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Middle School Summer Music Camp

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Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

School of Music
Phone: 610-436-2739
Fax: 610-436-2873

Dr. Christopher Hanning
Dean (Interim)
Phone: 610-430-4178

Kaysey Davis
Administrative Assistant to Dean
Phone: 610-430-4177

Will Hillegeist, M.M.
Business Manager
Phone: 610-436-3484

Matthew Scott Miller
Events Coordinator
Phone: 610-436-2678

Robert (Bob) Rust
Recording Engineer/Video Technician
Phone: 610-436-2937

Gerry Cousins
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services
Phone: 610-436-2634

Faculty Contact Information:
Applied Music
Music Education
Music Theory, History and Composition


Ralph Sorrentino, Director
Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 2018; 9:00am-12:00pm
Finale Concert: Friday, June 29th at 12:30pm
For students currently in grades 6, 7 and 8

Program Highlights

  • Large ensemble and small ensemble instrumental performance opportunities include concert band, string orchestra, middle school choir, flute ensemble, clarinet ensemble, saxophone ensemble, brass ensemble and percussion ensemble
  • Instruction from some of the region’s finest educators and performers
  • We are pleased to offer an Middle School Choral Track. Middle school vocalists of all ability levels will have the opportunity to develop their vocal skills in a fun and encouraging environment (Learn more about the Middle School Choral Track )
  • Daily faculty recitals allow students to see professional musicians perform in an informative and engaging setting
  • A finale concert (featuring all ensembles) at 12:30pm on Friday, June 29th

Sample Daily Schedule (band and string instruments)

9:00am-10:10am: Small ensemble rehearsal (flute, clarinet, saxophone, brass, percussion or string ensemble)
10:15am-10:45am: Faculty recital
10:50am-12:00pm: Large ensemble rehearsal (concert band or string orchestra)

Sample Daily Schedule (choral track)

9:00am-10:10am: Build singing technique, rehearse repertoire
10:15am-10:45am: Faculty recital
10:50am-12:00pm: Music reading and ear training, shape ensemble sound, rehearse concert repertoire

Questions? Contact us at (610) 436-3484 or


  • The final registration deadline is June 15, 2018.
  • Refund Policy: Partial refunds will only be issued after the receipt of a written cancellation notice. The camp fee includes a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after the camp begins on June 25th.
  • We reserve the right to combine middle school and elementary school ensembles (with the exception of the choirs) depending on enrollment and instrumentation
  • Review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)