Summer Music Camps at Shepherd University

Shepherd University's Department of Music is once again hosting their Summer Music Camps! Students can spend a week studying jazz with some of the region's top jazz performers, or become immersed in the world of strings with some of the area's most respected professional string players. Registration is now open for the Summer Jazz Camp and String Orchestra Camp.

The Shepherd University String Orchestra Camp will take place June 17-21, 2013 at the Frank Arts Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is open to students currently enrolled in Grades 9-12, as well as those who will have completed the 8th grade this year. Highlights of the camp include string orchestra rehearsals, master classes and group coaching for all students, chamber music coaching, and faculty performances. A string orchestra concert performance will take place on Friday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. String instructors for the camp include Shepherd University faculty members, Dr. Scott Hippensteel, conductor; Heather Austin-Stone, violin/viola; Stephen Czarkowski, cello/bass; and guest faculty member, Teresa Gordon, violin/viola.

Shepherd University's Jazz Camps are scheduled for June 24-28, 2013 at the Frank Arts Center. The Senior Jazz Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is open to students currently enrolled in Grades 9-12, as well as those who will have completed the 8th grade this year. Weeklong activities include jazz band rehearsals, individual and group coaching for all students, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes and faculty performances. Senior Jazz Camp members will participate in a concert that will take place on Friday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. Jazz Camp instructors include Shepherd faculty members Dr. Kurtis Adams, Dr. Mark Cook, Dave Marsh, and Ronnie Shaw, and guest faculty member, Mike Kamuf.

The tuition fee for either the String Orchestra Camp or the Senior Jazz Camp is $250, and includes lunch daily at the Shepherd University Dining Hall.

The "Junior Varsity" version of our Senior Jazz Camp is the Junior Jazz Camp that will take place June 24-28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Highlights of the camp include jazz band rehearsals, individual and group coaching, master classes, and faculty performances. Junior Jazz Camp members will participate in a concert that will take place on Friday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Open to students currently enrolled in grades 6-8, the tuition fee is $125. Lunch is not included and students should bring a bagged lunch. Application deadline for Shepherd's Summer Music Camps is June 7th.

These camps are a wonderful opportunity for students to further their knowledge of music theory and to improve their technique and performance skills on their instrument. They also will work with performers and instructors, who have performed and studied through out the US and the world, while meeting other students who share their same passion for music!

We hope your students will join us at Shepherd this summer!

For more information regarding our summer camps, or to receive a brochure and registration form, visit our website www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/summer_camps.html or contact Kari Edge at kedge@shepherd.edu or call 304-876-5555.