Racer Instrumental Music Academy

 

June 12-18, 2022
Grades 9-12

Open to instrumental music students entering 9th grade to graduated 12th grade.

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The deadline to register is May 27, 2022.

The Racer Instrumental Music Academy (RIMA) is a week-long summer music camp on the campus of Murray State University. Students will be part of a large concert band and will prepare a variety of fun and challenging band literature, culminating with a final Saturday morning showcase concert. During daily rehearsals, students will learn to improve ensemble performance skills, focusing on intonation, balance, blend, tone quality, and musicianship.

In addition to participating in the concert band, students will be taught and coached by Murray State music faculty. Students will learn the art of instrumental performance through master classes, music seminars, chamber ensembles, and private lessons.

Students will also get an early taste of college life with the opportunity to live on campus in the dorms and be provided with a full meal plan. Under the guidance of faculty and residential counselors, evening social activities will include swimming, bowling, karaoke night, talent shows, concerts and recitals.

Students playing horns during a concert

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Sunday

  • 1 – 3 p.m.   CHECK-IN and Move-in to Dorms
  • 3 – 5 p.m.   Chair Placement Auditions (Fine Arts Center)
  • 5 – 6 p.m.   DINNER and Faculty Introductions
  • 6 – 7:00 p.m.   Campus Tour
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.   Large Band Rehearsal
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.   Ice Cream Social (the Dairy Queen Walk)

Monday – Friday

  • 7:30 – 8 a.m.   BREAKFAST
  • 8 – 8:50 a.m.   Morning Warm-up/Master Classes
  • 9 – 10:20 a.m.   Large Band Rehearsal
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Chamber Ensembles
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.   LUNCH
  • 1 – 1:50 p.m.   Musicianship Seminar
  • 2 – 2:50 p.m.   Sectionals
  • 3 – 4:30 p.m.   Large Band Rehearsal
  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Free Time/Private Lessons
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m.   DINNER
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m.   Evening Activity (Recitals, Karaoke, Bowling, etc.)
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m.   FREE TIME

Saturday

  • 7:30 – 8 a.m.   BREAKFAST
  • 8 – 9:20 a.m.   Large Band Dress Rehearsal
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.   Check-out of Dorms
  • 11 a.m.   CONCERT
  • Concert Band: Campers will be part of a large concert band and will prepare a variety of fun and challenging band literature, culminating with a final Saturday morning showcase concert.
  • Chamber Ensembles: Campers will participate in small chamber ensembles. Small ensembles concentrating on chamber music literature. Emphasis will be placed upon developing chamber ensemble performance skills.
  • Master Classes: Campers will participate in studio master classes designed to foster musical growth through the art of performance in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Topics of study may include: concept of sound, embouchure, breathing, phrasing, intonation, styles, technique, solo repertoire, recordings, pedagogy, and equipment.
  • Musicianship Seminars: Campers will learn various musical topics throughout the week taught by Murray State Faculty. Topics include How to Practice, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, The Healthy Musician, Careers in Music, and more.
  • Private Lesson: Campers will have the opportunity to take private lessons with Murray State wind and percussion faculty. All private lessons with faculty will be an extra cost to the camper. ($20 for a 30 minute lesson)
  • Recitals
  • Karaoke
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Game Nights

When campers arrive on Sunday, they will participate in a chair placement audition. This audition will determine their placement in the large band. Faculty will select audition music and students will have the opportunity to practice the repertoire and prepare for the audition before arriving.

Stay tuned: audition music coming soon!

Students will be taught and coached by Murray State Unviersity instrumental music faculty. Students will learn the art of the instrumental performance through master classes, music seminars, chamber ensembles, and private lessons.

$500 for overnight campers (includes double occupancy dorm room and three meals per day).

$400 for commuter campers.

Deadline to register is May 27, 2022. Cancellations must be emailed to rkrztonpresson@murraystate.edu by May 6, 2022 to qualify for a partial refund (minus a $15 processing fee). No refunds will be issued after May 6, 2022.

2022 All-State Participants receive a $100 scholarship.

  • KMEA All-State Participant (Kentucky)
  • ILMEA All-State Participant (Illinois)
  • IMEA All-State Participant (Indiana)
  • MMEA All-State Participant (Missouri) 
  • TMEA All-State Participant (Tennessee)

Contact Us

Dr. Todd M. French

Director

Rose Krzton-Presson

Registrar

Contact Rose with questions about registration, room assignments, and other pre-camp matters.

 

 

 

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