POWELL, Wyoming — Student musicians still have time to apply for scholarships to Northwest College’s 2015 summer music camp.
The 25th annual Yellowstone Summer Music Camp (YSMC) for middle and high school band and choir musicians gets underway with an afternoon registration Sunday, June 21, and ends Friday afternoon, June 26, with a gala concert for parents. The YSMC attracts over 100 students each year from across six states, including Wyoming and Montana, to the NWC campus in Powell.
Many scholarships are available, but some are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so early applicants have the best chance of reducing their camp costs. YSMC campers may apply for partial scholarships in solo/small ensemble, senior, leadership and all-state music. Award amounts, application instructions and eligibility requirements are available online.
Music instructors from across the United States provide personal attention to musicians in concert bands and choirs, jazz bands and choirs, and select small ensemble groups. Campers are invited to enroll in special interest classes like music theory, musical theater, boomwackers, reedmaking/adjusting, jazz combos, guitar, live sound production, intro to digital art, fun and fitness and more. Private lessons on all instruments and voice are also available.
Online registration and submissions are required. Full tuition, room and board at the Yellowstone Summer Music Camp is $495, or $325 for commuters who pay tuition only, when paid by June 6. Campus check-in is June 21.
For more information about the camps (including application forms, scholarship applications and camp schedules), follow the “camps” link, or email or call contact camp secretary Diana Gwynn or camp director Craig Olson at 800-560-4692, ext. 6425, or 307-754-6425.
The YSMC culminates with a 2 p.m. concert Friday, June 26, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium.