Join us this year ONLINE through a structured week of masterclasses, private lessons and elective courses.
High school and middle school students now have the opportunity to continue their musical learning from world-class musicians and teachers right at home.
Camp Fee: $150
Camp Dates: June 8-12, 2020
Each day will be structured with two class periods in the morning, and two class periods in the afternoon.
10 to 10:45 a.m., Warmup and Fundamentals
11 to 11:45 a.m., Masterclass
1 to 1:45 p.m., Electives period A
2 to 2:45 p.m., Electives period B
3 p.m., Scheduled Private Lessons
Warmup and Fundamentals Class
Students will begin the day playing along with the teacher through their warmup and daily exercises that advance their playing abilities. Students are grouped in a Zoom videoconference meeting with others with the same instrument and ability level.
Students will continue in their groups to focus on daily topics and exercises specific to each instrument’s advancement.
Each student will choose two electives.
Students will end the day with one-on-one lessons with their teacher.
Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, St. Mary’s University; Associate Principal Trumpet, San Antonio Symphony
Adjunct Professor of Cello, St. Mary’s University; Cello, San Antonio Symphony
Adjunct Professor of Trombone, St. Mary’s University; Principal Trombone, San Antonio Symphony
Assistant Professor of Flute, Oklahoma State University
Viola, San Antonio Symphony
Bass, San Antonio Symphony
Percussion, United States Army National Guard Band
Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Acting Association Principal Horn, New York Philharmonic
Internationally renowned Euphonium soloist; Professor, Indiana University
Alicia Cordoba Tait
Professor of Oboe, St. Mary’s University
Principal Tubist, St. Louis Symphony
Kristin Hayes, D.M.
Professor of Flute, St. Mary’s University
Director of Bands at Rouse High School, and Program Coordinator of Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School
Associate Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School and former drum major of Louisiana State University Marching Band
High School Level Faculty
Danny Taubenheim, Professor of Music, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony
Leelanee Sterrett, New York Philharmonic
Steven Peterson, Adjunct Professor of Trombone, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony
Demondrae Thurman, Internationally renowned soloist, professor at Indiana University
Derek Fenstermacher, St. Louis Symphony
Erin Murphy, Assistant Professor of Flute, Oklahoma State University
Rosemary Engelstad, Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gene Centeno, recording and performing artist
Cory Sales, United States Army National Guard Band
Daniel Wang, San Antonio Symphony
Middle School Level Faculty
Erin Thomas, Band Director, Geneva School of Boerne
Alex Melendez, Director of Bands, Katherine Stinson Middle School
John Caputo, United States Air Force Band
Jay Hagy, Band Director, Noel Grisham Middle School
Zlatan Redzic, San Antonio Symphony
Holgen Gjoni, Adjunct Professor of Cello, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony
Kristin Hayes, D.M., Professor of Flute, St. Mary’s University
Guerrina Esparza, Director of Bands, Hector Garcia Middle School
Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A., Professor of Oboe, St. Mary’s University
Bobby Baiza, Band Director, John B. Connally Middle School
Amy Palzik, Director of Bands, Joel C. Harris Middle School
Geared toward middle school and early high school students, students will learn the basics of Texas marching band fundamentals from Jason Robb, Director of Bands at Rouse High School, and Program Coordinator of Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.
Drum Major Techniques
Intended for students planning to audition for drum major positions and current drum majors, taught by Beau Bujol, Associate Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School and former drum major of Louisiana State University Marching Band.
Explore the basics of learning how to improvise in jazz music.
Learn strategies for successful preparation and performance for all-state auditions.
Develop your creativity and musical imagination by learning how to compose your own music.
Fundamentals of Sound Recording
Develop skills to successful record and produce quality recordings using free software and an easy to learn platform.
Advance your music reading and listening skills. This course will arm you with tools to help you learn music faster and more effectively.
Learn the fundamental structures of music. Focus will be on chord structure, tonality, and harmonic analysis.
Explore the fundamentals of leading ensembles as the conductor. Emphasis will be on beat patterns, cues and gestures.
Learn the necessary skills for leadership positions in your home band or orchestra from one of Texas’ most beloved and respected teachers, John Dominguez, Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School.
Each participant will need their own internet access, and a standard Zoom account to attend the sessions. St. Mary’s University is not responsible for data usage charges from cellular providers.
Sessions will be held through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. Participants will need to have a Zoom account, but only the free version is required. You will not need to upgrade your account to participate. Desktop computers are recommended, but mobile devices are also useable.
Each teacher will email their section packets to the students, which will include the warm-up and masterclass materials. Printing of the packet it recommended but viewing digitally is also acceptable.
Each participant will need access to an instrument to participate fully in the section sessions.