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USF Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Southeast Regional Conference

June 1 - 3, 2018 - The third USF-PAMA Conference, themed "Lifecycle of the Performing Artist," is focused on research and education of healthy practice and longevity of performing artists' lifecycle. Its scope extends to intersecting arts, medicine, ethics, and medical humanities. The University of South Florida hosts the USF-PAMA southeast regional conference in collaboration with the USF College of The Arts, USF College of Public Health and USF Student Health Services. The conference is designed for healthcare professionals, performing artists and educators, health science educators and medical humanities specialists who are interested in the intersection between the arts and health sciences.

USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery Piano Pedagogy Symposium

June 3 - 5, 2018 - Themed "Longevity Through Awareness of Touch and Tone," the third USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery Piano Pedagogy Symposium focuses on the awareness of the body, touch and tone, coordinated techniques, mind-body connection, and longevity in learning, teaching, and playing the piano. The Symposium presents masterclases, chamber music coaching, jazz piano, flow in music making, and musician-tailored yoga. The Symposium is open to college piano faculty, college pianists, private piano teachers, and advanced pre-college piano students.

International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference 2019

2019 IDRS Tampa, FLJuly 14 – 18, 2019 - The University of South Florida's School of Music, and co-hosts Amy Collins, oboe; and John Kehayes, bassoon; are pleased to announce the hosting of The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) 2019 Conference on the Tampa campus. This conference welcomes double reed players and enthusiasts from all over the world and includes world-class artists, and a comprehensive display of exhibits of instruments and double reed merchandise from around the world.


USF Summer Music Camps

2018 USF Summer Music Camps

Da' "Bull" Reed Camp

May 27-June 2, 2018 The USF School of Music will host its Da' "Bull" Reed Camp for all Oboe, English Horn and Bassoon players, ages 13 and older. A typical day includes all or part of the following: Reed Making Classes, Full Ensemble Rehearsals, Small Ensemble Rehearsals, Master Classes, Private Lessons, and Social Activities.

Junior High Band Camp

June 10 - June 15, 2018 The USF Summer Junior High Band Camp provides woodwind, brass, and percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble levels. Our Junior High Band Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. Eligible campers include those entering grades 7-9 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one semester of experience in a Middle School Concert Band program. The focus of our camp centers around the advancement of techniques related to wind band development. Throughout the week campers will be presented with opportunities including Chamber Ensembles, Master Classes, Electives, Full Wind-Band Performances, Social Activities and much more. In addition to expanding their fundamentals, campers will perform in two ensemble settings throughout the week with groups featured on both our Thursday and Friday concerts. Campers will also choose an elective course (Concert Band Conducting, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Keyboard, or Music Theory) that they will participate in throughout the camp.

Color Guard Camp

June 24 - June 29, 2018 The USF Summer Color Guard Camp provides students with experiences that will allow them to expand their performance techniques at the individual and ensemble levels. Our Color Guard Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current performance ability. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a High School Marching Band program. The focus of our camp centers around building guard members into well rounded performers. Throughout the week, campers will refine basics in flag, rifle, sabre, dance and body movement. In addition to fundamentals, campers will learn integrated exercises and a full ensemble routine that will be performed at Friday’s exhibition. Campers will also choose an elective course (Choreography & Show Design or Marching Band Leadership) that they will participate in throughout the camp.

Drum Line Camp

June 24 - June 29, 2018 The USF Summer Drum Line Camp provides percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble levels. Our Drum Line Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a High School Marching Band program. The focus of our camp centers around techniques related to Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Bass Drums and Front Ensemble. Throughout the week campers will refine basics in hand position, stick height/placement and rudimental methods. In addition to fundamentals, campers will learn integrated exercises and full ensemble music that will be performed at Friday’s exhibition. Campers will also choose an elective course (Concert Percussion or Marching Band Leadership) that they will participate in throughout the camp.

Senior High Band Camp

July 8 - 13, 2018 The USF Summer Senior High Band Camp provides woodwind, brass, and percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble level. Our Senior High Band Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a High School Concert/Marching Band program. The focus of our camp centers around the advancement of techniques related to wind band development. Throughout the week campers will be presented with opportunities including Chamber Ensembles, Master Classes, Electives, Full Wind-Band Performances, Social Activities and much more. In addition to expanding their fundamentals, campers will perform in two ensemble settings throughout the week with groups featured on both our Thursday and Friday concerts. Campers will also choose an elective course (Composition, Concert Band Conducting, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Keyboard, Marching Band & Drum Major Leadership/Score Study, or Music Theory) that they will participate in throughout the camp.