Instruction For Advanced, Pre-Collegiate Students
The FSU Honors Chamber Winds Ensemble provides a unique opportunity for fifteen musicians who seek an exceptional summer experience. Two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two trumpets, one trombone, one tuba, and three horns are selected by audition to work on a collegiate level with FSU faculty members. The instructional focus of this camp is on building technique, refining interpretation, strengthening practice skills, enhancing repertoire, and preparing for performance.
Rigorous Class Schedule
Students will receive instruction in a large wind ensemble, a quintet, and as the wind section for the Symphony Orchestra.
Students have ample time built into their schedule for individual practice.
Full Tuition Scholarship
All 15 students selected for this camp will be given a full tuition scholarship - a value of over $490.00! Students who attend as day campers pay nothing; Students who attend as overnight campers pay housing and meals costs only.
Private lessons are available at this camp for an additional fee. Lessons are arranged at check-in. Read more about Private Lessons.
Students will perform in at least two public performances. On Thursday, July 5th students will perform with in the Honors Chamber Winds Final Performance, in Opperman Music Hall, which features pieces prepared by the Chamber Winds Ensemble and quintets. On Saturday, July 7th, students will perform in the String Orchestra Camp Final Performance, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, which will feature the members of HCW as the wind section of the Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Evening & 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
Students must be attending grades 9-12 in the '17-’18 school year to be eligible to audition. Rising 9th graders during the summer of 2018 are not eligible.
An audition is required for acceptance. Click here for audition requirements.
There will also be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your quintet assignment, and an optional audition during the first week of camp for the Honors Solo Recital.
Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.
- Cost for Overnight Campers: $411.00. This includes housing and three meals per day.
- Cost for Day Campers: $0
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The balance of all camp fees is due by June 11, 2018. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Because there is no tuition at this camp, Discounts are not available. However, you audition will automatically be reviewed for an Ability Discount to the Band Camp for Senior High in the event that you are not selected for Chamber Winds.
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 paid directly to the lesson instructor. Read more about Private Lessons.
Dates & Times
Campers check-in on Sunday, June 24 between 9:00am - Noon.
Campers check-out after the final String Orchestra performance on Saturday, July 7. This concert begins at 9:00am in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 10:30am.
Camp continues are regularly scheduled on July 4th and all campers are expected to participate in camp activities.
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. 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.
Band Camp Alternative
If you are auditioning for Honors Chamber Winds and you know that you will definitely attend Band Camp for Senior High if you are not accepted, go ahead and register for BCSH*. If you are ultimately accepted to Chamber Winds we will move your registration over for you; If you are not accepted then you will have your spot secured for Band Camp for Senior High.
If you are undecided about attending Band Camp for Senior High if you are not accepted, then just submit your audition and do not register. If you are not accepted we will make sure we have a spot for you at camp once decisions have been made.
Your choice to register for or not register for Band Camp for Senior High does not impact your audition results.
*This is a change from previous years where we asked you to wait to register. We hope that this change will streamline the process for students who are auditioning.
If you have any questions about the audition process or about registering for band camp, please contact our office at 850-644-9934.
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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Chamber Winds Instructors are FSU professors and College of Music Alumni
Professor of Conducting and Director of Advanced Wind Ensembles
Florida State University
Assistant Professor Of French Horn
Florida State University
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
Florida State University
Director of Bands
Orange Park High School