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.
The Lake Tahoe Music Camp Talent Show will be held on Tuesday. The talent show features some of the most outstanding student musicians at Lake Tahoe Music Camp. Campers wishing to perform must audition with the Camp Director during recreation time on the Monday of camp. Sign-up sheets will be available beginning Sunday at dinner time.
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 email@example.com 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.
Camp will conclude with an All-Camp Concert on Saturday at 9 a.m. (ending at approximately 10:30 a.m.).
The All-Camp Concert, featuring campers and staff, is a celebratory and culminating event that showcases music learned during the week. The event is open to the public.
The day of the All-Camp Concert, the camp gate will open at 8:15 a.m. We ask that you refrain from lining up at the gate prior to that time. Families are encouraged to bring low-back lawn chairs to sit on during the concert.
Campers are free to leave at the conclusion of the concert. All campers and families 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