Summer Camps 2018
The University of Utah Preparatory Division Strings Summer Camp is a week-long camp
for string players ages 6 through 14. The camp was founded and organized by one of
the most prominent pedagogues in the state of Utah, Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup. Students
will be working with University of Utah, Salt Lake City Community College, and Preparatory
Division faculty members. Each day, students spend three hours in a group setting
learning skills necessary for orchestral and chamber music playing; these include
ensemble playing, responding to each other, following the conductor, following a section
leader, refining strokes, sight reading, and musical flexibility.
In addition to group playing, we offer a daily improvisation class during which students will learn basic principles of improvisation, jazz, and bluegrass. This class is designed to free each student, and encourage musical freedom and creative approaches to music. This class helps students strengthen the relationship they have with music and the instrument, and it helps them develop a deeper love for what they do.
Ear training is the third component of our camp. We believe that training of the ear is essential for each string player. Our focus will be on skills such as singing and playing in tune, rhythm, and beat and tempo awareness. These skills will be taught in fun and creative movement games and dance.
Students will be divided into three orchestras based on their age and level of playing.
June 18th - 22nd
Ages: 6 - 14
Requirements: Must have played their instrument for at least 6 months
Time: Half-Day option 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Full-Day option 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts West, room 250
Tuition: Half-Day $200 Full-Day $300 (bring sack lunch)
Bring a snack and water bottle
*Registration deadline is May 20th.
The Youth Arts Division is pleased to present a week-long fine arts adventure. The art passport will grant you access to Tanner Dance, Youth Theatre, and the Music Preparatory Division. Engage in all art forms and have the unique opportunity to create an original performance work to be presented at The Tanner Dance building.
July 9th - 13th
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Age: 5th and 6th Grade
Come join us for a week filled with musical experiences! Students will receive daily piano lessons from the Preparatory Division faculty and masterclasses from the University of Utah Piano Area faculty. Students will attend ensemble class, percussion, theory, and choir classes each day. The camp will culminate on the last day with a piano recital showcasing the students' progress throughout the week.
June 25th - June 29th
Time: 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Where: Fine Arts West, Building 170 (274 South University Street) Students will need to bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
Age: 8 - 17 years old
*Registration deadline is June 1st.