CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI School of Music offers summer music camp to students in grades 7-12
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Application forms are now available for the 1997 University
of Iowa All-State Music Camp, open to young musicians now in grades 7-12.
The camp will be on the UI campus June 15-27. The applications deadline for
all students is Monday, May 19.
The camp, sponsored by the UI School of Music, provides a variety of performing
experiences, including three concert bands, an orchestra, a mixed chorus,
two madrigal/jazz choirs and two jazz bands. In addition, classes are offered
in three levels of music theory, music appreciation, musical forms and ideas,
organ, two levels of jazz improvisation, choral and instrumental conducting,
and double-reed making for oboe and bassoon players.
The All-State Music Camp also offers a piano camp option for students who
would like a piano emphasis. Students who choose this option take private
lessons and attend piano literature classes, piano master classes and piano
ensemble rehearsals with members of the UI School of Music piano faculty and
Private lessons with artist-teachers also are available for any band or orchestra
instrument, piano, organ and composition.
A $400 fee includes housing in UI dormitories and all activities except for
optional private lessons, which are an additional $25. Housing in air-conditioned
rooms is also available for an additional $40.
Students who participated in the fall 1996 Iowa All-State Music Festival,
the 1996 Iowa Music Educators Association Middle School Honors Orchestra or
the 1997 Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honors Band may deduct
$10 from the tuition charge. In addition, each school is given three $50 string
scholarships, and similar scholarships are available for students who play
bassoon, bass clarinet or contrabass clarinet. A limited number of other scholarships
Applicants must be recommended by their school music teachers. School musicians
who are completing grades 8-12 may apply as resident students and live on
campus. Those who are completing grade 7, and students in the Iowa City area
who wish to live at home, may apply as commuter students; these would pay
only the camp tuition of $150.
The top band, the Gold Band, will be directed by William Gora of Appalachian
State University in Boone, N.C., and Lt. Col. Frank Dubuy of Southeastern
Louisiana University in Hammond, La. The bands for younger students, the Red
Band and Black Band, will be directed by four outstanding Iowa band directors:
Curtiss Klein from Ft. Dodge High School, James DePriest from Mt. Pleasant
High School, Robert Medd from Iowa City West High School and Andrew Houk from
Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids.
The orchestra will be conducted by A. Clyde Roller from San Antonio, Texas,
and William L Jones, the founding director of the Greater Twin Cities Youth
Orchestras in Minneapolis, Minn., and the incoming conductor of the University
of Iowa Symphony Orchestra next fall.
The chorus will be conducted by William Hatcher of the UI and Brad Holmes
from Milliken University in Peoria. The madrigal/jazz choirs will be conducted
by Matthew Faerber and Raymond Salucka of the UI.
The jazz bands will be led by Kent Keating from Washington High School, Alan
Naylor from Linn-Mar High School and John Rapson, the director of the jazz
studies program at the UI.
Information and application forms are available by writing to Dr. Myron Welch,
All-State Music Camp Director, School of Music, University of Iowa, Iowa City,
Iowa 52242-1795. Call Welch at the band department, (319) 335-1635, or call
toll-free 1-800-553-IOWA (4692), and ask for the band department. The department
may be contacted through electronic mail at email@example.com.
For information on scholarships, contact local music teachers or the camp
office at the number listed above.