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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, May 12, 2008

 

The PMC Quick Note is a weekly service provided to all area directors.  It is part of our mission to support the lives of band directors across the Midwest.  The weekly Quick Note contains helpful tips and suggestions from area directors, spotlights on area college and university band programs, calendars of upcoming events, advocacy articles promoting music education, links to helpful web resources, and much more.  Comments, suggestions, ideas, and articles are always welcome.

 

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Summer Music Camp Opportunities

There are a growing number of choices for summer music opportunities throughout the Midwest. If you know of any additional camps, please let me know and we will post the information! Click for a printer-friendly version of the camp information to hand out to students.

 
  Click for the Bands Alive 2008 Application Click for the Bands Alive 2008 Brochure Missouri State University Bands Alive Summer Music Camp
The Auxiliary Camp runs from June 17-20. The Concert Band Camp runs from June 16-20. Fees for the concert camp are $309 and the auxiliary camp costs $259. Campers will be housed in the University residence halls. Meals will be served in the University dining centers. Campers will receive a Bands Alive 2008 t-shirt. Registration deadline is June 2, 2008. For more information, view the camp brochure or camp application.
 
 

View the Mizzou Band Camp website

University of Missouri-Columbia Summer Band Camp
The Mizzou Junior High Band Camp will be held on June 8-13 and the High School Band Camp will run June 15-20. Ninth graders may attend either or both camps. Residential cost includes tuition, a camp t-shirt, rooming in the residence halls, and all meals. Commuter cost includes tuition, a camp t-shirt and lunch. Fees are $410 for JH residents and $270 for JH commuters; fees are $460 for HS residents and $270 for HS commuters. Click for the application. Application deadline is May 23, 2008. For more information, visit the Mizzou Band Camp website.
 
 
Click to visit the UCM Music Camp 08 Website
University of Central Missouri Music Camp
The 49th Annual UCM Music Camp 08 runs from June 8-13. The on-campus fees are $375 and commuter fees are $200. A UCM Music Camp t-shirt is complimentary. Enrichment classes in music technology, music fundamentals, theory, conducting, and more are available. Private lessons are also available. A $100 minimum payment is due by June 1, 2008. For more information, visit the camp website or view the online registration form.
 
 
View the Drury University Jazz Camp brochure

Drury University Jazz Camp
The Drury University Jazz Camp runs from June 15-20. It is the oldest jazz camp in the state of Missouri and is celebrating its 21st anniversary. Tuition is $295 and room & board is $240. Room and board includes five nights of lodging on campus plus 15 meals in the Findlay Student Center. For more information, visit the camp website or view the camp brochure.

 
 
Click for the Midwestern Music Camp website
University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp
The Midwestern Music Camp offers many different tracks of study including junior high band and orchestra camp from June 8-13, senior high band and orchestra camp from June 15-20, marching band leadership camp from July 6-10, and the KU jazz workshop from July 6-11. Elective classes including music theory, music appreciation, rhythm techniques, conducting, and improvisation are available. Private lessons are also available. Early bird deadlines are May 23rd for the junior high camp, May 30th for senior high camp, and June 20th for marching and jazz camps. For more information, check out the detailed camp website or jump directly to the registration forms.
 

 
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University of Arkansas Summer Music Camp
The 51st annual Arkansas Summer Music Camp will be held this summer featuring a junior high band camp from July 6-11, a senior high band camp runs July 13-19, and a junior and senior high orchestra camp from July 13-19. Private lessons are available. Regular resident rates are $355 for the junior high band camp, $385 for the senior high band camp, and $385 for the orchestra camp. Regular commuter rates are $260 for the junior high band camp, $285 for the senior high band camp, and $285 for the orchestra camp. Earlybird discounts apply for applications postmarked before May 23rd. For more information, visit the camp website.
 
 
Click to visit the UMKC Jazz Camp website
University of Missouri-Kansas City Jazz Camp
Designed for instrumentalists and vocalists from middle school through adult, this day camp features bass player and bandleader, Jim Widner, and UMKC Conservatory jazz faculty. Participants will be exposed to all aspects of jazz through master classes, ensemble work, theory and improvisation training and concerts. The camp runs from June 22-27. Tuition runs $385. UMKC room and board is available for a reasonable price. For more information, visit the camp website or check out the online application. Financial aid is available. Deadline for financial aid is May 23, 2008 and camp applications are due by June 6, 2008.
 
 

Southeast Missouri State University Music On The Mississippi Music Camp
No updated information is available at this time. For more information, visit the camp website.

 

 
 
Click to see the Cutting Edge Summer Music Camp Website

Cutting Edge Auxiliaries Summer Marching Camp
The Cutting Edge Summer Music Camp will be held from July 21-24 at Pittsburg State University. The price for commuters is $125 and the fee for residents is $215. The Pittsburg State Camp is for colorguard, drum majors, section leaders, and percussion. A $50 deposit is due two weeks prior to the camp. Band director workshops are available for credit. For more information, visit the camp website or view the registration form.

 

 
Click for information on the Viking Band Camp
Jefferson College Viking Band Camp
Jefferson College is located in Hillsboro, Missouri and is putting on two weeks of junior high band camps. The first week is from July 7-11 and the second week is July 14-18. The cost for resident campers is $225, which includes four nights lodging in the residental complex, all meals, activities and everything in the commuter option. The cost of commuter campers is $125, which includes master classes, instruction, music education classes, lunch, recreation, t-shirt, and the concert. For more information, check out the camp website or the camp application.
 

 
Missouri Lions Band
The Missouri Lions Band has extended the application deadline for this summer's band trip around the state. Students can apply by June 1 for membership. Band directors are encouraged to contact their local Lions Club for assistance.
 

If you know of any additional camps, please let me know and we will post the information! Click for a printer-friendly version of the camp information to hand out to students.


Contact Your Local Palen Music Center

Can we assist you with anything?  Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.

 

  Springfield
(417) 882-7000
Bob Hopkins, Mike Brown, and Jeromy Pope
  Springfield North (417) 862-2700 Burl Williams
  Columbia (573) 256-5555 Robert Pitts
  Joplin (417) 781-3100 Wayne Blades and Zach Houser
  Liberty (816) 792-8301 Ken Crisp and Dick Murdock
  Broken Arrow (918) 770-6827 Mackey Amos and Mark VanVranken
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