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Dear Summer partners, campers and friends,
We all know 2020 did not go as any of us thought it would and hope that you, your friends, and your families are safe and well.
St. Olaf continues to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19 on our campus, locally and nationally as we look toward the spring and at what may be possible for this summer.
At this time, there is no way to know how summer 2021 will look, but we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make summer plans according to the data and guidance from public health officials.
A decision for summer 2021 programs will be made by April 2, 2021.
Please know we are eager to return to some sense of normalcy and again welcome guests on St. Olaf’s campus as soon as it is safe to do so.
We miss our campers and summer friends and will remain hopeful.
St. Olaf Events Team
Join high school students from around the nation for an intense week of music-making under the direction of St. Olaf College’s acclaimed music faculty.
Your days will be filled with classes, lessons, and rehearsals, followed by evening faculty recitals, students performances, and social and recreational activities directed by St. Olaf music students.
The final concert will be streamed online.
You will return home with new skills, new energy, new friends, and a heightened commitment to music.
Band - Orchestra - Choir: $$$
For students who have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12
This performance-based experience will challenge you to stretch your musical abilities as you participate in major ensembles like band, orchestra or choir (you may choose up to two ensembles); string, brass, and woodwind chamber music groups (see class description); and private lessons, in addition to solo recital opportunities and highly participatory class offerings.
Instructors and faculty subject to change.
• Academy Orchestra Director, Steven Amundson
• Academy Choir Director, Therees Hibbard
• Academy Band Director, Timothy Mahr
Each student will have the opportunity to take two 30-minute private lessons with the music faculty, included with tuition.
Additional Lesson Package: $$$
Students may purchase two additional half-hour lessons (instrument of your choice or voice).
Enroll in two or three classes, depending on your major ensemble participation. Registration is on a ﬁrst-come basis.
• Acting for the Lyric Stage (NEW)
• Chamber Music (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds)
• Conducting Basics
• Fresh Beats
• Javanese Gamelan
• Intro to Guitar
• Jazz Improvisation
• Keyboard-Specific Pedagogy/Master Class (NEW)
• Music Theory & Aural Skills
Academy Fee Includes
Lodging, meals, class materials and camp t-shirt. Students are housed in comfortable, secure student residence halls. Bedding and bath towel are provided. Instructors and counselors live in the residence halls and provide 24-hour supervision. St. Olaf employs a professional security staff that is on duty 24/7.
Commuter - Additional Housing
Contact the St. Olaf camp office to inquire about commuter, additional housing, and transportation options to and from the airport.Transportation Options
Students are housed two per room and may request a specific roommate. Roommates need to request each other on their registration form. Camp space is filled on a first-come basis and spots cannot be held for a late-registering roommate.
Stav Dining Hall
Meals are prepared by Bon Appetit. Healthy options include the salad bar, grilled meats and veggies, and hot entrees, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, a deli station, soup, and dessert station. There are plenty of food options for vegetarians, gluten-free, and other specific needs. However, if you have a specific food allergy, please email us so we can get your camper connected with the kitchen. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Camp begins Sunday with check-in anytime between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm at the designated residence hall. Official check-in is dependent on students audition time in CHM and HOM (band and orchestra only). Check-out begins on Saturday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm with parents welcome to arrive early to join their student(s) for lunch in Stav Hall between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. The final performance is in Boe Memorial Chapel and begins at 3:00 pm.
St. Olaf Camps
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