Music Department

Class Descriptions

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For All Campers


Acting Up

Put your best faces forward as we experiment with monologues and/or small group acting scenes. We’ll explore the basics of stage direction, movement, expression, and projection for the stage.

Beginning Instrument

Opportunity for students to be introduced to a different band instrument each day. Woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments will all be explored.

Beginning Guitar

This is a class designed for students with little to no guitar experience. Learn the basics of holding the guitar, chords, and note reading. Guitars will be provided for use during the class time.

Chess

Bring your own chess board (required) and play chess. Or come and learn how!

Conducting

What the guy in front really knows!

Digital Scrapbooking

Students will learn the basics of creative digital design. Each student should bring some of their own photos in a digital format (ie. on a flash drive, memory stick, memory card, etc.), or have them accessible online for use during class.

Drum Circle

Come experience the call and response of hand drums while exploring the rhythms of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

Fun and Fitness

Students will be involved in different sports and/or activities each day. Activities may include: Zumba, dodgeball, etc.

Handbells

A unique experience for students 8th grade and above.

Harmonica

Designed for beginners who would like to learn the basics of playing harmonica, and for players with some experience who wish to play harmonica tunes with a group. Each student enrolled in class will be given a new harmonica to use, and to keep after camp has ended.

Intro to Digital Art

Learn the basics of digital art and Photoshop in this class. Students will be introduced to a different project each day that may include: digital collages, poster design, etc.

Jazz Piano

Have fun with new jazz voicings and rhythms in your favorite songs. (Student must have taken two years of piano lessons prior to coming to camp.)

Musical Theater

Raise your “Freak Flag” high as we groove, move, and belt out the son from Shrek the Musical. We’ll work out choreography, staging and ensemble work for a performance at the student recital.

Piano Class

Learn chords, scales, and songs on the piano keyboard in a group setting. For the beginning and less experienced pianist.

 

For High School Campers Only

 

College Orientation

Learn how to prepare for college. Includes explanation of financial aid, scholarships, college applications, residence hall information, etc. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Required for all Senior Scholarship recipients.

Computer Composing

Introduction to composing music on the computer. Some knowledge of music theory required.

High School Music Theory

Learn the basics of music theory in a group setting. Chords, scales, key signatures, form, and other essential concepts for the developing musician will be covered.

Percussion Ensemble

A fun musical ensemble consisting of only percussion instruments.

Vocal Improv

Learn the skill of Vocal Improv!

Jazz Combo

Learn the theory and skill of jazz improvisation in a combo setting.

Studio Recording

Multi-track recording in the studio using Pro-Tools.

 

For Junior High School Campers Only

 

Boomwhackers

Come try a new trend: Boomwhackers! These pitched, plastic tubes will help students learn the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony, melodies, and ensemble playing in a fun setting.

Junior High Music Theory

Learn the basics of rhythm, key signatures, scales, and musical listening. These are skills that are the basis of successful musicians.