"Flatline", an original song by Sammi Jordan, performed
at The University of Miami, Frost School of Music,
Young Musicians Camp, July 8, 2016.
Advanced Honors Contemporary Songwriting Program
Directed by Dr. Raina Murnak
Promotional Video 2017
IF YOU ARE A SONGWRITER AND WANT TO BE PART OF A RIGOROUS PROGRAM MODELED AFTER THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC'S BRUCE HORNSBY CREATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC PROGRAM
THEN JOIN US THIS SUMMER FOR OUR BRAND NEW SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITING!
BRIAN WILKINS (UM Director of Business Development. Brian has held positions with Sony/BMG Entertainment, RED Music, and INgrooves. He was also an artist and director of new media for Rebel-One Management, where he helped guide the careers of top-tier artists including Rihanna and Alex Da Kid.
GONZALO MEJIA (UM Manager of Production Services) is a Film Director and Video Producer with an extensive list of credits including documentaries, short films, commercials, and web content.
Highly talented and motivated students are invited to apply to our FROST SUMMER NSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITING. The curriculum of this program is based on the Frost School of Music's Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. This program has limited enrollment and students are chosen to participate based upon an audition demo of original songs. We offer you the opportunity to interact with our exceptional faculty - including members of the UM Frost School of Music's Creative American Music Program. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience. We are proud to say that a number of our campers have gone on to major in this program at UM!
While this program is geared for high school students, talented younger students are invited to apply.
Your daily schedule includes a total of 8 classes: Digital Presence and Branding, Recording and Producing, Music Biz, Video Production, Ensemble (your choice), Performance and Staging, Making the Band, and Lyric Writing. At the conclusion of each camp session, Institute participants will present their own final concert, held in one of the Frost School of Music's fine concert halls. Students who are selected for this Program will receive a letter of participation from the Frost School of Music.
AND - don't forget - we have an awesome Dormitory Program so you can enjoy a total summer music camp experience!Learn More!
If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing or composing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!
Songwriters should submit a video file or YouTube link of your personal performance of 2 original songs, plus a pdf file of the lyrics.
Enrollment is limited for this program. You will be notified of your acceptance after the camp receives ALL application materials: Online Registration, Application Fee ($40 before April 1, $75 after April 1), Teacher Recommendation, and Audition Demo. Your full deposit of $200 (plus the dorm deposit of $200 if you are staying in the dorm) is due after receiving your acceptance letter.
Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your ENSEMBLE.
The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your music teacher. This is to confirm that you are in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you register.
Click here for information on Camp Tuition & Fees and How to Apply to the Camp.
FROST SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITING
Session B: JULY 3 - JULY 14
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.)
DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music
9:00 - 10:00
DIGITAL PRESENCE and BRANDING:
This class is devoted to creating a social media presence and branding your image and product.
10:00 - 10:15
RECORDING and PRODUCING:
This class is devoted to the technical aspects using computer programs and the studio. You will leave with a recording of your original song.
11:30 - 12:00
LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
After our morning classes, we take a short walk to the UM cafeteria. Campers will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. There are also fresh fruits, desserts, beverages, and daily specials.
12:15 - 1:15
This class goes through the basics of the business including all aspects of publishing, record labels, and more. You will need to bring a laptop, Ipad, or tablet to class.
1:30 - 2:30
Songwriters will learn the basics of filming and editing. Each participant will have the opportunity to work on their original music video.
2:45 - 3:45
Advanced Performance Practices in Rock (Rock Ensemble)
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Classical Vocal Ensemble
Swing Jazz Ensemble
Introduction to Media Writing & Film Scoring
4:00 - 5:00
PERFORMANCE AND STAGING: This is a master class devoted to performing your own work.
5:00 - 6:00
MAKING THE BAND:
Songwriters rehearse their originals with their band.
BUS TRANSPORTATION - Bus transportation to the camp Learn More!
The mission of the Young Musicians' Camp is to provide a musical experience of the highest quality to elementary through senior high school aged children.
Recognizing the unlimited potential of all children when nurtured in a rich environment, the camp strives to bring together children from a wide variety of ethnic,
cultural, and financial backgrounds to share in the joy of making music.