Midwestern Music (Band & Orchestra) Camp

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Thank you for visiting the Midwestern Music Camp page! We are working on registration. Thank you for your patience!

2023  dates:

Date 1: 6/11/2023 - 6/15/2023 (MS/HS Choir, MS/HS Orchestra, HS Jazz) Note: those interested in orchestra that are non-string players must audition for an invitation- please email sash@ku.edu before registering. 

Date 2: 6/18/2023 - 6/22/2023 (MS/HS Bands)

Thanks to the generous support of the Band of Angels program we will have limited scholarship opportunities available. 

A brief camp description: 

The 2023 Midwestern Music Camp, for both middle school and high school, will begin on Sundays-all campers (including commuters) check in from 10 to noon.

There will be placement auditions all afternoon, an information meeting and a dinner at Mrs. E’s dining hall that evening. The activities should wrap around 8:30 that evening.

For Monday-Wednesday, we go to an 8:30 am-5:00 pm day schedule for clinics, rehearsals and other instructional activities. The culmination of the camp ends Thursday with an open-to-the-public performance in at the Lied Center starting around 1:00, ending around 3:00 pm. Campers will go home at that time. 

Please note: All registrants will receive a detailed information handbook in May that will also include schedules, health forms and audition information.


$650 residents

$425 commuters

Payment options: if you are to receive a Sousa or All-State discount of $25, a MMC best in class award or a BOA scholarship, please email this information to sash@ku.edu. You may go ahead and register and at payment you will choose your discount and be provided a different link to pay via email. 

We cannot wait to see you in June! Thank you for choosing Midwestern Music Camp.

If you have any questions, please email us at musiccamp@ku.edu or sash@ku.edu

2022 MMC Guest Artist

Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violinist. 

2022  MMC Instrumental Faculty

Bassoon Ryan Morris

Clarinet Stephanie Zelnick

Conductor Paul Popiel

Conductor Avian Bear

Electives - Choir Mackenzie Beeton

Electives - Guitar Rebecca Townsend

Electives - Jazz Dan Gailey

Flute Daniel Velasco

Horn Paul Stevens

Oboe Wesley Boehm

Orch Conductor Keith Dodson

Percussion Tom Fabing

Percussion Dylan Bassett

Percussion Theo Musick

Saxophone Vince Gnojek

Strings - Bass Jeff Harshbarger

Strings - Cello Hyerim Mapp

Strings - Viola Boris Vayner

Strings - Violin Manda Deegan

Trombone Will Biggs

Trumpet Steve Leisring

Tuba/Euph Josh Wescott

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