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Summer Music Institute 2014

"Study with the Masters" at Western Illinois University

 

 

The primary purpose of the Summer Music Institute at Western Illinois University is to provide the best possible educational opportunity to young people for individual development in the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the fine art of music in a nurturing musical environment. Any returning camper receives a reduced camp fee! This year, we will assemble our first ever whole-camp choir. All students from the SMI choir and band will meet for one hour each day to learn a piece or two for the final concert. This experience is both musically and socially important for our camp students!

 

Hernandez

 

JUNIOR HIGH CONCERT BAND CAMP
Sunday, June 22 - Saturday, June 28 - Cost • $490

 

Camp Director is Anthony Hernandez, from Geneseo High School in Illinois. Camp will include sectionals, technique classes, and an elective from the following: conducting, what to listen for in music, composition, chamber ensembles, and full organization rehearsals.

 

Seating auditions will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 22. Students are asked to prepare two pieces of contrasting style and major scales plus a chromatic scale. Scale requirements in concert pitch are: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db, and a one-octave chromatic scale.

 

All percussionists should be prepared to perform a piece they have prepared in advance of camp as well as the following rudiments on snare drum: single stroke roll, long roll, flam, ruff, paradiddle, Flam Accent #1, Accent #2, and Ratamaque.

 

Camp will culminate in a final performance on Saturday morning, June 28.

 

Heather Zosel

 

JUNIOR HIGH VOCAL/CHORAL CAMP
Sunday, June 22 - Saturday, June 28 - Cost • $490

 

Camp Director is Mrs. Melanie Butcher, Choir Director for the Macomb Schools.  All Junior High Concert Camps will include sectionals, technique classes, and an elective from the following: conducting, what to listen for in music, composition, chamber ensembles, and full organization rehearsals. This year, we will assemble our first ever whole-camp choir. All students from the SMI choir and band will meet for one hour each day to learn a piece or two for the final concert. This experience is both musically and socially important for our camp students!

 

The Junior Vocal/Choral Camp is a nurturing experience designed to encourage personal growth and musicianship skills through group activities.

 

Our master teachers help students build a foundation of fundamental skills in music reading, vocal production, stage presence, diction, and basic musicianship through rehearsals, master classes, special enrichment sessions and performance.

 

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