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Intermediate Rock Program
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, and Voice

Imagine yourself playing the ROCK music you love and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus...

From Hendrix to Clapton to Eagles to Sting... rock and roll never dies at the Young Musicians' Camp... study your favorite songs... learn soloing techniques... master rhythm styles... all with an emphasis on performance... rock and roll is here to stay!

If you are entering grades 5-8 and have been singing or playing the PIANO, BASS, GUITAR, or DRUMS, for at least one year, then our INTERMEDIATE ROCK PROGRAM is for you!

So... join us this summer and immerse yourself in ROCK!

NEW this Summer!
Honors Rock Program (audition required - click here)

Supervised Dorm Program for campers entering grades 6-8! (click here)

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

June 29 - July 10

Hours

9:00 am - 3:45 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00 - 5:00 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 5-8 in the fall

Registration Fee

TBA

Tuition

TBA. Includes daily hot lunch and camp t-shirt.

Additional Dorm Program – for campers entering grades 6-8. Includes room, board, and activities (for more info click here)

TBA

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of this program is for campers to have a better feel for how the pros play ROCK! They will get to play in 2 Rock Bands and also have a technique class on their specific instrument! All of our ROCK faculty are both performers and educators who are dedicated to giving campers the best experience possible! And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with their band!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Entering grades 5-8 in the fall.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument or equivalent.
  • On the first day of camp ‚Äì campers will be placed in a Rock Band with other students at their skill level, based on an informal audition.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.
  • *All bass and guitar players must bring their own instrument to Camp. Bass players and guitarists should also bring their amp, cable, and a cart. Dorm participants may rent an amp from the camp.
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.

MEET OUR FACULTY

  • Rock Chris Medina, Isaac Guido, Jackson Bunn, Zander Ambrose, Rob Friedman

INTERMEDIATE ROCK PROGRAM
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

ENSEMBLE
Rock Band: Get coached by our pros!

10:15 - 11:15

WORKSHOP
These classes concentrate on instrumental technique.
Guitar Workshop
Rhythm Section Workshop (piano, bass, drums)
Vocalists Voice Workshop

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
After our morning classes, we 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

MUSIC SKILLS - Contemporary: Our faculty makes learning music skills fun!

1:30 - 2:30

ENSEMBLE
Rock Band: a continuation of the morning class

2:30 - 2:45

SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

2:45 - 3:45

ENSEMBLE
Jazz Rock Fusion Jam: a great way to end your camp day!

3:45

DISMISSAL

4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
Piano Lab: whether you already play piano or if you want to learn, practice in our piano studio under the guidance of our expert instructors.
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session. When you register, you can select the day that you want. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

NOTE: students who enroll in an optional class from 4:00-5:00, may be supervised in After-Care from 5:00-6:00 for no additional After-Care charge. Please notify the camp if this applies to your camper!

BUS TRANSPORTATION

available from Broward, North Miami-Dade, and Miami Beach with sufficient enrollment. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR BUS REQUEST TO THE CAMP EARLY! youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com

DORM PROGRAM

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 12 and above

Are you from out of town - or - do you live in South Florida but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 12 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $TBA (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.) If you are attending both sessions, a supervised inter-session dorm program is provided for a nominal fee.

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!

DETAILS ABOUT CHECK IN, CHECK OUT, AND WHAT TO BRING WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your Electives and Optional Classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.