COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest on our Fall Term preparations.

Elmhurst University Summer Band Camp

Join us June 8–10. Registration opens March 29, 2021.

APPLY NOW

The 2021 Elmhurst University Summer Band Camp is an intensive, three-day music performance camp for high school students that includes master classes, technique classes, sectional rehearsals and large ensemble rehearsals. The camp culminates with a final performance.

The 2021 camp is restricted to commuting students only. No overnight residency is available.

Read on to learn more about tuition, schedule, details and how to apply. Please contact Director of Bands James Hile with any other questions you have.

Application Form

Application forms may be submitted now through May 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis pending receipt of an initial deposit of $50. Applications will remain open until individual sections are filled, at which time a waiting list will be initiated.

Tuition

  • Commuter: $175 (includes all instruction, daily lunches and camp T-shirt)

Scholarships

A $25 scholarship is available to students who were selected to one of the ILMEA District performance organizations. An additional $25 scholarship is available to students who were selected to this year’s ILMEA All-State performance organizations.

Daily Schedule

Although schedules may vary slightly from day to day, the following is the basic daily schedule. The final camp performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, as an outdoor concert. The performance will be open to the public, friends, and family.

  • 9:00 a.m. Technique Class/Master Class
  • 10:00 a.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Sectional Rehearsal
  • 2:00 p.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 4:00 p.m. Depart for Home
  • The final camp performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, as an outdoor concert. The performance will be open to the public, friends, and family.

How to Submit a Video Audition for Placement

In order to place students in advance of the camp into a band appropriate to their ability level, each student is asked to prepare and submit a short video audition consisting of two brief audition etudes, one lyrical and one technical.

Meals

Lunch will be included daily and served in the main University café.

The main café in the Frick Student Center is Elmhurst University’s primary food service facility. A wide assortment of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner is available, including made-to-order items, custom pizzas and desserts. For students with dietary preferences or restrictions, our food service will help accommodate your needs.

Ask a Question  APPLY NOW

James Hile

Director of Concert Bands; Assistant Professor
Department of Music

Connect with #elmhurstu