2018 Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp
Music Camp for Band, Orchestra, and Piano Students
The University of Evansville Department of Music will host our music camp again the summer of 2018. This camp includes experiences in band, orchestra, and piano/keyboard. Any student in grades 6-12 who has completed at least one year of band, orchestra, private lessons, or similar experience is eligible to attend!
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2018
UE's Summer Music Camp occurs from , through , with both day and overnight camp options. Students will enjoy rehearsing and performing in a band or orchestra, receiving specialized instruction in like-instrument/groups, learning musicianship skills, and experiencing a variety of music-related activities.
Day camp tuition includes a hot lunch each day in Ridgway University Center. Overnight campers' tuition also includes six nights in a UE residence hall, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and additional evening activities - social and recreational activities and guest performances.
- Day Camp - $300 (Get $50 off if you register on/before Monday, May 14, 2018)
- Overnight Camp - $550 (Get $50 off if you register on/before Monday, May 14, 2018)
THIS CAMP IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
In order to place students in the proper ensemble, we ask that all students wishing to take part in our band and orchestra camp track submit a pre-recorded sample of their playing. Pre-recorded playing samples will be submitted to the University of Evansville music faculty, and only ensemble directors will have access to these recordings. Students should include the title of the piece and their name in the recording. Students may choose to submit the following items for their pre-recorded playing sample:
- Excerpt from student's solo/ensemble repertoire
- Excerpt from pieces played in student's band/orchestra classes
- Excerpt from a selection the student's private lessons instructor has approved
Pre-recorded playing samples should be no longer than two minutes in length.
Pre-recorded playing samples should be sent via e-mail to the student's respective ensemble director:
- Bands, Ken Steinsultz, PhD - email@example.com
- Orchestras, Jimmy Chen, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line of the e-mail, please use the following format:
Student's name, Student's primary instrument, 2018 Summer Music Camp Audition
Students should submit their pre-recorded playing samples by Friday, June 1, 2018.
Students that take part in the piano camp track will experience a variety of activities related to piano/keyboard studies. Activities include attending recitals, private lessons, and performance opportunities. The final performance for the piano camp students will be on Friday night of the camp at 7:00 p.m.
Students will be able to select two electives to take for the week of camp. We hope to place students in their first choice of two electives, however we are asking that all students select at least two secondary choice electives as well.
Students may choose from the following list of electives:
|Music Theory||Jazz Band||Music in the Movies|
|Piano||Music Technology||World Drumming|
Music Theory Placement
If a student indicates on their camp application that they wish to take one of our courses in music theory as an elective, they must submit a music theory placement assessment. Having students complete this assessment will ensure that they are placed in a theory course that best fits their level of experience.
Theory students will be e-mailed at the e-mail address listed on their camp application. That e-mail will contain a link to an assessment created by University of Evansville faculty. Students should complete the music theory placement assessment and submit it. Once submitted, students will be automatically placed into the theory course that best fits their experience level.
Students should complete their music theory assessment by Friday, June 1, 2018.
Jazz Band Elective
Students wishing to be in Jazz Band should select this option as one of their electives. Instruments needed for the bands include:
- Saxophones (Altos, Tenors, Baritones)
- Brass (Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums, Tubas)
- Rhythm (Drum Set Player, Guitar, Piano, Bass [Electric or Acoustic])
- Other - We may accept other woodwind and string instruments if space allows
Seating placements for jazz band will be determined based on student's pre-recorded playing sample sent to their primary ensemble director.