Summer Band Camp 2017
MEF/ASU Band Camp June 12 - 16, 2017.
MEF/ASU Band Camp is an educational and motivational experience for band students entering 6th through 12th grade. Camp activities include full band rehearsals, small sectional rehearsals, masterclasses, electives, guest speakers, recitals and social activities. The week culminates in a free concert for family, friends and the community in the beautiful ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre.
Camp hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm
and Friday 8:30am-7:00pm.
Camp student performance - FRiday June 16th, 5:00PM
Current openings for MEF/ASU Band Camp are listed below:
Woodwind Quintet: This MEF/ASU Band Camp chamber ensemble will be coached by two dynamic ASU staff members, Dr. Heather Landes, Director of the ASU School of Music and Dr. Joshua Gardner, Associate Clinical Professor of Clarinet. Woodwind Quintet members are All-State level high school students from across the valley. The quintet meets daily during the camp week and will be featured in the camp concert on Friday, June 16th at 5pm. The quintet members also participate in the top camp band, sectionals and masterclasses. Current opening for Woodwind Quintet are flute and oboe. Camp tuition is $200. Financial aid may be available, if needed.
High School Leadership Team (HSLT): This volunteer position is available to exceptional high school juniors and seniors, fall 2017. The HSLT will attend daily leadership training sessions with David and Arlie DuPlessis, camp band directors, and will have multiple leadership opportunities throughout the camp week. Although the leadership team students pay no tuition, they will participate fully in the MEF/ASU Band Camp, rehearsing and performing with the top camp band and participating in sectionals and masterclasses taught by ASU faculty and exceptional community music educators. Presently there is one HSLT position available for horn and one for percussion. Interested students should apply online at musicianenrichmentfoundation.org. Click on Band Camp 2017 on the menu bar and then click on High School Leadership Application.
Regular MEF/ASU Band Camp openings available for high school students: The following high school campers’ positions are still open for the MEF/ASU Band Camp: 1 bass clarinet, 1 trumpet, 5 horns, 3 trombones, 1 tuba and 1 percussionist. Camp tuition is $200.
Regular MEF/ASU Camp openings available for middle school students: 1 bass clarinet, 1 baritone saxophone, 3 horns, 1 euphonium and 1 tuba. Camp tuition is $200.
ASU's BAMM Workshop, June 8-9. Additional free opportunity for registered junior and senior band campers and High School Leadership team members.
Dear MEF/ASU Band Camp Juniors and Seniors,
In addition to attending the MEF/ASU Band Camp this summer, you are invited to participate in the BAMM! workshop June 8-9 on the campus of Arizona State University. BAMM! (Be a Music Major!) is a two day event for juniors and seniors, fall 2017, that you can attend for FREE, because you are currently registered for the MEF/ASU Band Camp.
If you have ever wondered what it might be like to attend college as a music major, BAMM! will have answers for you. Additionally, you will get to meet with ASU music faculty, get tips about the application process and auditioning, and explore career options in music. Check out https://music.asu.edu/bamm for more information.
If you are interested in attending BAMM, please email Hannah Creviston, email@example.com, for the free attendance registration code. Be sure to mention you are attending the MEF/ASU Band Camp. Please register soon if you plan on attending. Thank you!
We hope that you will consider this exciting opportunity!
MEF/ASU Camp Faculty Roster:
Flute: Tracy Werner
Oboe: Charlotte Heiner
Bassoon: Jordanna Matlock
Clarinet: Dr. Joshua Gardner
Saxophone: Dr. Christopher Creviston
Low Woodwinds: Dr. Stefanie Gardner
Trumpet: Emery Harvison
Horn: Gabe Kovach
Low Brass: Dr. Deanna Swoboda
Percussion: Joseph Goglia
Dr. Joshua Gardner: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Heather Landes: Chamber Ensemble
Emery Harvison: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Jill Sullivan: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Jody Rockmaker: Composition
Zachary Wiggins: Music History and Improvisation
Joseph Goglia: Drumming Class
Dr. Deanna Swoboda
Dr. Joshua Gardner
Dr. Christopher Creviston
---------------------- Other Upcoming MEF Projects ----------------------
High School Woodwind Quintet (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn): Rehearsals begin Fall 2017, please contact Carol Mellis if interested in auditioning. firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-301-3641
High School Saxophone Quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes): Rehearsals begin Fall 2017, please contact Carol Mellis if interested in auditioning. email@example.com or 602-301-3641
MEF/ASU Band Camp 2018 (dates tba)
MEF Music Festival (tba)