Faculty Job Descriptions
All Blue Lake faculty members serve as instructors, motivators, performers, and positive role models for campers in the instructional program. Faculty members also serve as a resource for staff members pursuing careers in the arts and education through occasional consulting, coaching, and private instruction. Faculty members are expected to maintain a regular presence at evening events and camper performances throughout each camp session. Faculty members also assist with opening day placements and completing written evaluations for parents.
Art: Assist with organization and implementation of the instructional program for art major and minor students. Serve as resource for all visual art related activities in the camp and provide group instruction and guidance in a classroom setting. Art Faculty also assist with exhibit preparation and show presentation.
Piano: Serve as instructor and performer in the camp instructional program. Piano faculty instruct classes in theory, keyboard ensemble, minors, and private lessons. Piano faculty also perform in master classes and recitals, and may lecture on a variety of topics.
Harp: Assist with organization and implementation of the instructional program for harp major and minor students. Harp faculty instruct classes in theory, harp history, ensemble performance, and private lessons. Harpists may also perform in faculty recitals and Festival Orchestra and Band as requested.
Theater and/or Musical Theater: Assist with organization and implementation of the instructional program for theater major and minor students. Theater faculty instruct small classes in voice, speech, movement, improvisation, imagery, and basic Stanislavski technique while programming short dramatic scenes for final camper demonstrations.
Dance: Assist with the organization and implementation of the instructional program for dance major and minor students. Dance instructors teach daily ballet classes, pointe, stretching, partnering, men's classes, jazz, and contemporary dance. Dance faculty also assist with rehearsals for final performance or demonstration.
Voice: Teach voice students in sectionals, technique, theory, and ear training classes. Assist with choir rehearsals and chamber music. Select voice faculty members may also perform in faculty recitals and in other venues as requested.
Ensemble Conductors: Band, Orchestra, Jazz, Choir. Conduct student ensembles in two full rehearsals each day, work with sectional teachers to set goals and meet needs of the ensemble. Conductors routinely attend sectional classes and guide rehearsal assistants in logistical demands of the group. All camp ensembles prepare two short performances each session, totaling approximately forty minutes of programming.
Jazz: Assist with organization and implementation of the instructional program for jazz major and minor students. Jazz faculty instruct sectional and technique classes, improvisation, jazz history, and assist conductors in rehearsals as requested. Jazz faculty also perform in jazz ensembles as a part of Blue Lake’s annual jazz festival.Winds, Strings, and Percussion: Teach small group technique classes and larger sectional classes to junior high or high school students majoring in Blue Lake's instrumental music programs. Perform in the Festival Orchestra and Band, Park Band, chamber ensembles, faculty recitals, and master classes as requested. Act as resource for conductors of student ensembles.