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June 7, 2011

Update: The camper talent show scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 in the Riverside Recital Hall has been cancelled.

First week of UI Summer Music Camps features three public events

The first week of the 2011 University of Iowa Summer Music Camps, for orchestra and band students (listed below), will feature three events, free and open to the public:

--A faculty/staff recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Riverside Recital Hall.
--A talent show for campers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Riverside Recital Hall.
--A concert by the camp orchestra and band at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The band will be conducted by Mark Whitlock, director of bands at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the orchestra will be conducted by William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral activities for the UI School of Music.

The 59th annual Iowa Summer Music Camps offer students musical training and experience beyond what may be available in their home schools, including group instruction, masterclasses, and classroom instruction in most phases of instrumental music -- as well as a preview of life on a major university campus.

All musicians who have completed the eighth grade or above may apply, with the recommendation of their instrumental-music teacher.

Course elective offerings include topics in music theory, music history including the histories of rock and jazz, double-reed making, instrumental conducting, beginning class piano, piano masterclass, organ class, introduction to Finale music notation software, introduction to GarageBand software and world percussion for nonpercussionists.

The orchestra and band week will be followed by a Total Percussion Camp and a Piano Camp, and a Jazz Camp.

The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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For a list of the participants in the first week of the UI Summer Music Camp visit,

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