Large Ensembles, Sectionals, Masterclasses, Technique Classes and Music Theory
From 8am-5pm, campers will play in one of three symphonic bands - the Garnet, Gold, and Seminole Bands - and take a variety of music classes focused on technique and musicianship. A personalized class schedule will be created just for you based on a placement audition at check-in. See what a sample daily schedule for this camp looks like.
Daily Elective Class
Elective choices include: Beginning Guitar, Brass Choir, Clarinet Choir, Conducting, Double Reed Ensemble, Flute Choir, Intermediate Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Practice Time, Percussion Ensemble, Sax Choir, Steel Drums, and World Music.
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Private lessons are optional and available for an additional fee. Read more about Private Lessons.
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend faculty concerts, movie nights, go bowling, go roller skating, jump at SkyZone, and more!
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, and everything in between on our Camp Life page.
Be A Part Of The Tradition
Campers must have completed grades 6, 7 or 8 in the '18-’19 school year. (Rising 6th graders during the summer of 2019 are not eligible).
Rising 9th graders during the summer of 2019 can choose either Middle School Band Camp or Senior High Band Camp.
All ability levels are welcome but campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent.
No audition is required to register. 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 Campers: $486.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
Day Campers: $290.00
This includes tuition only.
- A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. This deposit is applied towards the total cost. The balance is due by June 24, 2019.
- Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.
Optional private lessons may be booked at camp check-in and are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Read more about Private Lessons.
Discounts are available for this camp.
Dates & Times
Campers check-in on Sunday, July 7 between 11:00am and 2:30pm.
Campers check-out after the final performance on Saturday, July 13 at 9:30am in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. It is anticipated to end at approximately 10:45am.
Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in-between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.
All campers must bring their instrument with them to camp (percussionists only need to bring sticks and mallets (timpani and marimba), stick bag and practice pads). 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. Learn more about packing for camp.
Registration for this camp will open on January 7, 2019 at 8:00am. Registration will remain open until June 24, 2019 OR until a wait list has formed for a particular instrument (see below for more wait list information).
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
No audition is required to register.
There are no wait lists at this time.
Registration opens on January 7. Once all spaces have been filled for a particular instrument(s) we will start a wait list.
If there is a wait list for your instrument when you go to register, you will need to call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list instead. Wait lists are first-come, first-serve; no deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will call the first person on the wait list and offer the spot. They will have 48 hours to register before we move on to the next person on the wait list.
MEET THE 2019 CONDUCTORS
Our 2019 instructors are FSU College of Music alumni and nationally recognized teachers and conductors.