Mizzou Summer Music Camps and Programs

2023 Camps - More info coming soon!

Mizzou Trombone Boot Camp
Instructors: Dr. Timothy Howe & Dr. Sam Griffith

  • June 7-10, 2023
  • Eligibility: High school students entering grades 9-12, camp is limited to 15 students
  • Application deadline if housing is needed: TBD
  • Cost for room/board: TBD
  • There will be a male and female chaperone whose primary responsibilities will be escorting students to meals and to their dorms. Chaperones will stay on the same floor as students. There is not a lot of free time throughout the day, but chaperones will be with the campers in the evenings when most of the free time happens.
  • Please review this infosheet and letter to participants with information on what to prepare and a sample schedule.
  • Application coming soon!
  • Online payment option: TBD

Missouri Summer Composition Institute (COMP)

Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar
Contact: Professor Eva Szekely

During this week-long session, participants will receive daily chamber music coachings, private lessons with Esterhazy Quartet members, and the opportunity to perform in solo masterclasses. Each chamber ensemble will perform at least twice during the session.

  • June 11-18, 2023
  • Eligibility: High School string students
  • Tuition: Free
  • Application deadline: TBD
  • Room and board: TBD
  • Financial aid: limited
  • 2023 Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar Brochure
  • Online application: TBD
  • Teacher recommendation submission form
  • Online payment option: TBD (please submit all application materials prior to paying)

Private lessons through the Community Music Program

  • June 5, 2023 - July 30, 2023 (8-week session)
  • In-person or virtual lessons
  • For more information, visit the CMP website

Past Camps

Missouri Summer Drumset Intensive Camp
Contact: Dr. Troy Hall
This camp will be a three-day advanced program for intermediate and advanced high school and college students wishing to improve their technique, vocabulary, and reading within the jazz idiom.

  • June 20-22, 2022
  • Eligibility: High school and College students of intermediate/advanced ability level.* Camp is limited to 20 students.
  • Cost: $100 
  • Apply today!
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, June 15
  • Meals not provided, except for Wednesday, June 22.
  • Online Payment
  • Drumset Intensive Camp Flyer

*This level assumes that the student:

1) Knows all 40 Percussive Arts Society Rudiments and has good basic hand technique.

2) Has a reading knowledge of drumset notation and jazz band charts.

3) Has basic jazz drumset rhythm and comping skills.

4) Has some enthusiasm for and basic understanding of jazz music and jazz drumset practices.

5) Students who feel unclear if they meet this standard are urged to contact Dr. Hall with any questions.

    Experiencing Piano for Kids

    Experiencing Piano for Adults

    FAQ's

    Students will need to reserve and pay for a visitor permit ahead of time at this link: https://parking.missouri.edu/permits/. 

    -Toiletries
    -Medications
    -Electronics and chargers

    -Casual camp attire
    -Concert attire (check with camp supervisor to see if this is necessary for your camp)
    -Your instrument!   

    Sheets and towels are provided if you are staying in the dorms.

    Contact

    Community Music Coordinator
    Joanna Griffith 
    muasmusicoutreach@missouri.edu

    Mizzou Trombone Boot Camp 
    Prof. Tim Howe
    howete@missouri.edu 

    Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar
    Prof. Eva Szekely
    SzekelyE@missouri.edu 

    Drumset Camp
    Prof. Troy Hall
    tshdbf@mail.missouri.edu

    Summer COMP
    Andrea Luque Káram
    andrea.luquekaram@missouri.edu

    Experiencing Piano Coordinator
    Meghan Speed
    meghanspeed@mail.missouri.edu