School of Music
It is encouraged that campers live in residence halls on campus and eat their meals at the college dining center. Committed and attentive UNI music education students will guide campers as counselors supervising the halls and leading campers through daily activities. Day campers will be expected to be on campus for all scheduled activities (usually from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. each day)
Campers work alongside a diverse string faculty who teach and perform around North America. Focus is given to various areas of string playing each day through guided listening and musicianship seminars.
Private lessons are encouraged for all campers. Participants are encouraged to choose one hour of private lessons (broken into two 30-minute lessons during the week) at an additional cost of $40. Campers taking private lessons should bring a piece of music they have been working on.
All campers must bring their own instrument to camp.
Open to all string players in grades 6- 8 who have at completed at least one full year of study on their instrument, each day will be focused on improving basic string technique and understanding how to make music together through individual/group lessons, enrichment classes, and string ensemble.
The camp will culminate with a performance for all campers in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on July 13th. The performance is free and open to the public. All campers must participate in the final concert. DVDs of the concert will be available for purchase following the concert.
Final performance is in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on July 13
Ages: 6th- 8th grade (minimum of one year of instrument study required)
Cost: $275 resident campers (early registration); $295 resident campers (late registration); $175 day campers (early registration); $195 day campers (late registration)
Jazz Camp Curriculum
- Combo Rehearsals: Rehearse with your combo twice a day.
- Instrumental Master Classes: Group instructions on your instrument, provided by a working professional.
- Theory and Improvisation (taught in three levels):
- Level I: Focus on key signatures, scales and chord spelling
- Level II: Concentrate on chord extensions, harmonic analysis and basic chord substitution
- Level III: Tailored to meet the needs of advanced students enrolled (small section)
- Ear Training and Transcription: Activities such as interval and chord identification, transcription and guided listening
- Faculty and Student Concerts
- Jam Sessions
- Recreational Activities and much more!
Ages: High school students, those going into 10th grade and above
Cost: Resident Camper - $500 if postmarked by May 1; $535 after May 1
UNI CMS Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted music and arts camp whose primary purpose is to provide fun and innovative activities that will engage campers in the excitement of exploring singing, dancing, drumming, Orff activities, drama, art, and the Camp Musical Theme "BONES" ! Although the theme of the camp will be "Bones", the production and performance of the actual Musical will be for the older age division (4th-9th grades). The younger age division (K-3rd) will enjoy age appropriate activities that incorporate the same theme... but will have their own parent performance to showcase their talents and share their camp activities. The two separate Age Division performances will be given on Friday. Instructors include UNI Faculty, UNI music, drama, and art education majors, and area music, drama, and art educators. Limited Scholarship monies are available. Early registration is strongly recommended. Registration Deadline: June 1, 2013
Cost: K-3 $75. 4-9 $95. Cost includes Camp T-shirt and snacks.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer their spring honors recital. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Children's Choir will offer their spring concert under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.
The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will join with the Concert Chorale, conducted by professor Dyan Meyer, to offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer their second spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music graduate student conductors, the Concert Band will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.