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The University of Alabama School of Music and University Bands is pleased to host the annual Crimson Music Camp for 2016. This summer, we will offer two weeks of instruction with programs in Jazz and Improvisation (High School 9-12), Drum Major and Leadership Team (High School 9-12), Marching Percussion (High School 9-12), Colorguard (High School, 9-12), Majorette and Dance Team (High School 9-12), Strings (Junior High and Senior High 6-12) and Concert Band (Junior High and Senior High 6-12). 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 2016 the place to be! Don’t miss it! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1, 2016 AND CLOSE MAY 16, 2016!


Million Dollar Band Drum Major and Leadership Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

Designed for high school students who have earned a leadership role within their own band, or those students who have a desire to gain a leadership role, this camp will focus on those traits necessary for student leaders to be a success. The Drum Major and Leadership Camp will be led by two outstanding music educators. Mr. Thomas Turpin, Assistant Director of Bands at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas, and former Drum Major of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band will lead the instruction team this summer. Campers will receive instruction in conducting, score reading, marching fundamentals, teaching and cleaning drill, communication skills and salutes and showmanship.  Instructional staff will also include current and former drum majors from the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Drum Major and Leadership Team Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

Designed for high school students with a passion for color guard, the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with leading instructors in the field of color guard and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning experiences. During the four day clinic, you will receive extensive and intensive instruction and technique classes in all levels of flag, rifle and sabre; daily dance and movement sessions.  Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum. The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well.

Director of the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp will be Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Athletic Bands at Marshall University, instructor for Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment and Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. One of the leading figures in the colorguard field today. Dr. Dalton and his staff will offer campers an amazing four days of learning and fun! Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Colorguard Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Million Dollar Band Majorette and Dance Line Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

Designed for high school students with a passion for dance and/or twirling, the Million Dollar Band Majorette and Dance Line Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with Ms. Marion Powell, choreographer and coach for the world renowned “Crimsonettes”, the incredible majorette line with the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band, and the University of Alabama “Crimson Cabaret” Dance Team! Ms. Powell and her staff will offer instruction in all facets of dance and twirling. Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum. The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Majorette and Dance Line Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Million Dollar Band Marching Percussion Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Marching Percussion Camp is 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). 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. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Marching Percussion Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Million Dollar Band Marching Director and Staff Academy
Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Directors Academy provides professional development for marching band directors and marching band staff. This new director’s track will provide guidance for fall marching season preparation and execution. The Academy will be presented by the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band directors Dr. Ken Ozzello and Mr. Randall Coleman. Topics will include the development of a basics program in both music and marching, programming your halftime show, presenting the complete package along with logistical ideas to help your rehearsals be more effective. We are also exited to welcome Mr. Joel Denton, Director of Bands at Ooltewah High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee as one of our clinicians for the Crimson Directors Clinic! Mr. Denton brings a wealth of knowledge in the marching arts to our clinic…you won’t want to miss this great opportunity. Mr. Denton will present two sessions at our clinic:

Getting Better: Success Through Evaluation – During this session, we will explore the rational for personal/professional/program evaluation and why it is so important – benefits, outcomes, how to move towards your goals.

Small is a Mindset: Outgrowing your Thinking – The size of our bands should not limit our expectations and opportunities. We must grow past that thinking.

Marching Director Staff Academy Costs – FREE (Attendees will be responsible for all travel, lodging and meals). Attendees will receive a t-shirt and Academy packet at check-in.

 

 

Strings Music Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

Students in the first annual Strings Crimson Music Camp will be immersed in comprehensive activities relating to string playing. Your four-day camp will include lessons with the University of Alabama renowned artist-faculty, masterclasses, playing in chamber music groups, and a string orchestra performance at the conclusion of the camp.  This program is designed for string students of all ability levels that are interested in an intensive, engaging experience designed to help you advance your playing while enjoying a fun-filled camp experience. Students who have just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Strings Music Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Jazz/Improvisation Camp
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Jazz and Improvisation Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

Concert Band Camp
Sunday, June 5 – Friday, June 10, 2016

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 just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2016 are eligible to attend.

Concert Band Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $525.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $425.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND AND MARCHING PERCUSSION 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.

 

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 Heath Nails, University Bands Program Assistant: jhnails@ua.edu

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