Band Camp for Adult Musicians

REGISTRATION FOR BAND CAMP FOR ADULT MUSICIANS 2020 IS NOW OPEN!

  • Week 1 June 7, 2020-June 13, 2020 – Alto Sax Closed
  • Week 2 June 21, 2020-June 27, 2020 – Alto Sax Closed

The Band Camp for Adult Musicians looks forward to its eighteenth  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 2020. Week One will be held from June 7-13; Week Two will be held from June 21- June 27. 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 (Lowell Hepler)
Music Aptitude & Achievement; Nature, Nurture or … (Ron Stitt)
Drum Circle-Hand Drums (Stephen Corsi)
Comparison of Marches From Around the World to SOUSA (Jim Seidel)
Alexander Technique (Robyn Costa) (WEEK ONE ONLY)

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.

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 Dr. Lowell Hepler.  Dr. Hepler has served as guest conductor for music festivals ranging from County through  All-State levels.  Hepler was Principal Tuba with the Erie Philharmonic for 35 years, and served as Principal Tuba with Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Lake Erie Ballet Orchestra.  He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Bandmasters Association, and the  Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, Honorary Bandmaster Fraternity.  He has also served as the Pennsylvania state chair of the College Band Directors National Association.  He was the 2010 recipient of the Nu Chapter, Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster of the Year Award, and the 2013 recipient of the Allegheny College Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The conductor for the second week will be Colonel Timothy J. Holtan who retired on May 1, 2017 as the senior military musician in the Department of Defense, after servicing twenty eight and a half years as an Army Bands officer.  Colonel Holtan served as the 10th Leader & Commander of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” from 2014-2017 and holds the distinction of being the first officer to command all three of the Army’s premier bands.  Colonel Holton is a North Dakota native.  He holds music education degrees from Montana State University & the University of Montana.  He is a former school music educator & a clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc.  He enjoys substitute teaching and is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.  Colonel Holtan has presented concerts & clinics in all 50 states, Canada, Japan, the U.S, Virgin Islands & Europe.

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) ……………………….. $167
Lodging with Linens………………………………………$180

MEALS

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

Register here!  Please note: Payment must be made in full with your registration.   If you need assistance 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.