Camp Activities

LTMC practice

Campers have the opportunity to participate in concert bands, jazz bands and a variety of wind and percussion chamber ensembles during an action-packed week of rehearsals, clinics and concerts. (All campers are required to participate in a concert band). Evening activities include faculty and student recitals, clinics and performances by the University of Nevada, Reno music faculty and a variety of recreational and team-building activities. Campers will receive small group instruction and will perform in ensembles under the direction of some of the finest music educators in the country. They will also have the option to register for private lessons with these music educators.

Talent show

Due to shortened camp sessions, there will only be a Talent Show during the Second Session on June 29th. All talent show audition videos must be submitted by Monday, June 20th. Instructions for how to submit videos will be provided to all registered campers prior to this deadline. The talent show will feature the finest student musicians at Lake Tahoe Music Camp.

You must bring an accompaniment CD or piano accompaniment for the staff accompanist to play for your presentation. Piano accompaniment for solos must be emailed to ltmc@unr.edu at least two weeks before camp.

The talent show will have a judging component. Winners will be announced and will receive scholarships (full or partial scholarships) to next year's Lake Tahoe Music Camp.

All-camp concert

Camp concert
  • First Session Concert: June 28th at 9:30am
  • Second Session Concert: July 2nd at 9:30am
  • Each concert begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends around 10:45 a.m.

The concert, featuring campers and staff, is open to a limited number of family members and legal guardians. Pre-registration is required to attend the closing camp concerts due to limited capacity. During the first week of June, families will receive information about how to register and how many guests they are able to bring. Registrations must be received by June 14. Only registered guests will be admitted to the closing camp concerts.

Families are asked to bring low-back lawn chairs to sit on during the concert as there will be limited bench seating available.

The gate to camp will open at 8:15 a.m. and pre-registered families will be able to enter at that time. Refrain from lining up at the gate before the opening of the gate. Campers are free to leave at the conclusion of the concert. All must exit camp by 11 a.m.

Sample daily camp schedule

6:00 a.m.: Wake up
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.: Breakfast
7:50 - 11:45 a.m.: Music activity, practice, lesson or sectional depending on track
11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
12:50 - 1:25 p.m.: Chamber ensembles
1:30 - 3:45 p.m.: Rehearsals or afternoon activities depending on track
3:50 - 5:50 p.m.: Recreational activities
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Dinner
6:45 - 7:15 p.m.: Cabin activities
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.: Evening activities
9:45 p.m.: All campers must be in cabins
10:00 p.m.: Lights out and quiet