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International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference 2019

2019 IDRS Tampa, FLJuly 14 – 18, 2019 - The University of South Florida's School of Music is pleased to host 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. By clicking on this link you will be leaving the USF School of Music website and visiting the IDRS 2019 Conference website, an entity operated independently of the University of South Florida.


USF Summer Music Camps

2019 USF Summer Music Camps

Junior High Band Camp

June 9-14, 2019 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 2019, 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, Masterclasses, 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.

Flute Camp

June 19-22, 2019 Reach your potential as a flutist while on our beautiful campus as you make new friends through music. Campers may attend as resident campers (housed at the USF Embassy Suite, with USF counselor supervision) or commuter campers, and enjoy daily classes, masterclasses, chamber ensemble participation, and flute choir/large ensembles. Our camp closes with a celebration concert featuring all camp attendees, counselors, and faculty performing for friends and family. Open to flutists entering grades 9 through 12 in the Fall semester of 2019, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Colorguard Camp

June 23-28, 2019 The USF Summer Colorguard Camp provides students with experiences that will allow them to expand their performance techniques at the individual and ensemble levels. Our Colorguard 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 2019, 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.

Da' "Bull" Reed Camp

June 23-29, 2019 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.

Drumline Camp

June 23-28, 2019 The USF Summer Drumline Camp provides percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble levels. Our Drumline 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 2019, 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 7-12, 2019 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 2019, 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.

USF Guitar Camp

July 22-26, 2019 A full week, day camp, for guitar study including beginning and advanced techniques, songwriting, master classes, ensemble coaching, jam sessions, audio recording, and performances. All ability levels welcome!