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, and 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 according to their abilities and background.
  • Challenging curriculum for ALL ability levels.
  • Master classes 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!

 

Packing List/Final Performance Attire

Packing List

All students, regardless of division, should
bring the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for walking around campus
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather (jacket, poncho, or umbrella)
  • Personal toiletries (bath soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths. Sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blanket are provided by Ball State Housing
  • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, and SUNSCREEN
  • Backpack, a spiral notebook, and pens/pencils

Optional: money or debit card for incidental purchases such
as souvenirs, snacks, etc. $50-$80 recommended.

In addition to these items, concert band students must also bring:

  • Your instrument and fold-up music stand marked with your name, address, and school.
  • Any necessary supplies or accessories, such as reeds, neck straps, valve oil, etc. Muncie Music Center will be on campus during the week to sell reeds, oil, etc. should you need to purchase supplies.
  • Comfortable attire (shorts, jeans, and shirts): please note that you will be in air conditioning for the majority of your day

Final Performance Attire

Women:

  • Long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks
  • White blouse
  • Black socks
  • Black, closed toe shoes

Men:

  • Black pants
  • White dress shirt
  • Dark colored tie
  • Black socks
  • Black shoes

Save Your Spot

for the 2020 Music for All Summer Symposium

June 22-27, 2020

Leadership Weekend: June 20-21

Ball State University

Instrumental Merit Scholarships

Instrumental Merit scholarships for members of honor ensembles are now available for eligible students enrolling in the Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, or Concert Percussion divisions of the Summer Symposium.

National Honor Ensemble Instrumental Scholarship – $200
All-State Instrumental Scholarship – $150
All-City/District Instrumental Scholarship – $75

See more details on Instrumental Scholarships

Concert Band Faculty

Madison Argo

Nathan Bogert

Ball State University
Saxophone

Dr. Thomas Caneva

Division Head
Ball State University

Caroline Hand

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

Christian Howes

Percussion

Lisa Kozenko

Joseph Lovinsky

Shenandoah University
Horn

Matthew Lyon

Ball State University
Associate Professor
Tuba/Euphonium

Evan Moore

Percussion
Ball State University

Dr. Joseph Parisi

Associate Director of Bands,
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conductor

Richard Saucedo

Composer-in-Residence

Dr. Mary Schneider

Director of Bands
Eastern Michigan University Conductor

Dr. Aric Schneller

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

Mihoko Watanabe

Ball State University
Associate Professor of Flute
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.

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.

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.

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.