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Camp Date

  • June 30 – July 6, 2024
  • Overnight Campers $553.00
  • Day Campers $355.00

Registration Opens January 8th at 9am EST **Only the tuition (day-camper) price will show when you begin to register. Once you continue into your cart, you will see the option for housing & meals, and all other add-on options, to be selected.**

Register Camp Handbook

Camp Features

Camp Classes
Campers will play in a concert band twice per day, attend sectionals, and participate in masterclasses.  They will also get to select two daily elective classes from choices such as musicianship, conducting, steel pans, percussion ensemble, practice time, and world music. See a sample schedule for this camp below.

Performance Opportunity
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at 10:00am on Saturday. All students will perform at this concert, and families are welcome to attend.

Be Part of A World Premier
Five original works have been commissioned by the FSU Summer Music Camps to be performed this summer by our campers.  Dr. Chandler Wilson will be composing a piece to be performed at the Middle School Band Camp.

Evening Activities
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend faculty concerts, see an Imax Movie, go bowling, and more!

July 4th 
This camp takes place over July 4th, and all regular camp classes will take place!

Be A Summer Seminole
Spend time on the FSU Campus and experience what it’s like to be a Nole.  Learn more about dorm rooms, dining, medical care, and everything in between on our camp life page.

Camp Details

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Eligibility

To be an overnight camper, students must have completed grades 6, 7 or 8 in the ’23-’24 school year and have at least 6 months of school instruction on an instrument.

Younger students who have completed grades 4 and 5 during the ’23-24 school year, and have had at least 6 months of instruction on an instrument, may attend as day campers.

No audition is required to register and all ability levels are welcome. There will be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your ensemble assignment.

Florida State is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Please contact our office to discuss any questions or accommodations that may need to be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMPER Price & Payment Details

Overnight Campers: $553.00 which includes

  • a non-refundable deposit of $100.00
  • tuition
  • housing
  • three meals per day (meals begin with dinner on check-in day and end with breakfast on check-out day)
  • a digital download audio recording of the final performances.

All registrants must pay the $100.00 non-refundable deposit when registering.  Families can choose to pay the balance in full when registering OR enroll in a monthly payment plan for the balance. Payment plans require a monthly auto-draft and must be paid in full by May 26. Campers registering after May 26 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Scholarship and other third-party payments can be accepted.  Please contact our office if you need assistance with having a scholarship or school booster check applied to your account.

DAY CAMPER Price & Payment Details

Day Campers: $355.00 which includes

  • a non-refundable deposit of $100.00
  • tuition
  • a digital download audio recording of the final performances.

Meal plans are available as optional add-on purchases.  (Meal plans are non-refundable once purchased):

  • Day Camper Lunch Package:  $35.00/week.  Learn more
  • Day Camper Dinner Package:  $35.00/week. Learn more
  • Day Camper Lunch & Dinner Package:  $70.00/week. Learn more

All registrants must pay the $100.00 non-refundable deposit when registering.  Families can choose to pay the balance in full when registering OR enroll in a monthly payment plan for the balance. Payment plans require a monthly auto-draft and must be paid in full by May 26. Campers registering after May 26 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Scholarship and other third-party payments can be accepted.  Please contact our office if you need assistance with having a scholarship or school booster check applied to your account.

Check-In, Check-Out, and Performances

Check-in takes place on June 30 between 10am-2pm.  When you register, you will be asked to select an arrival time slot.

There will be a final performance on Saturday, July 6 at 10:00am featuring all campers.

Check-out takes place on July 6 following the performance.

See below for full camp schedules.

Registration, Forms, & Wait Lists

REGISTRATION

Registration is done online and opens on January 8, 2024.  You will be able to register for multiple camps/sessions at the same time. A parent/guardian is required to complete the registration.

Only the tuition (day-camper) price will show when you begin to register.  The registration form will ask you if you want to be an overnight camper, and if you answer “yes” it will automatically add the housing and meals to your cart.

All registrants must pay the $100.00 non-refundable deposit when registering.  Families can choose to pay the balance in full when registering OR enroll in a monthly payment plan for the balance. Payment plans require a monthly auto-draft and must be paid in full by May 26. Campers registering after May 26 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Click here for the Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

POST-REGISTRATION CAMPER FORMS

Once you have paid the deposit and receive a registration confirmation, you will be able to fill out your required camper forms. These forms include a medical information form (no physical required), consent forms, and more.  These forms should be completed as soon as possible, but are due no later than one month prior to the start of your camp.

WAIT LISTS

If there is a wait list for your instrument when you attempt to register, you can opt to be placed on the wait list. No deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a space becomes available you will be notified automatically by the Active registration system via an email from Support@Active.com, and you will have 72 hours to accept or pass.

Discounts

All-State Discount:

A $50.00 All-State Discount is available for this camp.   To qualify you must have be:

  1. Selected for a Florida All-State Ensemble on the same instrument that you will be playing at camp
  2. Attended the conference as a performer in Tampa, FL in January

Use the code: 24FMEA50 during check out to get the discount.  Please note that we verify all discounts against the event concert programs.  If we are unable to verify your participation, the discount may be removed.

Campers may receive one (1) All-State Discount per summer.

Add-Ons

Optional Add-Ons:

There are several add-on options available during the registration process.  You can add any of these options to your registration during the initial registration process, or anytime up to two-weeks before the start of your camp.

  • Overnight Campers:  Extra Nights of Housing in the dorm:  $75.00.  Learn more
  • Overnight Campers: Shuttle Service: $30/each way. Learn more
  • Day Camper Lunch Package**:  $35.00/week (non-refundable)  Learn more
  • Day Camper Dinner Package**:  $35/00/week (non-refundable). Learn more
  • Day Camper Parking Passes**: $TBA/week (non-refundable). Learn more

**Lunch packages, dinner packages, and parking passes are non-refundable once purchased**

Placement Audition

Placement Audition

This camp requires a placement audition at check-in to determine your ensemble and chair assignment. This audition will take place during check-in before you go to the dorm.

Campers should prepare the following for the placement audition:

Two scales of your choice
Two short pieces of your choice

  • One piece should be slower, lyrical
  • One piece should be faster and more technically demanding
  • *Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet piece
  • These should be something that you feel comfortable playing and best showcase your talents.

Once ensemble assignments have been made they will not be changed.

Instruments

All campers must bring their instrument with them to camp. If you do not own your own instrument, we suggest speaking with your music teacher about borrowing your school instrument for the duration of camp.

The instrument that you select during camp registration is the instrument that you must play at camp. If you would like to change your instrument to a different one after you register, please contact our office prior to the start of your camp.

Campers will also need to bring a folding music stand and their instrument accessories.    A full packing list will be provided in the camp handbook.

Sample Camp Schedule

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SAMPLE Camp Schedule (all classes & times are subject to change)
Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pmCheck-In (you will sign-up for an arrival time)
Sunday, 7:00pmCamper Orientation
MONDAY - FRIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE
6:45-7:45amBreakfast
8:00-9:30amBand Rehearsal
9:40-10:40amElectives (ex: steel pans, world music, conducting, musicianship, practice)
10:50-11:50amSectionals
11:50-1:10pmLunch
1:30-2:40Band Rehearsal
2:50-3:50Masterclasses
4:00-5:00Electives (ex: steel pans, world music, conducting, musicianship, practice)
5:00-7:00pmDinner & Free Time
EVENING SCHEDULE
Monday, 7:00-9:00pmFaculty/Staff Concert
Tuesday - Friday, 7:00-9:00pmRecreation (ex: Bowling, IMax, Fun Station, UrbanAir, outdoor games, etc..)
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, 10:00amFinal Performance