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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 teh following: Reed Making Classes, Full Ensemble Rehearsals, Small Ensemble Rehearsals, Master Classes, Private Lessons, Social Activities, and Da' "Bull" Reed-Ing for Band Directors.

June 3, 2017 - Da "Bull" Reed-ing For Band Directors Solving the Band Director's mystery of teaching double reeds. Band directors who attend will be given their own booklet covering topics from the class, an area for note taking, as well as an annotated bibliography of recommended FBA solo pieces, grades 4-7, for both oboe and bassoon.

Color Guard Camp

June 25-30, 2017 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 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 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.

Jazz Camp

June 25-30, 2017 The USF Summer Jazz Camp provides students with experiences that will allow them to expand their performance techniques at the individual and ensemble levels. Our High School camp gives musicians a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current performance ability. The focus of our camp centers around building jazz musicians into well rounded performers. Throughout the week, campers will refine basics related to jazz techniques and improvisation, as well as participate in both small and large ensembles that will be featured in our Friday Concert. Campers will also choose an elective course (Composition, Guitar, Jam Sessions, Jazz History, 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 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.