Immerse Yourself. Unlike any other music camp in the state, our program is designed to give students an immersion experience by providing concentrated study on their primary instrument (or “major”) for a minimum of four hours per day. Campers select their “major” for the week from the following:
piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, guitar, percussion/drum set, voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass or composition! Activities will include daily master classes, warm up exercises, group lessons, chamber ensembles, supervised practice time, opera and musical theatre scene workshops (vocalists only), and reed making or reed fixing class (clarinet, oboe, and saxophone).
An Intensive Week of Music
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. campers check-in at their residence hall. After a short introductory meeting, campers will break into studio groups by “major” with their primary faculty instructor. The emphasis during the first day is for faculty/staff to get to know you. Come prepared the first day to play, connect, and have fun.
During the Week
Campers will work exclusively with UWSP music faculty for a minimum of four hours per day in their “major.” Additional activities include large ensembles (band/choir/jazz ensemble), chamber ensembles (for strings/piano), theory/composition sessions, and history/aesthetics seminars. Individual practice time and recreation are also an important part of the daily schedule. Camp counselors are UWSP music majors who assist the campers throughout the week and provide an insider’s perspective about the life of a university music student. Faculty and counselors join campers for evening activities including a talent show and faculty/counselor recitals.
Camp COFAC closes with a final concert on Saturday morning. Campers’ families are encouraged to attend. For your convenience, check-out is offered from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Program details may change based on enrollment.
One more reason to choose Camp COFAC at UW-Stevens Point!
In Tune Magazine, a publication of the National Association for Music Education, has included UW-Stevens Point in its "Best Music Schools Special Report", which lists UWSP among the top 43 music schools in the country that have achieved technological innovations in their curricula. UWSP is in exalted company; other schools on the list include The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, and Northwestern University.
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