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To the teacher: Your student is applying to the UM Frost Young Musicians' Camp. Please check the Level your student should be placed in, based on the descriptions below.


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I. Based on this student's performance and the requirements listed below, I confirm that he/she is qualified to enter the respective LEVEL listed below. Please Check the Appropriate Box.


If you know that your student is performing and reading music at a level greater than his/her grade in school, please select the LEVEL that matches his/her ability .

Questions? Contact the camp: youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com


ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Session A only: June 11 - June 22)

PROGRAMS

Introduction to Music (guitar, musical theater, or piano)

  • Entering grades 1-3 in the fall/ ages 6-8.

  • No formal training or up to 1 year of study in guitar, voice, or piano.

Classical Music (strings and piano), Musical Theater, and Jazz Rock (winds, guitar, bass, drums, piano)

  • Entering grades 2-5 in the fall / ages 6-10.

  • Classical Music or Jazz Rock Program: Has studied their instrument for 1-3 years

  • Musical Theater: no formal training is required- but should love to SING!

INTERMEDIATE A LEVEL (Session A only: June 11 - June 22)

PROGRAMS:

Classical Music (strings, winds, piano), Jazz (winds, piano, bass, guitar, drums), Rock (guitar, bass, drums, voice, and piano) and Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice.

  • Entering grades 3-7 in the fall/ages 8-12

  • Classical Music: studying for at least 1 year. Pianists should be playing Bach Minuets or equivalent. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 1.5 and/or have completed Book 1 of a standard music series.

  • Jazz: studying for at least one year. Pianists should have a little experience reading chord symbols. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 1.5 and/or completed Book 1 of a standard music series. Ability to improvise is not required.

  • Rock: singing or playing their instrument for 1 or more years. Completed Book 1 of a standard music series or equivalent.

  • Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice: a little knowledge of music reading, and a love of singing! (no formal vocal training is required)

INTERMEDIATE B LEVEL (Sessions B and C: July 2 - July 13 and July 16 - July 27)

PROGRAMS:

Classical Music (strings, winds, piano), Jazz (winds, piano, bass, guitar, drums), Rock (guitar, bass, drums, voice, and piano) and Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice.

  • Entering grades 7-12 / ages 12-17 (qualified younger students may apply with a Teacher Recommendation). In each Session, ensembles will perform different music.

  • Classical Music: studying for at least 2 years. Pianists should be playing Sonatinas or equivalent. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 2.5 and/or have completed Book 2 of a standard music series.

  • Jazz: studying for at least 2 years. Pianists should have some experience reading chord symbols. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 2.5 and/or completed Book 2 of a standard music series. Ability to improvise is not required.

  • Rock: singing or playing their instrument for 2 or more years. Completed Book 2 of a standard music series or equivalent.

  • Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice: has been singing for at least 2 years and has some knowledge of music reading. Music Proficiency level 2.5 if in a school chorus.

ADVANCED PROGRAM (Sessions B and C: July 2 - July 13 and July 16 - July 27)

PROGRAMS:

Classical Music (winds, strings, and piano), Jazz (winds, piano, bass, drums, guitar), Rock (piano, bass, drums, guitar, voice), and Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice.

Students should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability to participate. While this program is geared for students entering grades 7 - 12 (ages 12-17), exceptionally talented younger students who fulfill the requirements may enroll with teacher recommendation.

  • Classical Music: Instrumentalists who are part of a school ensemble should be at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent. Pianists should be studying Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, or equivalent.

  • Jazz: If part of a school ensemble, should be at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent. Participants should have some experience in improvisation. Pianists should have experience reading chord symbols.

  • Rock: Applicants should be playing or singing at an advanced level and have experience playing in a band. If part of a school rock ensemble, should be at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice: Applicants should be at an advanced level of musical ability. If part of a school vocal ensemble, should be at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent.

HONORS LEVEL (Sessions B and C: July 2 - July 13 and July 16 - July 27)

PROGRAMS:

Classical Chamber Music (strings and piano), Jazz (voice, winds, piano, bass, drums, guitar), and Composition.

  • The Honors Programs are designed for students who are considering choosing music as their major in college. They participate in 4 Advanced classes, plus 2 exclusive Honors classes taught by UM faculty and concert artists. There is limited enrollment for all programs.

  • The teacher must recommend the student for this program and in addition, the student must submit an audition demo. The guidelines for the demo can be found on our camp website. While geared towards ages 13 -17, qualified younger students are welcome to apply. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 6. Applicants to the Jazz Program should be able to improvise fluently. Composers should be able to send the completed score for 2 of their original compositions.

THE FROST SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITING (Session C only: July 16 - July 27)
  • This program is open to a limited number of experienced songwriters who are considering choosing this as their major in college. (such as the CAM - Creative American Music major offered at the UM Frost School of Music.)

  • Admission is based on this teacher recommendation and a demo. The guidelines for the demo can be found on the camp website.

THE FROST SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY VOCAL PERFORMANCE - NEW!! (Session B only: July 2 - July 13)
  • This new program is open to a limited number of experienced vocalists who are considering choosing this as their major in college. (such as the M.A.D.E. - Musicianship, Artistry, Development, and Entrepreneurship major offered at the UM Frost School of Music.)

  • Admission is based on this teacher recommendation and a demo. The guidelines for the demo can be found on the camp website.

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