High School Rock Music Summer Program

This two-week summer program is your opportunity to explore the entire process of staging a full rock show. You'll work with other dedicated musicians and learn how to select material, create transcriptions, arrange charts, rehearse, and perform on stage.

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Tuition: $3,600
Age range: Grades 9-12

Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2014 program. Join our mailing list to receive information about summer 2015 programs.

Students are placed into bands consisting of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocalists. All instrumentalists are encouraged to sing as well. Enrollment is limited to 30 students, so all participants will get ample instructional and performance time.

You will have theory classes that include ear-training, transcription, form, song composition, and the history of rock music. Additional topics we'll cover include:

  • band etiquette (interpersonal and musical ensemble skills)
  • performance
  • musicianship
  • the formal structure

The two-week session ends with a public concert, which is one of our most popular student events. Students will work on an original song during the session, and the faculty will choose one of the originals for performance in the final concert.

While you do not take elective classes outside the music program, there are many opportunities to enjoy student and faculty presentations in visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing, and film while you are here. And each summer, we present an impressive lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.

Prerequisites

Ability to read music or chord charts (music will not be written in tablature).

Audition Requirements

One video file: A solo or group performance featuring your skills in a rock setting (guitar players should include a sample of both solo and rhythm guitar).

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