Composition/Music Theory Camp

Composition/Music Theory Camp

Composition/Music Theory Camp

Compostion Camp 2019 is currently SOLD OUT! If you wish to be placed on a waiting list - please email: Musiccamps@rowan.edu
 
July 21-25, 2019Comp

The Rowan Summer Music Composition/Music Theory Camp offers students in grades seven through twelve a fun opportunity to learn and experience music composition. The camp is designed to expand the composer's toolbox by introducing compositional techniques, investigating orchestration and learning the skill of analysis. The Composition/Music Theory Camp runs at the same time as The Rowan Summer Band Camp and The Rowan Vocal Camp, allowing the Composition/Music Theory Camp two great resources to observe and learn from. Students will bring their primary instrument and will be composing and performing for each other. The Camp concludes on Thursday with students performing their pieces in a '90 Second Speed Concert' which is always a lot of fun for students, parents and audience!

Additional social activities include an ice cream social, game nights and other team-building activities. Students will quickly feel a welcome member of the musical environment.

Camp activities take place in Wilson Hall Music Building: Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Recital Hall, Rehearsal and practice rooms. Students will be housed in air-conditioned Rowan University housing and will eat in the newly renovated Student Center Dining Hall. Dormitory and campus supervision will be provided by Rowan University Staff and Rowan University Campus Security.


Directors:
Diblasio Sax

Denis DiBlasio

Director of Composition and Jazz Studies at Rowan University with published works and texts through publishers such as Northeastern Music, Kendor, William Allen, Hal Leonard, Kjos, Doug Beach, Jamey Aebersold, Belwin and Warner Brothers. Denis has over 15 CD releases of his own that include his performing and writing. For five years Denis was composer, arranger and musical director for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. "Keep learning fun and you won't even know it's happening" is a philosophy that permeates Denis's teaching style.

Adam Kolek

Dr. Adam J. Kolek teaches courses in music theory. He received a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and also holds degrees from Smith College and Skidmore College. His dissertation analyzed and interpreted the linear sequence of segments in collage music by the American composer John Zorn. Along with musical postmodernism, his research interests include popular music, film soundtrack, and music theory pedagogy. 


 
Sample Schedule:Comp Players

Day Schedule is subject to change in order for The Composition Camp to observe the vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Sunday 

9:00-9:45 Check In

10:00-12:45 Opening Activities/Introductions
1-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:00 Lecture
3:30-5:00pm Score Analysis, History and Stories
5:15-6:15 Dinner
6:30-8:30 Concerts and Composition Time

Monday - Wednesday
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9-10:30 Theory, Resources and Compositional Techniques
10:45-12:45 Viewing through Orchestration
1-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:00 Lecture
3:30-5:00pm Score Analysis, History and Stories
5:15-6:15 Dinner
6:30-8:30 Concerts and Composition Time


Thursday
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9-10:30 Theory, Resources and Compositional Techniques
10:45-12:45 Viewing through Orchestration
1-1:45 Lunch
1:45-4:00 Rehearse for Speed Concert portion of Main Concert and check out.
5:15-6:15 Dinner
7:00 Concert with Vocal, String, and Band Camp​
 

Cost:  
Resident $725
Commuter $625

REGISTER HERE! 

View our 2019 Camp Handbook!!

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required upon enrollment.  The Rowan Composition Camp has a capped enrollment of 15 students. We will honor paid registrations in the order they are received. Full tuition is due on or before June 1st.