Students playing trumpet

Summer Music Camps

Summer 2023 Music Camp

Dates: Saturday, July 8 through Thursday, July 13, 2023

Available Camps: Senior High Camp—Students entering grades 9 through 12

Campers will:  

  • Participate in a primary and secondary concentration/ensemble daily.
    • Primary Concentrations include concert band; string orchestra; piano; modern music for guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Secondary Concentrations include jazz ensembles; chamber ensembles; and audio and music production
    • Campers choosing Musical Theatre will not select another primary or secondary concentration
  • Attend musicianship/master classes taught by nationally-acclaimed concert artists, composers, and conductors.
  • Small group opportunities to experience jazz improvisation, ukulele, guitar, world drumming, etc. will be offered during the camp.
  • Private and small group instruction with our professional music faculty are available throughout the week.
  • Enjoy and participate in several performance opportunities.
  • A great opportunity to experience a week at The Valley in the music department.

*Resident and commuter options are available.

Additional Information

Senior High Resident Camper: $725

Senior High Commuter Camper: $525

A $150 deposit is due at the time of registration. Deposit payment will be made electronically using a credit or debit card.

1st payment is due May 19, 2023:

Resident Campers:                    $287.50
Commuter Campers:                 $187.50

2nd Payment is due June 16, 2023:

Resident Campers:                    $287.50
Commuter Campers:                 $187.50

Refund Policy:

May 19:  100% Refund

June 16:  Refund not including $150 deposit

July 1:  No refund available

Cherie Van Zant ’92, Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Studies, Summer Music Camp Director
B.M., B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Duquesne University

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Associate Professor of Music, Violin and String Ensemble
B.M. Montana State University, M.M. University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music, D.M.A. University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music

Dr. Eric Fung, Associate Professor of Music, Piano
B.S., The Eastman School of Music; M.M. and M.A., The Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., The Juilliard School

Dr. Chris Heffner, Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Music, Concert Band
B.M.E., Western Kentucky University; M.M., Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Barry Hill, Professor of Music, Music Technology
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.M., New York University; D.Ed., Pennsylvania State University

Josh Tindall ’04, M’08, Adjunct Instructor of Music, Jazz Piano
B.A., B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.B.A., Lebanon Valley College

Gregory Strohman ’08, Adjunct Instructor of Music, Low Brass
B.A., B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Temple University; D.M.A., Temple University

Thomas Strohman ’75, Professor of Music, Jazz Studies, Saxophone
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Towson University

Jonathan Walker-Vankuren, Artist Teacher of Studio & Musical Theater
B.FA., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.M., Michigan State University; Artist Diploma, Texas Christian University

Dr. Kyle Zeuch, Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
B.M., Capital University, M.M., Michigan State University, D.M.A., Michigan State University

Additional faculty will be available throughout the week.

SATURDAY (July 8) Senior High Camp
8 a.m.   Master Class/
8:30 a.m.   Small Group Rehearsal
9 a.m.   Modern Band
9:30 a.m.   122, 121, Lutz, Chapel
10 a.m.   Secondary Jazz Ensembles, Modern Music, & Instrumental Concert
10:30 a.m.     Lutz Hall
11 a.m.     Piano Primary
11:30 a.m.     Zimmerman Recital Hall
12 p.m.   LUNCH/ Practice & LUNCH
12:30 p.m. Resident Arrival (A-M) Free time
1 p.m. Resident Arrival (N-Z)  
1:30 p.m.   Camp Choir Musical Theatre
2 p.m.  Commuter Arrival 122 Leedy Theater
2:30 p.m. Seating Auditions   Dismissal following concerts
3 p.m.   Primary  
3:30 p.m.      
4 p.m.      
4:30 p.m. Group Activity    
5:30 p.m.      
6 p.m.   *Small Groups/  
6:30 p.m.   Extra Rehearsal  
7 p.m. Faculty Recital    
7:30 p.m.      
8 p.m. Ice Cream Social EVENING ACTIVITY  
8:30 p.m.   Sunday
Movie/Game Night
9 p.m.   Monday   Open Mic  
9:30 p.m. Free time in Dorms Tuesday
Sports/ Swimming
10 p.m.   Wednesday  Concert  
10:30 p.m.