2022 Summer Concert Band and Chamber Music Camp

Featuring Composer Brian Balmages!

Brian Balmages Headshot

The concert band camp will be held  June 12-16, 2022.

2022 Camp Tuition $250

2022 Camp Tuition + Room & Board $410

About the Summer Concert Band Camp

A fun and enriching curriculum of full band rehearsals, instrumental lessons, master classes, sectionals, and electives will be taught by outstanding high school and junior high band directors from across the state. Students will participate in one of five bands based on an audition and perform a final Gala Concert. The camp is open to students who have at least 1 year of playing experience and are entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2022.

The UTA Summer Music Camps strive to provide each student an opportunity to work with and learn from the highest quality instructional staff from around the nation. It is our desire that each student return to their own group having grown musically and personally while at the same time enjoying all the fun and excitement of summer camp life. 

Camp faculty

We are so excited to welcome composer Brian Balmages to camp this summer! He will spend time working with each of the bands and will conduct a piece with each band at the finale concert. Your students are in for a wonderful time of learning!

Our conductors for this year's camp will be Alicia Desoto and Chris Meredith from Lewisville High School and Jessica Maus from Hillwood Middle School.

Brass and Woodwind sectionals will be led by James McNair (Argyle) and Christin McNair (Mansfield).

Percussion sectionals will be led by Chris Nadeau, Instructor of Percussion at UTA.

Electives

In addition to spending time exploring literature with our wonderful camp faculty, students will be exposed to different electives. We are also offering a chamber music option for our most advanced students this year! Students can either bring an established chamber group from their school or they can audition for placement in a group with students from other schools!

Audition Information

Once registered, students will be sent audition music along with the audition process information.

Registration Information

All registration takes place online through the CircuiTree platform. This is a new system this year, so if you encounter any issues please let us know and we will work with you to help troubleshoot. All camps at UTA are using this platform, so you will have the option to select the appropriate camp after you begin the login process.

We will accept both personal, school checks or credit/debit card. If you are sending a check, please leave the credit card payment information blank. Personal checks must be received by June 1. Students are not guaranteed a spot at camp until payment is received.

Refunds prior to June 1 may be requested less the $100 deposit. There are no refunds after June 1 unless there are extreme, extenuating circumstances.

2022 Concert Program

 


2022 Concert Band Camp Details



Sunday

12:00-5:00 p.m.
Registration, Dorm Check-in & Auditions
5:00 p.m.
Mandatory Meeting for All Campers – Irons Recital Hall (rm. 105)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner for boarding students – The Commons (West Dining Hall)
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Clean-up - free time in West Hall
7:30-8:00 p.m.
Boarder meeting - West Hall Lobby
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Free time in West Hall
10:00 p.m. In your room
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Daily Schedule for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast – The Commons (West Dining Hall)
8:45 a.m.
All campers should be at their first location by this time each morning.
9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. Full Band Rehearsals & Sectionals

Wind Ensemble in Irons Hall (Mr. Meredith): Full Band 9-10:50, Sectionals 11-12

Symphonic Band in 115 (Ms. Desoto): Full Band 9-9:50 & 11-12, Sectionals 10-10:50

Concert Band in Texas Hall (Ms. Maus): Sectionals 1st 9-9:50, then Band 10-12
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch – West Dining Hall
1:30-3:00 p.m. Full Band Rehearsal
3:00-4:00 p.m. Gym Time
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Electives
5:00 p.m.
Commuters dismissed (pick-up before 5:30pm at Music Bldg; After 5:30pm at West Hall)
5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner – The Commons (West Dining)
7:30-9:45 p.m.
Evening Activity
10:00 p.m.
In West Hall
10:30 p.m.
In your room
11:00 p.m. Lights out
 

Thursday Schedule

Same as Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m. Full Band Dress Rehearsals
3:30-6:00 p.m. Return to Dorm - Dorm Clean-up & Checkout
5:00 p.m.
Dinner – West Dining Hall
6:00 p.m.

All dorm residents should be checked out by this time


Your director will tell you when and where to report for concert warm-up.
7:00 p.m. Final Concert – Texas Hall
9:00 p.m.
Camp dismissed





Students will audition when they arrive on June 12. Commuters will begin auditioning around 2pm and then depart after the all-camp meeting at 5pm. Boarders will audition after they check-in at the dorm. Auditions will take place in the Fine Arts Building for 1 or 2 judges. Counselors will be available to help guide students from the West Hall dorm to the Fine Arts Building.

Please refer to the audition packet you receive after registering for specific details about what to prepare. The music gets progressively harder and is not suitable for every player. Younger students do not have to prepare every part of the audition packet.

Remember that camp is here to have fun and learn! The audition is simply so we can put you in a band that best suits your currently playing level. Everyone will be placed in a band.


The electives for 2022 will include conducting, electronics, music appreciation, jazz, and chamber music. The chamber music elective is geared towards our more experienced students and is by audition only. All electives will be chosen once students arrive at camp.

Please be sure this is noted on your transportation form. Only students who have parental permission to leave and have cleared the absence with the camp director will be allowed to miss any portion of camp.

Meals are included for students who are boarding. Commuting students can bring lunch from home or purchase a lunch package for $40 at registration. Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch.

We have multiple counselors including full-time band directors and college students who will supervise students during free time at the dorms. The dorm is typically divided with one wing or floor designated for a specific gender. Students are not allowed in rooms of the opposite sex at any time. There are plenty of common areas where students can congregate and socialize.