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JUNE 8-13, 2014
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UCM Music Camp: GENERAL INFORMATION

Contained in this page is fundamental overall information about the UCM Music Camp, including details about cost, schedule, ensembles, performances, important contacts, and other general facts.

cost | ensembles | housing, etc. | 1st day schedule | auditions | concerts | final day info | medical release | etc.

 

COST

RESIDENT CAMPER FEE - $400.00
Includes:

  • Room (double occupancy): DOES NOT INCLUDE BED LINENS
  • Meals: opening day (Sunday) dinner through closing day (Friday) lunch
  • All camp ensembles and classes
  • Camp T-Shirt

COMMUTER CAMPER FEE - $200
Includes:

  • All camp ensembles and classes
  • Camp T-Shirt
    NOTE: Meals are NOT included in the Commuter Camper Fee. A Commuter Meal Plan (Breakfast & Lunch: Monday-Friday) may be purchased for an additional fee of $100.00.

PRIVATE LESSONS - $30

  • Students receive two ½-hour private lessons for $30.
    NOTE: Students may sign-up for four ½-hour lessons for $60, but the lessons must be in two different emphases.

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ENSEMBLES

The Camp has four large concert ensembles (two bands, mixed choir, and a symphony orchestra) and four small ensembles (women's choir, show choir and two jazz ensembles). All Campers must participate in at least one of the large ensembles. Sectional rehearsals will be held daily for all large concert ensembles. Conflicts caused by participation in several ensembles will be resolved by the Camp Director. Campers must attend all rehearsals of each ensemble in which they participate.

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HOUSING INFORMATION, IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION, WHAT TO BRING, ETC.

HOUSING AND MEALS
All campers will be housed in UCM's air-conditioned South Yeater residence hall. Boys and girls will stay on separate floors. Adult counselors and dormitory staff live in the residence hall with the campers. Check-out will be Friday, June 14, in the afternoon and evening. Meals will be in the Todd Hall's "West End Market," beginning with dinner on Sunday, June 9 and ending with lunch on Friday, June 14.

MAIL - Have letters sent to:
UCM Summer Music Camp
Department of Music
Utt 109
Warrensburg, MO 64093

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Residence Hall
Music Office (660)543-4530
Emergency (660)543-4123

 

WHAT TO BRING
Clothing: Reasonable dress standards are expected of all Campers on the campus and in the dormitories. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Informal dress is fine for rehearsals. Appropriate concert attire includes dressy slacks/shirts or dresses for girls and dressy slacks and shirts for boys.

Recreational: Bring your own equipment (tennis rackets, etc.). Only appropriate swim wear (no cut-offs) is allowed in the swimming pool.

Personal Effects: Bring your own BEDDING (beds are XL Twins), towels, washcloths, soap, toilet articles, umbrella and medications (Tylenol, Tums, etc.). An extra blanket may come in handy if the AC is working overtime!

Money: You may want spending money for pop, pizza, bowling, etc.

Music: Students who enroll for private lessons are strongly urged to bring music (which could include all-district music, a solo work that is being considered for contest, or etudes and exercises). Students enrolling for private lessons should participate in no more than two ensembles.

Instruments: Instrumentalists must bring their own instruments, mutes, percussion sticks and mallets, etc., and campers will be responsible for the security of their own instruments. A few string basses are available by contacting Dr. Michael Bersin (bersin@ucmo.edu). Percussionists who are selected to perform in a jazz band should supply their own cymbals (ride cymbal, crash cymbal, and hi-hat cymbals with clutch). A 4-piece jazz drumset with hi-hat stand & 2 cymbal stands will be supplied.

A limited number of lockers are available for small and medium size instruments on a first come-first served basis. Campers must furnish their own lock and a copy of the key or the combination must be turned in to the Music Office during locker registration in the Utt Music Building on Sunday afternoon. A secure room will be provided for large instrument storage.

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OPENING DAY (Sunday) SCHEDULE - tentative

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 2:45 PM

3:00 - 4:00 PM
4:30 - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM

7:00 - 9:30 PM
10:00 PM

Camp Registration: South Yeater Hall Lobby
Auditions: Utt and Hudson Music Halls (see Audition Information Page for Details)
All-Camp Meeting: Hart Recital Hall (Utt Music Building)
Dinner: Todd or Yeater Dining Hall (TBD)
Camper/Counselor Scheduling Meeting (Dormitory Lobby) & Ensemble Rosters Posted
Opening Ensemble Rehearsals
Dormitory Meetings

AUDITIONS

NOTE: Complete audition details are also described on the Camp Audition Music web page

MIXED CHOIRS: There are no auditions for the mixed choir, but rather for voice placement (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

SHOW CHOIR
Vocal auditions for show choirs will consist of vocalizing scales, singing "My Country tis of Thee" & simple sight reading patterns. Prepared materials are NOT required.

JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION
Like vocal auditions, Jazz rhythm section auditions (piano, bass, guitar, trap set) do not require prepared materials. Students will be asked to demonstrate proficiencies in various styles (jazz swing, rock, etc.).

CONCERT BANDS JAZZ BANDS (saxes, trumpets, and trombones), AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Auditions for all other jazz band instruments, and all instruments in the concert bands and the symphony orchestra will be based on the audition sheets for their given instrument(s). All audition excerpts are available for free download through the audition information web page. 7th grade (most recently completed school year) wind players and percussionists should download the appropriate Concert Band Excerpt . Auditions terminate at 2:45 p.m. Those arriving too late to complete their audition by 2:45 may lose the opportunity to be in select ensembles and will be placed in the lowest chair in their instrumental large ensemble.

AUDITION MUSIC
Audition music has been converted to pdf format and is available for free download. Mailings to registered campers, will NO LONGER include hardcopies of the audition music.

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CONCERTS
MONDAY, 7:00 PM
TUESDAY, 7:00 PM
THURSDAY, 7:00 PM
FRIDAY
Faculty Recital: Hart Recital Hall
Camp Talent Show: Hart Recital Hall
Pops Concert: Hart Recital Hall (Jazz Ensembles and Grace Notes Show Choir)
Choirs Concert: Hart Recital Hall*
  • Hart Singers (3:30 PM)
  • Castle Chorale (4:00 PM)
Instrumental Concert: Hendricks Hall Auditorium*
  • Camp Symphony (5:30 PM)
  • Symphonic Band (6:30 PM)
  • Honor Band (7:00 PM)
*performance order is subject to change
CAMP CLOSING

The Camp will close with the final large ensemble concerts on Friday late afternoon and evening, June 14. All Campers are required to participate in this program. Permission to stay overnight Friday for those campers traveling long distances may be requested by contacting the Camp Director prior to the beginning of music camp (additional fees would apply).

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MEDICAL

Missouri law does not allow treatment of injury or illness without permission of parent or legal guardian. Central Missouri State University does not carry accident insurance for Campers. Expenses for medical treatment will be billed to the parents of the Camper. Transportation to a hospital must be by ambulance according to Missouri law. Serious illness or injury will be treated at the excellent Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. If you are taking medication of any kind, please bring a note from your doctor specifying medication and prescribed dosage.

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"THIS AND THAT"
  • Camp T-Shirts are an automatic part of the camp offerings! Campers will receive their T-shirt (based on the size indicated on their application) at the Sunday registration.
  • The Camp Talent Show welcomes any talent - pop, classic, dancers, groups are all welcome. All members in talent show performing groups must be enrolled in camp. Bring your own music to auditions (Monday late afternoon).
  • CD Recordings of camp programs may be ordered at the concert.
  • Room Keys are very expensive to replace if lost ($75)!!!!
  • Reasonable conduct is expected at all times. An experienced staff is available to assist Campers.
  • Campers may not drive or ride in automobiles for the duration of the Camp. Neither may they leave campus without permission of the Camp Director. Keys must be surrendered to head counselors.
  • Campers must attend all rehearsals and evening events.
  • Dormitory closing hour is 10:00 p.m.

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