Summer Concert Band and Chamber Music Camp

The concert band camp will be held  June 9-13, 2024.

2024 Commuter Price $300
2024 Early-Bird Resident Price (Register prior to May 1) $460
2024 Resident Price (Register after May 1) $490

Note: The cost of bed spaces increases after May 1 which is the reason for the increased cost after that date.

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 2024.

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. 


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. If you attended camp last year, you should use your existing account. 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.

Camp Conductors

Sectional Instructors

2024 Concert Band Camp Details

Tentative Schedule


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.
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 at camp. 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 2023 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.