Sessions

Sessions begin with check-in at 3:00pm, followed by orientation, the first class, and a social gathering. Regular classes begin first thing in the morning and continue through the afternoon, with appropriate breaks for meals, recreation, rest, and evening activities. Camp concludes with a final presentation. Participants may depart by approximately 2:00pm on the final day, or may choose to stay for the camp’s Stewart Shell performance of the evening.

Horn Choir

July 6 - 9, 2022

Michael Wright, Instructor

Recommended for average to experienced horn players. Class sessions include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty. Participants will read, rehearse, and perform quality horn ensemble literature. Campers are encouraged to bring their own literature for the group as well. If the number of participants warrant, faculty will form multiple ensembles.

String Orchestras

July 6 - 9, 2022

James Roach, Instructor

All ability levels of strings are welcome. Class sessions include rehearsals and technique classes taught by distinguished Blue Lake faculty. Participants will read, rehearse, and perform quality string orchestra literature. Additional time will also be provided for other chamber ensemble interests. If the number of participants warrant, faculty will form intermediate and advanced groups.

Concert Band

July 20 - 23, 2022
(Music difficulty: grade 3-4)

Greg Christensen and Gail Brechting, Directors

Although all instruments and players are welcome, this session is designed for the player who would like to develop musical leadership skills. The repertoire for this session includes medium easy to medium (grade 3-4). This ensemble provides the perfect opportunity for the average player to gain experience and confidence while rehearsing and performing high quality band literature. Participants are asked to be in good playing shape.

Saxophone Choir

July 24 - 27, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Heisler, Dr. Matthew Younglove, Dr. Adam Estes, Instructors

Recommended for average to experienced saxophonists. Class sessions include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty. Participants will read, rehearse, and perform quality saxophone ensemble literature, and are encouraged to bring all of their saxophones and any personal literature. If the number of participants warrant, faculty will form multiple ensembles.

Trombone/Euphonium Choir

August 7 - 10, 2022

Gail Brechting, Instructor

Recommended for average to experienced trombone and euphonium players. Class sessions include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty. Participants will read, rehearse, and perform quality ensemble literature. Established quartets or other small ensembles are welcome to enroll as a group. If the number of participants warrant, faculty will form multiple ensembles.

Concert Band

August 10 - 13, 2022
(Music difficulty: grade 4-5)

Greg Christensen and Gail Brechting, Directors

Although all instruments and players are welcome, this session is designed for the more advanced player. The repertoire for the session will be medium to difficult (grade 4-5), providing the more advanced player the opportunity to rehearse and perform major works for band. Participants are expected to be in good playing shape.

Clarinet Choir

August 13 - 16, 2022

John Varineau, Instructor

Recommended for average to experienced clarinetists. B♭ Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, E♭ Contra-alto Clarinet, and B♭ Contra-bass Clarinets are welcome. Class sessions include rehearsals and individual assistance provided by distinguished Blue Lake Faculty. Participants will read, rehearse, and perform quality ensemble literature.

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