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2017 Summer Music Camps

ASU Summer Music Camps

2017 Color Guard, Drum Major, and Drumline Camp Information

Registration and Fees

  • $299 for Residential Camper.
  • $250 for Commuter
  • $50 non-refundable deposit required

After June 5, camp fees increase to $350 for residents and $275 for commuters.


More information about the clinicians will be coming soon.

General Schedule

A typical day at camp will include instructional blocks in the morning and afternoon, activities at various times during the day, and an evening camp activity. Topics will include fundamentals, leadership training, and performance rehearsals. A more detailed camp schedule will be posted soon.

2017 Band and Orchestra Camp

Registration and Fees

  • $425 for Residential Campers.
  • $350 for Commuters.
  • $100 non-refundable deposit required

After June 14, camp fees increase to $450 for residential campers and $375 for commuters.

General Schedule

A day at camp will resemble the following:

                     8:15 - 9:50   Morning Rehearsal

                 10:00 - 10:50   Sectionals/Musicianship Class

                 11:00 - 11:50   Sectionals/Musicianship Class

                 12:00 - 12:50   Lunch

                     1:00 - 1:50   Masterclasses

                     2:00 - 3:20   Afternoon Rehearsal

                     3:30 – 4:30   Sectionals

                     4:30 - 5:00   Social Free Time

                     5:00 - 6:00   Dinner

                     6:00 - 7:30   Evening Rehearsal

                     7:45 - 9:30   Camp Activity

                                9:30   Return to dorms for the night.

A detailed camp schedule will be distributed to campers a few weeks before camp begins.

General Camp Information


Registration can be done one of two ways. First you can print and complete the application form. Second you can complete registration online by clicking here. (Online registration is coming VERY soon.)


You can receive a scholarship for the following:

  • $50 – Successful participation in region band.
  • $25 – TMEA scholarship (Dr. Alvis will verify).

Any student who is attending ASU in fall ’17 will receive a complimentary hour lesson.

Students can earn a $25 credit for recruiting new students who have never attend the ASU Music Camps. Up to 10 students may be claimed, a possible $250 value.

If 10 or more students from a single school attend one week of the camp, each of those students will receive $25 off the cost of registration for that week. Band directors should contact Dr. Alvis for more information.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for half or full hour and you may select two areas of study. Hour lessons are $40 and half hour lessons are $25.

Refund Policy

You may cancel your application for the Summer Music Camps and receive a refund less the non-refundable registration fee. Students arriving late or leaving early are not eligible for monetary compensation. The initial registration deposit is not refundable for any reason.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How ‘good’ do I have to be to attend camp?
A: Assuming that you have at least one year of structured instruction on your instrument and a desire to learn, we have a skilled camp staff that is anxious to teach you. Don’t focus on how good you may be today, but instead work towards getting better.

Q: Do I need to bring my own instrument?
A: Yes, you need to bring an instrument. If you do not own an instrument, ask your director about borrowing one from your school before coming to camp.

Q: Where do I check in?
A: Check in will take place in the lobby of Centennial Residential Hall, where the students will be staying during the camp.

Q: What is the earliest/latest I can check in/out?
A: We understand there are circumstances that may require an early check-in or late check-out. In these situations please contact the Camp Director to make arrangements. Otherwise, it is preferred that you stay within the specified window on the schedule.

Q: What happens if I lose my room key?
A: The keys that are issued allow the camper access a) to the building in which they are staying, b) access into the suite of rooms in which they are staying, and c) access to their personal bedroom. The camper/parent/guardian will be responsible for replacement costs of a lost key. Please note, this cost is very high because of the extent of lock changes that will follow. We will provide a lanyard to help keep track of the keys.

Q: As a residential camper with a car, will I be allowed to leave campus?
A: No. An expectation is that once students are turned over to us, that we will provide a safe and controlled atmosphere. Besides, you’re at camp! Take this opportunity to get to know other campers and enjoy the facilities while improving your performance skills.

Q: Are snacks and games allowed?
A: While we do place limitations on what we ask you to bring, games and snacks are not collectively prohibited. We discourage you from bringing games specifically because a) we would hate for your game console to get damaged or worse while at camp, b) there are activities planned every evening of camp that you will be required to attend, and c) we encourage human interaction while at the camp. This experience is designed to be a fun and engaging learning opportunity.

Audition Music

More information about audition music coming soon!


ASU Summer Music Camps Online Application

You may also fill out the Camps Application form below and send your materials via mail.

ASU Summer Music Camps Application

Related Links


Dr. Jonathan Alvis, Director, ASU Summer Music Camps


You may also fill out the Camps Application form above and send your materials via mail.