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To the teacher: Your student is applying to the UM Frost Young Musicians' Camp. Please check the Level your student should be placed in, based on the descriptions below.

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I. Based on this student's performance and the requirements listed below, I confirm that he/she is qualified to enter the respective LEVEL listed below. Please Check the Appropriate Box.

If you know that your student is performing and reading music at a level greater than his/her grade in school, we recommend that your student audition for our Honors Ensembles. These Ensembles are for Intermediate & Advanced students in the Classical, Jazz, and Rock programs.

Questions? Contact the camp:

SESSION A (June 12 - June 23)


INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC (piano, voice (musical theater) & other instruments)

  • Entering grades 2-4 in the fall
  • No formal training or up to 1 year of study in piano or musical theater

ELEMENTARY CLASSICAL MUSIC (Strings, Suzuki Strings & Piano), Musical Theater, Jazz, and Rock

  • Entering grades 2-5 in the fall
  • Classical Music, Jazz, and Rock Program: Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Voice/ Musical Theater: no formal training is required - but should love to SING!


PROGRAMS: Classical Music (strings, winds, piano), Jazz (winds, piano, bass, guitar, drums), Rock (guitar, bass, drums, voice and piano), Musical Theater & Contemporary Voice, and NEW THIS SUMMER - Intermediate Songwriting & Music Production!

  • Entering grades 5-8 in the fall
  • Has been singing or studying their instrument for at least 2 years.
  • Has completed or is studying a Book 2 level book on their instrument.
  • Songwriting & Music Production: singing or playing an instrument for one year and some or no experience with Garage Band or Pro Tools First.
  • Younger students may enroll with this Teacher Recommendation.


PROGRAMS: Honors Chamber Music (strings and piano), Honors Jazz Ensemble (instrumental) and Honors Rock Ensemble (instruments and voice)

  • Audition and this Teacher Recommendation required.
  • Student should be playing their instrument above grade level and should stand out in performance and music reading in their ensembles.
  • Information about the Audition Process can be found on the Daily Schedule on the Homepage of each program.

SESSION B (July 5 - July 15) (including camp on Saturday, July 8th)


Classical Music (winds, strings, and piano), Jazz (voice, winds, piano, bass, drums, guitar), Rock (piano, bass, drums, guitar, voice), Contemporary Voice, and Music Production & Recording.

Students should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability to participate. (Note: The Music Production & Recording Program is designed to be suitable for students at all levels of experience. While the Advanced programs are geared for students entering grades 9 - 12 (ages 12-17), exceptionally talented younger students who fulfill the requirements may enroll with this teacher recommendation and an audition - The teacher, student, and parents should ALSO consider applying to the Intermediate Level Camp in Session A. This session is for students entering grades 5-8 and has Honors Ensembles by audition in Classical Chamber Music, Jazz, and Rock)

  • Classical Music: Recommended 3 years minimum of experience on your instrument. Instrumentalists who are part of a school ensemble should be near or at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent. Pianists should be studying Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, or equivalent.
  • Jazz: Recommended 3 years minimum of experience on your instrument (including voice). If part of a school ensemble, should be near or at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent. Participants should have some experience in improvisation. Pianists should have experience reading chord symbols.
  • Rock: Applicants should be playing or singing at an advanced level and have experience playing in a band. If part of a school rock ensemble, should be near or at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Contemporary Voice: Applicants should be at an advanced level of musical ability. If part of a school vocal ensemble, should be near or at Music Proficiency level 5.0 or equivalent. They should have experience in at least one of these vocal styles: Musical Theater, Contemporary, Pop, or Jazz.
  • Music Production & Recording: students with all levels of experience may enroll.

HONORS ENSEMBLES: Classical Chamber Music (strings, winds, and piano), Honors Jazz Ensemble (including voice), and Honors Rock Band (including voice)

The Honors Ensembles are designed for students who are playing or singing at a level higher than the typical high school student, such as those who are considering choosing music as their major in college.

The teacher must recommend the student for this ensemble, and in addition, the student must submit an audition demo. Details about the audition process can be found on each program page (Advanced Jazz, Advanced Classical, Advanced Rock) Locate the Daily Schedule and scroll down to the last box. You will see all the information about the Honors Ensembles there. Geared for high school students, qualified younger students are welcome to apply. Instrumentalists should be playing at Music Proficiency level 6. Applicants to the Jazz Program should be able to improvise fluently. Students who are accepted into the Classical Chamber Music Program, will be assigned their parts upon acceptance and are expected to arrive to camp on the first day with the piece learned fluently. Rock musicians should have well-developed technique on their instrument and look forward to working on challenging material.


This program is based on the curriculum of the CAM program - Creative American Music major offered at the UM Frost School of Music. Admission is based on this teacher recommendation and a demo.

Admission is based on this teacher recommendation and a demo (for Advanced only). The guidelines for the demo can be found on the camp website.