. Please see individual camp pages for our schedule and venues.
WHAT IS CONCERT DRESS?
For Boys: White dress shirt with tie, dark trousers, dark shoes and dark socks.
For girls: White or black dress (preferably black) with dress shoes, or a white blouse with a dark skirt or slacks. Long dresses/skirts are preferred.