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Moravian College will host Jazz and Young Musicians Summer Camps

Jazz Camp and Young Musician’s Camp to be held in July

Bethlehem, Pa., June 11, 2014— Moravian College will hold its Summer Jazz Camp from Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 11. The camp offers jam sessions, jazz history, master classes, workshops, classes in recording techniques, in addition to a recording session. A free public concert featuring the many talented campers will occur on Friday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in Moravian College’s Foy Concert Hall.

The instrumental program emphasizes improvisation within a small combo setting and a big band. The camp will begin with a faculty concert that will lead into a jam session. For the rest of the week, there are scheduled classes and rehearsals, in addition to activities in the evenings for residents.

Musicians entering grades 8-12 and college students are encouraged to apply. High school juniors and older, who have been accepted to the advanced track, have the option to earn college credit for enrolling in the class, “Introduction to Jazz Recording and Technology.” Students are allowed to stay on campus during the week, but are required to pay for housing and meal plans. For details visit: www.SummerJazz.moravian.edu

All applicants must send in their complete application, with payment, no later than Friday, June 14. Visit www.SummerJazz.moravian.edu for a more detailed description of the camp. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu at least one week prior to the event.

The Young Musician’s Camp will be held July 14-18. The camp offers instruction in chamber ensembles, classes in music theory and history, workshops in ear training and composing, and master classes. Young Musicians entering grades 6-9 in the fall of 2014 are encouraged to enroll. Students share newly developed performance skills during the final concert in Foy Concert Hall on Friday evening. For more information: www.SummerMusicCamps.moravian.edu.

The Moravian College Music Institute is accepting applications for private music lessons for Summer 2014. Music lessons are available on all instruments for students of all ages and levels. The lessons begin the week of May 5, 2014. All lessons take place in the Moravian College Music Department in Bethlehem’s Historic District at Church and Main Streets. For information visit: www.mcmi.moravian.edu or call: 610-861-1650.

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, Moravian is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women. The College emphasizes the deliberate integration of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with hands-on learning experiences to prepare its 1,600 students, not just for jobs, but for successful careers. Moravian College excels at transforming good students into highly competent graduates who are ready to enter the workplace with confidence or shine in graduate school. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.