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Summer Winds Band Camp

winds picThe Belmont University Summer Winds Band Camp is a unique summer camp event for high school students entering grades 9-12. Camp students are under the artistic guidance of the outstanding Belmont instrumental and ensemble faculty.  The goal of the camp is to provide music education opportunities that enhance student growth in public school music programs in and outside the state of Tennessee. Opportunities include wind symphony, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and chamber music. 2018 Dates: June 10-16

Daily Schedule

Students will be involved in large ensemble rehearsals, chamber music sessions, and master class lessons on their instrument. Students will be assigned to a chamber group that will best fit their playing experience and strengths. Master class lessons are taught by the Belmont applied wind and percussion faculty, giving each student the opportunity to receive personal attention. Jazz Ensemble is offered as an elective activity in the afternoon hours each day. Recreational activities and evening social events will provide ample balance during the week.  Students are under careful supervision by camp counselors during all activities.

Housing and Meals

Students will be housed in Belmont University dormitories. Roommates will be assigned randomly by gender unless roommate requests are indicated on the registration form.  While in the dormitories, participants will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in Johnson Center Dining Hall.

Eligibility

The camp is open to all woodwind, brass, and percussion students who will enter grades 9-12 in the upcoming fall semester. Discounts are available to students who have performed in Mid-State, All-East, All-West and top region honor bands in TN and other states. Additional discounts are available to students who have placed in their All-State Band.

Auditions

Placement auditions will take place on Sunday afternoon following registration. Please download the audition information letter below.

Cost

RESIDENT CAMPER:  $650 ($50 application fee applies to this amount)

* All meals
* Dormitory lodging
* Tuition for large ensemble, chamber music, and master classes
* Fees for evening activities
* Camp t-shirt

COMMUTER CAMPER:  $500 ($50 application fee applies to this amount)

* Lunch and dinner
* Tuition for large ensemble, chamber music, and master classes
* Fees for evening activities
* Camp t-shirt

*Tuition discounts are available to students who have participated in All-State, Top Regional Band, and Governor’s School. Siblings qualify for a family discount. Contact Barry Kraus for more information.

Current Participant Information

Faculty

Wind EnsembleBarry Kraus
Jazz Band: Jeff Phillips
FluteCarolyn Treybig
OboeGrace Woodworth
ClarinetDan Lochrie
Bassoon:  Dong-Yun Shankle
Saxophone: Brian Horner
Trumpet: Joel Treybig
HornRadu Rusu
TromboneJeff Phillips
Euphonium/Tuba: James Land
PercussionChris Norton and Todd Kemp

Belmont Summer Winds Band Camp
Belmont University School of Music
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

Questions? Email university.bands@belmont.edu