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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2008

New offering at UW-Green Bay's summer high school music camp

GREEN BAY Registration is open for the Senior High Band, Orchestra and Choral Camp scheduled for July 20-26 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The camp is open to students entering grades 9 through 12.

The camp offers intensive musical instruction appropriate to students' skill levels with emphasis on developing individual abilities. In addition to rehearsals, sectionals, and classes, students will be able to select a special interest course from an array of options including composition, aural skills and improvisation for the last hour of each day.

Monday through Friday classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

The camp week begins with auditions and an all-camp meeting on Sunday, July 20 and ends with a final concert at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2009 camp.

UW-Green Bay Director of Bands Kevin Collins leads the camp. Collins directs the UW-Green Bay Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band and teaches conducting and low brass instruments. He founded the UW-Green Bay State-Bound Honor Band for high school students who have received outstanding ratings for solo performances at district music festivals.

New this year is an option to participate in musical theater instruction. Twenty students interested in musical theater will receive an introduction to movement, acting and singing style. The course will culminate in a joint performance with the all-camp chorus at the end of the week.

Camp teachers include faculty members from UW-Green Bay and other colleges and universities and outstanding teachers from middle and high schools. More information about the camp instructors is available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com.

Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in student housing on campus. The camp fee is $279 for commuters. Resident students will pay $549 that includes in addition to instruction room and board, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by phone at (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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08-159 | Contact: Mike Heine heinem@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2526



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