Our camp is designed for brass students of all ages, including middle, high school and college levels. Each day we work on playing techniques in individual along with working within large and small group settings. Classes include, rhythm, sight reading, ear training, theory, arranging and small ensemble rehearsals, as well as daily work shops with professional brass players. Our camp culminates with an informal performance on Friday.
Camp dates are June 17- June 21, 2019. (Sixteenth Annual Camp)
Camp Fortissimo is a one week music camp open to all brass players from beginners to advanced. While small ensembles allow students of the same level to work together, our arranger makes it possible for everyone involved, regardless of their level, to learn and have fun together. Camp ends Friday with a free concert that is open to the public.
In previous years students have ranged from as young as 3rd grade to adults in their 70's. Our goal at Camp Fortissimo is to help improve every student, regardless of his or hers level, through work on every aspect of brass playing. We are currently going into our 13th year of existence with attendance growing steadily each year.
The daily schedule is organized as follows:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brass techniques, ensemble rehearsals, theory/ear training
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Workshops and ensembles with Clinicians
The tuition for a single week attendance is currently $220.
Clinicians have included:
Roy Poper, Trumpet Professor at Oberlin
Robert Nagel, New York Brass Quintet
Tim Hudson, Carolina brass
Bob Campbell, Principle Horn Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies
Winston-Salem Symphony Brass Quintet
Mark Clodfelter, UNCG
Paul Randal, Principal trumpet North Carolina Symphony
Anita Cirba, Principal trumpet Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies
Benjy Springs, Band Director of Greensboro College high note specialist
Ken Wilmot, Jazz specialist
Erik Salzwedel, Bass Trombone Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies
Matt Ransom, Tuba Winston-Salem Symphony
Barry Bauguess, Early Music Specialist
Robert Moody, Conductor Winston-Salem Symphony
Bob Clark, Tuba Professor Appalachian State