Virtual Band Camp Experience

Join the ChiArts Virtual Band Camp Experience!
Our camp meets Monday through Friday for three hours daily from 9 AM to 12 PM from July 19th to August 6th, 2021.

Four 35-minute sessions with 10 minute breaks in-between:
Full band music
Instrument specific classes
Sessions on musicianship and theory
Musician/Composer feature

Requirements:
Internet connection
Your own instrument
Cellphone or computer to participate in class and a large group recording project

What can each camp member expect?

Expert Musical Instruction

Each student works with a professional musician who specializes in their instrument

Small Group Training

The small group setting allows for individualized instruction so that each camper can progress at their own rate

Recordings to Share

Group recordings of our virtual band music that can be shared with your friends and family 

Personalized YouTube Videos

“Practice With Me” YouTube videos from our instructors guiding you on practicing techniques

Large group study for the entire band camp on topics such as: 

  • Jazz and Latin Music // How to Record at Home
  • Music Theory Study // Music History
  • Group Listening, Discussion, and Analysis of Hallmark Music Recordings

Sample Course Week

We currently accept students who play the following instruments:
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion

Students signing up for the band program must have a minimum of one year of experience with their instrument.  Students can be as young as fourth grade (rising for the 2020-21 school year) to participate – this is the one ChiArts Jr. camp program for which we accept students of elementary age.

2021 Virtual Band Camp Staff

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Betsy Ko

Band Director

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Alicia Kelly

Flute

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Mika Allison

Oboe

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Patrick Rehker

Clarinet

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Heather McCowen

 Bassoon

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Anthony Bruno

 Saxophone

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Gerald Bailey

Trumpet

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Kathryn Zamarron

Horn

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Matthew Davis

Low Brass

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Brooks Truly

Percussion

For questions or concerns, email Band Director, Betsy Ko at bko@chiarts.org.
Para comunicarse en español, puede usar el correo summercamp@chiartsfoundation.org