UE Summer Camp Information

Summer Music Camp Information

Welcome to Our Summer Music Camp Program!

We’re so glad that you have chosen to enroll your child in our third annual Summer Music Camp, Sunday, June 22, 2014 through Saturday, June 28, 2014.

The audition music and release of liability form can be found on this webpage. The liability release must be printed, signed, and can be submitted at the June 23rd auditions. No need to mail it in.

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, parents and students should check in at the table in the center of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts (buildings 9 and 10 on the map) where they will turn in liability waivers and find their audition rooms.

1:00 5th and 6th grade flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, violins, and cellos
5th and 6th grade horns and violas
2:30 7th grade flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, violins, and cellos
8th grade clarinets
all baritones
7th-12th grade horns and violas
4:00 8th-12th grade flutes, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, violins, and cellos
9th-12th grade clarinets
all bassoons, oboes, tubas, and string basses
5:30 Group activities for overnight students

Audition Pieces

Other buildings students will use include Ridgeway Student Center for dining and social activities (27 on the map), Hyde Hall for some classes (21, 22, and 25), Carson Center (28) for some athletic activities (including the indoor pool), and our overnight campers will spend the night in Hale Residence Hall (44).

On Monday, June 23, 2014, all campers must report directly to Neu Chapel no later than 8:30am to receive their schedules and first-day instructions (drop off by 8:20 a.m. except those who purchased the breakfast option).

In the morning, parents are asked to drop children off in the parking lot near Krannert, or along Rotherwood Avenue or along the main oval off Lincoln. At the conclusion of the day’s activities students will wait for their parents near the Fine Arts Building. Students who finished 4th, 5th, or 6th grade will wait inside the Krannert Lobby, students who finished 7th and 8th grade will wait outside Krannert between Krannert and Hyde, and students who finished high school will wait outside Krannert on the side facing Rotherwood Ave.

Overnight campers will receive additional information in a separate overnight campers letter, including a list of what to bring to your dorm room, and a list of students who have not yet chosen roommates, so students may make roommate choices.

We will have our concert on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The first portions of the concert will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m., and the last portions of the concert will conclude by 2:00 p.m. Detailed concert information will be provided after the camp has begun. There will also be a concert on Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for our jazz bands, and other small group performances. All are welcome to attend, although only a portion of our campers perform in these groups.

Students should dress appropriately for the weather. This is a summer camp, so students should feel free to wear shorts and t-shirts, although discretion and modesty should always be considered (no t-shirts with vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or images please).

Each day of the camp, students should bring the following items:

  • Name tag on lanyard (will be issued Monday morning; this will identify students as part of our camp when in our dining and recreational facilities)
  • Instrument in good working order (percussionists must have their own snare drum sticks)
  • Necessary instrument accessories (extra reeds, valve oil, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Music folder (will be issued on Monday morning)
  • Change of clothes for during or after recreation period

If a member of the camp staff or a university employee feels that a student has demonstrated a clear intent to not comport themselves appropriately, the student’s parents may be called to remove the student from the camp and the student will not be permitted to return. Students dismissed from camp for reasons such as these will not be given a refund.

The University cannot assume responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items. Instruments should always be kept in rehearsal rooms or classrooms for safety – never left in common areas. Of course, items such as tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol, firearms, weapons, and explosives are not permitted on our campus as well.

Please feel free to contact the Camp Director Dr. Brian St. John, Director of Orchestras at or call 812-488-2881 (e-mail communication preferred) with any questions or comments.