Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Institutional Header

summer arts logo

Summer 2014 Music Programs

Percussion Institute

For students entering grades 6–12.

Featuring Special Guests: Brett Kuhn (Phantom Regiment and Bugle Corps), Will James (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), Steve Hemphill (Northern Arizona University/Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra), Erick Saoud (Episcopal Collegiate School/Arkansas Symphony Orchestra), Daniel Smithiger (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), and more.

The SIUE Percussion Camp is focused on orchestral, solo and chamber, drum set, and marching opportunities in percussion. The Institute will enrich students through opportunities in attending concerts, clinics, lectures and demonstrations. Additionally, performance experiences will culminate in a final showcase concert for all participants at the end of the camp. Special concerts and guest performances will occur throughout the week.

The Percussion Institute is offering a residence hall option. It includes a four-night stay in a residence hall; check-in on Sunday prior to start of camp and check-out Thursday morning. Cost for residence hall is an additional $100.

Dates: June 9-12 (M-R) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 ($250 with Residence Hall)
Location: Dunham Hall, room 1115
Contact: Daniel Smithiger 618-650-3913

Band Camp

For students entering grades 6-10.

For any middle school or junior high school wind or percussion student, grades 6-10. Activities focus on (1) developing individual and ensemble instrumental performance skills; (2) exposure to varied musical activities: performances, clinics, and sectionals by SIUE faculty and students, developing rhythmic and melodic reading skills, tone quality, intonation, phrasing, and style, embouchure, posture, hand position, and practice habits. We have individualized instruction through a large ensemble experience, exploring widely varied musical literature, ending with a final concert for family and friends.

Dates: June 16-20 (M-F) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150
Location: Dunham Hall, room 1115
Contact: Darryl Coan 618-650-2012

Woodwind Camp

For students entering grades 9-12.

The camp will include small and large group sessions on topics such as reeds, chamber music, listening, tone, intonation, technique, auditions and practicing. A concert will be presented each day at 3 p.m. to include the SIUE woodwind faculty and the Scott Air Force Band Woodwind Quintet. In addition, each student will receive one private lesson with the faculty as part of the camp fee. At the conclusion of the camp, the students will perform in an all-inclusive chamber concert to showcase the skills they have learned during the week.

Dates: June 24-27 (T-F) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150
Location: Dunham Hall
Contact: James M. Hinson 618-650-2014

Jazz Camp

For students entering grades 8–12.

The SIUE Jazz Camp will involve the following activities: (1) ensemble performance (2) introduction to jazz style (3) master classes (applied instrumental techniques). Staff will include SIUE jazz faculty and students. Participants will learn improvisation skills and will have the opportunity to put these skills to use in small combo situations. These combos will offer a performance at the camp’s conclusion.

Dates: June 30-July 3 (M-F) 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Cost: $150
Location: Dunham Hall, room 1114
Contact: Rick Haydon 618-650-2355

Suzuki String Camp

For violin, viola, and cello students/parents/observers.

Campers gain valuable experience and motivation while studying with area teachers and faculty from the SIUE Suzuki Program. Technique, repertoire and orchestra classes are offered, plus a final concert on Friday at 2 p.m. Private lessons, fiddle class and enrichment classes are available for an additional fee.

Dates: July 8-11 (T-F) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $135
Location: Dunham Hall, room 2143
Contact: Erika Lord-Castillo 618-650-2839

For more information, visit:

Musical Theater Workshop

For students grades 7 and above. College students and high school teachers welcome!

The Musical Theater Workshop will provide partcipants with an in-depth experience of musical theater training.

Activities will include:

  • Professional vocal training
  • Dance training with a professional choreographer
  • Master classes focusing on song preparation, audition technique and interpretation
  • Preparing monologues
  • Acting improvisation

The workshop will culminate in a public performance for family and friends on Friday, July 18 at 3 p.m. 

Dates: July 14-18 (M-F), 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $160 (includes T-shirt)
Location: Dunham Hall, room 1109
Contact: Dr. Marc Schapman (618) 650-2034

Music Technology & Composition Camp

For students entering grades 7-12.

Group and individual activities will be provided for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Students will explore music by writing their own pieces on computer, experimenting with MIDI instruments and creating their own electronic hybrid instruments. No previous experience with computers or keyboards is necessary. Supplies and materials will be provided, including computer generated manuscripts of student’s compositions. Camp enrollment is limited to 15.

Dates: July 21-25 (M-F), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150
Location: Dunham Hall, room 0194
Contact: Darryl Coan 618-650-2012

Application deadline is two weeks prior to the beginning of camp.

The following forms must be completed and included with application:
Media Release, Health Form and Insurance Release Form.

Registration forms are available online at

For more information call Department of Music at 618-650-3900 or email at

Mail application and check to:
Department of Music
SIUE Music Camps
Campus Box 1771
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1771

For teachers:
If you are interested in attending this camp as a component of your continuing education, you can receive 3 CEU credits. The total cost of attendance will be $150. Each CEU is $50. Discount does NOT apply for CEU credit. Please contact us for further information.

facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff googleplusoff tumblroff foursquareoff socialoff