All campers are required to participate in at least one of the large ensembles. The weekly schedule is set up to accommodate students who want to perform in both an instrumental ensemble (band or orchestra) and choir. All ensembles are open to all campers, but there will be chair-placement auditions after registration for instrumentalists involved in orchestra and/or band. Students should bring a short, prepared piece to play for the audition.
Orchestra, Choir and Band all perform in the final Grand Concert.
Classes meet once each day, outside of the ensemble rehearsal times. With the few exceptions noted, there are no prerequisites for any of these classes. Students are encouraged to take one class each class period (periods 3 & 4), and to list a second-choice class for each period in case their first-choice class has already been filled by earlier registrants. Many classes do have enrollment limits, so early registration is suggested.
Recognizing that there may be a variety of experience and ability among the students in each class, the camp philosophy will be to try to individualize each class so that every student can be challenged, and move a step beyond whatever level they were at at the beginning of the camp week.
Please note the following classes are our 2017 offerings: