Inspiration Point Fine Arts Youth Camps
Affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs
The Youth Camps will help students develop their skills and provide an enriching performance experience. The camps are open to students entering grades 7 – 12, and to graduating seniors. There are camps available in keyboard, vocal, and string performance. Download the application forms in PDF format for more information, including information about the facilities, what to bring, daily schedule, gala concert, and medical.
COST: Camp fee is $350.00 which includes room and board for seven nights, tuition for all classes and private lessons. Students may also want to bring some spending money for souvenir shopping in Eureka Springs.
Scholarship information is available upon request. (See application)
A $100.00 deposit must accompany the application. It will be non-refundable after June 10, 2011 which is the day those on the waiting list will be notified of camp openings.
PLEASE NOTE: An automatic $20.00 scholarship will be granted to all students who were in their All-Region Orchestra, and a $25.00 scholarship will go to All-State Orchestra participants. (See application)
Piano Camp – Download the application
The purpose of the camp is to provide each student an enriching keyboard experience. The camp will feature classes in piano literature, theory, composer study, piano ensemble, improvisation, keyboard skills and digital technology, as well as master class performance sessions. Special lecture/demonstrations on various topics such as practice, memorization, and sight-reading will be held. In addition, faculty performances, panel discussions, recreational activities, and a final gala concert will be presented.
The educational and musical needs of each student will be developed through daily instruction. Students will be grouped according to their level of proficiency and experience.
Students should have two works fully prepared for study and performance. It is suggested that these works be from contrasting style periods. In addition, each student should bring a third work, which is in progress.
Vocal Camp - Download the application
This exciting camp for serious vocal students will provide the opportunity for performance of choral literature of various styles, musical theatre, and art song repertoire. Additional classes will be offered in piano, music theory, and stage movement. Students will learn rehearsal techniques and performance skills through daily instruction in master classes, choral and “Broadway” rehearsals, and sectionals. In addition, student solo recitals, recreational activities, faculty performances and two gala concerts will be presented.
ENROLLMENT: All students must send a cassette tape or CD of their vocal abilities for entrance into the camp, as well as to determine musical repertoire assignments. The tape or CD should include one art song in English OR in a foreign language AND one musical theatre selection. Enrollment will be limited. Students should be prepared to perform a solo art song in master class and on a recital during the camp. Bring TWO works from the song repertoire – one English and one in a foreign language. Please bring the original music.
String Camp – Download the application
This unique week-long string camp is designed for dedicated string students who wish to develop their skill in chamber music and orchestral playing. All students will be grouped into string quartets, string trios, and other chamber ensembles. Each group will explore a chamber work in depth, learn rehearsal techniques and performance skills through daily coachings and chamber master classes, and then perform the work on a final gala concert. In addition, all students will join forces in a string orchestra, which will rehearse substantial works of the string orchestra repertoire in daily rehearsals and sectionals, and will also perform on the gala concert.
ENROLLMENT: All students must send a cassette tape or CD of their best solo playing (no more than 8 minutes – leave out the piano accompaniment) for entrance into the camp, as well as to determine chamber music assignments and preliminary orchestra seating. Enrollment will be limited. Students should be prepared to perform a solo work on a recital during the camp. Please bring the original solo music and accompaniment.