Band Camp

Band Camp

Rowan University Summer Band Camp 

The Rowan Summer Music Camp offers students entering grades 8 through 12 the opportunity to study with some of the region’s finest instrumental, choral, and orchestral educators and performers. During this dynamic five-day camp, students participate in large and small ensembles, experience challenging quality repertoire, and have lessons with world-class faculty. Participants develop their musicianship and improve their technical abilities as they perform in master classes, attend music theory sessions, and see recitals from guest artists.

Hosted by the Rowan University Department of Music, students study in the spacious Wilson Music Building which houses Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Recital Hall, two newly renovated rehearsal rooms, and over 80 practice rooms. Attendees are housed in air-conditioned residence halls and share meals in the Student Center dining hall. Supervision of the residence hall is provided by Summer Music Camp Staff and Rowan Campus Security.

Evening events feature performances by our esteemed camp faculty, and Thursday’s final concert is an exciting culminating event in which all campers perform onstage.

"...I loved my experience at the Rowan Band Camp, which is I've returned for a second summer. We are able to work with professional musicians and receive personalized help from them. And the overall experience of the Summer Music Camps is amazing. You meet other dedicated students who have the same music goals as you. Rehearsals are always enjoyable and the conductors are the best - equal time is spent playing my instrument, learning about new music, and laughing. I will definitely be returning next year!"

-2022 Band Camp (Flute Player)

Open to: Students Grades 8-12 (Ages 14-18)

When: Sunday - Thursday; July 21-25, 2024

Commuter Tuition: $900 

Resident Tuition: $1050 
*Save on camp when you pay in full at registration!

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Conductor & Band Camp Director:

Dr. Joseph Higgins (he/him) strives to inspire curiosity, creativity, and connection through art. He believes in the expressive power of new music and is a passionate advocate of socially conscious programming. In 2015, Dr. Higgins joined the faculty of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where he conducts the wind ensembles and teaches courses in conducting and band literature. For outstanding work in the classroom, he was awarded the 2018 Frances S. Johnson Innovative Teaching Award. He also received the University’s 2017-2018 Values Award for Inclusivity in recognition of his curating a “Music of Social Justice” performance series. The Rowan University Wind Ensemble was recently invited to perform at the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference in Philadelphia, PA; and Rowan bands perform frequently at state and regional festivals and conferences. Dr. Higgins regularly serves as a guest conductor-clinician with outstanding professional, community, and student ensembles throughout the country. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society), and he is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.