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High School Music Camp

(Band, Choir & Orchestra)

June 22 - 27, 2014 • Grades 9-12

Choir Camp

Music Camp Choir StudentsThe High School Choir Camp provides an opportunity for high school students, interested in learning more about the choral arts, to engage in in-depth study with choral experts.

The summer curriculum will include choral ensemble rehearsals, classes in diction, voice lessons, individual and group conducting lessons, and All-State music preparation. In addition to performing with the KU summer chorus, students will be given the opportunity to select their course of study. The Choir Camp provides an exciting environment for the study of choral music and other related subjects.


Dr. Paul Tucker, KU Director of Choral Activities
Please note faculty may be subject to change

Orchestra Camp

Music Camp Orchestra StudentThe High School Orchestra Camp will feature outstanding KU faculty and guest artists from the pinnacle of the string and orchestral profession, teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for high school string students of various levels to improve their playing and perform at a high level in rehearsals in concerts. Through masterclasses, sectionals, chamber music, and full rehearsals, students' ears will be opened to a higher standard of musicianship, and they will learn the techniques and gain the confidence to attain that new standard. Open to students entering 9th - graduating 12th grades.


Jacob Dakon, KU String Education Professor, Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy
Please note faculty may be subject to change


Band Camp

Music Camp Band StudentThe camp will emphasize instruction on individual musical skills through warm-up techniques, masterclasses, solo/ensemble and all-state audition preparation techniques, large ensembles, music theory and listening skills. The program is designed for high school students of all levels of experience. Nationally acclaimed faculty/staff will not only coach students and give master classes, but will also perform alongside students in the large ensembles, providing them with a unique and valuable experience that they will carry with them for years to come.


Dr. Paul W. Popiel, KU Director of Bands, High School Band Camp Director
Dr. Martin Bergee, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Please note faculty may be subject to change

2014 HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC CAMP (Band, Choir, & Orchestra) COST

$375 commuter, $620 resident (by May 30)
$420 commuter, $665 resident (after May 30)

2014 Parent Handbooks are now available!
2014 High School Music Band Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)
2014 High School Music Choir Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)
2014 High School Music Orchestra Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)


Registration is now closed for the 2014 High School Music Camp


Once you have submitted the online registration form above, please complete the Midwestern Music Camp Payment Form below and mail or fax it in with your payment.

Midwestern Music Camp Payment Form (pdf)

Midwestern Music Camp Payment Forms can be submitted via fax and mail only.
Fax to: 785-864-5866
Mail to: 
Midwestern Music Camp
460 Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

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2014 MMC Parent Handbooks

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
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