Summer Music Academy Options

Music Academy Ensemble, Chamber, and Class Options

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SMAC Band Ensemble

SMAC Band Ensemble

Dr. Art Haecker leads campers from all over in a fun, yet challenging, week of rehearsals and a final concert streamed online! On Sunday, June 16, you'll play a short audition for part assignments.

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SMAC Choir Ensemble

SMAC Choir Ensemble

Dr. Allyss Haecker leads campers from all over in a fun, yet challenging, week of rehearsals and a final concert streamed online!

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SMAC Orchestra Ensemble

SMAC Orchestra Ensemble

Dr. Martin Hodel leads campers from all over in a fun, yet challenging, week of rehearsals and a final concert streamed online! On Sunday, June 16, you'll play a short audition for part assignments.

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Band Chamber for Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano

Band Chamber for Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano

Chamber groups are a great way to improve musicianship! After hearing your YouTube video playing demonstration (click this box and follow instructions found on main page), faculty will match you in a quintet, quartet, or trio with other campers. Participation in the SMAC Band is a part of this track, with an option to be considered for SMAC Orchestra.

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Choir Chamber for Singers

Choir Chamber for Singers

A Chamber Choir is a great way to improve musicianship! After hearing your YouTube video singing demonstration (click this box and follow instructions found on main page), faculty will determine your place in a small, acapella ensemble (16 voices optimum). Participation in the SMAC Choir is a part of this track, with an option to join Band or Orchestra as your schedule allows.

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Orchestra Chamber for Strings, Piano

Orchestra Chamber for Strings, Piano

Chamber groups are a great way to improve musicianship! After hearing your YouTube video playing demonstration (click this box and follow instructions found on main page), faculty will match you in a quintet, quartet, or trio with other campers. Include video upload instructions. Participation in the SMAC Orchestra is a part of this track.

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Music Career Survey - NEW!

Music Career Survey - NEW!

Music is more than you might think! Class covers Acoustics (David Nitz), Music Therapy (Molly Boes Ganza), Arts Management (Clayton Smith Jelinek), Social Justice (Tesfa Wondemageghenu), and Musicology/Ethnomusicology (TBD).

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Gamelan - NEW!

Gamelan - NEW!

Our Javanese Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Indonesia, made up predominantly of drums, bells, gongs, and mallets. Led by Joko Sutrisno.

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Learn About a New Instrument - UPDATED!

Learn About a New Instrument - UPDATED!

Here is the opportunity you've been hoping for - a chance to try something new. Each day has a new experience in String, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Harp and Pipe Organ.

Band Day (1 of 48)
Conducting Basics

Conducting Basics

Work with our ensemble conductors to learn basic conducting patterns, terms, and start making music from the other side of the podium. Taught by Art Haecker.

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Fresh Beats

Fresh Beats

With a fun and interactive approach, this workshop will improve your music reading skills through body movement, improvisation, and rhythm games. Taught by Dave Hagedorn.

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Guitar

Guitar

Learn the basics of guitar playing, chords, and tuning. Great for campfire sing-alongs! Taught by John Potts.

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Handbells

Handbells

Whether you've never rung before, or if you're an experienced ringer, we have an ensemble for you. Led by Sarah Youngner.

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Music Theory and Aural Skills

Music Theory and Aural Skills

Valuable know-how to what's behind the notes on the page and every musician's most important skill: listening. Instruction will include analysis, group singing, dictation, and lecture-demonstrations. Taught by Audrey Slote.