School of Music

Summer Music Camps

Cougar String Camp »

Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists will work with Washington State University faculty to improve their musical skills in a variety of ways. String students will have the opportunity to participate in orchestra, jazz improvisation, fiddling, string techniques class, music theory class, master classes and chamber music (string quartets and trios).

WSU Oboe & Bassoon Camps »

Oboists, English horn players will work with Dr. Keri McCarthy (oboe faculty, WSU) and bassoonists will study with Dr. Ryan Hare (bassoon faculty, WSU) as well as guest artists and other outstanding Washington State University faculty members to improve their musical skills. The Oboe and Bassoon Camps focus on group techniques and reed making classes, private lessons, and chamber music playing and coachings. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in large ensembles (either at the intermediate or advanced levels), jazz improvisation, music theory and composition, and leadership classes.

Summer Keyboard Explorations »

For the 26th consecutive year, middle school and high school students can work with award-winning Washington State University faculty to study classical piano, jazz piano/improvisation, and organ. With a limited number of students, Summer Keyboard Explorations offers students the opportunity to work with different faculty one-on-one each day, thus sending them home at week's end with a variety of information and different views about how they can improve their playing. In addition to a faculty concert, SKE features a guest artist who will perform a concert and give a master class to the students. The week's events culminate in a student concert that includes ensemble playing, a highlight of many student's experience at SKE!

Summer Band Camp »

The Cougar Summer Band Camp is open to all students with at least one year of band instruction. Campers will have the opportunity to focus on ensemble and individual playing techniques. There will be two large bands based on experience. Electives will include conducting, leadership, music theory, history of rock and roll, and chamber music, among others. Auditioned students may participate in our Camp Jazz Band conducted by Dr. Greg Yasinitsky.


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