Register For Summer Music Camps

This summer students can spend a week studying jazz with some of the region's top jazz performers, or some of the area's most respected professional string players. Places are still available for the Summer Jazz Camp or String Orchestra Camp at Shepherd University, open to students currently enrolled in Grades 9-12, as well as those who will have completed the 8th grade this year.

Shepherd University's Summer Jazz Camp is scheduled for June 15-19 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center. Weeklong activities include jazz band rehearsals, individual and group coaching for all students, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes and faculty performances. A concert will take place on Friday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Directors and instructors for the jazz camp include Shepherd University Department of Music faculty members Dr. Mark Cook, piano, improvisation, theory and jazz studies; Brett Lemley, trumpet, improvisation, theory, and jazz studies; David Marsh, bass and improvisation; and Ronnie Shaw, drumset.

The Shepherd University String Orchestra Camp will take place June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University. Highlights of the camp include string orchestra rehearsals, master classes and group coaching for all students, chamber music coaching, faculty performances. A string orchestra concert performance on Friday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. String instructors for the camp include Shepherd University faculty members, Heather Austin-Stone, violin/viola; Stephen Czarkowski, cello/bass; and guest faculty member, Teresa Gordon, violin/viola.

The tuition fee for either the String Orchestra Camp or the Summer Jazz Camp is $250, and includes lunch and Friday dinner. Application deadline has been extended to June 1st. To receive a brochure and registration form, or more information about the summer camps or early childhood music classes, contact Anne Munro at amunro@shepherd.edu or call 304-876-5555. Registration forms and information can also be found online at www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/preparatory.html.