A number of outstanding solo and ensemble performances from the camp will be invited to perform in the Honors Recital on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Students who received an “I” at the Solo & Ensemble Festival are especially encouraged to perform at this program. A separate audition on Sunday will select performers. Bring the solo and accompaniment music to camp. We will provide an accompanist. Students from the same school are encouraged to audition duets or small ensembles as well.
The Warhawk Band Camp will be awarding a number of scholarships to next year's camp. These awards will be voted on by the Warhawk Band Camp Staff and announced at the Final Concert. Winners will receive a promo code to use when registering for next years camp.
Typical Daily Schedule
|Morning Band Rehearsal
|Music Class (Theory, Explore Music, etc.)
|Break (art time, bookstore trips, recreation center, etc., supervised by staff)
|Chamber Music (one for each family of instrument or Jazz Ensemble)
|Dinner/Free Time (planned activities to choose form; supervised by staff)
|Rehearsal or Similar Instrumental Sectional
|Evening Recital (different each night)
|Free Time (swimming, movies, games)
|Bed Check/Lights out
During the course of the week there is some variation to our camp’s routine. We try to create a balance of music and other activities. There is so much more to camp than music!
Elective Class Selection
- Yoga for Musicians
- Music Theory
- Jazz Improvisation
- Hand Drumming
- Digital Music through Cell Phone Usage
- Sound Engineering/Basics of Using a Sound System
Q&A: Summer Band Camps
Q. Who are the staff members?
A. The staff is made up of experienced licensed music educators, UW-Whitewater Faculty and Music Education students.
Q. How are the campers supervised?
A. Our camper to staff ratio is 10:1. Staff are assigned to teach, organize activities and to monitor the welfare of the campers.
Q. Is University of Wisconsin Whitewater a safe place to send my child?
A. UW-Whitewater prides itself on its summer camp programs. While no place is 100% safe, we are dedicated to the safety, supervision and happiness of our campers.
Q. I still have questions, who can I ask?
A. Continuing Education Services 262-472-3165, Email: email@example.com
2019 Guest Conductors
Patty Schlafer has been teaching middle level music in Wisconsin’s private and public schools for over thirty years. Ms. Schlafer’s interests are varied and have led to an active professional life as both teacher and performer.
She is retired director of concert band and jazz band at Mount Horeb Middle School. She also works with a group of teachers from the state of Wisconsin to implement the Comprehensive Musicianship Project for students of music. Ms. Schlafer has a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Design where her research included a study of musical tastes of the adolescent band student.
She has been guest conductor and horn instructor at numerous summer music camps including UW camps at Whitewater, Madison, Stevens Point and Green Bay. She is a life long horn player and has been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Artemis Horn Quartet, Madison Wind Ensemble, and Acme Brass.
Ms. Schlafer loves community theater and has served as the music director for the Verona Area Community Theater’s production of 42nd Street, Billy Elliot, and White Christmas.
When not teaching, conducting, or playing horn, she is always on the search for a dog-friendly watering hole with her family, Ward and Mango.
Dr. Glenn C. Hayes - Camp Director & High School Conductor
Dr. Glenn C. Hayes is in his 26th year as Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a widely sought-after clinician who contributes significantly to the region’s level of music. His responsibilities include conducting several UW-Whitewater ensembles as well as music education instruction. His goal is to create an energetic musical opportunity for campers and help them become lifelong lovers of music. His primary conducting teachers have been John P. Paynter and Norman C. Dietz. He has also studied privately with Elizabeth A. H. Green and Philip Greenburg. Dr. Hayes earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and master/doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.
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