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Music camps registration open

By Staff | Mar 19, 2010

Students in one of last year’s Shepherd University summer music camps prepare to practice a musical piece.

This summer students can spend a week studying jazz with some of the region’s top jazz performers, or some of the area’s most respected professional string players. Registration is now open for the Summer Jazz Camp or String Orchestra Camp at Shepherd University, for students currently enrolled in Grades 9-12, as well as those who will have completed the 8th grade this year.

Shepherd University’s Summer Jazz Camp is scheduled for June 14-18 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center. Weeklong activities include jazz band rehearsals, individual and group coaching for all students, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes and faculty performances. A concert will take place on Friday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. The Jazz Camp is under the direction of Shepherd University professor Dr. Mark Cook.

The Shepherd University String Orchestra Camp will take place June 21-25 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University. Highlights of the camp include string orchestra rehearsals, master classes and group coaching for all students, chamber music coaching, and faculty performances. A string orchestra concert performance will take place on Friday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. String instructors for the camp include Shepherd University faculty members, Heather Austin-Stone, violin/viola; Stephen Czarkowski, cello/bass; and guest faculty member, Teresa Gordon, violin/viola.

The tuition fee for either the String Orchestra Camp or the Summer Jazz Camp is $250, and includes lunch and Friday dinner at the Shepherd University Dining Hall. Application deadline is May 14. To receive a brochure and registration form, or more information about the summer camps, contact Lisa Oswald at loswald@shepherd.edu or call (304) 876-5555. Registration forms and information can also be found online at www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/preparatory.html.