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Otterbein Summer Music Experience

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We are excited to offer our third annual summer music camp at Otterbein University, June 8-12, 2015. The camp caters to classical and jazz guitarists, string players (violin, cello, viola, bass), pianists (classical and jazz), and classical vocalists and composers.

The camp offers students an introduction to college music training. Daily one-on-one instrumental or vocal lessons will be combined with opportunities for playing or singing in ensembles. Technique class, master class, private practice, theory and ear training (including jazz theory – a new offering) are all built into the daily schedule. Students may elect to attend a seminar on musicians’ health, which will include work with Melinda Murphy, Otterbein’s Alexander Technique specialist,as well as a performance enhancement seminar by Steve Dornbusch. Other classes will focus on music technology and keyboard skills, necessary skills for music students in the 21st Century. 

All students may sing in a choir if they so choose, directed by Dr. Gayle Walker, Director of Choral Studies at Otterbein University. Finally, for a bit of fun and a change of pace we will offer classes in Zumba from Monday to Thursday at the end of each day. The camp will end with a student recital on Friday, June 12 at 3:00 pm in Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center. 

How to Apply

See if you have what it takes to be part of this exclusive camp! Parents can send Dr. Nicholas Ross (nross@otterbein.edu) an email beginning March 1 with your name, your student's name, parent's phone number and one of the following:

  1. A link to a video of your student performing (Do not send us the video. Send us a link to a YouTube video or website.)
  2. An MP3 (less than 5 minutes long) attached to the email.

Accepted students will be sent a link to the registration form.

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University
Director: Dr. Nicholas Ross, Director of Keyboard Studies, Otterbein University
For Students: Rising 9-12 graders (vocalists must be at least 15 years old)
Lunch: Provided
Tuition: $350

Choose From the Following Music Experience Camps

  • Guitar Camp

  • String Camp

  • Composition Workshop

  • Piano Camp

  • Vocal Camp


Otterbein University reserves the right to accept or reject any application or registration and expel any student whose conduct is detrimental to the other students, according to the camp director's judgment. Otterbein reserves the right to cancel the camp due to insufficient enrollment or just cause.

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For questions contact:
Jill McCullough
p/ 614.823.1371
e/ jmccullough@otterbein.edu

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