Middle School Concert Band Academy

Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community, and the university follows public health guidance in all decisions.

We hope to return with our full complement of Youth Summer Music Programs for 2021. Check these web pages often for updates.


We look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021.

 


The Middle School Concert Band Academy (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) is specifically designed for middle-level concert band musicians to enrich their understanding of music in an enjoyable, non-competitive and positive week-long program. In addition to rehearsals in the large ensemble, students will take part in instrument-specific master classes, as well as choosing two electives (Improvisation, Jazz Introduction, World Drumming, Ukelele). The program will conclude with a band performance that is free and open to the public.


Phillip DayProgram director:
Phillip A. Day

 


Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.

Program Highlights

  • Morning music FUNdamentals
  • Ensemble and sectional rehearsals led by experienced staff
  • Varied, engaging repertoire
  • Daily elective activities: Improvisation, Jazz Intro, World Drumming, Ukelele
  • Finale concert

Elective Details

You will be asked to indicate elective preferences on the registration form.

  • NEW! Improvisation for All — Open to all students regardless of instrument and experience. Instrumental musicians have been improvising for hundreds of years…well before the advent of jazz. Provides skills in both group and individual improvisation through an explorative and highly creative elective. Students will use their own instruments for this elective.
  • Jazz Intro — Open to all students regardless of instrument and experience. Provides an introduction to jazz band for students interested in knowing more about this rich American art form. Students will use their own instruments for this elective.
  • Ukulele — Open to all students regardless of instrument and experience. Explores and provides skills on this popular instrument within the guitar family…with historical ties to Hawaii and Portugal. Ukuleles are provided.
  • World Drumming — Open to all students regardless of instrument and experience. Explores hand drumming traditions from around the world with all students engaged in “hands-on” experiences. Percussion instruments are provided.

Daily Schedule Overview

The Middle School Concert Band Academy will begin with orientation sessions and seating auditions. 

  • Sunday — Woodwind/percussion orientation, 2 – 4 p.m.; brass orientation 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Monday–Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This daily schedule is firm. We are unable to provide supervision prior to or after the program ends each day.

The finale concert on June 26 (time/location TBA) is free and open to the public.

A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.


1. ELIGIBILITY: for students entering grades 7 – 9 in the 2021 – 2022 school year.
 

2. 2020 FEE: $295 — Tuition and T-shirt. No housing or meals.

3. REGISTRATION DEADLINES for 2021 will be announced.

Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.


Questions?


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