June 18-23, 2023 • The University of Montana Music Building, Missoula, MT
Music camp for students entering 1st grade through recent high school graduates. Instruction on bass, cello, viola, and violin, beginning through advanced, with solo and ensemble performance opportunities. Residential option for students entering 8th grade and up. A safe, fun, and musical environment that encourages all campers to achieve their very best. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Please choose registration by student’s age:
The tuition for campers entering 1st through 7th grades is $295. Registration will open here on March 1st. Registration closes June 4th.
During registration, you may add a Lunch Card meal plan for $55.
For more information about the Camp program for older students (entering 8th grade through 2023 high school graduates), please visit this page.
If you have any further questions about either program, please contact our Education Coordinator, Sylvia Allen Oman.
Parents/guardians: please plan to attend the Welcome/Play-In and Reception on Sunday, as well as the Final Concert on Friday with your child. The other evening recitals (listed below) are optional, but we highly encourage all students to come. The whole family is welcome, too!
|6:00 PM||Registration||UM Music Building Lobby|
|6:45 PM||Welcome & Play-In||UM Music Recital Hall|
|7:30 PM||Reception||Music Building Lobby|
|8:20 AM||Drop off||UM Music Building|
|11:45 AM||Lunch*||Lunch Card Campers - Food Zoo Dining Room|
Non-Meal Card Campers – bring “bag lunch”
|2:40 PM||Pick up||UM Music Building|
*On Wednesday, all campers will eat at Caras Park during Out-To-Lunch. If your child is not participating in the optional meal plan, make sure he/she brings lunch money that day.
Monday—Honors Student Recital, 7pm
Tuesday—Faculty Recital, 7pm
Thursday—UM Camps Chamber Recital, 7pm
Friday—Final Concert, 4pm
Students entering 1st through 7th grades will be placed in the day-camp program based on previous string-instrument experience, Beginner or Intermediate. Both tracks provide a full day of music, learning and fun!
Instruction takes place under Missoula-area private instructors and Symphony performers who are experienced in a variety of pedagogical techniques, including those of Shinichi Suzuki. Students are guided and mentored through their camp day by Teaching Assistants, young adults who are music students and experienced in working with young children. All students take daily Master, Repertoire, and Musicianship classes.
The Master Class will include a semi-private lesson sometime during the week. Students who have some previous instruction (private or group) should come to camp ready to play a piece for their teacher. In the Musicianship Class, students will learn to read music and understand how it works (music theory).
In the Repertoire Class, students will prepare for the Final Concert on Friday evening, where they will perform as a group. Students can also audition to play in the Honors Student Recital – all ages and levels welcome! To do this, please submit a video of the student playing the piece they want to perform when registering for camp here.
Highly advanced students (approximately Suzuki Book 5 and above) may also take a Private Lesson and/or play in an Ensemble alongside the older students (8th grade and up). Please email our Education Coordinator, Sylvia Allen Oman, to request permissions for these Add-ons.
Please note: ALL students, including beginners, must provide their own instruments for camp.
There are many options for family lodging around town and near campus: hotels, short-term rentals, campgrounds, and more! A great place to start your search is Destination Missoula.
There is no residential camp option for any camper under age 11. Thus, any student who attends from out-of-town will need to be within the care of a parent or guardian outside of camp hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm.
There is very limited availability for campers entering 6th and 7th grades to take part in the residential camp. To check on this, please email our Education Coordinator, Sylvia Allen Oman.
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