Camp Sessions

Horn Choir: July 8 - July 11, 2020
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. The horn choir(s) are under the direction of Michael Wright.

String Orchestras:  July 8 - 11, 2020
All ability levels of strings are welcome. An intermediate and an advanced orchestra will be offered. Classes will include rehearsals and technique classes taught by distinguished Blue Lake faculty. Quality string orchestra literature will be read and rehearsed. The orchestra will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family. Additional time will also be provided for other chamber ensemble interests. The string orchestra is under the direction of James Roach. 

Concert Band:  July 22 - July 25, 2020 (Music difficulty: grade 3-4)
Although all instruments and players are welcome, this session is designed for the player who would like to develop musical leadership skills. The music for this session will be medium easy to medium (grade 3-4), allowing for rehearsal and performance of high quality band music. This ensemble provides the perfect opportunity for the average player to gain experience and confidence. Participants are asked to be in good playing shape. This band is under the direction of Greg Christensen.

Saxophone Choir:  July 26 - July 29, 2020
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 will perform on the final afternoon for friends and family. The instructors for the Saxophone Choir will be Dr. Jeffrey Heisler and Matthew Younglove.

Trombone/Euphonium Choir:  August 9 - 12, 2020
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 Gail Brechting.

Concert Band:  August 12 - 15, 2020 (Music difficulty:  grade 4-5)
Although all instruments and players are welcome, this session is designed for the more advanced player. The music 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. This Band is under the direction of Greg Christensen, Gail Brechting, and Donald Flickinger.

Clarinet Choir: August 15 - 18, 2020
Average to experienced clarinetists are welcome. B♭ Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, E♭ Contra-alto Clarinet, and B♭ 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 will perform on the final morning for friends and family. The clarinet choir is under the direction of John Varineau.