High Plains Music Camp Underway; Free Concerts All Week
In conjunction with the 66th Annual High Plains Music Camp beginning Sunday, July 14, and running through Saturday, July 20, several free concerts will feature guest musicians, faculty and music camp participants on the Fort Hays State University campus.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall.
Monday, July 15, 7 p.m.: High Plains Music Camp Faculty-Staff Recital featuring: Kristin Pisano, Priscilla Hearn, Brad Dawson, Tom Meagher, Jim Pisano, Ben Markley, Jimmy Clark, Kay Werth, Lindsay Modin, Mel Sauer, Brian Keller, Alex Toepfer, Lucy Ginther, Gerald Spaits
Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m.: High Plains Music Camp Faculty-Staff Recital featuring: Hilary Shepard, Brian Keller, Pam McGowne, Edino Biaggi, Priscilla Hearn, Ivalah Allen, Trevor Duell, Leigh Miller Munoz, Matthew Morris, Dawson Jazz Ensemble with John Fedchock, Joe Perniciaro.
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.: High Plains Music Camp Camper Honor Recital.
Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.: High Plains Music Camp Faculty Orchestra Concert
Friday, July 20, 6:10 p.m.: Camper Jazz Concert and Faculty Jazz Concert in Beach/Schmidt; Music Theatre/Opera Performance and Faculty String Chamber Concert in The Fort Hays Ballroom in the Memorial Union; and Alternative Strings Concert in the Sunset Lounge of the Memorial Union.
Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m.: Junior High String Ensembles concert in the ballroom and Junior High Wind and Percussion Ensembles concert in Beach/Schmidt.
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.: High School String Ensembles concert in the ballroom and High School Wind and Percussion Ensembles concert in Beach/Schmidt.
Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.: Junior High Orchestra and Band concert in Beach/Schmidt.
Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m.: High School Choir, Orchestra and Band concert in Beach/Schmidt.
Founded in 1947 by the late Harold G. Palmer, the High Plains Music Camp continues to offer the experience of studying music with outstanding musicians from around the country, for band, string and now voice students.
Students experience a week of stimulating and concentrated study in the art of music under the guidance of nationally recognized musicians, teachers and conductors. Performances, concerts and additional opportunities in recreation and camp social life make the week an experience worth repeating year after year.
Dr. German Gutierrez, professor of music and director of orchestral studies at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and John Fedchock, professional trombonist in New York City, join FHSU faculty in teaching classes.
Each day’s schedule is filled with rehearsals, classes, sectionals and ensembles, with time built in for recreation and making new friends.
All campers are enrolled in one daily mini class to refine skills already learned or pick up new skills.
Classes are: Alternative Strings, Conducting, Drum-line Fundamentals, Electric Guitar Class, Flutists Makeover, Jazz Bass Class, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Piano, Multimedia, Musical Theatre, Double Reed Making, Rhythm Fundamentals, Theory and Ear Training, Camp Choir, String Literature, Sight Reading, History of Composers, and Music Composition.
Each evening features a concert by guest artists, faculty, and campers. For more information, contact Dr. Ivalah Allen, assistant professor of music and theatre and camp director, at 785-628-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.