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UW-Green Bay Summer Camps

UWGB High School Piano Camp

July 16-21, 2017

For campers entering grades 9-12+. The piano program at UW-Green Bay Music Camps is an immersive experience designed to inspire young musicians and help them reach a higher level in keyboard study. Classes focus on piano repertoire, music theory, and ensemble playing. Students receive individual instruction from artist-faculty, and masterclasses and recitals provide ample performance opportunities. Piano students join band, orchestra and choir campers in 3rd and 7th hour elective classes.


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Camp Specifics:

  • Daily Class Hours: 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
  • Commuter Fee: $360 (includes instruction, lunches, and camp t-shirt)
  • Resident/Housing Fee: $589 (includes instruction, room and board, t-shirt, counselor supervision, and evening activity transportation)  The cost of evening activities will vary depending on your activity choice.  It is recommended that you bring $25-$30 in cash for activities.

Faculty and Guest Artists

Pianists Michael Rector and Sylvia Hong are well-known for their musical creativity, virtuosity and innovative programming. They are prizewinners of the Ellis Duo Piano Competition and have concertized extensively in the US and abroad. In Busan, Korea, they performed two sold-out concerts on the same day. They toured Eastern Europe in the spring of 2014, performing with orchestras in Georgia and Romania.

Prof. Rector holds the doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music and serves as Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay. He is passionate about teaching and writes about pedagogy for American Music Teacher.

Sylvia Hong, named by the Korea Times as Musician of the Year for 2012, has presented recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In the past two seasons she has performed with orchestras in Washington, DC, Chattanooga, TN, and Mokpo and Suwon in Korea. She is currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at Belhaven University.

In addition to the excellent and dedicated UW-Green Bay faculty members who teach at the camps, you will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional performers from across the country. Click here for more information about this summer’s Music Camp faculty.

Special Features

  • Awards: Outstanding campers will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2018 camp.
  • Camp Dance and other great social activities: An evening dance will be held for on Thursday, July 20th for Resident Campers.
  • Performance Recital: July 21st, 6:00 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center. Piano students will perform for each other in a performance recital that should finish by 7:00 p.m. After the recital, students and parents are asked to join the large-group concert performances in Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center.


The camp week begins Sunday afternoon, July 16th, with auditions and an all-camp meeting. Daily sessions are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. A typical daily schedule is:

  • 8:30 a.m. Sectional
  • 9:35 a.m. Rehearsal
  • 10:40 a.m. Enrichment/Individual Interest Class
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:35 p.m. Rehearsal
  • 1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Musicianship Rehearsal
  • 2:45 p.m. Enrichment/Individual Interest Class
  • 3:40 p.m. Class Dismissed



Piano students with at least one year of private lessons and playing experience, who are also entering grades 9–12 in the fall are eligible to apply.


2017 Camp Brochure PDF - inclues paper registration form


Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.



3rd and 7th Hour Option Classes: Customize your camp experience!

Click Here For 3rd and 7th Hour Class Descriptions

Piano campers should choose TWO class options. One will serve as your 3rd Hour Option and one as your 7th Hour Option.

Camp Chorus - Most popular Option Class
The 2017 Camp Chorus will present your favorite tunes in a performance that will inspire your parents and friends. This 'choice' class will perform last on the final concert, Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center.

3rd Hour Option Choices:

  • Flute Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Jazz Lab Band (instrumentalists only-will be selected by audition at camp) Performs Friday evening at Weidner.
  • Hand Drumming Ensemble (for non-percussionists and percussionists)
  • Digital Sound Processing/Production
  • Musical Theatre (must also register for Camp Chorus 7th Hour) Performs Friday evening at Weidner.
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Italian Diction
  • Live Recording Techniques
  • Beginning Class Piano
  • Studio Strings
  • Experimental Music Ensemble

7th Hour Option Choices:

  • Camp Chorus (open to both instrumentalists and choral campers) Performs Friday evening at Weidner.
  • Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (instrumentalists only)
  • Pop Jazz Vocal Styling
  • Beginning Music Theory
  • Contemporary Percussion Ensemble (percussionists only)
  • Beginning Class Piano
  • History of Rock and Hip Hop

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