2017 University of Arkansas Summer Music Camps Now Open for Registration
Registration is now open for the 2017 University of Arkansas Summer Music Camps. Established in 1957, these camps have been a cornerstone of both university recruitment and musical enrichment for the past 60 years.
Junior High Band Camp is July 9-14 and is open to junior high school band students grades 6 through 8. Senior High Band Camp and Junior/Senior High Orchestra Camp is the following week, July 16-21. Senior High Band Camp is open to high school freshman thorough recently graduated high school seniors. Junior/Senior High Orchestra Camp is open to middle school and high school musicians ages twelve and up. Campers will have the opportunity to advance their musical skills and perform exciting and varied music in a fun and safe environment. Tuition includes all meals and lodging as well as nightly activities such as concerts, dances, swimming, movies, games, and more.
The world-renowned Axiom Brass quintet is this year's artists-in-residence. Among their accolades, Axiom Brass is the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in 2012 as well as the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Their commitment to education also earned the ensemble the 2011 Fischoff Educator Award. The quintet's special educational concert "Let's Make Music" has entertained thousands of elementary and middle school students across the U.S. Their repertoire ranges from jazz standards to Latin music and also includes original compositions for brass quintet. Axiom Brass has performed concerts in the Dominican Republic, Germany, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, and Japan and they have given master classes at the prestigious Julliard Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music.
The early-bird tuition rate is available until May 12. The regular tuition rate begins May 13-June 2. Applications after June 2 will be accepted with a late fee of $40. For more information on registration, camp details, or any of The Community Music School's other outstanding programs, please visit our website at communitymusicschool.uark.edu.
We hope you'll join us for our 60th anniversary celebration and what promises to be our finest year of UA Summer Music Camp yet!
Kim Jones, director, Community Music School
Department of Music
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