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University of Iowa News Release


March 14, 2011

Note to high school musicians: Time to sign up for summer camp!

High school and junior high students may apply now for admission to the 59th annual Iowa Summer Music Camps, offered by the University of Iowa School of Music. Applications and other information are available on the music camps’ website:

There are three different one-week sessions:

--Band and orchestra camp, June 12-17
--Percussion and piano camp, June 19-24
--Jazz camp, June 26-July 1

The camps offer group instruction, master classes, classroom instruction, public concerts and recitals as well as a taste of campus life at the UI. Recreational activities include picnics, swimming and social events.

All school musicians who have completed the eighth grade or above may apply for admission. Those who have completed the seventh grade may apply for admission as commuter students only. Students must be recommended by their school instrumental music teacher.

Tuition is $225; the application and tuition payment deadline is April 29. However, those whose applications are postmarked or received in the music camp office by April 15 may pay only $200.

Two guest conductors will help guide the first week of camp: Dr. Mark Whitlock, director of bands at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; and Brian Covey, director of bands, Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Ill.

Mark Heidel, UI director of bands, is the director of the Iowa Summer Music Camps. Other UI faculty participating are William LaRue Jones, professor of music and director of camp orchestral activities; Daniel Moore, professor of music and percussion camp coordinator; Alan Huckleberry, associate professor of music and piano camp coordinator; and Brent Sandy, lecturer and jazz camp coordinator.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit the website:

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