West Chester University’s Wells School of Music Offers FREE Virtual Music Camps for Students Entering Grades 3 – 12

06.26Music CampIn this summer of uncertainty, and with many camps and recreational centers closed for the summer, it’s West Chester University to the rescue with FREE virtual music camps via Zoom for students entering grades 3 – 12. For information and to register, please email Joan Stalford in West Chester University’s Wells School of Music at jstalford@wcupa.edu

Ralph Sorrentino, Chair of Instrumental Music and the Director of the Elementary/Middle School Summer Camp and High School Summer Music Institute says, “Though we are disappointed we are unable to welcome students to our campus this summer, we are thrilled to announce virtual sessions for our Elementary School/Middle School Summer Music Camp, our High School Summer Music Institute, and our Jazz Camp. We invite all students entering grades 3 through 12 to join our outstanding Wells School of Music faculty members for these COMPLIMENTARY, engaging, and informative Zoom camp sessions. Our hope is that these offerings will enhance students’ summer music activities.”

List of virtual music camp sessions via Zoom:


06.26MusicCamp2Elementary School/Middle School Summer Music Camp (for students entering grades 3 through 8):

Topic: Becoming a Better Musician

Faculty Members: Dr. Ralph Sorrentino, Dr. Marci Major, and Dr. M. Gregory Martin

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14th at 10am06.26Musiccamp4






High School Summer Music Institute (for students entering grades 9 through 12)06.26MusicCamp3

Session #1: Playing your Best Auditions

Faculty Members: Dr. Ralph Sorrentino, Professor Joseph Caminiti, Dr. Ryan Kelly, and Dr. Kimberly Reighley

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15th at 1pm


Session #2: College Preparation for Music Students

Faculty Members: Dr. Ralph Sorrentino, Dr. Emily Bullock, and Dr. Andrew Yozviak

Date/Time: Thursday, July 16th at 1 pm

Jazz Camp (for students entering grades 7 through 12)

Session #1: Working with a New Song- Transcription and Improvisation06.26MusicCamp

Faculty Member: Professor Peter Paulsen

Date/Time: Monday, July 20th at 11am


Session #2: Clarifying and Improvising with the Greek Modes

Faculty Member: Professor Jonathan Ragonese

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 21st at 11am


Session #3: Harmony and Rhythm- Piano and Guitar

Faculty Members: Professor David Cullen and Dr. Terry Klinefelter

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22nd at 11am


Session #4: Drum Set Masterclass

Faculty Member: Dr. Chris Hanning

Date/Time: Thursday, July 23rd at 11am


To register for one or more virtual camps sessions, please email the following information to Wells School of Music staff member, Joan Stalford at jstalford@wcupa.edu


Student’s Name:

Student’s Grade Level:

Student’s Primary Instrument:

Student’s School:

Zoom camp session(s) in which you wish to enroll:

Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Email Address:

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