We are pleased to announce our 2024 WCU Summer Music Camps. All 2024 summer camp registrations will take place online – please visit each camp’s webpage (via the drop-down tabs below) for more specific registration details. We expect our online registration to open after the new year.

Please check out our summer camp options below!

WCU Elementary School and Middle School Summer Music Camps

Monday, June 24, 2024 – Friday, June 28, 2024; 9am to 12pm daily
Tentative Finale Concert: Friday, June 28, 2024; 12:30pm

For elementary students currently in grades 3, 4, and 5 and middle school students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 (2023 - 2024 School Year)

Elementary School Summer Music Camp Brochure

Middle School Summer Music Camp Brochure

The Elementary School Summer Music Camp and The Middle School Summer Music Camp offer large ensemble and small ensemble performance opportunities for band and orchestra students. Students will receive instruction from some of the region's finest educators and performers. Daily faculty recitals allow students to see professional musicians perform in an informative and engaging setting.

Learn More about the Elementary School Summer Music Camp.

Learn More about the Middle School Summer Music Camp.

Featured Camp video

WCU High School Summer Music Institute

Monday, July 8, 2024 – Saturday, July 13, 2024
Tentative Finale Concert: Saturday, July 13, 2024; 5:15pm

For students currently in grades 9 through 12 (2023 - 2024 School Year)

High School Summer Music Institute and Summer Jazz Camp Flyer

The High School Summer Music Institute is for students currently (2023-2024) in grades 9 through 12. Every student receives two 30-minute private lessons on their primary instrument or voice. Students will perform in a variety of ensembles, including wind ensemble, string orchestra, vocal ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. Students will also participate in music theory classes and sectional rehearsals/masterclasses. The Institute’s faculty consists primarily of WCU Wells School of Music professors, all of whom are active performing artists in the Philadelphia region.

Learn more about the High School Summer Music Institute.

High School Sumer Music Institute video

Summer Jazz Camp

Sunday, July 14, 2024 – Friday, July 19, 2024
Tentative Finale Concert: Friday, July 19, 2024; 1:00pm

For advanced middle school students and all high school students (2023 - 2024 School Year)

High School Summer Music Institute and Summer Jazz Camp Flyer

The Summer Jazz Camp is designed for advanced middle school and all high school students. Participants will explore jazz improvisation, arranging, orchestration, jazz history, and performance techniques. Visiting artists as well as the WCU faculty will perform and conduct masterclasses on various subjects. All participants will need to have a knowledge of scales, be able to read music, transpose, and be proficient on an instrument.

Learn more about the Summer Jazz Camp.

Summer Jazz Camp video

Summer Leadership and Marching Band Camp

July 20 – July 21, 2024 (Vivace Marching Band Leadership Training) / July 22 – July 25, 2024 (INCOMPARABLE Marching Band Workshop)

  • Vivace Marching Band Leadership Training Weekend (July 20-21)
    • Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser (Attitude Concepts), Bobby Lambert (Wando HS, Dynamic Marching), Dr. Adam Gumble (West Chester University, Vivace Director of Education), Len Lavelle (North Hills HS, SLAM!), and Dr. John Villella (Vivace Productions President) lead this two-day workshop designed to unlock students' full potential as performers AND people!
  • INCOMPARABLE Marching Band Workshop (July 22-25)
    • Why settle for the ordinary when you can strive to be INCOMPARABLE? Educational tracks for Drum Majors, Winds, Battery Percussion, Front Ensemble, and Color Guard are led by our team of world-class educators in this immersive four-day workshop that invites high school marching band participants at all experience levels to "level-up" their leadership!

Director and Staff Sessions:

  • Vivace Marching Arts Education Summit (July 22-25)
    • We are excited to welcome back marching arts educators to our professional development sessions, July 22-25, 2024, at West Chester University (in conjunction with the INCOMPARABLE Marching Arts Workshop). Educators from all backgrounds and levels of experience are invited to join us to work with a host of nationally renowned clinicians (Jay Bocook, Alfred Watkins, Rosie Queen, Bobby Lambert, the INCOMPARABLE Golden Rams Marching Band Education Team, and many more!) to take their programs to the next level!

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