GREENSBORO, NC July 16, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 32nd Annual Summer Music Camp program at UNCG is hosting a record crowd of young musicians, retaining the title of largest university music camp in the nation.
Enrollment for 2014 is the largest in the history of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, with approximately 1,830 students in attendance. Since the camp began in 1983, some 54,000 student musicians have attended.
“We have had a record demand for enrollment this year and it seems to grow every year,” said Dr. John R. Locke, founder and director of the music camp.
The 2014 camp has drawn students from 15 states, from as far away as California, Vermont and Iowa, and three foreign countries. “Nearly 200 students attended this summer from beyond the North Carolina border,” said Dr. Kevin Geraldi, associate camp director.
The Music Camp at UNCG is a large employer of both UNCG faculty and students as the total paid staff numbers approximately 150 people, all of whom are musicians and music educators.
“Many staff members merit regional, national and international acclaim,” said Dr. Randy Kohlenberg, associate camp director. “The quality and dedication of our entire staff is the single greatest strength of the UNCG Summer Music Camp.”
The Summer Music Camp, a program of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, features two one-week camps with offerings for Senior Band, Junior Band, Beginner Band, Senior Orchestra, Junior Orchestra, Piano Camp and Senior Mixed Chorus. This year, the Music Camp expanded by offering an additional week of Senior Orchestra, and for the first time establishing a Junior Mixed Chorus.
In total, the camp includes 15 concert bands, four orchestras, four mixed choruses, and 160 pianists. Week No. 1 is July 13 – 18 and Week No. 2 is July 20 – 25, 2014 on the UNCG campus. The concluding concerts will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Friday evening July 18 and Friday evening July 25 in four separate locations including Aycock Auditorium, Taylor Theatre, Elliott University Center and the Music Building Recital Hall.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to Do something bigger altogether. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving nearly 18,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.