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Registration still open for summer music camps

ISSUED: 24 May 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Registration is still open for Shepherd University’s string orchestra and jazz camps that will take place June 19-23 in the Frank Center.

Junior jazz camp, for students in grades 6-8, will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a senior camp, for grades 9-12, will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The camps will include band rehearsals, individual and group coaching, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes, and faculty performances. The junior jazz campers will give a culminating performance on Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. and the senior jazz students will perform at 2 p.m. that day.

The string orchestra camp, which will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., is open to students in grades 8-12 during the 2016-17 school year and community members who can play at an intermediate level. Highlights of the camp will include string orchestra rehearsals, master classes, group coaching, chamber music coaching, fiddle workshops, and faculty performances. Students will be introduced to quintessential string orchestra and chamber ensemble repertoire, while also honing their technique and theory skills. A culminating concert will take place on Friday, June 23, at 5 p.m.

The cost for both string orchestra camp and senior jazz camp is $275. Junior jazz camp costs $150. Financial aid is available through the newly established Younis Family Fund. For more information about the camps, visit

For information, contact Sherry Sykes at or call 304-876-5248.

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