All campers are required to participate in at least one of the large ensembles while at camp. The weekly schedule is set up to accommodate students who want to perform in both band and choir or in both orchestra and choir. The schedule also accommodates wind, brass, and percussion players who want to perform in both band and symphony orchestra. The choir and band are open to all who are interested, without audition. The orchestra is open to all string players, without audition, but wind, brass, and percussion players must audition for orchestra membership. There will be chair-placement auditions right after registration for instrumentalists involved in orchestra and band. Students should bring a prepared piece to play for the audition.
Most Classes meet once each day, outside of the ensemble rehearsal times. There are a few select classes that meet twice a day as noted below. With the few exceptions noted below, there are no prerequisites for any of these classes. Students are encouraged to take one class each class period (periods 3 & 4). Many classes do have enrollment limits, so early registration is suggested.
Jazz Band: A performing ensemble, selected by Sunday on-site audition, which works on a variety of jazz styles and techniques through standard jazz literature. The group performs on Saturday as part of the Grand Concert.
The Jazz Band audition will last 5-10 minutes. Students will be asked to play scales, do some sight-reading, and perform a short excerpt of something they've been working on (such as a solo, etude, or technique studies) OPTIONAL: play the melody and improvise over a jazz standard found in the Real Book. (offered by audition period 3)
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