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USF Summer Music Camps

2017 USF Summer Music Camps

Da' "Bull" Reed Camp

June 4-10, 2017 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.

Color Guard Camp

June 25-30, 2017 The USF Summer Color Guard Camp provides students entering grades 10-12 with experiences that will allow them to expand their performance techniques at the individual and ensemble levels. Our High School camp gives guard members a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current performance ability. 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, Guitar, Marching Band Leadership, Keyboard, and Pom/Rifle/Sabre Technique) that they will participate in throughout the camp.

Drum Line Camp

June 25-30, 2017 The USF Summer Drum Line Camp provides percussion students entering grades 10-12 with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble levels. Our High School camp gives musicians a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. 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 (Composition, Concert Percussion, Guitar, Marching Band Leadership, and Keyboard) that they will participate in throughout the camp.

Band Camp

July 9-14, 2017 The USF Summer Band Camp provides woodwind, brass, and percussion students entering grades 7-12 with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at both the individual and ensemble level. Our camp is designed to provide young musicians with a challenging, yet positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. Throughout our camp, participants will be presented with opportunities that include Chamber Ensembles, Master Classes, Electives (Composition, Concert Band Conducting, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Keyboard, Marching Band & Drum Major Leadership/Score Study, and Music Theory), Full Ensemble Performances, Social Activities, and more.

USF Elementary Music Day Camp

July 17-21, 2017 The USF Elementary Music Day Camp is all about Personal Creativity and Musical Performance! This week long camp will be an immersive musical experience to help students entering grades 4-6 discover their musical creative selves! Campers will be involved with singing, playing instruments, moving, and creating original music and songs. With expert teacher guidance and assistance, campers will design musical experiences they find interesting and exciting.