UAM Band Camp Information

Beginner Band Camp (6th grade)

The purpose of Beginner Band Camp is to give beginner band students an introduction to band and help them learn how much fun music can be. Students will learn two-months-worth of music in just four days at the camp. Instruments at the camp include flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, trombones, baritones, and percussion. Summer Band camp is a great way to let your child get their “toe in the water” and provides the students a sense of comfort after a fantastic and positive start to the new world of Middle School.

Junior High Band Camp (7th & 8th grade)

The Junior High School Band Camp is a unique opportunity for young woodwind, brass, and percussion players to experience the band experience outside of their own school program. The camp is structured to improve individual performance skills, while allowing the campers to interact with other young musicians in music and socially. Outstanding band directors from around the country conduct the concert bands. This session provides an excellent opportunity for young musicians to improve their individual performance skills.

High School Band Camp (9-12 grade)

Held on the UAM campus, high school music campers will participate in rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, performances, and other choice classes, and perform in a culminating public concert. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for high school students to get a head start on the upcoming year by spending a week of intense music study. This camp offers one of the best student/teacher ratios and a staff consisting of the most talented and professional musicians in the country.

Jazz Camp

The UAM jazz camp takes jazz instruction to the next level by providing students the opportunity to play and perform in big bands as well as with small combos. Campers will take daily classes in jazz theory, jazz techniques, and jazz history, and will participate in evening jam sessions where they will get an opportunity to work on their improvisation skills while performing for and with other campers and faculty.

Faculty

All of our camps at UAM in addition to the excellent and dedicated UAM faculty members who teach at the camps, you will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional performers from across the country.
Camp Activities
Some of the camp activities include: swimming; movies; camp dance; camp talent show; and an opportunity to play in a student recital. A complete schedule will be available when you arrive on campus. A Typical Day at Camp
Each day will be filled with music instruction and social activities. A typical day will include:
• sectionals
• full band rehearsal
• class lessons
• music elective
• recreation time
• afternoon and night activities

Auditions

Auditions will be held the first day of the camp, immediately following camper check-in. Each camper should have a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes that will demonstrate his/her best playing ability. The audition will also consist of major scales and the chromatic scale. Percussionists should be prepared to perform a snare etude, a keyboard etude, snare rudiments and scales on the keyboard.

Facilities

The UAM Division of Music operates within these buildings:

The Music Building - Classrooms, faculty offices, Harris Recital Hall, practice rooms, MIDI lab, piano lab, Skype Music Room for online music lessons, Performing and Visual Arts Complex (PVAC)
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) Spencer Gallery and Auditorium
The Taylor Library and Technology Center (Listening Lab)

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is a four-year liberal arts university located in Monticello, Arkansas.

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Division of Music
UAM Box 3607
Monticello, AR 71656
870.460.1060
music@uamont.edu
Facebook: UAMmusic

Forms

Band Camp Information Letter for Students
Audition Procedures and Information for Band Camp
Band and Jazz Camp Application
Director and Counselor Background Check Forms
Beginner/Junior High Band Camp Schedules
Senior High Band Camp Schedules

For more information email us at: bandcamp@uamont.edu