Dorian Summer Music Camps are back at Luther College!

After a two-summer hiatus due to the pandemic, Dorian Summer Music Camps are back at Luther College! Registration is now open for the Middle School Camp (June 12-18, 2022) and the High School Camp (June 19-25, 2022).

            Campers will enjoy a week of music-making; campus living; a variety of classes including, art, theatre, and dance; social activities; and performances. 

            “We are thrilled that Dorian Summer Music Camp is back at Luther this summer,” said Shelly Schaeufele, Dorian dean of students. “Our theme this year is ‘A Big TO-DO in 22.’ These are my favorite two weeks of the summer as a music educator because I get to be back at this place I love. I get to see campers live out their passion while making memories, friendships and music. I get to meet the most amazing people and work with them to run an incredible camp. Throughout the years, Dorian camps and festivals have had a big impact on people's lives and we are so glad to be back.”

            Each summer, hundreds of student musicians spend a week at Luther College to study, explore and perform music under the mentorship of Luther's impressive music faculty.

 The daily camp schedule includes ensemble rehearsals for band, choir, and orchestra, instrument-specific workshops, a wide variety of classes, and private lessons, offset by evening talent nights, concerts, sports and social outings. The camp ends with a grand concert in Luther's Center for Faith and Life. Students live in residence halls on campus and eat their meals at the college cafeteria.

Maya Winkel is a Luther College student who experienced Luther for the first time as a Dorian summer camper. She says that Dorian is where she met her closest friends, discovered her love of music, and the joy of making it. Now, she works as a camp counselor.

“My favorite part of camp for sure was the variety show near the end of the week as well as the other recitals that happened each night; it was so awesome to see the talented people who I got to spend a week with do what they loved to do! Coming back as a counselor, I want to help these campers find the same joy that I found when I came to this camp for the first time when I was 12, and share with them the joy I have for it still. Dorian is an experience that I recommend for all young musicians, it is such a joyful and fun experience and the counselors and conductors are so excited to meet you!” said Winkel.

There is a COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirement in place this year due to the pandemic. For more information and to register, visit luther.edu/music/dorian.

About Luther College Music

Luther is home to one of the largest undergraduate music programs in the nation, with five choirs, three orchestras, two bands and two jazz bands. One-third of all Luther students participate in music, including large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 175 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance. Learn more at luther.edu/music.