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Music Camps and Conferences

School Year 2019-2020

  • Piano for Young People
    Pre-college piano and musicianship program for children/youth
    August 26, 2019 – May 2020
    Kelly Herd, director
  • High School Choral Festival
    October 25 – 26, 2019
    Dr. Hugh Floyd, director
  • Woodwind Symposium
    All-State Workshop and Woodwind Workshop
    November 16, 2019
    Dr. Sue Samuels, director
  • High School Honor Band
    November 21 – 22, 2019
    Dr. Sue Samuels, director
  • Music Scholarship Audition Weekend
    January 24 and 25, 2020
    Early Action and Early Decision applicants
    Marcella Frese, coordinator
  • Church Music Conference
    January 20 – 31, 2020
    Dr. Charles Tompkins, director
    Pearl Shangkuan and Dan Forrest, clinicians
  • Music Scholarship Audition Weekend
    January 24 and 25, 2020
    Regular Decision applicants
    Marcella Frese, coordinator
  • NATS State (SC) Competition
    National Association of Teachers of Singing
    February 21 – 22, 2020
    Dr. Grant Knox, host
  • Spring Break and Furman Singers Tour
    March 9 – 15, 2020
  • SCBDA All-State Band Festival
    S.C. Band Directors Association
    March 13 – 15, 2020
    Dr. Sue Samuels and Jay Bocook, hosts

Summer Programs 2020

Summer Concert Series

Thursday evenings May 28 - early August
McAlister Auditorium or Lakeside Amphitheater
Dr. Sue Samuels, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. Thanks to our sponsors, all concerts are FREE!

View Summer Concert Schedule

Band and Orchestra Camp

June 14 - 19, 2020
Dr. Sue Samuels, band camp director
Dr. Christopher Hutton, string camp director

Furman's Band and Orchestra Camp is an intensive one-week experience designed to encourage 260 students, ages 12-18, to fuel their musical enthusiasm and boost their playing skills. Talented musicians from across the country come to Furman with expectations of taking their performance skills to the next level.

Learn more about Band Orch Camp

Summer Keyboard Institute

June 21 - 26, 2020
Dr. Derek Parsons, director

The Summer Keyboard Institute offers young pianists and organists, ages 12-18, a unique major and minor style of study in a variety of keyboard areas. Designed for intermediate and advanced pianists and organists, all students study piano or organ as their primary then select a secondary area in organ, piano, ensemble piano, or improvisation.

Learn more about SKI

Young Artist Vocal Experience

June 21 - 26, 2020
Dr. Alison Trainer, director

The Young Artist Vocal Experience is an intensive one-week summer workshop for talented singers ages 14-18. Board or Commute. Vocal styles taught: musical theatre, opera, sacred, art song, oratorio. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through voice classes, acting classes, master classes, student recitals, faculty recitals, alumni recitals and special topic sessions.

Learn more about YAVE

Jazz Camp

Furman & Greenville Jazz Collective
June 28 - July 2, 2020
Dr. Matt Olson, Brad Jepson, directors

A joint program of Furman Music and the non-profit Greenville Jazz Collective, the camp is a unique experience designed to encourage HIGH SCHOOL students of all levels to fuel their jazz performance skills (middle school students considered by recommendation). Students will take daily classes in jazz theory, improvisation, and jazz history, and perform in a big band and/or jazz combo.

Learn more about Jazz Camp