University of Evansville


UE's Department of Music offers five music degrees and a comprehensive curriculum.

UE Summer Camp

5th Annual University of Evansville Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp - 2015

Instrumental Music Camp for Band and Orchestra Students

New this year: piano and musical theater!

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day Camp - $195
Overnight Camp - $450

The University of Evansville Department of Music will host our music camp again this summer. This camp includes band and orchestra programs. Student eligible to join include students who have completed at least one school year in band, orchestra, or similar experience.


  • Sunday afternoon/early evening: seating auditions and first rehearsal
  • Monday-Friday: approximately 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. daily (early dropoff breakfast option available)
  • Small ensembles and jazz band concert Friday night, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The camp will run from Sunday, June 14, 2015, through Saturday, June 20, 2015, with day camp and overnight camp options (open registration begins spring 2015). Students will rehearse and perform in a band or orchestra, receive instruction in like-instrument/voice groups, learn music theory, and have a choice of music-related electives. Day camp tuition includes hot lunch each day in the Ridgway Student Center, as well as recreation time using the University of Evansville’s recreation and athletic facilities (pool may be available as well). Overnight campers tuition includes the same as what day campers receive plus six nights in the dormitories and breakfast and dinner, plus additional evening activities such as social and recreational activities and guest performances.

Some new and continuing benefits of our camp:

  • Students will learn from University of Evansville faculty as well as outstanding music educators from the tri-state area.
  • Expanded elective choices may include jazz band, beginning or intermediate guitar, jazz improvisation, conducting, world drumming, beginning piano, fiddling, chamber music ensembles (electives offered based on student interest; class sizes may be limited).
  • Students will learn music theory skills in small classes which will help them sight-read music more accurately and understand the language of music.
  • Students will make new friends, have an enjoyable experience, and develop new skills which can give them an advantage in their music programs the next year.
  • The UE Music Camp will culminate with a final performance by all the student musicians.

Band and String Audition Material

  1. A 1, 2, or 3 octave major scale of the student's choice
  2. A short solo (can be school music, solo from solo and ensemble, or from a private teacher), no more than two minutes long.
  3. Sight-reading that the UE Summer Music Camp Staff will provide

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