COVID-19 UPDATE: MAY 15, 2020
Dear Summer Music Camp Families,

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that both sessions of the UNCG Summer Music Camp have been cancelled for Summer 2020. After much careful thought, deliberation, and analysis, the camp administration and UNC Greensboro have made this decision for the health and safety of our faculty, staff, campers, and families. We simply cannot risk further spread of the COVID-19 virus, which might endanger all involved.

The UNCG Summer Music Camp has been a constant in the life of so many for 38 years, and we are saddened that circumstances demand we make this decision. We will miss all of the amazing concerts, classes, activities, learning, and friendships. Most of all, we will miss each and every one of you.

Like our communities, our Summer Music Camp is resilient. We will be back in 2021, once again offering the incredible experience we’ve provided for nearly four decades. Our office will keep in touch throughout the year with updates on our plans in the hope that you will be able to attend.

Parents or guardians who have made payments will be issued a full refund. Please be patient as the Camp Office Staff and Business Services will have a great number of these to process. Rest assured, we will work diligently to complete these as quickly as possible.

If you feel so inclined, you may elect to leave your $50 deposit amount with us as a donation. As we are a fee-based organization, your generosity will go a long way towards planning and startup for Summer Music Camp 2021. If you would like to donate your deposit, please email me with that decision right away.

Later this summer, we plan to release a series of “Masterclass at Home” videos produced by members of the UNCG Summer Music Camp and School of Music faculties. They will include instrument-specific content, tips for auditioning, and “musicianship” classes. While not a substitute for face-to-face camp, we offer them as a gift and hope that you will find them to be a valuable resource. Further details will be announced at a later date.

We can’t wait to see you all again. Remember, even in difficult times, music is a universal language that binds us together. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Be safe and well.

Sincerely,

Brad McMillan, Director
Summer Music Camps
smcamp@uncg.edu


Junior Band PercussionThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to again announce plans for Summer Music Camp, the largest university music camp in America! This summer we will offer two one-week camps, serving over 2,040 musicians, with programs in band, mixed chorus, orchestra, and piano.

Students at camp are under the leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty of the UNCG School of Music, long recognized as a national leader in musical excellence. In addition, distinguished music teachers, performers, and conductors from throughout the state and nation will join the staff of Summer Music Camp to ensure that each student receives the highest quality instruction available.

Summer Music Camp TrumpetEnsemble performance in band, chorus, or orchestra will be emphasized and each camp will conclude on Friday evening with a concert for parents, relatives, friends, and area residents. Classes in basic musicianship, as well as recital performances and sectional rehearsals by the camp staff members will serve to balance the total program. A private lesson on your instrument, in voice, or on piano is an available option to all campers.

The UNCG Summer Music Camp application process is entirely ONLINE! Parents must make the online application for their child. You must utilize a laptop computer or a desktop computer. Sorry, your tablet or smartphone will not work for the application process! Allow two weeks for the processing of your online application.


SCHEDULE OF CAMP OFFERINGS FOR 2020

Our 38th Season!

1st Week

July 12 (Sunday) – July 17 (Friday)

  • Senior High Band (Grades 9 through 12)
  • Junior High Band (Grades 6 through 8 and have played at least two years)
  • Beginner Band (Grades 5 through 9 and played one year)
  • Junior Orchestra (Grades 6 through 8 and have played at least two years) – Violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Senior Orchestra (Grades 9 through 12) – Violin, viola, cello, bass, winds & percussion
  • Junior Mixed Chorus (Grades 6 through 8)
  • Piano Camp (Grades 6 through 12 and have played at least two years)

    Grade Level is determined by the current (2019–2020) school year

2nd Week

July 19 (Sunday) – July 24 (Friday)

  • Senior High Band (Grades 9 through 12)
  • Junior High Band (Grades 6 through 8 and have played at least two years)
  • Beginner Band (Grades 5 through 9 and played one year)
  • Junior Orchestra (Grades 6 through 8 and have played at least two years) – Violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Senior Orchestra (Grades 9 through 12) – Violin, viola, cello, bass, winds & percussion
  • Senior Mixed Chorus (Grades 9 through 12)
  • Piano Camp (Grades 6 through 12 and have played at least two years)

    Grade Level is determined by the current (2019–2020) school year