Summerwinds Music Camp

Summerwinds Music Camp

Currently accepting applications for:

  • 6th - 8th Grade: Intermediate Division

  • 9th - 12th Grade: High School Division

Presented by Western’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, Summerwinds Music Camp is a chamber music day camp for young woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon) and brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium/tuba) players who have had at least two years of experience on their instruments.  All students will benefit from coaching in a small group learning environment that focuses on the joy of playing chamber music and learning lifelong skills.

Teachers: download our flyer to print for your studio or classroom.

See photos of previous Summerwinds on Facebook!


Mon.-Sat. from August 6-11

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10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., M-F. Concert Sat. at 5:30 p.m.
Western Washington University

$425 for tuition

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Additional room & board available


*All students must apply prior to registration.

Register by June 1 to save $35*




Students will be immersed in the joys of playing chamber music to help develop musical skills, discipline, leadership, self-confidence, creativity and a sense of community.  During the course of Summerwinds Music Camp, students will participate in small chamber groups, large ensemble playing, and individual master classes.  All activities will take place in the Performing Arts Center on Western’s campus in a small group learning environment with WWU Department of Music faculty and additional professional musicians and coaching.

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Students should bring their instruments/reeds, a lunch and snack daily.  Double reed players should bring any reed making equipment that they have.

Monday-Friday, August 6 - 10, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ensemble rehearsals

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (bring your own)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Master classes

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Snack (bring your own)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Ensemble rehearsals

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon practice recitals

Saturday, August 11, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Final chamber music concert

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$425 for full tuition

Register by June 1, 2018 to receive the early bird rate of $390.  Participants can also register at the buddy rate of $390 each when registering with a friend new to the program.

WWU Alumni, Faculty and Staff are get a reduced rate of $390 at time of registration.

Summerwinds Music Camp participants can elect to live on Western’s campus during the program.  The optional costs for on-campus housing and dining includes:

  • $375 for five nights in a double occupancy room for one parent and one child in Western’s University Residence Halls. Check-in date is Monday, August 6; check-out on Saturday, August 11.

All classes are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments.

A full refund is granted if a program is canceled. No reduction in fees is given for late arrival, early departure or expulsion for disciplinary matters. Cancelation requests must be submitted via email to 12 working days prior to the first day of your session; a $50 handling charge will be deducted.

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Application is now open. Submit your online application now.

Playing sample

  • All students must submit a recent recording of their playing
  • This recording should include 2 selections: one technical and one lyrical
  • The selections can be a solo work or etude with or without accompaniment
    • This is primarily to help us create chamber groups with students of relatively equal ability
  • Upload your recording to a shareable platform (Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox)
    • include the link to the file in your application submission
    • make sure to share the content with

Reference letter

Students should also submit a letter of reference from their private instructor or their school band director. This will be attached to your application as a .pdf file.

Next steps

Once the student has been accepted into the camp they will receive the registration link where they may officially register and pay for the camp.

Please contact Jennifer Weeks with any questions.  Thank you for considering Summerwinds this summer!

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