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Piano Camp Information

UM Summer Music Camp @ UM School of Music
June 22-28,  2014

MUSIC OFFICE TELEPHONE:The Music Camp Office telephone number is (406) 243-6880 and email is . The dormitory phone numbers may be secured on registration day. 
REGISTRATION for all campers will take place in the lobby of the Music Building between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22nd.  The School of Music building is located on Maurice Avenue, between Eddy and Connell Streets.   There is almost no parking available in front of or near the music building. Please view this Campus Parking Map showing available parking lots in relationship to the School of Music.
At registration, payments will be due for any remaining balances for tuition and/or room and board, for those living on campus for the week.  Students planning to stay on campus are urged to arrive early in the registration period so that you will have time to meet your roommate and get settled into your room before the placement auditions begin.
If you have not mailed them in already, PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED Medical Release, Camper/Parent Conduct agreement and Photo Release Forms.
AUDITIONS: The piano audition will include one or two selections from your repertoire and the sight reading of a short musical example to help team up good duet partners for the week.  Memorization is not mandatory, but helpful for those who might like to perform a piano solo sometime during the week.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Another feature of the UM Band Camp is the optional lesson program.  Students wishing to arrange for private lessons, to be held in addition to the daily master class sessions, are welcome to do so.  Lesson Request Forms will be available at the registration table. The charge for each half-hour lesson will be $25.00 and payment should be made directly to the teacher and not in the same payment as registration. 
FINANCES:  All camp tuition should be paid in full prior to June 7, 2013.  All Resident campers and Commuters with a meal plan will be furnished meals in the University Food Zoo. No student should carry any great amount of money for travel, or valuables during camp.  It is suggested that traveler’s checks in small amounts be used. PERSONAL CHECKS CANNOT BE CASHED.
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received prior to 5pm, Friday, June 6 will receive a full refund of all monies paid.  Please allow 4-5 weeks for processing.  Cancellations received prior to 5pm, Friday June 20 will receive a refund less your paid deposit. After June 20, all fees paid will be forfeited.  For registration questions, please contact Kevin Griggs at (406) 370-8730 or via email at

Items to bring to camp:
What is provided for dorm residents: a Room key, meal pass, mattress pad, 2 sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, and 2 bath towels are provided for each camper in the dorms (ALL items must be returned at week's end for a complete checkout) - don't lose anything - the 'fines' are not fun to pay! (There is a $60.00 fine for a lost key, for example!)
What to bring: hand towels and washcloths are not provided.  Campers should also bring their own soap and shampoo and other personal care items as needed.
Other important things to consider:
  • Casual daily wear as well as comfortable shoes for walking or hiking
  • Alarm clock
  • Music and music carrier if needed
  • Another instrument if you wish
  • Umbrella and/or rain gear for rainy days
  • You may wish to bring a fan if hot-natured, extra blankets if cold-natured! 
  • Swimsuits (in case we can find a time: students on a swim team may find an individual time)
  • Semi-formal dress clothes for performing in the final camp recital
  • Dress shoes (good for pedaling). 
  • Optional mosquito repellant. 
  • Any other personal items that will help your stay be comfortable and fun. 
Other items to consider: tennis and other recreational equipment (Frisbees), food for dorm room snacking, games, music recorders/players, and a variety of clothing for a variety of weather conditions!
ALL STUDENTS PLEASE BRING METRONOMES - always useful - and expected for great practicing during this week.  BE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR METRONOME and books so they don't get misplaced.

Parents and Students: Please Notice
Students will not be permitted to ride in cars while at camp. Students riding in automobiles with parents must have their parents sign them out of the dormitory and back in upon return. It is requested that students wear shoes at all times.
If you are planning to live on campus and will be driving yourself to Missoula for the camp (parking your car on campus), you will be required to turn in all sets of car keysto a member of our staff upon your arrival.  In addition, you will need to purchase weekly parking permits, at a cost of $10.00, at the Registration Table on Sunday.  Keys will be held for the week and will not be returned until the close of the camp on Saturday.  You will not be allowed to drive your car during the week of the camp without special permission from a member of the staff.  Students who are living off campus during the week of the camp and who are planning to commute each day will not be required to submit car keys.  However, they may not transport other campers without special permission.  Likewise, students living on campus are not to leave the premises in a vehicle at any time without special permission from a member of the staff.  The purpose of this policy is to minimize the potential risk to both campers and the camp itself.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!  In addition, campers planning to park at the University will need to purchase daily parking permits, at a cost of $3.00 per day or 5-day passes for $10 at the Registration Table on Sunday.  Public Safety is vigilant about ticketing.

Bits and Pieces Which May be Helpful
Each evening, Monday through Friday, we will have special activities!  All resident campers must attend all evening activities.  While commuting campers are not required to attend the evening activities, we believe these activities/recitals are an integral part of the camp, and therefore we strongly encourage your attendance. 
FINAL CONCERTS:  Parents and Family are invited to attend our two final concerts on Friday, June 27th at 5:30 PM and Saturday, June 28th at 10:00 AM in the Music Recital Hall located in the Music Building.  Friday’s concert will be the Solo Recital with selected performers and Saturday will be the Ensemble Concert with all campers performing. These concerts are free and open to the public. It is a great way to applaud the efforts the students have made during the week. Following the Saturday concert there will be a brief reception in the Music Recital Hall Lobby for faculty-student farewells and a chance to meet families and teachers. 
Substance Policy:  The use of any drugs (except as prescribed by your doctor) by piano camp participants, faculty and staff during camp is expressly prohibited.  Any participants found in possession or under the influence of tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal substances, will be expelled from camp and required to return home at their own expense.  This policy will be strictly enforced.  Please do not ruin a fun week with such substances.

If emergencies occur, please feel free to call upon our staff for assistance.