Band Camp for Adult Musicians

 

The Band Camp for Adult Musicians looks forward to its sixteenth summer at Allegheny College. Allegheny’s picturesque campus is the perfect backdrop for a week of festive music-making. Online registration will be available in January.

Two weeks of Band Camps for Adult Musicians will be held in 2017. Week One will be held from June 11 – 17; Week Two will be held from June 25 – July 1. Join us for a week (or two!) of joyful music-making and enduring camaraderie.

NOTE: The full Concert Band will play different music during each week. Anyone who participates in both weeks of Camp will play more than 80 different compositions.

TENTATIVE MORNING CLASSES

Music History
Challenges for conductors and playing members in a community band
Soloists of the Big Band Era
“The President’s Own” from a member’s perspective

TENTATIVE MASTER CLASSES

Improve your technique on the instrument of your choice by spending afternoons with a master teacher.

SMALL ENSEMBLES

Participate in afternoon groups, such as:
Woodwind Quintet
Large Brass Ensemble
Jazz Band
And many more

FULL BAND REHEARSALS

Rehearse with the entire camp every morning and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

ACT48

If you are interested in receiving Act48 teaching credit for attending, please indicate this on the on-line registration form.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Orientation Dinner on Sunday
Mid-week Reception
Small Ensemble Recital on Thursday
Gala Concert on Friday

CONDUCTORS

The conductor for the first week will be Colonel Timothy Foley, who served as the director of the U.S. Marine Band from 1996 until his retirement in July 2004. During his 36-year career, Colonel Foley has served The President’s Own as a clarinetist, assistant director, and as the Marine Band’s 26th director. As director of the Marine Band, Colonel Foley served as music advisor to the White House, regularly conducting the band at the Executive Mansion. During his tenure as director, the band celebrated its 200th birthday and was the only musical organization to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

The conductor for the second week, Michael J. Colburn, is a native of St. Albans, Vermont, and began his musical studies at age ten on euphonium.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in euphonium performance from Arizona State University, where he studied with Daniel Perantoni, and a master’s degree in conducting from George Mason University, where he studied with Anthony Maiello.  In 1987, Colburn won a position playing euphonium with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and was designated principal euphonium in 1990.  In 1996, he was appointed Assistant Director, and he served as the 27th Director from July 2004-2014.  Upon his retirement from the Marine Band, Colburn was appointed Director of Bands at Butler University in Indianapolis, where he also offers instruction in conducting euphonium.

INSTRUCTORS

The principal players for each section of the Band Camp Concert Band will be faculty members from several colleges and universities. They will also teach master classes on their respective instruments. This distinguished group of performers will help camp participants improve their instrumental technique and musicianship.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Seventy guests may be housed in College Court, Allegheny’s air conditioned, townhouse-style residence hall. College Court consists of suites with four single bedrooms adjoining a common living room and kitchen. Space in College Court will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers not already organized into groups of four will be placed in suites with other campers.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

The Meadville area has a large selection of hotels, motels, and alternative lodging options. For a complete list of recommended establishments, please visit www.allegheny.edu/visitors.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Program Fee
One week only, first participant……………………………..$425
One week only, participating family member ……………..$385
Both weeks, first participant …………………………………$750
Both weeks, participating family member …………………$715

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Lodging (linens NOT included) ……………………….. $150
Lodging with Linens………………………………………$165

MEALS

Full Meal Plan………………………………….. $150
Lunch & Dinner Plan………………………….. $120
Lunch Only Plan ………………………………. $ 65

Register here!  Please note:You can only pay in full on the registration site.  In order to make a deposit, you must call the Office of Conference & Event Services at 814-332-3101.

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For more information on these camps, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at events@allegheny.edu or Camp Co-Directors Ron Stitt , Lowell Hepler, and John Fleming.