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Summer String and Jazz Camps!

Shepherd University’s Department of Music Preparatory Division is offering two simultaneous weeklong summer camps for young musicians June 19-23, 2017. Jazz Camp is open to students in grades 6-12 and String Orchestra Camp is open to all intermediate level string students.

Jazz Camp

jc8Jazz Camp will be divided into sections for senior and junior musicians. Senior jazz camp is open to students in grades 9-12 and will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers will perform a concert on Friday, June 23 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Rehearsal Hall.

Junior jazz camp for students in grades 6-8 will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m each day.  Junior campers will perform in a concert on Friday, June 23 at 1 p.m in the McCoy Rehearsal Hall.

Jazz Camp will include jazz band rehearsals and a concert, individual and group coaching, faculty performances, master classes, classes in small combo ensembles, improvisation, and music theory.

Faculty at the camp will include Dr. Kurtis Adams, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies; Dr. Mark Andrew Cook, associate professor of music and director of music theory; Mike Kamuf, Alfred Publishing arranger and author, and director of bands and orchestra at John T. Baker Middle School in Damascus, Maryland; Kevin Pace, adjunct professor of music and jazz improvisation; and Ronnie Shaw, adjunct professor of music and drum set instructor.

Jazz Camp 2017 Registration Brochure coming soon!

String Orchestra Camp

IMG_5515String Orchestra Camp is open to students in grades 8-12. It will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The culminating concert will take place on Friday, June 23, at 5 p.m. in the Frank Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall.

Campers will participate in orchestra rehearsals, master classes, sectional rehearsals, and workshops. They will also gain experience playing chamber music in small ensembles and will receive group coaching and music theory courses. A new addition to this year’s camp will be a fiddle and folk music workshop, which camp organizers are excited to be able to offer.

Camp faculty will include Dr. Scott Hippensteel, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music; Heather Austin-Stone, adjunct professor of violin and viola; Camilo Perez-Mejia, adjunct professor of cello; and Teresa Gordon, concertmaster, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra.

String Camp 2017 Registration Brochure coming soon!

The registration deadline for both camps is June 13. For more information, contact Sherry Sykes at 304-876-5248 or by email at ssykes@shepherd.edu, or visit http://www.shepherd.edu/music/summer-music-programs.