RESIDENT CAMP

W.O. Smith Music School offers a weeklong resident music camp every June at Hillmont Camp and Retreat Center in White Bluff, Tennessee.  Seventy students (aged 12 -18) are able to participate in this program, which features a daily schedule of required activities including private instrumental lessons, music history classes, instrumental ensembles, chorus, recreational activities, and a performance. A staff comprised of past and present W.O. Smith Music School faculty members and guest teaching artists from around the country instruct all classes.

W.O. Smith Resident Camp es para estudiantes de 12-18 años y tiene lugar en Hillmont Camp y Retreat Center en White Bluff, Tennessee.  Este campamento ofrece una semana de experiencias musicales para 70 estudiantes actuales cada año.  El programa diario contiene lecciones privadas, clases de historia musical y teoría musical, conjuntos, y tiempo libre.  Al fin de semana, hay un gran concierto en que todos los estudiantes participan y demuestran cosas aprendidas durante el campamento.  Los empleados son miembros de la facultad de W.O. Smith y otros artistas pedagogos invitados.

Woman are either alto(lower) or soprano(higher) Men are either bass(lower) or tenor(higher)
Age as of June 10th, 2018
Grade Level as of Fall 2018
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Music Track Choice - Rank these in order of the student's preference. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Do not select the same thing more than once.
Please Note**** Although there is no guarantee that all campers will be placed in their 1st track choice, every effort will be made to accommodate each camper's request.
Rhythms of the Islands - Island Lives, Island Vibes
John Donne once said “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” The same can be said of Music. No music came to exist by itself but was born from years and years of many cultures colliding and interacting. In this class, we will study these musical incubators (islands) and how they have played a part in some of the music we are listening to now. We will explore the cultures surrounding musical genres like Reggae, Rock Steady, Ska, Dub, Calypso, Soca, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Salsa and learn some tunes by the artists that helped bring them to popularity. Learn from the Island Lives and catch the Island Vibes.
Scenes from Into the Woods
Want to learn music from one of America’s most storied composers? Interested in singing, dancing, acting or stage design and construction? Join us for Scenes from Into the Woods where we will be learning the music of Stephen Sondheim. Students will have opportunity to work on choreography, acting and singing as well as learning what it takes to build and paint a set for a musical. Instrumentalists are also encouraged to join the Scenes from Into the Woods track for experience learning to play in a real pit orchestra. Just remember, it’s nice to know a lot... and a little bit not.
Hip Hop Hooray - Beats, Rhymes, and Life
Hip Hop was once an underground mix of musical genres and African-American culture. What first started in a poor neighborhood in one of New York City’s boroughs is now a multi-billion-dollar industry spanning across the globe. In this class, we will study the history of Hip Hop while exploring its elements: beat making, rhyming, and fusing life experience with a sense of style and artistry. We will learn instrumental versions of some of hip hop’s biggest samples and open the mic to any aspiring emcees. Learn the positive power of hip hop, hooray!
Personal Best Choice - Rank these in order of the student's preference. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Do not select the same thing more than once.
Please Note**** House Band is for Rhythm Section instruments only
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