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 - 5:00 pm

(For Piano and Strings)

(See tuition page for fees)

"Advanced Honors Piano Duet" Jeaux Deaux
Jeux d'enfants by Goerges Bizet
I. L'Escarpolette
III. La Poupee
II. La Toupie
Advanced Honors Chamber Music Program directed by Dr. Paul Posnak
June 24, 2016

Experience this unique opportunity to Be coached in a small group setting by our world renowned honors faculty.

Director: Paul Posnak, Professor Emeritus, Keyboard Performance and Director of Collaborative Piano Program, UM Frost School of Music.

Faculty: (partial list) Mei Mei Luo, Violin, Viola - Delray String Quartet.

Masterclass Faculty: (partial list) Michael Klotz, Amernet String Quartet.

Highly talented and motivated students are invited to apply to our Advanced Honors Classical Chamber Music Program. This program has limited enrollment and students are chosen to participate based upon teacher recommendation and audition. We offer you the opportunity to interact with our exceptional faculty. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience.

While this program is geared for high school students, talented younger students are invited to apply.


Your daily schedule includes a total of 6 classes: Orchestra or Piano Duet Ensemble, Piano Ensemble or String Ensemble, Music Theory (Fundamentals or College Prep), Elective, and Honors Chamber Music (2 periods). We break for lunch, which is included in our program. At the end of the camp session, the Advanced Honors participants present their own recital which takes place in one of the Frost School of Music's fine concert halls. (see highlights from past years honors chamber music concerts) Participants also perform in the Final Concert given by the entire camp.

Participants will follow the Advanced Classical Music Program curriculum for the first 4 classes. Periods 5 and 6 will be exclusively for Honors students - where you will work closely with our special Honors Faculty. (The Honors Program is one hour longer than our other programs.) All students who are selected for this Program will receive a letter of participation from the Frost School of Music.

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 or composing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!


  • For Pianists and String musicians.

  • If you are part of a school ensemble, you should be performing at Music Grade level 6.0 or above.

  • If you study privately, then you should be studying highly advanced repertoire, including technical studies. Pianists should be working on Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Etudes, or equivalent repertoire.

  • Your music teacher will be asked to submit a recommendation for you.

  • An audition demo - 10 minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as high quality video files or a YouTube link. Send your demos to:

  • After you are accepted, you will be assigned 2 pieces of chamber music that have been especially selected for you. Participants are expected to download the music and LEARN THEIR PART FLUENTLY BEFORE THE CAMP SESSION BEGINS. NOTE: THIS IS A REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

  • Specific Requirements for auditions: Two representative solo works of contrasting styles that demonstrate your technical facility, tone, and interpretation from the standard classical repertoire. An additional, optional live audition may be scheduled , however, you must first submit your online demo.


Enrollment is limited for this program. You will be notified of your acceptance after the camp receives ALL application materials: Online Registration, Application Fee ($40 before April 1, $75 after April 1), Teacher Recommendation, and Audition Demo. Your full deposit of $200 (plus the dorm deposit of $200 if you are staying in the dorm) is due after receiving your acceptance letter.

  • 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.

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 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

ENSEMBLE 2:: a continuation of the Ensemble class, with the addition of subjects such as sight -reading, audition preparation, conducting, and technique.

  • Piano Ensemble.
  • String 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 (including a vegetarian choice), and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are also included.

12:15 - 1:15


  • Songwriting and Composition: for students who have had 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.
  • 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)
  • Conducting: For campers who are experienced conductors or for those without experience.

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


Honors Chamber Music.

4:00 - 5:00


Honors Chamber Music.

Learn more about out Optional Programs:

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