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Coastal Bend String Camp

TAMUCC Department of Music

Coastal Bend String Camp 2015

JULY 24-31

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend String Camp offers elementary, middle school, and high school students the opportunity to come to the "Island University" for a week of music and fun. The camp is open to all students with at least two years of experience on a string instrument. Students will experience music-making with TAMU-CC string faculty and outstanding area music artists and educators. Classes offered are: string orchestra, sectionals, chamber music, Mariachi, World Music and Rhythm. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including recreational events and recitals. Students will be divided by age group—Elementary School, Middle School or High School
 
Cost, Deadlines, and Refund Policy
Registration deadline: July 4, 2015
String Camp (Commuter Camper Lunch NOT Included) Tuition: $160    July 24-31    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
String Camp (Commuter Camper Lunch Included) Tuition: $205    July 24-31    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
String Camp (Overnight Camper) Tuition: $550  July 24 -31   5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
String Camp (Overnigth with Accompanied Guardian) Tuition: $880  July 24 -31   5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
String Camp (Overnight with TWO Accompanied Guardians) Tuition: $1,210.00  July 24 -31   5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All applications must be received by July 4, 2015.  Applications must be accompanied by a $50 deposit (or the full amount). Please make checks payable to TAMUCC Music Department. If you would like to pay the $50 deposit or the full amount by credit card, please visit us at cla.tamucc.edu/music to find a link to the TAMUCC Marketplace Mall.   Final payment/remaining balances can be made any time prior to the camp start date or at registration the first morning of camp.

Refunds, minus the $50.00 deposit, can be made on or before July 4, 2015.
No refunds can be made after July 4, 2015.
 
Meals
Commuter Campers have the option to bring lunch with them or pay tuition to include the lunch in the fee. All meals will be located in the Dinning Hall or the University Center Commons, and there will be a number of great food options. Meals will begin with lunch on the first day of camp.
 
Camp Auditions
There is NO audition to be accepted into the camp-ALL students with at least one year of experience on their instrument will be welcomed at the camp. All Coastal Bend String Camp students will complete a simple and painless audition for orchestra/chair placement and chamber music groups. Auditions will be held on the morning of the first day of camp in the Center for the Arts building. Students should bring their own audition music, selecting something that will best show off their skills and musicianship. The audition music should be no more than 4 minutes long.
 
Instruments
A&M-Corpus Christi cannot provide instruments for campers. Students will need to provide their instrument and all supplies (rosin, extra strings). Please make certain that the instrument is in good working order before you come to camp. Students who do not own an instrument will need to make arrangements with their school to use an instrument at camp. If you need to rent an instrument, contact Dr. Melissa Melendez directly at melissaviola1@gmail.com
 
Electives
In addition to daily string orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, instrument choir and chamber music, all students will select two electives in an area of their personal interest. Elective descriptions follow: (Subject to Change)
Mariachi Class: play Mariachi music with other students. Groups will be divided by levels and will experience the musical style of Mariachi playing. 
General Music Class: Learn about folk music from Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
Improvisation Class: learn about improvisation; develop your inner imporvisation skills throughout a series of activities and exercises.
 
 
For questions or further information please contact us at:
Dr. Jose Flores, jose.flores@tamucc.edu 
Dr. Melissa Melendez, melissaviola1@gmail.com
 
 

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OVERNIGHT 2015 STRING CAMP APPLICATION
 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMMUTER 2015 STRING CAMP APPLICATION

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