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Music Camp

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Enhance your musical skills.

An elite camp experience for discerning musicians working with faculty from the Sharon Resch Institute of Music to hone their skills and take their musical career to the next level. 

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intro & Inspire

This camp is designed to provide high school music students with a unique opportunity to enhance their musical skills, connect with the music faculty from the Sharon Resch Institute of Music and enjoy the facilities of the UW Green Bay campus. Our program will include group sessions, piano lessons, ensemble rehearsals, instrumental technique classes, jazz ensemble sessions, composition workshops, and faculty recitals. The culmination of the camp will be a final performance to showcasing the students’ talent and growth over the course of five days.


August 12-17, 2024
8 a.m.-4 p.m.



Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 9-12


Includes instruction, supplies & lunch each day

Camp Requirements

  • Minimum three years of playing the instrument required.
  • Auditions are not necessary.
  • Must bring own instruments- with the exception of pianists. 


This camp runs 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Campers will participate in learning opportunities in the morning and afternoon with a break for lunch.

8:00-11:30 a.m.
Tutorials & Group Session
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:30-4 p.m.
Specialties: Composition, Jazz, Piano, Strings
2:00 p.m.
Last Day of Class

The culmination of the camp will be a final performance to showcasing the students’ talent and growth over the course of five days. Parents are invited!

Tools for Success

Health Form

Our camp Health Forms are electronic! You will receive a notification from CampDoc once you register. You will then, need to finish your camper's profile up to 100% completion. Campers can only be admitted into camp when their camper profile is 100% complete. This must be complete a week prior to camp start. to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online. Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp. 

Complete Health Form

Accident Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is not available for camps or other youth programs. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is automatically included for all kids at camp. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

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Camp Instructors

Luis Fernandez

Associate Professor of Music, UW-Green Bay

Luis Fernandez, violinist, teacher, chamber musician, concertmaster and conductor, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he began violin studies through the El Sistema music program and the Latin-American Violin Academy. After immigrating to the United States, he earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Florida, where he served as first violin of the Nuevo Mundo quartet-in-residence. Professor Fernandez continued his studies at the University of Miami, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental performance. He has performed with many orchestras and is concertmaster of the Weidner Philharmonic Orchestra. Active as a teacher as well as a performer, Professor Fernandez has been on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan) since 2008. He presently holds the endowed Robert and Joan Bauer Endowed professorship in Strings at UW-Green Bay.

Michael Rector

Associate Professor of Music, UW-Green Bay

Michael Rector is committed to making the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a pianist, he invigorates and expands the repertoire through innovative programming that re-contextualizes familiar pieces and makes new and neglected works fresh. He is a dedicated teacher, researcher and advocate for the arts. As a performer, he is best known for piano duo collaborations with Sylvia Hong. They have played recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul. Sylvia and Michael were the first prize winners of the Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists in 2021.

Adam Gaines

Associate Professor of Music, UW-Green Bay

Adam Gaines is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio and directing the jazz program, Dr. Gaines directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history and works with music technology. He has performed as a soloist in his native Kentucky, as well as throughout Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, and at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. In the Green Bay area he can frequently be heard performing as principal trumpet of the Weidner Philharmonic and with Brass Differential, a New Orleans-style funk band. Dr. Gaines is also president of and a regular performer with the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra. He holds degrees from the University of Louisville (Bachelor of Music, 1999) and Ball State University (Master of Music, 2001 and Doctor of Arts, 2005). Dr. Gaines frequently travels to Slovakia and the Czech Republic to perform in jazz and classical idioms and to spend time with his wife Ladislava’s family.

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Professor of Music, UW-Green Bay

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst received a bachelor's degree in music education and horn performance from Ithaca College and completed her master's and doctoral degrees in music composition at the University of Chicago. As Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, she teaches courses in music theory, music history, composition, horn, and popular music. Her music has been performed across the country by such ensembles as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Pacifica String Quartet, eighth blackbird and Transient Canvas, as well as acclaimed performers Michael Hall, Holly Roadfeldt, Megan Ihnen and Allen Theisen presents…, and Juxtatonal. She is a founding member of a very small consortium, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of “miniatures” that last one minute or less or that consist of one hundred or fewer notes.
In September of 2014, Michelle was a finalist in the Iron Composer competition, in which she placed second and took home the “Audience Choice” award. In September of 2015, she embarked on the Piano Per Diem project, for which she composed one new work for piano each day for 30 days. A new interest in silent films has yielded two projects so far: scores for Metropolis (1927) and Man with a Movie Camera (1929).
 An active and versatile horn player, Michelle is currently Principal Horn with the Weidner Philharmonic and the Manitowoc Symphony, as well as a horn player and occasional vocalist with Vic Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks (a rock orchestra).

Patti Schevers, Education Outreach Executive Manager

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