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June 2-7, 2024

Welcome to the Colorado Mesa University Middle School Music Camp! This week-long event is for middle-school music students who have had at least one year of training in band or orchestra, as well as guitar students. Music Camp includes five days of engaging instruction from the music faculty at Colorado Mesa University and professional musicians from the Grand Junction area. Also included in the price is a Music Camp t-shirt, music enrichment courses and all meals. Students perform in the Music Camp band, orchestra or guitar ensemble. Open to students completing 6th, 7th and 8th grades with prior band, orchestra or guitar experience. Guitar students must have 6 months prior experience and be able to read pitches in treble clef. Students may stay overnight on campus or participate in all day and evening activities as a commuter.

Registration RegistrATION for Enrichment Courses OPEN MAY 24 AT 9:00 AM Join our Facebook Group


Directions for Drop Off and Pick Up: 
Colorado Mesa University Music Camp is held in the Moss Performing Arts Center on the southeast part of campus (on 12th St. near the corner of 12th and North). Commuter students are dropped off in front of Moss Performing Arts Center and picked up in the parking lot surrounding the Outdoor Program (#9) on the Campus Map.

Everyone checks in between 1–3pm on June 2 in the Robinson Theatre lobby in the Moss Performing Arts Center, building #22 on the campus map.  

Auditions begin at 1:15pm on June 2. Quietly wait outside your audition room until there is an opening. You may put your cases in Robinson Theatre and warm up.

Required Forms at time of Check-In:  
Completed medical form (hard copy). Liability Waiver and Photo Release are agreed to during online registration.

Audition Material: 
Instrumentalists bring an etude, exercise from your method book or part of a solo for auditions. Be prepared to play major scales up to 2 sharps/flats for your instrument and chromatic scale (one octave). 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on campus for all students staying overnight. Lunch and dinner will be provided on campus for commuter students. 
NOTE:  The fee for a lost card is $15.00.  

Tuition and Payment:
$575 including overnight accommodations on campus
Includes all meals Sunday evening through Friday lunch
$450 without accommodations 
Includes lunch and dinner Sunday evening through Friday lunch
Note: The fee for a lost residence hall room key is $30.00.

Evening Activities:
Camp runs until 9:30pm each evening. Evening activities include a Game Night, Movie Night, Faculty Recital and Student Talent Night, and Sectional and Enrichment Course Performance Night. All students are expected to participate in evening activities whether staying on campus or commuting. Please see the Daily Schedule below for more information.

Registration deadline:
Enrollment is limited by instrument, so please register early to ensure a spot. Once enrollment caps are reached, registration will close for that instrument or voice group.
Important: If you have registered but cannot attend camp, please email or call immediately to let us know. We need to be notified if you are not attending!

Final Concert: 
Friday, June 7 at 1pm. 
Concert Dress: Black pants or shorts and camp t-shirt. Save the t-shirt for the concert. 

Cell Phones: 
Students are allowed to have cell phones during Music Camp, but they will need to be turned off during rehearsals or classes. 

Contact Information

Lyn Ross
[email protected]

Darin Kamstra, Camp Director
[email protected]