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Camps and Conferences

MUSIC by the LAKE
Summer Concert Series

We are sad to announce that the on-site 2020 summer schedule is CANCELED due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

YAVE OnLine

Young Artist Vocal Experience On-Line

July 14-16 (Tuesday- Thursday)

YAVE On-Line is an intensive three day summer workshop for young singers ages 14-18. Vocal styles taught: musical theater, opera, sacred, art song, oratorio. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through online voice classes, acting classes, master classes, student recitals, and special topic sessions. Instructors are Furman voice faculty.

Learn More about YAVE On-Line
composing for percussion

Composing for Percussion Web Seminar

July 6 - August 2, 2020
4-week symposium for ages 15 - adult. An accessible and affordable online experience with multiple participation options based on your schedule and budget. This unique seminar features a roster of world-class faculty and guest composers, our goal is to provide a unique summer event that celebrates creativity and diversity across all genres of percussion. Whether you are a percussionist wanting to learn more about composing, or a composer wanting to learn more about percussion, there is something for you at the Composing for Percussion Seminar!

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Band and Orchestra Camp

June 2020 CANCELED due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

June 2021 Dates TBA
Dr. Sue Samuels, band camp director
Dr. Thomas Joiner, 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 2020 CANCELED due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

June 2021 Dates TBA
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 2020 CANCELED due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

June 2021 Dates TBA
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 and Greenville Jazz Collective
June 2020 CANCELED due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

June 2021 Dates TBA
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.

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Piano for Young People

Summer version.... Lessons and Classes held on-line
Pre-college piano and musicianship program for children/youth
Contact Kelly Herd, director kelly.herd@furman.edu

Learn more about Piano for Young People

School Year 2020-2021

High School Choral Festival
TBA
Dr. Hugh Floyd, director

Woodwind Symposium
All-State Workshop and Woodwind Workshop
TBA
Dr. Sue Samuels, director

High School Honor Band
TBA
Dr. Sue Samuels, director

Music Scholarship Audition Weekend 1
January 2021 TBA
Marcella Frese, coordinator

Church Music Conference
January 2021 TBA
Dr. Charles Tompkins, director

Music Scholarship Audition Weekend 2
February 2021, TBA
Marcella Frese, coordinator

SCBDA All-State Band Festival
S.C. Band Directors Association
March 2021
Dr. Sue Samuels and Jay Bocook, hosts