Camp Schedule and Curriculum Information

 

Activities

The day is broken up into the following activities:

  • quartet

  • saxophone ensemble

  • masterclass

  • fun activities!

Students  on the college readiness track will also have a daily lesson with our VIP teacher.

Day to day schedule may vary depending on the needs of the students.

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Schedule

Monday

~8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Day*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday

9:00 AM ~ 8:30 PM

Camp Concert starts around 6:00 PM. Students will not go home on Friday until after the concert.

*for larger camps, registration may happen on Sunday evening at the discretion of the site coordinator.

Cost

Early Registration Tuition

$325  

Enroll by May 15th.

Normal Registration Tuition

$365

Enroll after May 15th

College Readiness Tuition

$450

Register and submit audition material by April 15th

*Not all locations will offer this track. Check our "dates and locations" page for updates.

Which track is right for me?

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Normal Track

The normal track is designed with differentiation in mind so the music and ensembles are reflective of student ability. After we receive student evaluations, we place them in quartets and ensembles and select the appropriate level of music to prepare for the concert. They work closely with one of seasoned veteran teachers throughout the week to develop their playing fundamentals and musicianship. Instructors also serve as their camp counselor, making sure they are having an incredible camp experience.

There is no limit to to the number of campers that can attend this track, but registration will close the week before camp begins.

Evaluation Information

The evaluation is for our staff to get a sense of your abilities so we can place you in the correct ensemble. Students will submit a video recording using the form below. Total recording time should not exceed 10 minutes. The recording should be submitted using a YouTube link set as "unlisted". We encourage students to record with the best audio quality possible. Student should be fully visible for the duration of each selection.

Scales

- Pick 2 scales and play at a tempo that best represents your ability.

- Play as much of your chromatic scale as you know at a tempo that best represents your ability.

Repertoire

- We will send out an evaluation packet with 4 musical excerpts. Choose two to perform in a video.

All videos are due the week before your camp begins. If we do not receive a video, we will need to hear you play on Monday morning at registratoin.

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College Readiness Track

The college readiness track is designed with the future music major in mind and is the most vigorous track we offer. This track will be taught by collegiate guest teachers, allowing students the opportunity to be mentored in a way that is not possible on a weekend college visit. In addition to working on the fundamentals of playing, students will prepare quartet, ensemble, and solo literature for the concert at the end of the week. Students in this track are typically performing at the Area or All-State level.

Space is limited in this track and an audition tape is required.

Audition Requirements

Students will submit a video recording using the form below. Total recording time should not exceed 10 minutes. The recording should be submitted using a YouTube link set as "unlisted". We encourage students to record with the best audio quality possible. Student should be fully visible for the duration of each selection. Any video that pans away from the student will not be considered.

Scales

- 12 major scales at a tempo that best represents your ability .

- Full range chromatic scale at a tempo that best represents your ability.

Repertoire Excerpt

- An advanced, collegiate level solo that best represents your ability, not to exceed 5 minutes.

- Examples include:

- Sonata for Alto Saxophone by Paul Creston

- Concertino Da Camera by Jacques Ibert

- Concerto for Alto Saxophone by Alexander Glazunov

All videos are due April 15th. Students will be notified no later than May 15th if they have been selected for the college readiness track and will receive an invoice for their tuition. Students not selected for this track will be placed in our normal track.