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Performing Arts Camps 2024

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General Information

CBU Summer Music Camps provide high-level musical training for young musicians through intensive, week-long camps. These camps focus on musicianship, pedagogy, theory and performance through daily rehearsals and classes. Open to junior high and high school students, the CBU camps foster growth and character in each musician while building the great tradition of music appreciation.

We want you with us at camp. If you need assistance, especially financially, let us know. We want to help get your young musician re-acclimated back to making music together and building our community in the arts, once again. Registration for each camp is below. In the meantime, if you have questions, you may send an email to Dr. Moon, CBU Summer Music Camp Director, at gmoon@calbaptist.edu

Registration Fees

For our commuters, all 2024 CBU Summer Performing Arts Camps are set at $220, which covers tuition and lunch, which we will take in our award-winning dining facility, the Alumni Dining Commons!

Check-in Dates

All participants will check-in on Monday morning of camp week, starting at 8 am.

All camps run daily from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and end with a final concert on Friday at which all students will be released to their parents!

Refunds will not be issued one week prior to the start date of each camp. Exciting news! We do have sibling registration discounts. Email Dr. Moon for more information!

Band Camp (June 10-14, 2024)


The CBU Band Camp invites young musicians entering the 7th through 12th grade in fall 2023. The bands will be led by Dr. Guy Holliday, director of bands at CBU. The camp will host daily experiences in ensemble rehearsal, sectionals, instrumental pedagogy and more. Participants must have at least one year of experience on their instrument.

Concert Band (Grades 7 - 9)

For emerging wind band instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, and percussion) who have studied their instrument for at least one year. Emphasis on reinforcing good fundamental technique on the instrument, including breath support, tone quality, and intonation. Grade 2-3 repertoire.

Wind Ensemble (Grades 9 - 12)

For advanced wind band instrumentalists who have played their instrument for at least two years. Areas of emphasis will include characteristic tone production, and advanced concepts of intonation, blend and balance. Grade 3-4 repertoire will be studied.

Registration deadline for the CBU Band Camp is May 31, 2024.

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Choir Camp (July 8-12, 2024)


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Jazz Camp (July 15-19, 2024)


Open to students entering grades 7th-12th grade in fall 2024, the jazz camp welcomes young musicians interested in learning the art of jazz. Led by CBU Director of Jazz Studies, Dan St. Marseille, the camp will include daily classes in improvisation, theory and performance. The camp will host two jazz bands: a junior high and high school ensemble.

Prospective participants must have at least one year of experience on their primary instrument. No prior experience in jazz is required to attend the camp.

Registration deadline for the CBU Jazz Camp is July 5, 2024.

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Strings Camp (July 22-26, 2024)

The CBU Strings Camp invites young musicians entering the 7th through 12th grade in fall 2024. The orchestras will be directed by Dr. Gene Moon, Director of Orchestral Studies at CBU, along with guest faculty and university students. The camp will host daily experiences in ensemble rehearsal, sectionals, instrumental pedagogy and more. Participants must have at least one year of experience on their instrument. 

Concert Strings

For emerging string players (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) with at least one year of previous experience. Emphasis will be on developing excellent technique and applying that to Grade 2-3 repertoire. 

Symphony Orchestra

For advanced string players, the symphony orchestra offers students a week-long orchestral experience. A variety of challenging works for strings will be performed. At least two years of experience is expected.

Students will be placed in orchestras according to auditions. Two weeks prior to camp, students will receive brief excerpts of music to prepare, video record and send back to Dr. Moon for evaluation. Orchestra placements will be made upon arrival to camp.

Registration deadline for the CBU Strings Camp is July 12, 2024.

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