SummerJam! 2021

SummerJam! 2019 Participants

July 12-17, 2021

Currently, our MU SummerJam! music camp is scheduled for July 12-17, 2021! We are so eager to host everyone on campus! We WANT to make music with you AGAIN!

However, this is pending permission from the University with regard to CDC guidelines and progress on mitigating the COVID-19 virus. Please keep checking back, or contact Camp Director Dr. Michael Martin, or Camp Office coordinator, Linda Volman Lane for updates!

If you need a reminder of how great this camp is for our community, go to our Facebook page to see our videos, pictures, and camp newsletter! We intend to come back even better and stronger than before!

About SummerJam!

Methodist University’s music department is proud to sponsor SummerJam! music camp, now in its 34th year! Our beautiful 617-acre campus is located 5 miles (10 minutes) off I-95 in Fayetteville, N.C., our three-time Hall of Fame All-American City.

Requirements

SummerJam! is open to all musicians ages 11-18 who want to enhance their musicianship and interact with other student musicians from across the state and region. In order to have the best possible camp experience, instrumental and vocal students need to have had at least one full year of prior instruction or experience in music. Students develop their music skills through large ensemble participation, master classes, lessons, academic classes, and concerts.

Camp Life

Dr. Larry Wells interacts with a camper

Our camp faculty consists primarily of MU music professors with support staff made up of area music teachers and MU music students. Music ensembles make up the main part of the day schedule (Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Piano) along with additional elective classes. A full list of elective choices and an elective preference sheet will be provided after you are registered and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Evening activities provide our campers with a chance to relax and socialize with their fellow musicians. Each night there is a different free activity leading to the big camp concert event: Here’s a quick look at our evening/concert activities:

  • Monday: Pelican Ice Walk
  • Tuesday: Movie/Ice Cream Social
  • Wednesday: Game/Activities Night
  • Thursday: Talent Show
  • Friday: Small Ensemble/Elective Concert
  • Saturday: Camp concert

Costs

The cost for the 2021 camp have not yet been determined. In our last camp, day campers paid $185, which included daily classes, concerts, insurance, lunch, and a t-shirt. The cost for the residential camp was $385, which includes the day camp items plus a dorm room, dinner on the first day, three meals per day during the week, and breakfast on the last day. Parents and other family members wanting to eat a meal with their campers may do so for a small fee paid at the register in the cafeteria. Private lessons have been available for an additional cost of $40 per 45-minute private lesson.

Due Dates for Registration

Once dates are confirmed and the camp is given permission to run, dates for registration will be posted here!

SummerJam! Brochure & Registration Form

The camp brochure and online registration will be posted once we have clearance for the camp from Methodist University.

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