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Guitar Workshop

Tuesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Whether you have been playing for six months or six years, our guitar workshop will provide a significant exposure to new techniques, styles and musicianship skills. Your schedule will include electives, masterclasses, music theory, "guitar orchestra" ensemble experiences, chord studies, individual practice, jam sessions and more. See below for a sample daily schedule and visit our electives page to view the current elective choices.

Students do not need to know how to read music to attend this camp. And you can play either acoustic guitar, electric guitar or both!

In general, required camp activities take place from 8am-5pm. Due to the short time span of this workshop, there may be some required night activities as well. Students attending this workshop should be prepared to attend fundamental classes, ensemble rehearsals and masterclasses taking place from 7:30-9:30pm.

Camp Details

Eligibility Campers must have attended grades 8-12 in the '14-'14 school year.
(Rising 8th graders during summer 2014 are not eligible).
Ability Level All Ability levels; campers do not need to know how to read music to attend this camp.
Cost for Day Campers $286
Includes tuition only. No housing or meals.
Cost for Overnight Campers $415
Cost includes tuition and housing with three meals per day.
Other Costs
  • Campers must purchase a music book at check-in with cash or check made payable to Class Guitar Resources. Cost is approximately $20.00.
  • Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities.   More information is provided in the camp handbook.
Camp Check-In

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Between 1:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)
All campers must attend check-in. If you can not arrive during the designated times due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made in advance with the camp office.

Be sure to visit our Preparing For Camp section for detailed information about check-in.

Camp Check-Out Saturday, June, 20, 2015
A final concert will be held on this day.
Check-out will follow the performance.
Placement Audition

No audition is required to register. 

There will be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your ensemble and masterclass placement. There is nothing to prepare for this audition. You will be given short musical excerpts to play and you will have time prior to the audition to review. Do not be concerned about this audition or at the thought of having to sight read. It is a relaxed audition used to aid us in providing a personalized learning experience at camp.

How To Register Registration will begin January 5, 2015
Available Discounts Discount information for 2015 will be available soon.
Instruments All campers must bring their own instrument to camp.
You may play either acoustic or electric guitar. If you play both, please feel free to bring both with you to camp.
Electric guitar plays must bring their own amp and power cords.
Concert Schedule
(Concert times are subject to chance)
Saturday, June 20    2:00pm    Final Concert
All campers will perform at this concert.
Camp Handbook 2015 handbook will be available soon.
What to Pack Specific packing information can be found in your handbook, but click here for a quick list of some camp essentials.
Electives Campers will make their elective selections for this camp at camp check-in in consultation with the instructors.  There is no elective form to send in in advance.
Private Lessons Private lessons are not available at this camp.
Important Things to Note This workshop has required activities after 5:00pm. Day Campers registering for this workshop should be able to attend classes during the day from 8:00am-5:00pm and from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Shuttle Service Do you need to be picked-up at the airport or bus station?  Read more about our Shuttle Service here.  
Deadline to request shuttle service is 2 weeks before your camp starts! 
Shuttle Service Form.
Extra Housing

Housing at the dorm begins at the designated check-in times.  But we know that travel arrangements sometimes require you to arrive early or leave late.   An extra night of housing is required if you are arriving the day before check-in, arriving anytime between midnight and 8am on check-in day, or leaving the day after check-out. Read more about extra housing here.

Deadline to submit an extra housing request is 2 weeks before your camp starts! 
Extra Housing Request Form.

Roommates

Read more about dorm rooms and roommates here.

Deadline to submit your roommate request is 2 weeks before your camp starts! 
Roommate Request Form.

Camp Instructors Include TBA
Sample Daily Schedule  
8:00-9:00 Small & Large Ensembles
9:10-10:00

Chord Studies: Students will be place into one of the following classes based on their audition

  • 1st Position and Basic Chords
  • Barre and Power Chords
  • Jazz and Blues Chords
  • Advanced Chord Voicings
10:10-10:50 Music Theory
11:00-11:50

Electives: Choices Include

  • Beginning Level Pentatonic Scales and String Bending
  • Classic Rock Riffs of the 60's and 70's
  • Songwriting
  • Rock Riffs 2005-2010
  • Jazz Improvisation and Soloing Techniques
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:30-2:20

Masterclasses: Students will be placed into a masterclass based on their audition

  • Blues/Rock Lead Guitar of Jimi Hendrix
  • Chord Strumming and Song Playings
  • Fretboard Concepts
  • Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar
  • Intermediate/Advanced Solo Classical Guitar
2:30-3:30 Individual Practice Time
3:40-4:45 Large and Small Ensembles
5:00-6:30 Dinner
6:45-7:45 Jam Sessions
8:00-9:45pm Evening Activities (see below)

 

SAMPLE NIGHT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
TUESDAY Staff Recital, Social Time
WEDNESDAY Movie or Individual Practice
THURSDAY Games or Individual Practice
FRIDAY Senior High Jazz Ensemble Concert or Individual Practice