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2022 Camper Information

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2023 Northwest Summer Music Camp
June 11-16, 2023

Registration opens March 1, 2023.

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Welcome to Northwest Missouri State University and to the Northwest Summer Music Camp! We hope this week is a fun and educational experience, and we are excited to have you on campus!

Addresses and Directions

Sunday, June 12

Resident and commuter check-in—Valk Center (located on the east side of campus between 7th street and 9th street)

  • See First Day Schedule for assigned times.
  • For registration, park in the east parking lot and enter the east side of the Valk Center see item 27 on Campus Map.
  • For information on the Valk Center including pictures, visit our Interactive Campus Map.

Residence Hall

Hudson/Perrin Hall is located on University Drive between 4th street and 7th street. See Items 32 and 35 on  Campus Map View PDF.

  • Students will check-in to Camp, audition for ensembles, and then move into dorms
  • Students in dorms will be separated by gender, and by floor.
  • Roommate requests will be honored whenever possible, but are not guaranteed
  • For information on Hudson/Perrin Hall including pictures, visit our Interactive Campus Map

Day Camper Check-in/Check-out 

Valk Center Parking Lot 20, Located on the east side of campus on the north side of 7th street. 

See Parking Map View PDF

Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions will take place Sunday afternoon during the registration time and as notated on the schedule. 

Auditions for band students will be held to determine chair placement in ensembles, and will consist of:

  1. Major scales (chosen by the person listening to your audition) with key signatures up to four flats
  2. A full range chromatic scale (at the student's current ability level)
  3. A BRIEF excerpt (two phrases maximum) from a solo of the student's choosing
  4. And a BRIEF excerpt (maximum two lines) from an etude of the student's choosing

If your solo is slow and melodic, choose a technical etude that demonstrates your technical facility, or vice versa. Younger and less experienced musicians may use material from a band method or technique book used in their regular school band class. Check with your band director to make sure the material you choose is appropriate!

Choir participants will have a placement audition on Sunday during check-in time as well. You do not need to bring prepared materials for the placement audition.

Students interested in performing in the jazz ensembles will need to audition on the instrument for which they would like to play in jazz ensemble. If possible, the student should prepare a piece from the jazz idiom for audition, however, the audition may also include sight-reading and/or improvisation.

Talent Show Auditions

Talent show auditions will take place on Monday after dinner. Students who are interested in performing on the student talent show should arrive prepared to audition. Please make sure to bring all necessary equipment for your talent show performance. (music, accompaniment CD, etc.) Please note, any accompaniment CD must be playable in a standard CD audio player.

Private Lesson Registration & Payment

Many of you reserved your student’s private lesson online this year.

Cell Phones/Communication

Your students will not be able to receive calls/texts to their cell phones when they are in rehearsals or classes. They will also need to keep their cell phones off when they are part of an audience for a performance.


Northwest Missouri State University does not provide WiFi access for campers. Sorry for any inconvenience, but our approval and device set-up requirements make this impractical for those here for a short stay.

Contact Names and Numbers

Contact Method When to Use
660.562.1952 Summer Music Camp Office—Amanda Sheeley, Camp Administrative Assistant (may not be monitored between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.) Please use this email for routine questions and requests. We will check this as frequently as possible during the day, but please do not use this for a real emergency—call instead.
660.562.1952 John Bell Camp Co-Director (may not be monitored when Mr. Bell has camp business or between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.) TBD, Camp Co-Director

In case of a true emergency, especially after hours, please contact:

660.562.1254 University Police Department

Letters and Packages

It is fine to mail letters and packages to your students – they will be delivered at our meetings just prior to lunch each day!

ATTN: Student’s Name
c/o Summer Music Camp
Valk 094
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Packing Suggestions

What to Pack What NOT to Pack
  • Musical instrument (case labeled with name!)
    • Reeds, mouthpieces, mallets, sticks
    • Other necessary accessories to play
  • Folding metal music stand (labeled with your name!)—band students only.
  • 2-3 sharpened pencils
  • Music for private lessons (if applicable)
  • NO TV Sets or stereos
  • NO refrigerators of any size
  • NO hot plates or microwaves
  • NO electric irons
  • NO fans—rooms are air conditioned


  • Bedding for extra length twin-sized beds
    • 2 sheets
    • 1 blanket (or sleeping bag)
    • 1 pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • NO skateboards, skates, or bicycles
  • NO knives, weapons, or fireworks of any type
  • Bath and Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Washcloths
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Hair brush/comb
    • Deodorant
    • Other personal toiletries
  • NO iPods/mp3 players, iPads/tablets, computers or printers
  • NO gaming systems of any kind (X-box, PS, Nintendo DS, etc.)
  • NO valuable possessions, keepsakes items
  • NO pets!
  • Clothing & Recreation
    • 4 days of informal summer clothes (mostly shorts & T-shirts)
    • Luggage—labeled with name and address
    • Raincoat, umbrella, or jacket
    • Recreation equipment (optional): footballs, frisbee, etc.
    • Friday Concert—black pants & white shirt, or solid black dress (with at least cap sleeves, and at least knee length), black shoes, black socks or black tights/hose
  • NO canned or bottled drinks
  • NO illegal beverages or substances of any kind
  • Small quantity of snacks
  • Money for incidental purchases (hint: $10 is probably too little; $100 probably too much)
    • Reeds, swabs, oils, etc.
    • Vending machines
    • Pizza


  • Completed Agreement & Health Form (will be emailed to you later this week)
  • Money for private lessons (if applicable)
  • REMEMBER: Pack lightly! You will have to carry everything to the dorm!

Schedules and Performances

First Day – Sunday, June 12, 2022

Time Location Activity
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Valk Center Resident Camper Registration
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Valk Center Day Camper Registration
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Assigned Rooms Ensemble Auditions
12:30  -3:45 p.m. Assigned Room Jazz Band Auditions – when you complete your concert ensemble audition, proceed directly to the jazz audition room.  (room location TBA)
5:15  -6:00 p.m. Student Union Dinner—Bearcat Commons
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. PAC All-Camp Meeting
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. PAC and Valk
Rooms TBA

First Rehearsal

●     Concert Choir

●     Chorale

●     Concert Band

●     Symphonic Band

9:15 p.m. Valk Parking Lot Day Campers to pick up location.
9:30 p.m. Assigned Dorms Dorm Meeting in assigned dorms for residential campers

* After students complete their audition(s), they should move into their dorm room, and remain in the dorm until dinner. Day campers should also go to the dorm, and remain there until dinner.


Visitors are welcome to attend any of these performances during the week of Summer Music Camp

Date/Time Location Activity
Monday, June 13
7:30 p.m.
PAC Faculty Talent Show
Tuesday, June 14
7:30 p.m.
PAC Student Talent Show
Thursday, June 16
7:30 p.m.
PAC Faculty Jazz Concert
Friday, June 17 PAC

Grand Concerts

  • 3:00 p.m. Jazz Band
  • 3:45 p.m. Concert Choir
  • 4:30 p.m. Symphonic Band

Evening Activities

Date Time Location Activity
Monday, June 13 7:30 p.m. PAC Faculty Talent Show
Monday, June 13 8:30 p.m. Dorm Plaza Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 14 7:30 p.m. PAC Student Talent Show
Tuesday, June 14 8:30 p.m. TBA Recreational Time
Wednesday, June 15 7:00 p.m. Pavilion College Park Party & Recreational Time
Thursday, June 16 7:30 p.m. PAC Jazz Concert
Thursday, June 16 8:30 p.m. TBA Recreational Time

Recreational Activities

Held daily as time allows and as indicated in the evening activities schedule.

Location Activity
Lot 62, Intramural fields Kickball, soccer
Valk Practice Rooms Practice time
Pavilion Frisbee
Student Union Cards, Board Games, hang out time.

Daily Schedule

(this is a sample, final schedule is subject to change based on enrollment)

Time Concert Band Chorale Symphonic Band Concert Choir
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Rehearsal Elective Elective Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. Elective Rehearsal Rehearsal Elective
10:00 a.m. Elective Masterclass Masterclass Masterclass
11:00 a.m. Masterclass Elective Elective Elective
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 pm Rehearsal Elective Elective Rehearsal
2:00 p.m. Elective Rehearsal Rehearsal Elective
3:00 p.m. Elective Elective Elective Elective
4:00 p.m. Elective Elective Elective Elective
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Meeting Meeting Meeting Meeting
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Concerts & Activities Concerts & Activities Concerts & Activities Concerts & Activities
10:00 p.m. Back in Dorms / Room Check Back in Dorms / Room Check Back in Dorms / Room Check Back in Dorms / Room Check
10:30 p.m. Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

Last Day – June 17, 2022

Friday Rehearsal / Concert Schedule

Time Location Activity
7:00-7:45 a.m. Student Union Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m.  - Check-out of Dorms
Move Luggage to Valk Center
10:00-10:45 a.m.* PAC Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal
11:00-11:45 a.m.* PAC Choir Dress Rehearsal
12:00 p.m. Student Union Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m.* PAC Jazz Band Dress Rehearsal
1:45-2:30 p.m.* PAC Change into performance clothes
Concert Schedule*

Performance times are subject to change. Any changes will published on the Music Camp website.

PAC Grand Concerts
  • 3:00 p.m. Jazz Band
  • 3:45 p.m. Concert Choir
  • 4:30 p.m. Symphonic Band

* Parents with students participating in BOTH Band and Choir should plan pick-up their luggage during any free time they have, between rehearsals, OR immediately after their final performance. Parents will need to contact their students to determine which ensembles they are performing in before the final day of camp. Students may NOT leave campus unless checked out from the camp office by a parent or guardian. Students participating only in the choirs (not playing in band) need to be checked out of the dorms by 11:00 a.m..