Concert Band

The Concert Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium offers a week-long, immersive instrumental camp experience for students who want to perform wind band music at a higher level. Get energized, improve, learn new skills, develop leadership, interact with renowned teachers, exciting artists, and fellow campers from across the country. Designed specifically for the high school concert band student, you will have the opportunity to grow as both a musician and individual.

This experience will be positively life-changing!

  • Highly professional staff of guest conductors and artists-in-residence
  • Ensemble rehearsals, small sectionals and featured sessions all conducted in Ball State University state-of-the-art music facilities
  • Student musicians are carefully placed accordingly to their abilities and background
  • Challenging curriculum for ALL ability levels
  • Masterclasses for all instruments
  • Impeccable teacher to student ratio!
  • Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for musical growth
  • Unique to the Music for All Summer Symposium, students experience evening concerts and events, offering a variety of musical and performance genres featuring world class acts every single night!

Performance Attire:

Concert Black

Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
Boys: black pants, white shirt, dark colored tie, black socks and black shoes.

June 25-30, 2018

Leadership Weekend June 23-24

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Thank you to the students, directors, faculty, SWAGs and camper parents of the 2017 Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, held June 24-July 1 at Ball State University, Muncie, IN!

Concert Band Faculty

Dr. Thomas Caneva

Division Head
Ball State University

Caroline Hand

Division Coordinator  
Ball State University
Associate Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Richard Mayne

Featured Conductor
University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson

Featured Conductor
The Ohio State University

Brian Balmages


Nathan Bogert

Ball State University

Elizabeth Crawford

Associate Professor of Music
Ball State University
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Christian Howes


Courtney D. Jones

Yamaha Performing Artist
Florida Atlantic University

Joseph Lovinsky

Shenandoah University

Matthew Lyon

Ball State University
Associate Professor

Evan Moore

Ball State University

Dr. Oscar Petty, Jr.

Band and Orchestra Director
Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, NJ

Dr. Aric Schneller

Sam Houston State University
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Jazz Studies
Yamaha Performing Artist

Keith Sweger

Ball State University

Mihoko Watanabe

Ball State University
Associate Professor of Flute

What are students saying about Concert Band at America’s Camp?

Doing what you love and learning everything you possibly can all at the same time was awesome

After attending the Symposium my director could really see an improvement on my technique

I personally couldn’t believe how much I improved in the 4 1/2 days I was there

Parent/Booster Institute

Music for All’s parent/booster training and advocacy programs and resources are key elements in Music for All’s vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has the opportunity and access to participate in music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Learn about the Institute

What Should Your Child Bring?

June weather in Indiana is often unpredictable. Historical averages for this area range from 60°F-90°F and often include high humidity. Please keep that in mind when packing for camp.

See the Packing Lists

Staying in Touch with your Student

The Music for All Headquarters staff is unable to receive and deliver messages to students by phone, unless an emergency requires immediately delivery. If you wish to speak with your child during the week, plan your calling schedule before your child leaves home.

Learn How to Stay in Touch

Supervision and Health Info

Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. While at camp, your child is required to attend all classes, meals, concerts, and nightly floor meetings, where attendance is taken.

How we keep you student safe

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