Summer Music Camps

Summer Sounds Great at UAFS!

 

The Department of Music hosts summer music camps that serve a variety of music students in Fort Smith and surrounding communities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and beyond. These camps are both fun and educational, as our master teachers and guest artists help students build their skills in a fun-filled, energetic atmosphere.

 

Summer Band Camp: June 12-16, 2017

Grades 7-12*

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily

  • Friday night concert and other fun evening activities
  • Featuring guest conductor Dr. Shannon Kitelinger, San Diego State University
  • Directed by Dr. Alexandra Zacharella
  • Outstanding UAFS music faculty
  • Very affordable
  • Scholarships available! (see below for pricing and scholarships)
  • Residential and commuter options with meals provided

See the Summer Band Camp page for more information and registration.


Jazz Band Camp: June 26-30, 2017

Grades 9-12*

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily

  • Friday night concert and other fun evening activities
  • Directed by Dr. Christopher Barrick
  • Open to all band and jazz band instruments
  • Outstanding experienced faculty
  • Scholarships available! (see below for pricing and scholarships)
  • Residential and commuter options with meals provided

*reflects students’ grade in Fall 2017

See the Summer Jazz Band Camp page for more information and registration.
 


 

UAFS Music Camp Pricing

Commuter Rate: $210

Residential Rate: $410

 

Scholarships available for the following:

  • ASBOA Junior Region and/or Senior Region Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, All-State Band, All-State Jazz Band, All-State Orchestra
  • Oklahoma Honor Bands
  • UAFS faculty and staff family discounts
  • Incoming UAFS freshmen

Camp Forms

Our camp faculty members are highly trained musicians who have studied at some of the nation's most prestigious universities and music conservatories. Many have performed in the finest concert halls as soloists and with renowned orchestras, opera companies, jazz bands and wind ensembles. They also are excellent teachers dedicated to furthering the education of young musicians.

 

Students attending summer music camps may stay on campus at the Lion's Den, our student resident hall, which includes a computer lab for resident campers to check email and keep in touch with friends and family.  A commuter option is also available for students who reside within driving distance. 

 

All camps are held in the Breedlove Building, where students rehearse in both large and small ensembles.

 

Each weeklong camp culminates with a final performance on the UAFS Breedlove Auditorium stage. These performances are free and open to everyone.

 

 

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