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The University of Alabama School of Music and University Bands is pleased to host the annual Crimson Music Camp for 2015. This summer, we will offer two weeks of instruction with programs in Jazz and Improvisation (High School 9-12), Drum Major and Leadership Team (High School 9-12), Marching Percussion (High School 9-12), Colorguard (High School, 9-12), Majorette and Dance Team (High School 9-12) Concert Band (Junior High and Senior High 6-12), Vocal Camp (High School 9-12) and Piano (Junior High and Senior High 6-12). Students enrolled in the camp will be under the leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty members of the University of Alabama School of Music.  Joining the UA faculty will be guest faculty members recognized as expert leaders in the field of instrumental music education. Each member of our camp leadership team and faculty will work diligently to ensure that each student receives the highest quality camp experience. Our camps offer small group sectionals and coaching, specialized courses, and master classes…all this while spending time sharing music with some of the most outstanding musicians and teachers in the country. We also provide our campers with a Crimson Music Camp t-shirt, supervised recreation time each evening, and a fantastic finale concert. Educational and insightful classes and rehearsals during the day, combined with fun-filled evening activities make Crimson Camp 2015 the place to be! Don’t miss it! ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 AND CLOSE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015. PAYMENT IS DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015.


Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Designed for high school students with a passion for color guard, the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with leading instructors in the field of color guard and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning experiences. During the four day clinic, you will receive extensive and intensive instruction and technique classes in all levels of flag, rifle and sabre; daily dance and movement sessions.  Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum.  The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well.

Director of the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp will be Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Athletic Bands at Marshall University, instructor for Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment and Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.  One of the leading figures in the colorguard field today.  Dr. Dalton and his staff will offer campers an amazing four days of learning and fun! Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Colorguard Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

COLORGUARD ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Million Dollar Band Majorette and Dance Line Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Designed for high school and middle school students with a passion for dance and/or twirling, the Million Dollar Band Majorette and Dance Line Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with Ms. Marion Powell, choreographer and coach for the world renowned “Crimsonettes”, the incredible majorette line with the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band, and the University of Alabama “Crimson Cabaret” Dance Team!  Ms. Powell and her staff will offer instruction in all facets of dance and twirling.  Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum.  The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Majorette and Dance Line Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

MAJORETTE AND DANCE LINE ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Million Dollar Band Drum Major and Leadership Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Designed for high school students who have earned a leadership role within their own band, or those students who have a desire to gain a leadership role, this camp will focus on those traits necessary for student leaders to be a success.  The Drum Major and Leadership Camp will be led by two outstanding music educators.  Mr. Eric Willoughby, Director of Bands at Woodland High School in Cartersville, Georgia and long time staff member at the University of Georgia’s Drum Major and Leadership Camps and former Drum Major of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band, along with Mr. Thomas Turpin, Assistant Director of Bands at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, and former Drum Major of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band will lead the instruction team this summer.  Campers will receive instruction in conducting, score reading, marching fundamentals, teaching and cleaning drill, communication skills and salutes and showmanship.  Instructional staff will also include current and former drum majors from the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Drum Major and Leadership Team Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

DRUM MAJOR AND LEADERSHIP TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Million Dollar Band Marching Percussion Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp Staff includes Mr. Neal Flum, Director of Marching Percussion, the University of Alabama, and the Percussion Caption Head for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Percussion Staff of the Million Dollar Band. A camp for high school marching percussion performers,both battery and keyboard, seeking to improve their performance skill-sets. The camp will focus on grip and stroke technique; rudiments; reading, rhythm, timing, and the check patterns; stick control patterns; and improving quality of sound. The camp will offer small-group and large group instruction and a grand finale performance at the end of the camp. Each student will receive a packet of exercises and other materials. The camp will be supported by the following percussion companies who partner with the University of Alabama: Innovative Percussion (sticks and mallets), Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Remo (drum heads), and Zildjian (cymbals).Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Marching Percussion Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

MARCHING PERCUSSION ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Million Dollar Band Marching Director and Staff Academy
Friday, June 12 – Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Directors Academy provides professional development for marching band directors and marching band staff. This new director’s track will provide guidance for fall marching season preparation and execution. The Academy will be presented by the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band directors Dr. Ken Ozzello and Mr. Randall Coleman, along with Michael Klesch, the Music Director and Arranger for the DCI World Champions, Carolina Crown and Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Athletic Bands at Marshall University.  Topics will include the development of a basics program in both music and marching, programming your halftime show, presenting the complete package along with logistical ideas to help your rehearsals be more effective.

Marching Director Staff Academy Costs – TBD

Jazz/Improvisation Camp
Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Jazz Camp will offer high school students an opportunity to discover the language of jazz music through the use of scales, arpeggios, patterns, and listening, and help them to comprehend its basic principles in theory and practice. It also welcomes more experienced improvisers who wish to further their concept of improvisation in the jazz idiom as more advanced techniques are introduced. Placement in combos, concerts, and masterclasses are also a part of the camp. The faculty includes Professor Chris Kozak, Director of Jazz Studies, the University of Alabama and Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger, Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Alabama. Open to the following instrumentalists: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet; Trombone, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass and Jazz Piano. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Jazz and Improvisation Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

JAZZ/IMPROVISATION ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Concert Band Camp
Sunday, June 14 – Friday June, 19, 2015

Ensemble participation and performance will be stressed during the Concert Band Camp and each group (Junior Band and Senior Band) will offer a public performance at the conclusion of the camp week. Students will also have the opportunity to take a private lesson with our artist faculty and be exposed to smaller, chamber ensemble music, coached by faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama School of Music. Other faculty members may be contacted here. Students who have just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Concert Band Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $525.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $425.00

CONCERT BAND CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Vocal/Opera Camp
Sunday, June 14 – Friday, June 19, 2015

Activities include daily vocal classes, to include staging of solo songs, duets, and small ensemble pieces. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in voice lessons with the voice faculty and daily choral ensemble rehearsals with the choral faculty. Students will also receive instruction in basic music theory and sight-singing. Voice Faculty: Dr. Susan Fleming and Dr. Paul Houghtaling, both voice faculty members at the University of Alabama in the School of Music. Choral Faculty: Jonathan Ledger, DMA Conducting student at the University of Alabama. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Vocal/Opera Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $525.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $425.00

VOCAL/OPERA CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Piano Camp
Sunday, June 14 – Friday, June 19, 2015

Daily activities include classes in sight reading, ear training, ensemble, theory, and piano literature. Additionally, students will attend performance classes and masterclasses each day with the faculty.  Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for at least two private lessons with the faculty during the week.  Camp faculty will include Dr. Kevin Chance and Dr. Tanya Gille from the University of Alabama.  Students who have just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 and who have had at least three years of private piano study as of June 2015 are eligible to attend.

Piano Camp Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $525.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $425.00

PIANO CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND, MARCHING PERCUSSION AND VOICE CAMP

Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson session with the faculty during the week of Crimson Music Camp. These lessons should be scheduled by the camp attendees in advance of your arrival on campus in June. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should email the professor directly and determine a time and cost for your lesson. These lessons will be at an additional cost to be determined by the individual professors and paid directly to the professor by the camp attendee. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.

RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and 3 meals each day in the University Dining Halls. 

COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with LUNCH and DINNER each day (no breakfast). A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older. 


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For Crimson Camp contact information click here

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Heath Nails, University Bands Program Assistant
jhnails@ua.edu

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