Spots still available for UW-Green Bay Middle School Music Camp
The University of Wisconsin Green Bay continues to accept registrations for its Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choral Camp, to be held July 17-22 on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall 2012 are eligible to enroll.
Several music camp offerings are tailored to middle school-aged students. Participants entering grades 6 and 7 can participate in “X-Band,” the camp’s beginner band option that will focus on fundamentals for young musicians. Students will not need to audition for this band, and will be taught by a team of teachers who specialize in working with this age group.
Band students entering grades 8 and 9, as well as all choral and orchestral students, will audition for placement in various performing groups.
Camp teachers include music faculty members from UW-Green Bay and other colleges and universities, as well as other outstanding Wisconsin music teachers. Visit www.uwgbsummercamps.com for faculty and staff updates and other information.
Students’ daily schedules will include rehearsals, a masterclass, sectionals and two option hours. Myriad class choices will be available, 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 afternoon, July 17, with auditions for orchestra and choral students and for band students entering grades 8 and 9. Camp runs 8:30 a.m. until 3:40 p.m. daily during the rest of the week. The camp ends with a concert at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to next year’s 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 at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.