UW-Green Bay Middle School Music Camp registration gets under way

Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall can enroll now for the Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choral Camp, July 17-22, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Several camp options are tailored to middle school students. Band students entering grades 6 and 7 will participate in “X-Band,” the camp’s ‘beginner band’ that will focus on fundamentals for the young musician. Students will not need to audition for this band and will be taught by a team of teachers who specialize in working with young musicians.

Band students entering grades 8 and 9, as well as all choral and orchestral students will audition for placement in their performing groups.

Camp teachers include music faculty members from UW-Green Bay, from other colleges and universities, and outstanding Wisconsin music teachers. Visit the camp website for faculty/staff updates: www.uwgbsummercamps.com.

Students’ days will be filled with rehearsals, a masterclass, sectionals and two ‘option’ hours. An array of class options is being offered, including: Camp Chorus, Music Tools, The Total Flutist, World Beat Percussion, Saxophone Studio, Musical Theatre, Recording Techniques, Heavy Metal (Brass Choir), Northwinds (Clarinet/Double Reed Ensemble), Jazz Improvisation, Pop Strings and Fiddling and Composition.

The camp week gets under way on Sunday, July 17, with auditions for orchestra and choral students and for band students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp ends with a 6 p.m. concert Friday night, July 22, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts located on campus. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2012 camp.

Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing.

The camp fee is $259 for commuters. Resident students will pay a new, lower fee of $495, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision, a T-shirt and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


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