"From Playing to Listening"
June 15, 2011
Bradley University and the Department of Music are hosting the 7th annual Central Illinois Summer Band Camp, June 13-17, 2011. Dr. David Vroman, director of Band Activities and the Chairperson for the Department of Music, is the camp director. The camp was begun with a grant from the Wurlitzer Foundation in Sycamore, IL.
Eighty-nine talented 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Central Illinois area are participating in the weeklong commuter workshop. Students attend sessions on listening skills; use of musical transcriptions; basic history/theory skills, as well as participate in performances in a concert band and sectional rehearsals. The theme, "From Playing to Listening", hopes to engage students and their families in the love of music for a lifetime.
Outstanding band directors, university faculty and private teachers from Central Illinois provide the instruction for the program.
The concluding concert is Friday, June 17th at 7:00 pm in Dingeldine Music Center on the campus of Bradley University. This is a free concert that is open to the public.
You can track the activities on a daily basis at the camp by following this link: http://www.bradleybandcamps.com