Frost Young Musicians' Camp Summer 2017


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CAMP DATES
Session A
June 19 - June 30
Session B
July 3 - July 14

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ENROLLMENT STILL OPEN FOR MANY PROGRAMS!
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"Be surrounded 24/7 by kids from all over
the US and other countries who share your love of music!"

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM

Enter Student Name:

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.


Teacher Name: Email Address:


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

PROGRAMS: Classical Music (strings and piano) and Musical Theater


  • Entering grades 2-5 in the fall.

  • Classical Music Program: Has studied a string instrument or piano for 1-3 years.

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

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

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 5 - 8 in the fall. (younger students may enroll with teacher recommendation)

  • Classical Music: studying for 2 or more years. Pianists should be playing Sonatinas or equivalent. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 2.0 and/or have completed Book 2 of a standard music series.

  • Jazz: studying for 2 or more years. Pianists should have some experience reading chord symbols. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 2.0 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.

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

ADVANCED PROGRAM

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 8 - 12, 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 at improvising.

  • Rock: Applicants should be playing or singing at an advanced level and have experience playing in a band.

  • Musical Theater and Contemporary Voice: Applicants should be at an advanced level of musical ability.

ADVANCED HONORS LEVEL

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


  • The Advanced Honors Program is designed for students who are considering choosing music as their major in college. They participate in 4 Advanced classes, plus they receive 2 additional Honors classes taught by UM faculty and concert artists. This program is offered in the areas of Classical Chamber Music for strings and piano, Jazz (instrumental and vocal), and Composition. 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. The deadline to submit all the required materials is May 1 (Classical Chamber Music) and May 15 for all the other programs. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on our waiting list. While geared towards high school age, 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

  • This new program is open to a limited number of experienced songwriters who are considering choosing this as their major in college.

  • Admission is based on this teacher recommendation and a demo. The guidelines for the demo can be found on the camp website. The deadline to submit all the required materials is May 15.

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