Large Ensembles, Sectionals, Masterclasses, Technique Building, and Music Theory
From 8am-5pm, campers will play in one of three symphonic bands - the Osceola Band, Renegade Band, and Wind Orchestra - 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.
Daily Elective Class
Elective choices include: conducting, steel pan ensemble, jazz improvisation, world music, beginning/intermediate guitar, brass choir, chorus, clarinet choir, double reed ensemble, flute choir, horn choir, saxophone choir, and percussion ensemble.
Campers will perform in two public performances: The mid-camp concert takes place at the end of week one; The final performance takes place at the end of week two. Both concerts take place in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Campers also have the option to audition during camp for the Honors Solo Recital. Selected musicians will perform their solo piece in a special Honors Solo Performance on Wednesday, July 3.
Private lessons are available at this camp for an additional fee. Lessons are arranged at check-in. Read more about Private Lessons.
Evening and Weekend Activities
Activities are planned for each evening and for the weekend. Attend faculty concerts, go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, jump at SkyZone, Paint-A-Pot at the Art Center, take a trip to Maclay Gardens, see and Imax movie, 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, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.
Be A Part Of The Tradition
Campers must be attending grades 8-12 in the '18-’19 school year. Rising 8th graders during the summer of 2019 are not eligible.
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.
Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.
- Cost for Overnight Campers: $903.00. This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
- Cost for Day Campers: $480.00. This includes tuition only.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
The balance of all camp fees is due by June 10, 2019. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Discounts are available for this camp.
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.
Campers who are also attending the Marching Band Leadership Camp may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night in between the two camps (7/6). The cost for this additional night is $50.00; the price includes the extra housing, supervision, and all extra meals. Campers can sign up for this extra night after they are registered for camp.
Optional private lessons may be booked at camp check-in and are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Lesson payments are made directly to lesson teachers. Read more about Private Lessons.
Dates & Times
Campers check-in on Sunday, June 23 between 9:00am-2:30pm.
Campers check-out after the final performance on Saturday, July 6. The performance begins at 12:00pm in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 1:30pm.
Camp continues as regularly scheduled on July 4th. Campers are expected to attend all required camp activities on this holiday.
On Saturday, June 29 there will be a concert in the morning which is required for all campers. Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday there are recreation activities planned. See the sample schedule for more details.
Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between can be found 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 also need to bring a folding music stand and their instrument accessories. Learn more about packing for camp.
MEET THE CONDUCTORS
Our 2019 conductors include FSU professors, College of Music alumni, and doctoral students.
Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands
Florida State University
Director of Athletic Bands
Florida State University
Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands
Case Western Reserve University
Director of Bands
Titusville High School
Florida State University