NIU Community School of the Arts - Summer Day Camps

Quartet Camp 2013

STRING QUARTET CHAMBER CAMP for ages 12 - 19
Sightreading Party:  June 24, 7 - 9 p.m.   
Camp:  July 7 - 10, 1 - 5 p.m.  

String players! Improve your musicianship and ensemble skills as you rehearse and are coached as a member of two quartets or trios. The camp begins with a sightreading party on June 24 from 7 – 9 p.m., when you will join your fellow musicians for light snacks and begin reading your music. Camp activities during the week include seminars on music theory, history, and rehearsal techniques. The camp is limited to 16 players. 

Campers are assigned to two different ensembles. Each ensemble participates in a master class with a string professional and performs in the final day recital in the Recital Hall

Preliminary Schedule

•  May 20
   4 p.m., Auditions begin, MB155
•  June 24
   7 - 9 p.m., Sightreading Party, MB103 
•  July 7 – 10
   1 - 5 p.m., Rehearsals, seminars, master class
•  July 10
   4:30 p.m., Pizza dinner, cost shared by group
   5:30 p.m., Recital, Recital Hall

Because of the performance objectives of this camp and the interdependent nature of chamber music, 100% attendance is required at rehearsals and the sightreading party. Please check your schedules before auditioning, 

Auditions:  All campers are required to audition on May 20; auditions begin at 4 p.m. In order to audition, you must reserve a time and submit a registration form with the $15 non-refundable registration fee no later than noon on May 13. For the auditions, be prepared to play two contrasting pieces and a scale (as many octaves as you can do well). You will also be asked to sightread. The camp is limited to 16 players. 

Criteria for acceptance:  Performance level, space in the camp, and availability of compatible group members on complementary instruments are all considerations for admission to the camp. Those who are admitted will be informed within a week of the audition and are expected to pay the balance at this time.

Director: Laurie Rodriguez
5 sessions: Sightreading Party, June 24, 7 -9 p.m. and Camp, July 7 - 10, 1 - 5 p.m.
Room 103, Music Building
Fee: $170

DUET CAMP for ages 8 - 15
Sightreading Party - June 24, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. 
Camp: July 7 - 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Young musicians improve their musicianship and have fun learning and rehearsing duets and rounds in small groups. Violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, flutists, and clarinetists are all invited to audition. Campers refine note reading skills, learn more about playing music with others, and gain listening and leadership skills. Participants are expected to have at least one year of playing experience on their instrument. The camp begins with a sight-reading party on June 24 from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., when you will join your fellow musicians for lights snacks and begin reading your music. There is a final day recital at 11 a.m. in the Recital Hall

Because of the performance objectives of this camp and the interdependent nature of chamber music, 100% attendance is required at rehearsals. Please check your schedule before auditioning, 

Auditions:  All campers are required to audition on May 20; auditions begin at 4 p.m. In order to audition, you must reserve a time and submit a registration form with the $15 non-refundable registration fee no later than noon on May 13. For the auditions, be prepared to play two short contrasting pieces and a scale (one to two octaves). You will be asked to sight-read a simple piece. The camp is limited to 12 players. 

Criteria for acceptance:  Performance level, space in the camp, and availability of compatible group members on complementary instruments are all considerations for admission to the camp. Those who are admitted will be informed within a week of the audition and are expected to pay the balance at this time. 

Director: Laurie Rodriguez
5 sessions: Sightreading Party, June 24, 5:45-6:45 p.m. and Camp, July 7 - 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Room 103, Music Building
Fee: $90