It’s time to start making plans for the summer, and Capital University’s Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the dates for its popular Winds and Percussion Camp. Available to middle school students. Participants will experience an awesome opportunity to perform with talented young musicians from many area schools. You will also have the privilege of working with four outstanding conductors. Click the button below to register for this wonderful camp!
Sponsored by Capital University’s Conservatory Preparatory Division, the Columbus Youth Symphonic Band (CYSB) was created to provide an advanced performance experience for the finest high school wind players and percussionists in the central Ohio area. Membership is open to any student in Grades 10-12 who participates in their high school music program.
Capital Cadet Band is led by music educators Meg and Ryan Alexis and provides quality instruction and enrichment for students in grades 6-8 who have been playing for at least a year. The CCB rearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Crist Room at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. First rehearsal falls in August with the final concert in early May.
Summer Singers provides an opportunity for singers entering grades 6 – 9 to develop vocal technique and musicianship skills in a fun, fast-paced and challenging choral ensemble setting. Singers at all levels of experience are welcome in this program, which includes specialized instruction for changing voices. In addition to full ensemble and sectional rehearsals, the daily schedule includes interactive experiences with music reading, movement, drama and drumming.
Experienced bassoonists and oboists in grades 9–12 are selected to attend this valuable experience in double reed performance and instruction. Participants will work with Ohio State faculty and students in intense double reed choir rehearsals, culminating in a recording session. Students are selected to attend based on both an online application and a separate online evaluation from a private instructor or band director. This event is not recommended for beginning players.
The five-day Clarinet Academy provides high school clarinetists with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians; engage with peers from around the state and region; work with Ohio State faculty, clarinet students and alumni; and enjoy the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensemble participation and more.
The Double Reed Camp is designed to assist students in developing skills unique to double reed instruments. Sessions will cover the fundamental elements of good tone production, overcoming technical obstacles, essentials of reed-making and effective interpretation of music. Activities include individual and small-group instruction as well as large-ensemble participation, while enjoying the college experience at Ohio State
Now entering its 33rd year, the five-day Flute Workshop provides high school flutists with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians; engage with peers from around the state and region; work with Ohio State faculty, flute students and alumni; and enjoy the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensemble participation and more!
This four-day experience provides high school saxophonists with diverse opportunities to develop as both classical and jazz musicians; engage with peers from around the state and region; and enjoy the college experience at Ohio State. Participants will work directly with saxophone professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace in group activities, chamber ensembles, full saxophone ensemble and private lessons, and will benefit from additional instruction from current graduate and undergraduate saxophone students.
The Middle School Concert Band Academy (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) is specifically designed for middle-level concert band musicians to enrich their understanding of music in an enjoyable, non-competitive and positive week-long program. In addition to rehearsals in the large ensemble, students will take part in instrument-specific master classes, as well as choosing two electives from these offerings: ukulele, world drumming, music theory and piano. The program will conclude with a band performance that is free and open to the public.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of a college music program? Surround yourself with other students who share your passion and energy for music. Develop new insights into yourself as a musician and a performer. Challenge yourself in a week of intensive, real-world music study. Build your confidence through collaboration with other serious musicians. The camp caters to string players (violin, viola, cello, bass), guitarists, pianists, vocalists, wind and brass instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet and lower brass instruments), percussionists and composers.The camp gives students an introduction to college music training. Daily one-on-one instrumental or vocal lessons will be combined with opportunities to play or sing in ensembles
Flute Choir Day is an opportunity for flutists in grades 6 - 12 to share their love of the instrument. NEW THIS YEAR: Two ensembles will rehearse simultaneously and perform at the 5PM concert. The first group will consist of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The second group will be made up of 9-12 grade students (some outstanding 8th grade students will be invited to perform with the high school group). All events will take place in the Battelle Fine Arts Center on Otterbein's campus (170 W. Park Street, Westerville, OH 43081 - free parking). The 5 p.m. concert will take place in Riley Auditorium inside Battelle.
Bocal Majority is a double reed camp designed for all levels of players to partake in various aspect of the double reed world! This includes reed making, master classes, chamber music and even an advanced division. Camp is at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.