High School Music Camp

July 21 - 26, 2019

Band, Orchestra, Piano, and Choral campers entering grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps! The camp starts on Sunday afternoon with orientation and auditions. Monday through Friday, all campers participate in rehearsals, master classes, sectionals, and "camper's choice" classes. Daily Class Hours are from 8:30 a.m - 3:40 p.m. Public concerts start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday of the camp week and take place in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Make new music and new friends at the UW-Green Bay Music Camps! Open for commuters and housing campers. Join us as we celebrate our 53rd summer!



Paper Registration Form

Commuter Camp Fee

  • 2019 Fee $365 (includes instruction, lunches and camp t-shirt)
  • Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Please pick up your camper by 3:40 p.m. with staff on site until 4:00 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

Resident Camp Fee

  • 2019 Fee $595 (includes instruction, room and board, camp t-shirt, counselor supervision and evening activity transportation)
  • It is recommended that campers bring $30-$40 with them to camp for activities and snacks.

Eligibility

High School Camp is available for campers entering grades 9-12 for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Auditions

  • Placement auditions will be held for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Piano participants on Sunday afternoon.
  • All auditions are for placement only and are not for admittance into the camp.

Already registered?

Camp Fee Balance: Pay Camp Balance 
Times, Locations, All Camp Details: Camp Info Letter
UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies
UW-Green Bay Camp Health Form: Health Form
UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map
UW-Green Bay Resident Handbook: Housing Handbook

Schedule

The camp week begins Sunday afternoon with placement 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 as follows:

  • 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

Final concert

A final concert will be held on Friday of camp week at 6:00 p.m. in the prestigious Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus.
 

Learn about 3rd and 7th Hour Options

Different Camp Options

Band Camp

UW-Green Bay's Director of Bands and Music Camps Director, Kevin Collins, will conduct the Wind Symphony. Dr. Scott Wright, our virtuoso clarinetist and fabulous conductor will conduct the Symphonic Band. A Sunday afternoon audition will determine band and orchestral wind/percussion placement. For students entering grades 9-12, you will enjoy full rehearsals, a masterclass, sectionals, and two "choice" classes each day.

Orchestra Camp

Guaranteed to motivate and inspire you, Orchestra campers participate in multiple rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses that raise your level of musicianship. For orchestra campers entering grades 9-12, campers play a number of orchestra and string ensemble pieces, with a culminating concert experience in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Choral Camp

For campers entering grades 9-12. Be members of the Phoenix Chorale, conducted by UW-Green Bay Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Randall Meder. Through the in-depth exploration of vocal technique and musical concepts, you'll be finding your own voice, and making memorable music with other serious singers like yourself.‚Äč

Piano Camp

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. Campers receive individual instruction from artist-faculty, and masterclasses and recitals provide ample performance opportunities. Piano campers join band, orchestra and choir campers in 3rd and 7th hour elective classes.


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.
 

Camp Director

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins, on the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1988, was appointed Director of Bands in 1995. He served as Chair of the Music Program from 1998-2003. During that time led the department's NASM re-accreditation efforts, as well as the planning for a substantial remodeling of music facilities at UW-Green Bay. 

Professor Collins directs the UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and studio low brass. In the summer, he directs the UW-Green Bay Band, Choral and Orchestra Camps. In 1998, he founded the "UW-Green Bay State Bound Honor Band" for students who have received outstanding ratings for solo performances at WSMA and MSBOA district festivals. Professor Collins is a frequent guest conductor, speaker, clinician and adjudicator, and has conducted honor bands throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, as well as middle and high school bands, youth orchestras, community bands, collegiate, and professional ensembles.

He holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Michigan (Low Brass/Trombone Performance/Music Education), a Master's degree University of Texas-Austin (Wind Conducting) and has done additional study in instrumental conducting at the University of Colorado, Boulder.