Valdosta State Summer Music Camp

JUNE 9-12, 2021

Join us on the beautiful Valdosta State University campus and discover and develop your musical talents. Spend four inspiring days with students from across the South studying with our outstanding faculty across several camp tracks:

  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

REGISTRATION AND FEES

On-campus: $225

Accommodations in air conditioned dorms with wifi supervised by VSU residence hall staff and VSU Music Camp counselors. Roommates may be requested via email. All meals are included (Wednesday lunch/dinner, Thursday breakfast/lunch/dinner, Friday breakfast/lunch/dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch). Camp t-shirt included.

Commuters, with meal ticket: $125
For students traveling to-and-from campus each day during camp. Camp t-shirt and parking pass included. Meals ticket included for lunch and dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Commuter, no meal ticket: $75 
For students traveling to-and-from campus each day during camp. Camp t-shirt and parking pass included. Meals not included, but available on a meal-by-meal basis (cash or credit card).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will I need to bring my own instrument? All brass and woodwind students must bring their own instrument or checkout an instrument from your school. Campers entering as a VSU student in the fall can contact camp faculty below for information about large instruments (euphonium, tuba, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax). Percussionists must bring snare sticks and mallets, but do not need to bring any instruments. We are unable to provide reeds, mouthpieces, valve oil, etc.

I will be a freshman in high school this fall. Can I still attend? Yes!

What dorm will I be staying in and can I select my own roommate? You will be staying in one of the dorms on the VSU campus. Yes you may select a roommate. This will be completed via email. Please note: Both students must request each other in order to be roommates.

What classes will I be taking during camp? All campers will work with VSU faculty in a variety of ways, including rehearsals, classes, and optional private lessons.

Will there be a concert at the end of camp? We will perform a concert for parents in Whitehead Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building at the end of camp. The schedule will be communicated by your camp director via the email provided during registration checkout.

What will I need to wear for the concert? Because this is a summer camp, we like to keep things casual!

Will I be permitted to have a phone with me? Yes. However, VSU is not responsible for lost or broken items. Please note: phones will not be permitted during rehearsals or classes. We will provide parents/guardians/emergency contacts with a 24-hour emergency phone number that will connect directly to the camp director.

How is health care handled during camp? We will be sending you forms regarding medical treatment and care. These forms are required to be turned in prior to check-in on the first day of camp. Any health problems, chronic ailments, dietary requirements, and medications will be shared with counselors at check-in. Campers needing non-emergency medical attention during business hours will be taken to Student Health on campus. Medical emergencies will be handled by local authorities. All charges for medical services are the responsibility of the camper and their parent/guardian. As soon as possible we will call the emergency contact with information provided during registration checkout.

FACULTY

For more information, please contact:

Benjamin Harper
Director of Bands
Brass, woodwinds, percussion camp director

Clell Wright
Director of Choral Activities
Voice camp director

Joshua Pifer
Assistant Professor of Piano
Piano camp director

Laurel Yu
Assistant Professor of Viola
Strings camp director