A Robust Class Schedule
Whether you have been playing guitar for six months or six years, our guitar workshop will provide significant exposure to new techniques, styles, and musicianship skills. From 8am – 5pm, campers will practice and play in "guitar orchestra" ensemble experiences, 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.
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 workshop.
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.
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Opperman Music Hall.
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.
Be A Part Of The Tradition
Campers must be attending grades 8-12 in the '17-’18 school year. Rising 8th graders during the summer of 2018 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.
Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.
- Cost for Overnight Campers: $429.00. This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
- Cost for Day Campers: $296.00.
This includes tuition only.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The balance of all camp fees is due by May 30, 2018. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
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.
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.
Private lessons are not available at this camp.
Dates & Times
Campers check-in on Tuesday, June 12 between 1:00-2:00pm.
Campers check-out after the final concert on Saturday, June 16. 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 can be found in the Camp Handbook.
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.