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 vocalist 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.
TU Academy for Pianists 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.
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.
TU Summer Chamber Music Camp is open to intermediate and advanced string students currently enrolled in middle and high school. In addition to individual and chamber group lessons, students will participate in presentations, workshops and electives. Learn more.
The TU Composition Seminar is a five-day camp open to beginner, intermediate and advanced composition and music students currently enrolled in middle and high school. This immersive program includes private and group lessons, seminars, recitals and workshops. Composition lessons occur in both private and group settings, with students working and learning from faculty, as well as from each other. Seminars will include topics like score and parts presentation, succeeding as a composer, orchestration, counterpoint/harmony/texture, 20th/21st century and contemporary repertoire and other topics. Learn more.
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.
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 as well as in semi-staged operatic scenes. The choral portion will feature choral repertoire selected for this camp, including All-State mixed choral music preparation for the coming year. Learn more.