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Community Music program announces return of summer music camps

ISSUED: 28 March 2022

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University School of Music’s Community Music program announces the return of its summer camps.

Jazz camps

The senior and junior Jazz Camps will take place June 20-24. The cost is $310 for students in grades 9-12 and $185 for those in grades 6-8. College students and jazz enthusiasts are also welcomed to participate.

Highlights of the camp include jazz band rehearsals, a concert for both the junior and senior levels, individual and group coaching, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes, and faculty performances.

The senior camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a final concert on June 24 at 2 p.m. The junior camp will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a final concert on June 24 at 1 p.m.

String Orchestra camps

The senior and junior String Orchestra Camps will also take place June 20-24 and the cost is $310 for students grades 9-12 and $150 grades 6-8. This camp is for students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Senior String Orchestra Camp will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two final performances on Friday, June 24, at 1 and 2 p.m.

Junior String Orchestra Camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon, with a final concert on June 24 at noon.

Woodwind camp

New this year is a Woodwind Camp that will run from June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $150.

This camp is for rising 7-12 graders who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone and have at least a year of experience in a school ensemble or private lessons. There will be masterclasses, large and small ensembles, and coaching from experienced professionals.

To learn more about each camp and to register, visit the Summer Music Programs website.

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