Guitar Camp

June 7 - 13, 2020 This camp has been cancelled.  Click here for more information.

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Camp Features

A Robust Class Schedule
Whether you have been playing guitar for six months or six years, our guitar camp will provide significant exposure to new techniques, styles, and musicianship skills.  From 8am – 5pm, campers will participate in "guitar orchestra" ensemble, as well as take masterclasses, music theory, and chord studies. There is ample time for individual practice and jam sessions built into the schedule as well. A personalized schedule will be created just for you at camp check-in. See a sample schedule for this camp.

The Music You Enjoy
This camp explores a variety of music genres. Are you a singer/songwriter, or is Rock & Roll what you love? From classical guitar to funk, to compositions of your own, there is something for all guitarists at this camp.

Special Topics
Campers will take a daily elective class and daily masterclass which they will select in collaboration with the camp instructors based on your interests and playing ability.

Special topic classes that will be offered this year are:
Fretboard Concepts for Lead Guitar, Intro to Songwriting and Composition, Classic Rock Riff of the 60 & 70s, Advanced Songwriting Methods, Jazz Chord Comping, Arranging Pop Music for Guitar, Latin Strumming Techniques, Fretboard Concepts for Classical Guitar, Disciplined Practice Habits for Better Lead Guitar, and Fingerpicking in Popular Music.

Performance Opportunities
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Opperman Music Hall.

Evening Activities
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend a faculty concert, movie night,  go bowling, Paint-A-Pot at the Art Center, 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, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.

Camp Details

Sunday, June 7 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
This camp has been cancelled. Please click here for more information.

$498.00  (Overnight Campers)
$300.00  (Day Campers) 


Campers must be attending grades 8-12 in the '19-’20 school year.  Rising 8th graders during the summer of 2020 are not eligible.

All ability levels, beginner through advanced, are welcome but campers should have at least one year of instruction or equivalent experience. Campers do not need to know how to read music to attend.

No audition is required to register.  There will be an informal placement audition at camp check-in to determine your small ensemble assignment and select your electives and masterclasses.

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.

Price Details

Overnight Campers: $498.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: 300.00
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 no later than May 25, 2020.
  • Click here for the Payment 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.

Discounts are available for this camp.

All campers will need to purchase the book H.O.T. 2 by Class Guitar Resources. If you already own the book you can bring it with you. If you do not own it, you can purchase it at camp check-in for $20.00.

Private lessons are not available at this camp.


Registration will open on January 13, 2020 at 8:00am.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  The balance is due May 25, 2020.

No audition is required to register.

After you register you will receive:

  • an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address: and a copy of your registration invoice.  Please print out and keep this email as it contains your CUSTOMER NUMBER which you will need to make future payments.
  • within a week you will receive a welcome email from our office from This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

Wait Lists

There are no wait lists at this time.

If there is a wait list 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.


All campers must bring their own instrument to camp.

Campers may play either acoustic or electric guitar. If they play both they can feel free to bring both with them to camp. Electric guitarists must bring their own amp, power cords, and extension cords. A secure location will be provided for storage.

Campers will also need to bring a folding music stand and instrument accessories such as extra strings.  Learn more about packing for camp.

Check-In & Check-Out

Campers check-in on Sunday, June 7 between 12:00-3:00pm.

Campers check-out after the final concert on Saturday, June 13.  The performance starts at 2:30pm in Opperman Music Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 3:30pm.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links

  Daily Schedule (coming January)

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming January)

Camp Forms (online version)

Camp Forms (pdf to print and mail)


Our instructors include FSU College of Music alumni, doctoral students, and accomplished instructors.


Director of Worship Arts
Thomasville First United Methodist Church, FL

Carlos Silva

Guitar Instructor
Booker Middle School
Sarasota, FL

Eric Robles

Guitar Instructor
Lincoln High School
Tallahassee, FL

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