June 26, 2015
For Immediate Release
|High school students from 16 Kentucky cities attended Campbellsville University’s first annual Chamber Music Camp June 7-9. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joshua Williams)|
By Josh Christian, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. – A new music camp emerged at Campbellsville University on June 7-9 when 22 high school students were welcomed to CU’s first annual Chamber Music Camp.
“From outset, the goal was to give students a unique summer camp experience, focusing on the individual, and giving them a personalized and interactive learning experience,” Corey Bonds, assistant director of bands, said.
|Dr. Bill Bubai, associate professor of
piano studies, teaches a student
piano during a one-on-one session.
(Campbellsville University Photo by
The Chamber Music Camp gave students the opportunity to interact with several faculty, alumni and current students while participating in a wide variety of musical enrichment. Some of the types of musical enrichment include: master classes, clinics on performance skills, and lessons in musical theory, music history, class piano, and jazz improvisation. While participating in these classes, students were also given a composition project they were to perform at a final concert.
“The benefits of performing in these types of ensembles is several layers deep,” Bonds said. “Most importantly, the students develop a confidence in performance independence while still maintaining a dependence in ensemble structure. In other words, they had to learn their part because no one else had it,” Bonds said.
The students represented a wide span of Kentucky cities including: Albany, Bardstown, Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Edmonton, Gamaliel, Glasgow, Lebanon, Litchfield, Paducah, Scottsville, Somerset, Sonora, Springfield, Williamstown, and Willisburg.
Members of the camp presented their culminating concert on Tuesday, June 9 in Gheens Recital hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University.
Dr. Bill Budai, associate professor of piano studies, also helped coordinate the event.
|High school students attend a class during Campbellsville University’s Chamber Music Camp. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joshua Williams)|
The 2016 CU Chamber Music Summer Camp is tentatively scheduled for June 5-7, 2016. For more information, please contact the school of music at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at campbellsville.edu/music.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.