District 204 Summer Music and Visual Arts
Serving 204 students since 1986
Music Technology -Music Technology is a wide-ranging discipline offering innumerable opportunities for musicians to invigorate and develop the way music is made, heard and appreciated. The District 204 Summer music Program is offering a five day session in Music Technology entitled: Experiments with Music Technology. This session provides high school students an opportunity to explore and use computer technology in creative musical experiences. Music Technology will be at Neuqua Valley High School for students entering grades 9-12.
Percussion-This exciting camp for percussionists entering grades 7-12 focuses on developing "total percussion" skills. Students enrolled in the camp will study percussion ensemble and attending classes in technique, improvisations, percussion literature, percussion maintenance, and music theory. Students will be placed in percussion ensembles and small groups according to grade level and experience. In technique classes, students will study techniques for the different facets of percussion: including snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, multiple percussion, drum-set, symphonic percussion, and world percussion. Complete curriculum varies by grade level. Percussion camp will be held at Waubonsie Valley High School and will be offered to students entering grades 7-12.
BARRAGE 8 Performance Add-on Experience -(Students must be enrolled in either the NVHS Fiddle Camp or any Orchestra Camps in order to add-on this performance opportunity as the music will be distributed and learned during the camps.) The experience will include a rehearsal with the Barrage 8 members, a light dinner, a performance experience on stage with Barrage 8, and a ticket for each participating student and a guest to attend the Barrage 8 Concert on June 15th at
7:00 pm. Students will receive a free t-shirt as long as supplies last.
Will occur: Wednesday, June 15th from 4:00-8:00 pm in the NVHS orchestra room,
Concert at 7:00 pm in Neuqua Valley HS Auditorium.
Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone--
at any skill level--beginner through advanced.
Fiddle Camp - Our summer fiddle camp is a four-day opportunity for string players to play music from a variety of alternative styles other than classical. This year, we will focus on folk/fiddle music from the United States of America. Students will learn about the main building blocks of a fiddle tune as well as the specialized techniques of playing in a fiddle style. All students will practice together as a large ensemble and, on the last day of camp, they will perform what they have learned during the week. Summer fiddle camp is offered at Neuqua Valley High School. Fiddle camp is open to students entering grades 7-12 who play violin, viola, cello, bass, or acoustic guitar.
*Unique opportunity open to Fiddle & Orchestra Camp attendees to join Barrage 8 in a workshop & concert on Wednesday, June 15, 4-8 pm. Go to http://gregoryorchestras.weebly.com/ for more information.
Indian Prairie Summer Art Program - Art Camp is open to students entering grades 6-12. Students will be instructed in the areas of photography, painting computer graphics and drawing. Summer Art Camp will be offered at Neuqua Valley High School for students entering grades 6-12.