Program Overview & Schedule


Rutgers Summer Symphonic Wind Band & Chamber Music Camp participants experience a week of intense band training with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty members, renowned professional musicians, and leading music educators from the New York-New Jersey area.

Students participate in daily large ensemble and chamber ensemble rehearsals, group lessons, clinics, master classes, and electives. Accomplished students may audition for participation in the Honors Wind Symphony and have the opportunity to perform in featured chamber music ensembles. Students share newly developed performance skills during the final Gala Concert, open to the public.

Every student will participate in a chamber group. All groups will be challenged to sight-read as much material as possible throughout the week. Selected ensembles perform in front of their peers in a Friday afternoon concert. Selected ensembles will perform in the Friday evening gala concert along with the large ensembles. Every student will receive two small group or individual lessons, two survey classes and one master class during the week.  Faculty will be assisted by Mason Gross School of the Arts interns who will assist in providing instruction.

Middle school students may participate without an audition as commuters only.  Advanced middle school students may choose to audition for placement in one of the high school ensembles.

Schedule Overview
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8 a.m. Check in
8:30 a.m. Symphonic Band rehearsal
Honors Wind Symphony sectionals
10:30 a.m. Honors Wind Symphony rehearsal
Symphonic Band sectionals
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – Either private/group instruction or Survey Classes (Group A in Lessons/Group B in Survey Classes)
Wednesday master classes with Mason Gross Faculty and members of the Eastern Wind Symphony.
2:30 p.m. Chamber Groups
4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday – Symphonic Band and Honors Wind Symphony Rehearsal. Friday, camp dismissed to prepare for the concert at 7 p.m. on Friday

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