CONTACT

Choral & Musical Theatre

Dr. Dustin Ousley, Director
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406
P843-863-8087
Edousley@csuniv.edu

Band, Orchestra & Piano Camps

Dr. Marshall Forrester,, Director
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406
P843-863-8087
Emusiccamp@csuniv.edu

Spend some time with CSU this summer

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music is proud to sponsor Summer Music Camp for students in grades four through 12. Campers may participate in various percussion, vocal, band, musical theatre, orchestra and piano camps.

The Charleston Southern campus is situated just minutes from historic Charleston, South Carolina. The university is acclaimed annually in national publications as one of the best colleges in the South and is fully experienced in summer camp operations, hosting thousands of campers annually. Leading music educators from the region will join the Horton School of Music faculty and Summer Music Camp staff to provide both a quality musical experience and fun week for all campers.

From Monday afternoon registration through the end of camp on Saturday, campers will enjoy a nonstop mix of ensemble rehearsals, masterclass and sectional rehearsals, structured recreation, evening entertainment, and social activities. In addition to ensemble rehearsals, campers will also have the option of receiving a half-hour or hour private lesson if desired.

Saturday evening recitals and concerts will conclude the camp, with performances by all campers. The performances are free and open to the public, with family and friends of music campers encouraged to attend. Join us for these exciting weeks of Summer Music Camps at Charleston Southern University.


Camps

Band & Strings

Instrumental campers will be placed in ensembles according to age and experience, with a brief audition necessary at check-in for those band students with two years of experience for the Junior Bands. Sectionals and masterclasses are scheduled daily, and all instrumental campers will have an hour music elective of their choice. Each instrumental student will be expected to furnish his or her own instrument and bring a folding metal music stand. Only concert percussion equipment and pianos will be available from the Horton School of Music.

Dorm Option $360: 6 days, 5 nights, 16 meals, air-conditioned dormitory room, instruction, supervision, and recreation. Piano Campers must include private lessons, below. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Day Camp plus Meals $300: For local residents. Includes same instruction, 16 meals, supervision, and recreation. Reporting time 8:30 a.m. (8:00 if you wish to have breakfast) until approximately 9:15 p.m. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Piano Campers +$60: Piano Campers are automatically enrolled in private lessons, as part of the piano camp schedule.

Hour Private Lesson +$60, or Half-Hour Private Lesson +$30: Private lessons are OPTIONAL (for all except piano camp), but campers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Deposit $50: Enclose a check for $50.00 (deposit is nonrefundable for any reason) with your application and pay the balance of the fee by June 1. Campers registering after June 1 are required to pay the full amount immediately upon camp acceptance.

* We also accept Credit Cards. Remember your amount (write it down!) and then visit the CSU Online payment portal to pay by credit card. Click the link and scroll down; select the Band, Orchestra & Piano music camp options.  Print and enclose your receipt.

 

Refunds: You may cancel your application for Summer Music Camp and receive a refund less $50.00 (nonrefundable portion of all camp fee plans) if the request is made prior to two weeks before the beginning of camp. No money will be refunded for any reason after the two week deadline. Students arriving late for camp or leaving early are not eligible for any monetary compensation. Camp enrollment is nontransferable. The initial $50.00 registration deposit (for those who do not send the full amount) is not refundable for any reason.

Waitlist Procedure: If your camper has been placed on the dorm or group waiting list, please wait to submit payment until you are notified that a space has become available.

Private lessons are available on each instrument and piano during the week of Summer Music Camp (June 25 – June 30, 2018). The fee for a half-hour lesson is $30 and may be elected by any camp student. Full hour instrumental lessons are available to students in grades 8-12, and the cost is $60 (Private lessons are already included in the fee for piano campers). Instrumental students with previous piano experience, regardless of age, may elect to receive a one hour piano lesson in addition to instrumental lessons. The fee for a one hour piano lesson for instrumental or vocal students is $60.

Choir & Musical Theatre

Vocal campers will participate in a variety of ensembles during the week, ranging from small theatre sketches to medium chamber choir to large camp chorus. Instruction in vocal techniques and masterclasses will compliment the ensemble experience. All vocal campers will have an hour music elective of their choice. Some campers will have the opportunity to explore music theatre in depth.

Dorm Option $360: 6 days, 5 nights, 16 meals, air-conditioned dormitory room, instruction, supervision, and recreation. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Day Camp plus Meals $300: For local residents. Includes same instruction, 16 meals, supervision, and recreation. Reporting time 8:30 a.m. (8:00 if you wish to have breakfast) until approximately 9:15 p.m. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Hour Private Lesson +$60, or Half-Hour Private Lesson +$30: Private lessons are OPTIONAL, but campers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Deposit $50: Enclose a check for $50.00 (deposit is nonrefundable for any reason) with your application and pay the balance of the fee by June 1. Campers registering after June 1 are required to pay the full amount immediately upon camp acceptance.

We also accept Credit Cards. Remember your amount (write it down!) and then visit the CSU Online payment portal to pay by credit card. (On the University homepage, look in the upper right for “Online Payments.”  Click the link and scroll down select the Choral and Musical Theatre music camp option.  Print and enclose your receipt.

 

Refunds: You may cancel your application for Vocal and Musical Theatre Music Camp and receive a refund less $50.00 (nonrefundable portion of all camp fee plans) if the request is made prior to two weeks before the beginning of camp. No money will be refunded for any reason after the two week deadline. Students arriving late for camp or leaving early are not eligible for any monetary compensation. Camp enrollment is nontransferable. The initial $50.00 registration deposit (for those who do not send the full amount) is not refundable for any reason.

Waitlist Procedure: If your camper has been placed on the dorm or group waiting list, please wait to submit payment until you are notified that a space has become available.

Private lessons are available on each voice type the week of Summer Music Camp (June 18 – June 23, 2018). The fee for a half-hour lesson is $30 and may be elected by any camp student. Full hour voice lessons are available to students in grades 8-12, and the cost is $60.

Piano

Piano Camp will be available to students from grades six through 12 who have performed on piano for at least two years. Instruction in technique, literature, musicianship, ensemble performance and theory will be a part of the camp. Each piano camp student will receive four half-hour private lessons during the camp and will also participate in a music elective of their choir. Total price for the Piano Camp is $420 for the Dorm Camp option or $360 for the Day Camp option, which includes lessons. Piano campers should bring at least three pieces of standard literature (no pop arrangements, please) to camp, two of which should be performance ready.

Dorm Option $360: 6 days, 5 nights, 16 meals, air-conditioned dormitory room, instruction, supervision, and recreation. Piano Campers must include private lessons, below. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Day Camp plus Meals $300: For local residents. Includes same instruction, 16 meals, supervision, and recreation. Reporting time 8:30 a.m. (8:00 if you wish to have breakfast) until approximately 9:15 p.m. Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and concert recording download link.

Piano Campers +$60: Piano Campers are automatically enrolled in private lessons, as part of the piano camp schedule.

Hour Private Lesson +$60, or Half-Hour Private Lesson +$30: Private lessons are OPTIONAL (for all except piano camp), but campers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Deposit $50: Enclose a check for $50.00 (deposit is nonrefundable for any reason) with your application and pay the balance of the fee by June 1. Campers registering after June 1 are required to pay the full amount immediately upon camp acceptance.

* We also accept Credit Cards. Remember your amount (write it down!) and then visit the CSU Online payment portal to pay by credit card. (On the University homepage, look in the upper right for “Online Payments.”  Click the link and scroll down select the Band, Orchestra & Piano music camp options.  Print and enclose your receipt.

 

Refunds: You may cancel your application for Summer Music Camp and receive a refund less $50.00 (nonrefundable portion of all camp fee plans) if the request is made prior to two weeks before the beginning of camp. No money will be refunded for any reason after the two week deadline. Students arriving late for camp or leaving early are not eligible for any monetary compensation. Camp enrollment is nontransferable. The initial $50.00 registration deposit (for those who do not send the full amount) is not refundable for any reason.

Waitlist Procedure: If your camper has been placed on the dorm or group waiting list, please wait to submit payment until you are notified that a space has become available.

Private lessons are available on each instrument and piano during the week of Summer Music Camp (June 25 – June 30, 2018). The fee for a half-hour lesson is $30 and may be elected by any camp student. Full hour instrumental lessons are available to students in grades 8-12, and the cost is $60 (Private lessons are already included in the fee for piano campers). Instrumental students with previous piano experience, regardless of age, may elect to receive a one hour piano lesson in addition to instrumental lessons. The fee for a one hour piano lesson for instrumental or vocal students is $60.


Additional Information

Flute

Regina Helcher Yost, Charleston Symphony and CSU
Cynthia Hopkins, Columbia, S.C.

Oboe

Kari Kistler, Charleston Symphony and CSU
Michael Shiverdecker, Charleston, S.C.

Bassoon

Kathy St.John, Charleston Symphony and CSU

Clarinet

Charlie Messersmith, Charleston Symphony and CSU
Joni Brown, Sumter, S.C.
Emma Ostapeck, Charleston, S.C.

Saxophone

Mark Sterbank, Charleston Jazz Orchestra and CSU

Horn

Brandon Nichols, Charleston Symphony and CSU

Trumpet

Susan Messersmith, Charleston Symphony and CSU
Susan DuPuis, CSU
Todd Jenkins, Aiken, S.C
Antonio Marti, Charleston Symphony

Trombone

Kate Jenkins, Aiken, S.C.

Euphonium & Tuba

Gretchen Bowles, Charleston, S.C.
Justin Clarkson, Charleston, S.C. and CSU

Percussion

Michael Haldeman, Charleston Symphony, North Charleston Pops! and CSU

Strings

Ryan Silvestri, Mount Pleasant, S.C. and CSU
Joanna Pressley, Charleston, S.C.
Andrew Mille, Charleston, S.C.

Guitar

Christopher Teves, CSU

Voice

Jennifer Luiken, CSU
Jill Terhaar Lewis, CSU
Ricard Bordas, CSU
Katherine Clarkson, CSU
Lee Ousley, Charleston, S.C.
Shanelle Woods, CSU

Music Therapy

Jennifer Whipple, CSU
Julie Stordahl Green, CSU
April Brien, CSU

Piano

Bradley Parker, CSU
Janet Elshazly, CSU
Eugene Koester, CSU
Myungsook Stoudenmire, CSU
Lin Harness, CSU
Jacquie Jones, CSU
Abby Phillips, CSU

Chorus & Chorale

Valerie Bullock, CSU
Ricard Bordas, CSU
Matthew McCall, CSU
Dustin Ousley, CSU
David Richardson, Charleston, S.C.
Robert Culbreth, Summerville, S.C.

Musical Theatre

Jennifer Luiken, CSU
Thomas Keating, CSU

Bands & Orchestra

Marshall Forrester, CSU
Nicholas Holland, CSU
Susan DuPuis, CSU
David Carter, Summerville, S.C.
Mike Doll, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Swati Dadheech Linder, Goose Creek, S.C.
Edna Grace, Goose Creek, S.C.
Julie Duvall, Conway, S.C.
Jenny Collins, Goose Creek, S.C.
Chad Pence, Summerville, S.C.
Andrae Raffield, Summerville, S.C.
Sharese Pearson-Bush, Summerville, S.C.
Neville Curtis, James Island, S.C.
Marie Elliott Evans, Summerville, S.C.
Todd Smith, Goose Creek, S.C.
Glen Funderburk, Lexington, S.C.
David Santiago, Chapin, S.C. 

*camp faculty and staff subject to change

Housing

Camp students, except day campers, will be housed in Charleston Southern dormitories. Campers must bring their own sheets, towels and pillow from home. Dorm campers will be housed two or three per room. Friends who wish to room together should plan to go through the Monday afternoon registration line at the same time. Housing for Saturday night, at the end of the camps, is not provided.


Meals

Meals begin Monday evening after check-in and end with dinner on Saturday – 16 meals in all. All meals will be served cafeteria style, and students will be allowed to eat as much as they wish at every meal with a wide variety of choices.


Supervision

While staying in the dormitories, all camp students will be under the careful supervision of the Music Camp Staff. Counselors will live in the dormitories and assist with all rehearsals in order to closely monitor all aspects of camp life.


Health Care

In the event of an illness or injury to a camper, the staff will contact parents and escort that student to the health care facility of choice for prompt, professional medical care. Several fine facilities are adjacent to campus, including Trident Medical Center and walk-in clinics. Costs resulting from medical care, medication, x-rays, or lab work are the responsibility of the parent. In the unlikely event that a student would need hospital care, immediate transportation would be arranged. Costs resulting from hospital treatment are the responsibility of the parent.

Check-In

Dorm campers may check in between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the first day of camp. After check in dorm campers more into their assigned rooms. If campers wish to room with a friend, they should go through check in at the same time. Day Campers will check in at 5:45 p.m. on the first day of camp. All Campers will attend a camp-wide meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by their first rehearsals. Day Campers will be escorted by Camp Staff to meet their parents at 9:15 p.m. every evening (Monday through Friday).

 

Check-Out

When parents meet dorm campers on Saturday at 4 p.m., campers will already be packed and dressed for the concerts. Campers and parents will have dinner followed by all music concerts (except for the 1 p.m. Saturday solo piano camp recital–check with your piano camper for exact schedule information, if applicable). Day Campers should plan to bring their concert clothes with them to the Saturday morning rehearsals.

Part One: Application

Please note: for all online applications, it is recommended to use a desktop browser.

Fill out your Vocal & Musical Theatre Camp application on paper or online.

ONLINE APPLICATION

 

Fill out your Band, Orchestra & Piano Camp application on paper or online.

ONLINE APPLICATION

 

Part Two: Notification

The camp offices will notify you of your acceptance into camp or position on the dorm or group waitlist. Only pay once you have received notification of acceptance into camp.

 

Part Three: Deposit or Full Payment

Once you have received notification of acceptance into camp and when you are certain of the amount you wish to pay then click on the link below to go to the CSU homepage. On the homepage, look in the main menu for “Online Payments.”  Click the link and scroll down to view the Music Camp payment options.

Once you have paid, you may print your receipt and include a copy with your paper application. However, the online payments portal automatically transmits the camper’s name, parents name(s) and the amount paid to the camp offices for proper credit to your account.

BAND, ORCHESTRA & PIANO PAYMENT PORTAL

VOCAL & MUSICAL THEATRE PAYMENT PORTAL


Staff Application

For all new and returning SMC 2019 Counselors, Ensemble Directors and Middle School Directors Track applicants. All Band, Orchestra & Piano Camp counselors and staff, please click the button below to be directed to the online staff application portal. Once redirected, select the STAFF APPLICATION button at the bottom left of the webpage.

ONLINE BAND, ORCHESTRA & PIANO STAFF APPLICATION

All Vocal & Musical Theatre Camp counselors, please click the button below.

ONLINE VOCAL & MUSICAL THEATRE STAFF APPLICATION 


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