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Wind Ensemble Summer Camp rehearsing in McAfee Concert Hall.

Summer Winds Band Camp

4/9/20 Update: Due to the COVID-19 crisis and concerns for the health and safety of participants, all Belmont summer music programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. We look forward to hosting the next event in summer 2021.

The Belmont University Summer Winds Band Camp is a unique summer camp event for high school students entering grades 9-12. Camp students are under the artistic guidance of the outstanding Belmont instrumental and ensemble faculty.  The goal of the camp is to provide music education opportunities that enhance student growth in public school music programs in and outside the state of Tennessee. Opportunities include wind symphony, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and chamber music.

June 7-13, 2020  2020 Summer Camp Cancelled

Camper Information


Audition Requirements - Information coming soon

Camper Handbook

Camp Schedule

Daily Schedule

Students will be involved in large ensemble rehearsals, chamber music sessions, and master class lessons on their instrument. Students will be assigned to a chamber group that will best fit their playing experience and strengths. Master class lessons are taught by the Belmont applied wind and percussion faculty, giving each student the opportunity to receive personal attention. Jazz Ensemble is offered as an elective activity in the afternoon hours each day. Recreational activities and evening social events will provide ample balance during the week.  Students are under careful supervision by camp counselors during all activities.

Housing & Meals

Students will be housed in Belmont University dormitories. Roommates will be assigned randomly by gender unless roommate requests are indicated on the registration form.  While in the dormitories, participants will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in Harrington Place Dining Hall.


The camp is open to all woodwind, brass, and percussion students who will enter grades 9-12 in the upcoming fall semester. Discounts are available to students who have performed in Mid-State, All-East, All-West and top region honor bands in TN and other states. Additional discounts are available to students who have placed in their All-State Band.

2020 Cost

Resident Participant: $700 ($150 application fee applies to this amount)

* All meals
* Dormitory lodging
* Tuition for large ensemble, chamber music, and master classes
* Fees for evening activities
* Camp t-shirt

Commuter Participant:  $450 ($150 application fee applies to this amount)

* Lunch and dinner
* Tuition for large ensemble, chamber music, and master classes
* Fees for evening activities
* Camp t-shirt

*Tuition discounts are available to students who have participated in All-State, Top Regional Band, and Governor’s School. Siblings qualify for a family discount. Contact Barry Kraus for more information.


Wind EnsembleBarry Kraus
Jazz Band: Jeff Phillips
Flute:  Julie Ditzel
OboeRebecca Van de Ven
ClarinetDan Lochrie
Bassoon:  Dong-Yun Shankle
Saxophone: James Fusik
Trumpet: Joel Treybig
HornTara Johnson
TromboneJeff Phillips
PercussionChris Norton and Todd Kemp
TubaGerald Cates

Belmont Summer Winds Band Camp
Belmont University School of Music
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

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