MEF Band Camp 2020 is offered by Musician Enrichment Foundation and supported in part by the City of Tempe. Outstanding camp instructors will include university/college faculty, Phoenix Symphony personnel, and other exceptional performers and educators. Classes include large ensembles, sectionals, masterclasses and electives. There is a required student performance on Friday, June 26 at 5:00pm, held in the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ, 85281. This performance is open to camp families and the community.

On Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, the High School Camp Division (fall 2020 9th graders - college freshman) will be held at the TCA and the expanded Middle School Division (fall 2020 6-8th graders) will be held at McClintock High School in Tempe. There will be a slight staggering of the start and finish times of the camp day to accommodate families with students in both divisions. Exceptional 8th graders (fall 2020) may be placed in the High School Division.

Returning Camper Registration is open November 15-December 15, 2019. Returning Camper Tuition is $225. A $25 tuition deposit will reserve placement in the camp. The remaining $200 is due by February 15, 2020. 

Early Registration, for new campers or returning campers, is open December 16 - February 15. Early Registration Tuition is $250, paid in full at time of registration.

Regular Registration, for new campers or returning campers, is open from February 16 until the start of camp. Some sections will fill long before camp begins so Returning Camper or Early Registration is recommended. Regular Registration Tuition is $275, paid in full at time of registration.

Outstanding high school juniors, seniors and college freshman may apply for the tuition-free High School Leadership Team. Applications are accepted online beginning November 15, 2019.

Ensemble Directors and Assistants:  

  • Wind Ensemble Director: tbd

  • Symphonic Band Director: David DuPlessis

  •  Concert Band Director: Arlie DuPlessis

  • Concert Band Director: tbd

  • Sectional/Masterclass Instructors: tbd

·         Flute:

·         Clarinet:

·         Oboe:

·         Bassoon:

·         Saxophone:

·         Low Reeds Sectional:

·         Trumpet:

·         Trombone:

·         Horn:

·         Euphonium/Tuba: Dr. Deanna Swoboda

·         Percussion: Ian Grzyb


Electives Instructors:

Rhythm and Pitch (Middle School): Bill Clay

Music Theory (High School): Bill Clay