Music Camps & Workshops - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Music Camps & Workshops

TU music camps and workshops provide an opportunity for hundreds of young musicians from across the region to experience the distinguished level of instruction offered at the TU School of Music. Programs range from helping vocalists prepare classical solos to composition seminars on orchestration. Most programs are tailored for high school students, but a few include middle school age attendees. Our summer programs create a positive educational and social environment that allows students to learn from some of the finest music educators from across the state in world-class facilities.

  • Band Camp - June 10-21, 2024

    The TU Summer Band Camp will focus primarily on large concert band repertoire and performance. In addition to the full concert band, the band will be divided into chamber groups by instrument or instrumental family depending on available camp instrumentation (woodwind ensemble, brass ensemble, flute choir, clarinet choir, trumpet choir, percussion ensemble, etc.). This annual two-week day band camp is open to students entering 9th grade through graduated seniors in high school. Learn more.

  • Summer Piano Camp - June 5-9, 2023

    TU Summer Piano Camp is open to intermediate to advanced level piano students, grades 9-12. Students will work with TU piano faculty and attend seminars, workshops and presentations designed to equip pianists with the necessary skills for a career in music, or to simply enrich their lives through music performance and informed listening. Learn more.

  • Vocal and Choral Camp - July 24-28, 2023

    The TU Vocal and Choral Camp is a five-day summer camp for high school-aged singers who love vocal and choral music. TU vocal faculty along with guest artists will guide students in the preparation of classical solos appropriate for auditions and contests in daily private lessons and masterclasses. The choral portion will feature literature specially selected for the camp and will include preparation of the All-State High School Mixed Choir audition repertoire for the coming year. Learn more.

  • Jazz Camp - July 9-15, 2023

    TU Jazz camp is a week-long day camp open to all music students (instrumental and vocal), ninth grade through college, with all levels of skills and experience. The educational focus of the camp will be based on a curriculum encompassing jazz theory and ear training, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz performance (big band, combo, guitar ensemble, vocal) and group lessons and master classes. Learn more.

  • String Orchestra Camp - July 17-21, 2023

    The summer String Orchestra Camp is a five-day program beginning Monday morning and ending with a final showcase concert Friday evening. The camp is open to intermediate and advanced string students currently enrolled in middle and high school. Seniors who have just graduated are welcome. Activities include string orchestra, chamber group coaching, private lessons and faculty-led workshops covering a variety of topics. Daily noontime performances by TU faculty, students, alumni and guest artists in the lobby of the beautiful Lorton Performance Center provide a relaxing break and opportunity to connect with faculty and other students. All concerts are free and open to the public.

    Camp Schedule

    Monday-Friday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.


    • 5-7 p.m. – Dinner will be provided before the final concert.
    • 7 p.m. – Final concert and following reception

    Camp Instructors

    Camp faculty are University of Tulsa professors, Tulsa Youth Symphony faculty, and other music educators whose careers as teachers and players are well-established and widely respected in the region.


    An audition is required for the purpose of placing students in ensembles by demonstrating their level of technique and musicianship. Auditions will be held in the Lorton Performance Center concurrent with the Tulsa Youth Symphony annual auditions. TYS auditionees may consider this their camp audition, along with a two-octave scale and sight-reading. Students who are not auditioning for TYS may attend camp auditions on Wednesday, June 28. Students should be prepared to play a two-octave scale, a three-minute solo and a sight-reading.

    Location and Facilities

    The TU Summer String Camp will be held on the campus of The University of Tulsa. All activities will be held in the Lorton Performance Center, home of the TU School of Music, 550 South Gary Place.

    Lunchtime Concert Series

    Mini-concerts by TU faculty and students, alumni and guest artists will be presented
    Monday through Friday during the noon hour in the lobby of the Lorton Performance
    Center. Students should bring their lunch to eat while enjoying these wonderful
    performances. These concerts are free and open to the public and will begin shortly
    after noon.

    Financial Assistance

    Limited need-based financial assistance is available for qualifying students. These funds are intended to help families whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to pay camp tuition. If you need financial assistance please contact Students applying for assistance will be required to write a brief paragraph explaining their need for financial assistance. Limit your paragraph to 150 words or less. All information submitted is confidential.

    Camp Fee/Enrollment

    The fee for attending camp covers all materials, classes, a camp T-shirt and dinner on Friday evening. Students must provide their own instruments.

    Registration Deadline: June 23, 2023

    Payment of $300 due by June 30, 2023

    Late enrollments will be considered based on our ability to accommodate. For more information about the Tulsa Summer String Camp, please contact

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