High School Band & Orchestra Camp
Date: June 9-15, 2024
The date registration will be available is TBD
Purpose of the Camp
The Baylor University School of Music annual High School Band & Orchestra Camps offer one week of intense training in all facets of string, wind, and percussion playing. Camp students are under the artistic guidance of the outstanding Baylor instrumental and ensemble faculty. Since its inception thirty-three years ago, the Baylor Instrumental Music Camp has won acclaim for the quality of performance achieved within one week of rehearsals. The close relationship between students and faculty provides significant musical growth demonstrated in the performance of The Grand Concert.
Students will be involved in large ensemble rehearsals, chamber music sessions, and master class lessons on their instrument. Students are assigned to a chamber group that will best fit their playing experience and strengths. Master class lessons are taught by the Baylor faculty and camp staff giving each student the opportunity to receive personal attention. Recreational activities include swimming, basketball, soccer, softball, and evening socials. Students are under careful supervision by camp counselors during all activities.
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in regular Baylor dormitories. Roommates will be assigned unless specific roommate requests are made. Although we cannot guarantee that each camper will be roomed with the individual he/she requests, we do our best to honor all roommate requests. Dormitory rooms accommodate two students. We won't know which dormitory the camp will be using until May. While in the dormitories, all camp students will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in university dining halls and will begin with dinner on Sunday, June 11 and end with breakfast on Saturday, June 17.
The cost of the seven-day camp is $615.00 which includes tuition, dormitory, meals, and activities. Commuter students may elect not to stay in the dorm and pay $445.00 which includes tuition, lunch, and camp activities. Commuter students may purchase breakfast and dinner for the week for an additional $75.
The camp is open to all woodwind, brass, and percussion students who will enter grades 9-12. Students are required to have played their instrument for at least two years.
Each student will be asked to audition for placement in the ensembles for the camp. You may also be asked to sight read and/or perform your major scales.
Camp enrollment is limited to 350 students and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Application for registration must be received no later than May 30. To secure registration, a non-refundable deposit of $180 must be paid online in concurrence with the registration. Note: The $180 deposit will be applied toward to the total cost of the camp.
Campers who cancel registration by 3:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the start of camp (June 7) are eligible to receive a full refund of camp registration fees less the non-refundable $180 deposit. Please send an email to Lori_Clifton@baylor.edu by this date if you must cancel your registration.
Campers who fail to notify the camp office by email of their intent to cancel registration by 3:00 pm on the Wednesday before camp begins are ineligible to receive a refund of any portion of camp registration fees.
- Ensemble Faculty
- Eric Wilson, Band
- Isaiah Odajima, Band
- Stuart Ivey, Band
- Alex Parker, Jazz Ensemble
- orchestral faculty TBD
- Instrumental Faculty
- Charlotte Daniel, Flute
- Euridice Alvarez, Oboe
- Ran Kampel, Clarinet
- Michael Jacobson, Saxophone
- Ann Shoemaker, Bassoon
- Wiff Rudd, Trumpet
- Kristy Morrell, Horn
- Brent Phillips, Trombone
- Kent Eshelman, Euphonium/Tuba
- Todd Meehan, Percussion
- string faculty TBD