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Belmont Announces 2016 Summer Camp Schedule

Music, athletic, academic camps offered for students of all ages

Consistent with its mission to provide challenging academic opportunities for students and serve the community, Belmont University will host a number of music, athletic and academic-based camps this summer to serve elementary, middle and high school students as well as music educators. A complete listing of summer camps and websites for additional information can be found in the listing below:

SUMMER 2016 ACADEMIC CAMPS

Youth approaching junior high and high school age are beginning to think more seriously about how to respond to the query, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Belmont is offering camps this summer to help clarify those issues and expose students to a wide array of career options in healthcare and science professions. Summaries for two academic-based campus can be found below and more information is available at www.belmont.edu/summer-camps/.

Health Academy: Introduction to Careers in Health Care
June 6-10 for Grades 5-8
This week-long day camp will allow students to explore the different careers available in the health sciences fields and expose them to issues healthcare professionals deal with on a daily basis. Students will explore a real-world example of how different health professionals (pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, social work) collaborate and work inter-professionally to take care of a patient.

Skills in Sciences Summer Camp
June 13-17 for Grades 10-12
Doing science is not just about learning things, it is about doing things.  Even in the most basic science laboratory experience, a student should walk away with having learned a skill.  Most do not realize that these skills have market value and can be leveraged for a position in a multitude of areas.  From big picture skills such as problem solving and handling big sets of data to more specific skills related to a particular discipline, Skills in Science can be applied to many academic disciplines as well as serve as gateway experiences for many careers.

SUMMER 2016 MUSIC CAMPS
Belmont’s College of Visual and Performing Arts provides a number of opportunities for high school students and music educators to study and perform on Belmont’s beautiful urban campus in Nashville while meeting peers from around the country. Students will experience personalized and group instruction with outstanding faculty artists as well as enjoy faculty recitals, performances, and guest artists. For more information on the music camps, visit http://www.belmont.edu/music/ and select “Summer Programs”—brief overviews are provided below.

String Crossings Camp
June 12-17 for Grades 9-12

  • For violin, viola, cello and double bass
  • Study multiple styles including classical, swing, Celtic, rock, jazz and bluegrass
  • String Orchestra and small group opportunities available

Summer Winds Band Camp
June 19-25 for Grades 9-12

  • For woodwinds, brass and percussion
  • Study classical and jazz Styles
  • Ensemble opportunities include Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Music

Belmont Piano Camp
June 19-24 for Grades 9-12

  • Study classical or jazz piano
  • Classes in music theory, sight-reading, technique and improvisation

Summer Vocal Arts Intensive
June 26 – July 2 for Grades 9 -12

  • Solo, ensemble and choral singing experiences
  • Masterclasses in classical, jazz, musical theater and contemporary styles
  • Elective classes in conducting, music technology, audition tips, scat singing and more.

Music Education Workshops: Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Level I & II
June 6-17 for music educators
Targeted for music educators, the initial level draws from the three components of Orff-Schulwerk teacher training: experiential, conceptual and pedagogical. Skills necessary to plan and implement a variety of Orff-Schulwerk music and movement activities are learned working with the materials and procedures of the Orff-Schulwerk instructional model. Initial level provides substantial experience-based learning that develops basic skills in movement, recorder, and the synthesis of music and movement through elemental styles/literature of global cultures. The intermediate level continues the study of experiential, conceptual and pedagogical components of Orff Schulwerk teacher training. Music and movement elements and skills needed for their implementation are developed. The role of teacher as facilitator is examined.

SUMMER 2016 SPORTS CAMPS
Belmont Athletics offers a number of day-camp options for individuals and teams in a variety of sports including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and track and field. Details for many of these campus are still being finalized for summer 2016. Click here for more information on sports camps with additional details being posted soon.

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