Frost Young Musicians' Camp Summer 2018

CAMP 2018

Registration will be open by February 23rd.


Registration will be open by February 23rd.

"Be surrounded 24/7 by kids from all over
the US and other countries who share your love of music!"


Session B: JULY 3 - JULY 14
Hours 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

(For Piano, Strings, and Winds)

(See tuition page for fees)

Advanced Chamber Orchestra
Excerpts from "Carmen" by Bizet / arranged by T. Shade
July 8, 2016

Advanced Chamber Orchestra
Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms / arranged by T. Shade
July 8, 2016

"Calypso Jam" by Dean Marshall arranged by Arthur Bachman
Performed by Advanced Studio Orchestra
Directed by Antoine Khouri
July 2015

If you play a string, brass, woodwind instrument, or piano, and will be entering grades 8-12 *in the fall and are at an advanced level on your instrument, then the ADVANCED CLASSICAL MUSIC PROGRAM is right for you!


If you are a talented and outstanding classical musician, we offer you the opportunity to interact with our exceptional faculty - including members of the UM Frost School of Music in our highly demanding Advanced Classical Music Program. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience.

The Advanced Classical Music Program is open to all ADVANCED classical instrumentalists and pianists who have been recommended by their music teacher.

* While this program is geared for high school students, younger students are welcome to enroll with a teacher recommendation.


Your daily schedule includes a total of 5 classes: Orchestra or Piano Duet Ensemble, Piano, Wind or String Ensemble, Music Theory (Fundamentals or College Prep), and 2 Electives. We break for lunch, which is included in our program. You can extend your day by enrolling in an optional class or private lesson. The camp session ends with concerts that take place in one of the Frost School of Music's fine concert halls.

AND - don't forget - we have an awesome Dormitory Program so you can enjoy a total summer music camp experience! Learn More!

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!


  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 8-12. (younger students may enroll with a teacher recommendation)
  • Should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability to participate.
  • If part of a school ensemble, should be performing at approximately Music Grade level 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Pianists should be studying Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, or equivalent repertoire.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements will be accepted to this Program!


  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your electives and Optional Classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.
  • Click here for information on Camp Tuition & Fees and How to Apply to the Camp.


Session B: JULY 3 - JULY 14

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)


DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music

9:00 - 10:00


  • Piano Duet Ensemble: pianists are grouped in pairs to study duets and duos.
  • Orchestra

10:15 - 11:15


A continuation of the Ensemble class, with the addition of subjects such as: sight reading, audition preparation, conducting, and technique.

  • String Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)

In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are also included.

12:15 - 1:15


  • Songwriting and Composition: for students who have some experience either writing songs (music/lyrics) or instrumental compositions. You will learn about the various kinds of songs and compositions.
  • Classical Piano Master Class: an opportunity to be coached on your solo repertoire.
  • Conducting: For campers who have experience in conducting or have no experience.
  • Intro to Improvisation: for strings, winds, and pianists - no experience necessary! In today's musical world, even classical musicians are called on to improvise. For example, if you are a music major at the Frost School of Music, your music theory class will include improvisation.
  • Digital Sound Design: explore digital editing, mixing, and mastering techniques, using the software Logic Pro 10. Students will be encouraged to write, record, and produce an original composition using these techniques. (for students new to Logic Pro 10 and for those experienced in using it)

1:30 - 2:30


  • Music Theory - Fundamentals: Master the basics!
  • Music Theory - College Prep: Students who have been accepted to the Frost School of Music cannot enroll in the first semester of Music Theory unless they pass a Theory Fundamentals Exam. Other college music programs have similar requirements. This class will help you prepare for this! Topics that will be covered: Intervals and Scales, Major and Minor Key Signatures, Triads and Seventh Chords, Meter and Rhythm, and Harmonic Progression, Hearing Chord Progressions, Solfege and Sight Singing and Basic Part Writing. (Pre-Requisite: knowledge of Theory Fundamentals)
  • All of the theory classes above use the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model, which incorporates ear training and improvisation.

2:45 - 3:45


  • Piano Music from Bach to Gershwin
  • Orchestra Music from Vivaldi to Stravinsky
  • Introduction to Media Writing and Film Scoring


REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music

4:00 - 5:00

Optional CLASSES (separate fees apply)

You really don't want to leave camp so soon...

  • Jazz Rock Jam: for instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.

Learn more about out Optional Programs:

  • PRIVATE LESSONS with one of our awesome faculty!
  • DORM PROGRAM - Learn More!
  • Supervised EXTENDED CARE program.
  • BUS TRANSPORTATION - Bus transportation to the camp Learn More!