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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Discover Your Island

Coastal Bend String and Suzuki Camp

TAMUCC Department of Music

Coastal Bend String Camp 2014

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: June 9, 2014
Suzuki Camp: $75     July 14-18   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
String Camp (commuter camper): $150    July 12-18    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All applications must be received by June 9, 2014.  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 June 9, 2014.
No refunds can be made after June 9, 2014.
Meals are not included in the Commuter Camper Fees. Commuters can bring meals with them, or purchase meals at the camp for $6 to $8 per meal. All meals will be located in 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 a few minutes long.
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
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:
Mariachi Class: play Mariachi music with other students. Groups will be divided by levels and will experience the musical style of Mariachi playing. 
World Music Class: Learn about folk music from Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
Rhythm Class: learn about percussion instruments; develop your inner rhythm throughout a series of activities and exercises.
For questions or further information please contact us at:
Dr. Carrie Pierce, carrie.pierce@tamucc.edu
Dr. Melissa Melendez, melissaviola1@gmail.com
If you are an out of state or international student:
Please CLICK HERE for the resident camper application and HERE for the overnight application cover page
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