The University of Iowa • School of Music

Iowa Summer Music Camps

 
 

The 64th annual Iowa Summer Music Camps offer students musical training and experience beyond what may available in their home schools, including group instruction, masterclasses, and classroom instruction in many phases of instrumental music. The entire program, together with a preview of life on a major university campus, is an invaluable experience for young people, not only in music but also in human relations.

 

 

Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, Camp Director

 

This summer, the Iowa Summer Music Camps will offer five separate educational experiences including Percussion Immersion Week, Piano Camp, Jazz Camp, Yamaha Sounds of Summer Marching Percussion Workshop, and the Creative Musicianship Workshop (New this year!).

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MAY 29. After May 29, please contact the camp office before submitting an application.

 

 

PIANO CAMP - June 21-26

Dr. Alan Huckleberry, coordinator

 

Enrollment is limited. Participants will be selected on "first come, first served" basis.

 

PIANO CAMP:  Campers will be exposed to a wide variety of piano-related topics in a focused, serious, but non-competitive atmosphere. They will receive daily piano lessons with UI faculty members Alan Huckleberry and Réne Lecuona.  For the lessons, students should bring 2-3 pieces (with scores) at the difficulty of least the equivalent of level “D” (according to the IMTA syllabus).  Of these pieces, at least one should be performance ready (memorized).  Students will be required to practice 2 hours per day on our Steinway grand pianos. Further highlights of the camp include classes in music theory, piano literature, sight-reading, and music technology.  Special events will include faculty and student recitals.

 

Daily Schedule: Piano Camp begins at 8:30AM and ends at 5:00PM, and classes meet in the University Capitol Center.

 

 

COST - PIANO CAMP


TUITION = $250.00

The application deadline - May 15, 2015

(Early registration deadline - April 24, 2015)

 

Commuter Campers

Students living near Iowa City who do not wish room and board will pay only the tuition fee of $250. ($225 for early registration!)

 

Commuter campers may purchase individual meal tickets for the Burge Market Place. Lunch and dinner tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

 

Resident Campers
ISMC residents live in an air conditioned University residence hall under the direct supervision of counselors and house directors. Excellent buffet-style meals, prepared under the supervision of University dieticians, are served in the residence hall dining room.

 

Tuition + Housing + Meals =$580.00

(Air conditioned room for 5 nights, daily meal plan, and tuition)

($555.00 for early registration)

 

 

PERCUSSION IMMERSION WEEK - June 21-26

Dr. Daniel Moore, coordinator

 

Immerse yourself in five days of interactive clinics, masterclasses, and rehearsals led by internationally performers and educators Dan Moore, Mat Britain, Ginny Armstrong, and others. Sessions will focus on a range of percussion disciplines such as snare drum, mallets, concert percussion, improvisation, multi-percussion, world percussion, and steel band.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DRUMLINE WILL NOT BE OFFERED DURING THE PERCUSSION IMMERSION WEEK.

 

Daily Schedule: Percussion Immersion Week begins at 8:30AM and ends at 5:00PM, and classes meet at the Music West Building.

 

 

COST - PERCUSSION IMMERSION WEEK


TUITION = $250.00

The application deadline - May 15, 2015

(Early registration deadline - April 24, 2015)

 

Commuter Campers

Students living near Iowa City who do not wish room and board will pay only the tuition fee of $250. ($225 for early registration!)

 

Commuter campers may purchase individual meal tickets for the Burge Market Place. Lunch and dinner tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

 

Resident Campers
ISMC residents live in an air conditioned University residence hall under the direct supervision of counselors and house directors. Excellent buffet-style meals, prepared under the supervision of University dieticians, are served in the residence hall dining room.

 

Tuition + Housing + Meals =$580.00

(Air conditioned room for 5 nights, daily meal plan, and tuition)

($555.00 for early registration)

 

 

JAZZ CAMP - June 21-26

Steve Grismore, coordinator


Our jazz camp gives students opportunities to interact and perform with professional jazz musicians throughout a week of music-making in small group/combo settings. Areas of study will include jazz improvisation, jazz theory, basic arranging skills, and the art of jazz listening.

 

Camp activities include rehearsals, masterclasses, classes, as well as recreation and entertainment programs (picnics, swimming and camp social events). Camp concerts and recitals are free and open to the public.

 

Daily Schedule: Jazz Camp begins at 8:30AM and ends at 5:00PM.

 

 

COST - JAZZ CAMP


TUITION = $250.00

The application deadline - May 15, 2015

(Early registration deadline - April 24, 2015)

 

Commuter Campers

Students living near Iowa City who do not wish room and board will pay only the tuition fee of $250. ($225 for early registration!)

 

Commuter campers may purchase individual meal tickets for the Burge Market Place. Lunch and dinner tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

 

Resident Campers
ISMC residents live in an air conditioned University residence hall under the direct supervision of counselors and house directors. Excellent buffet-style meals, prepared under the supervision of University dieticians, are served in the residence hall dining room.

 

Tuition + Housing + Meals =$580.00

(Air conditioned room for 5 nights, daily meal plan, and tuition)

($555.00 for early registration)

 

 

YAMAHA SOUNDS OF SUMMER MARCHING PERCUSSION WORKSHOP - June 27-28

Dr. Daniel Moore, coordinator

 

A two-day workshop led by Hawkeye Drumline instructor Andrew Veit and other marching percussion specialists. Students will learn contemporary drumline techniques and participate in hands-on rehearsals, clinics, and sectionals on the instrument of their choice. (Battery percussion only; no front ensemble.)

 

Schedule: Saturday, June 27, 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday, June 28, 1:00-5:00PM


COST -
Yamaha Sounds of Summer Marching Percussion Workshop

TUITION = $100.00 (Includes sticks, instructional books, and t-shirt)

 

The application deadline - May 15, 2015

 

Commuter Campers

Students living near Iowa City who do not wish room and board will pay only the tuition fee of $100.

 

Commuter campers may purchase individual meal tickets for the Burge Market Place. Lunch and dinner tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

 

Resident Campers
ISMC residents live in an air conditioned University residence hall under the direct supervision of counselors and house directors. Excellent buffet-style meals, prepared under the supervision of University dieticians, are served in the residence hall dining room.

 

Tuition + Housing + Meals =$175.00

(Air conditioned room for 1 night, daily meal plan, and tuition)

 

 

CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP - June 28-30

Dr. Daniel Moore, coordinator

 

Creative Musicianship (for all musicians)

A unique interactive musical experience led by UI music professor, Dr. Dan Moore, and multi-media artist Dr. Andy Thierauf.
Workshop participants will be actively involved in projects designed to help them:


- understand how creative thinking makes you a better musician
- experience the creative process and learn how to unlock your own creativity
- participate in collaborations with other musicians, artists, and composers
- explore the creative musical arts world of the future

 

Open to any instrument or voice (aspiring composers also welcome). Best for high school age students.

 

The workshop will consist of collaboration sessions with other musicians to explore new ways of thinking about music, creating music, and performing music.

 

Sessions will consist of directed collaborations with small groups of musicians to create traditional and non-traditional musical performances, musical “informances” where musicians share their creative work with workshop participants, and information sessions where staff and students share their own ideas about creativity.

 

Although not specifically a composition workshop, some sessions will explore the notion that everyone is a composer in some way and that understanding how music is created can help performers become better musicians.

 

If you play an instrument (band or orchestra instrument, piano, guitar, etc.), sing, or make music on a computer, you are a high school age student (advanced middle school students accepted), and you want to be more creative and explore new types of music then this is the summer workshop for YOU!

 

If you have friends who you would like to collaborate with but nothing exists for your instrument or voice combination then this workshop is for you — and them.

 

 

Daily Schedule: Creative Musicianship Workshop begins at 8:30AM and ends at 5:00PM on Monday and Tuesday.


COST - Creative Musicianship Workshop - June 28-30


TUITION = $125.00

 

The application deadline - May 15, 2015

 

Commuter Campers

Students living near Iowa City who do not wish room and board will pay only the tuition fee of $125.

 

Commuter campers may purchase individual meal tickets for the Burge Market Place. Lunch and dinner tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

 

Resident Campers
ISMC residents live in an air conditioned University residence hall under the direct supervision of counselors and house directors. Excellent buffet-style meals, prepared under the supervision of University dieticians, are served in the residence hall dining room.

 

Tuition + Housing + Meals =$250.00

(Air conditioned room for 2 nights, daily meal plan, and tuition)

 

 

 

 

IOWA SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSION
All school musicians who have completed the seventh grade or above may apply for admission as either resident or commuter campers. Students must be recommended by their school instrumental music teacher.

 

To apply, click on the “Apply” tab above, download the on-line application or request an application packet from ISMC Office / University Bands at 319-335-1635 or toll free at 1-800-553-IOWA, extension 5-1635. The ISMC Office FAX number is 319-353-2555; the camp e-mail address is kathleen-ford@uiowa.edu.

 

All students are required to attend all rehearsals, activities and concerts. Some camps may close prior to the application deadline date because of limited capacity.

 

Financial Assistance

E. B. Green Scholarships may be available for families with financial need. Information can be found on the camp "Apply" page.

 

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment at The University of Iowa provides a limited amount of scholarship assistance to qualified minority students. Additional information is included in the ISMC application packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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