Crimson Music Camp

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The University of Alabama School of Music and University Bands is pleased to host the annual Crimson Music Camp for 2015. Next summer, we will offer two weeks of instruction with programs in Concert Band (Junior High and Senior High) Jazz Band, Piano, Voice/Choral/Opera and Marching Percussion. Students enrolled in the camp will be under the leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty members of the University of Alabama School of Music.  Joining the UA faculty will be guest faculty members recognized as expert leaders in the field of instrumental music education. Each member of our camp leadership team and faculty will work diligently to ensure that each student receives the highest quality camp experience. Our camps offer small group sectionals and coaching, specialized courses, and master classes…all this while spending time sharing music with some of the most outstanding musicians and teachers in the country. We also provide our campers with a Crimson Music Camp t-shirt, supervised recreation time each evening, and a fantastic finale concert. Educational and insightful classes and rehearsals during the day, combined with fun-filled evening activities make Crimson Camp 2014 the place to be! Don’t miss it! ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 AND CLOSE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015. PAYMENT IS DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015.


Concert Band Camp
Sunday, June 14 – Friday June, 19, 2015

Ensemble participation and performance will be stressed during the Concert Band Camp and each group (Junior Band and Senior Band) will offer a public performance at the conclusion of the camp week. Students will also have the opportunity to take a private lesson with our artist faculty and be exposed to smaller, chamber ensemble music, coached by faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama School of Music. Other faculty members may be contacted here. Students who have completed grades 6-12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

 

Vocal/Choral/Opera Camp
Sunday, June 14 – Friday, June 19, 2015

Activities include daily “theater” classes, to include acting, stage combat, improvisation, staging of solo songs, duets, and small ensemble pieces. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in voice lesson with the voice faculty and daily choral ensemble rehearsals with the choral faculty. Students will also receive instruction in basic music theory and sight-singing. Voice Faculty: Dr. Susan Fleming and Dr. Paul Houghtaling, both voice faculty members at the University of Alabama in the School of Music. Choral Faculty: Jonathan Ledger, DMA Conducting student at the University of Alabama. Students who have completed grades 9-12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

 

Jazz/Improvisation Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Jazz Camp will offer high school students an opportunity to discover the language of jazz music through the use of scales, arpeggios, patterns, and listening, and help them to comprehend its basic principles in theory and practice. It also welcomes more experienced improvisers who wish to further their concept of improvisation in the jazz idiom as more advanced techniques are introduced. Placement in combos, concerts, and masterclasses are also a part of the camp. The faculty includes Professor Chris Kozak, Director of Jazz Studies, the University of Alabama and Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger, Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Alabama. Open to the following instrumentalists: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet; Trombone, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass and Jazz Piano. Students who have completed grades 9-12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

 

Marching Percussion Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp Staff includes Mr. Neal Flum, Director of Marching Percussion, the University of Alabama, and the Percussion Caption Head for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Percussion Staff of the Million Dollar Band. A camp for high school marching percussion performers,both battery and keyboard, seeking to improve their performance skill-sets. The camp will focus on grip and stroke technique; rudiments; reading, rhythm, timing, and the check patterns; stick control patterns; and improving quality of sound. The camp will offer small-group and large group instruction and a grand finale performance at the end of the camp. Each student will receive a packet of exercises and other materials. The camp will be supported by the following percussion companies who partner with the University of Alabama: Innovative Percussion (sticks and mallets), Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Remo (drum heads), and Zildjian (cymbals). Students who have completed grades 9-12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND, MARCHING PERCUSSION AND VOICE CAMP

Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson session with the faculty during the week of Crimson Music Camp. These lessons should be scheduled by the camp attendees in advance of your arrival on campus in June. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should email the professor directly and determine a time and cost for your lesson. These lessons will be at an additional cost to be determined by the individual professors and paid directly to the professor by the camp attendee. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.

Costs for Crimson Camp 2015
Jazz/Improvisation Camp
RESIDENT CAMPER: TBD
COMMUTER CAMPER: TBD

Marching Percussion Camp
RESIDENT CAMPER: TBD
COMMUTER CAMPER: TBD

Concert Band Camp
RESIDENT CAMPER: TBD
COMMUTER CAMP: TBD

Vocal/Choral/Opera Camp
RESIDENT CAMPER: TBD
COMMUTER CAMPER: TBD

RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and 3 meals each day in the University Dining Halls. 

COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with LUNCH and DINNER each day (no breakfast). A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older. 


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For Crimson Camp contact information click here

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Heath Nails, University Bands Program Assistant
jhnails@ua.edu

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