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

(See tuition page for fees)

String Quartet (original composition) by Sophia Lu
Advanced Honors Composition Program directed by Dr. Shawn Crouch
July 8, 2016


DIRECTOR: DR. SHAWN CROUCH, Composer, Conductor. Frost School of Music Assistant Professor of Practice, Theory and Composition, Artistic Director, Ensemble Ibis

Highly talented and motivated students are invited to apply to our Advanced Honors Composition Program. This program has limited enrollment and students are chosen to participate based upon teacher recommendation and demo. 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: Ensemble (2 periods), College Prep Music Theory, an Elective, and Honors Composition (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. Participants will follow the Advanced Classical Music Program curriculum for the first 4 classes. (If you prefer to take courses from our Advanced Musical Theater, Jazz, or Rock programs, please contact the camp.) 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!


  • Composers should submit mp3 recording and pdf scores of 2 original compositions.
  • Teacher recommendation.


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 Recommnedation 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
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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



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
  • Wind 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


  • 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).
  • Music Biz: For all who are interested in making a career out of performing, composing, or producing music. This class goes through the basics of the business, including all aspects of publishing, record labels, and more. You will need to bring a laptop,IPad, or tablet to class.
  • Blues Ensemble
  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble
  • Conducting: For campers who have experience in conducting or have no experience.

1:30 - 2:30


  • 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 Composition Workshop

4:00 - 5:00


  • Honors Composition Forum

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!