Advanced Rock Program

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If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with students from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing is what you want to do, if you are between the ages of 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) and are advanced on your instrument, then the ADVANCED ROCK PROGRAM is for you!

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, and Voice

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OUR IN-DEPTH ROCK EXPERIENCE AND STUDY OUR PROS!

Program Length 2 weeks
Dates Session B: July 2 – July 13
Session C: July 16 – July 27
Hours 9:00 am – 3:45 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00-5:00 pm)
Age Range for ages 12-17/ entering grades 7-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may enroll)
Registration Fee TBA
Tuition TBA
Dorm Program –not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities TBA
Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates Session B: Sun, July 1/Sat., July 14
Session C: Sun, July 15/ Sat, July 28
(note: campers attending both sessions do not need to check out between sessions, dorm counselors will be on duty)

Program Description

This is a program designed for serious rock players who want to study the actual techniques of Rock. Our Rock faculty are both performers and educators, so be prepared to be in a demanding group of classes taught by the Pros. You will have a 2 hour block every day to work in your performing ensemble. Not a jam, the faculty will expect you to practice hard and dedicate yourself to truly excelling on your instrument. With our small classes, the focus will be on you! Our goal is for you to leave our program as an all-around awesome Rock player!

 

Requirements
  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall/ ages 12-17. (qualified younger students may enroll with a teacher recommendation)
  • Should be at an “Advanced” level of musical ability with at least 5 years or more experience on your instrument or voice.
  • If you are part of a school band, then you should be performing at Music Proficiency level 5 or above.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.*
Note:
  • All bass, guitar, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. (bass players and guitarists should also bring their amps)
  • In each Session, ensembles will learn different music. Students attending more than one session may also choose a different elective.
  • There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.
Daily Schedule (9:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.)
Time Activity
8:45 DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music
9:00 - 10:00 ELECTIVE
  • Rhythm Section Workshop: for pianists, bass players, and drummers
  • Jazz Rock Guitar Ensemble: for guitarists and vocalists. 
10:15 - 11:15 MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory for Rock players
This theory class uses the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model which incorporates ear training and improvisation but geared just for rockers.
11:30 - 12:00 LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are also included.
12:15 - 1:15 ELECTIVE
  • Songwriting and Composition: for students who have some experience either writing songs (music/lyrics) or instrumental compositions. Campers work in groups according to their style (pop song, jazz group, rock band..etc)
  • Contemporary Vocal Technique: Students will learn about healthy vocal habits and techniques for singing in contemporary vocal styles. Microphone and basic recording techniques and other practical advice for singers will also be covered.
  • Digital Sound Design: This class will explore digital editing, mixing, and mastering techniques, using the software Logic Pro 10. Students will be encouraged to write, record, and produce an original composition using these techniques. (for students new to Logic Pro 10 and for those experienced in using it)
  • Blues Ensemble: play the real blues….
  • Music Biz: learn from an expert in the field.(session C only)
1:30 - 2:30 ENSEMBLE
Rock Fusion Band
2:45 - 3:45 ENSEMBLE
Performance Practices in Rock: this group works on music from the classic rock greats!
3:45 REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music
4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...

  • Jazz Rock Jam: for instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Piano Lab: whether you already play piano or if you want to learn, practice in our piano studio under the guidance of our expert instructors.
  • Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock…)
  • Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.
Other Options

Private Lessons and 6th Period Classes 

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 60 minute lessons for this age and level.

The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session.

Dorm Program

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 11 and above

Are you from out of town – or – do you live in South Florida but want to see what it’s like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 11 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS:

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is TBA (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.)

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!

DETAILS ABOUT CHECK IN, CHECK OUT, AND WHAT TO BRING WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in
Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near
your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes!

Bus Location
Broward Bus Sawgrass Mall
Miramar Parkway and I-75
Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes
Dade Bus Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)
Sunny Isles
Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)

Extended Care

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am – 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm

How to Apply
  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your Electives and Optional Classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.
  • Register Here