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High School Band and Orchestra Camp

Open to entering 9th graders through graduated 12th graders

2020 Camp Dates

Sunday, June 14- Thursday, June 19, 2020

Registration available in March, 2020!


Orchestra Camp

Music Camp Orchestra The High School Orchestra Camp features outstanding KU faculty and guest artists/teachers teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for high school string students of various levels to improve their playing and perform at a high level in rehearsals in concerts. Through master classes, sectionals, chamber music, and orchestral rehearsals, students experience a higher standard of musicianship, enhance their technique, and gain the confidence to attain that new standard.



Carolyn Watson - High School Orchestra Camp Director / Director of Orchestral Activities, KU

String Faculty 
Violin/Viola - Kelly Bohling, Manda Deegan
Viola - Boris Vayner
Cello - Hyerim Mapp
Bass - Jeff Harshbarger


Band Camp

Music Camp Band The camp will emphasize instruction on individual musical skills through warm-up techniques, masterclasses, solo/ensemble and all-state audition preparation techniques, large ensembles, music theory and listening skills. The program is designed for high school students at all levels of experience. Nationally acclaimed faculty/staff will not only coach students and give master classes, but also perform alongside students in the large ensembles, providing them with a unique and valuable experience that they will carry with them for years to come.


Paul W. Popiel - High School Band Camp Director / Director Bands, KU

Crimson Band - Paul Popiel
Blue Band - Sharon Toulouse

Flute - Daniel Velasco
Oboe - Margaret Marco
Bassoon - Nina Scheibe
Clarinet - Stephanie Zelnick
Saxophone - Vince Gnojek
Trumpet - Michael Raehpour
Horn - Paul Stevens
Trombone - Michael Davidson
Tuba/Euphonium - Brett Keating
Percussion - Dylan Bassett, Theo Musick, Ryan Pearson

Choir Elective - Dwayne Dunn
Guitar Elective - Bill Matney

Additional Electives will be addressed in the 2019 Handbooks, available in late May

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.

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