Adult Instrumental Camps

NEW! French Horn Choir: July 9 - July 12, 2014
Average to experienced French Horn players are welcome.  The class sessions will include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty.  Campers are encouraged to bring their ensemble literature.  If the number of campers warrant, multiple ensembles will be formed.  Quality horn ensemble literature will be read, rehearsed, and performed.  The horn choir(s) will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family.

NEW! Percussion Workshop: July 16 - July 19, 2014
This session is designed for all levels of percussion experience.   This session will help answer this question:  “What is the sound the conductor really wants?”   Campers will be provided an opportunity to increase their knowledge about the percussion family non-keyboard instruments.  Topics will include choice of instruments, tuning, instrument care, and choice of sticks/beaters that provide different percussion tones and colors.  Campers will have the opportunity to experience and practice a variety of instruments and playing styles used for band and orchestra performance.   Ensemble music using these techniques will be read.

British Brass Band:  July 16 - 19, 2014
Brass instrument players with some experience are welcome.  Trumpet players should bring cornets if possible.  Horn players should bring traditional brass band instruments, if possible.  Trombone and tuba parts will be available in bass clef.  The ensemble will rehearse and perform traditional British brass band literature.  The brass band will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family.  The brass band will be directed by Dr. Ken Kroesche.

Saxophone Choir:  July 27 - July 30, 2014
Average to experienced saxophonists are welcome.  The sessions will include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty.  Campers are encouraged to bring all of their saxophones and ensemble literature.  If the number of campers warrant, multiple ensembles will be formed.  Quality saxophone ensemble literature will be read, rehearsed, and performed.  The saxophone choir(s) will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family.  The instructor for the Saxophone Choir will be Dr. Jeffrey Heisler.

BACK! Flute Ensemble Camp: August 3 - 6, 2014
Average to experienced flutist are welcome.  The class sessions will include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty.  Campers are encouraged to bring their ensemble literature.  If the number of campers warrant, multiple ensembles and a flute choir will be formed.  Quality flute ensemble literature will be read, rehearsed, and performed.  The flute ensemble(s) will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family.  The instructor will be Dr. Ronda Ford.

Trombone/Euphonium Choir:  August 10 - 13, 2014
Average to experienced trombone and euphonium players are welcome.  The sessions will include rehearsal and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty.  Campers are encouraged to bring ensemble literature.  If the number of campers warrant, multiple ensembles will be formed.  Pre-existing quartets or other small ensembles are welcome.  Quality literature will be read, rehearsed and performed.  The Trombone/Euphonium Choir, and small ensembles will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family.  The instructor for the Trombone/Euphonium Choir will be Dr. Earle Louder.

Clarinet Choir: August 16 - 19, 2014
Average to experienced clarinetists are welcome.  The sessions will include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake faculty.  Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Contra-alto Clarinet, and Bb Contra-bass Clarinets are welcome.  Campers are encouraged to bring ensemble literature.  If the number of campers warrant, multiple ensembles will be formed.  Quality clarinet choir literature will be read, rehearsed and performed.  The Clarinet Choir(s) will perform on the final morning for friends and family.  The instructor for the Clarinet Choir will be Dr. Raphael Sanders.