July 16 - 20: Jazz/Rock/Styles Camp
9am - 3pm
Instructors: Kirk Reese, Jason Mescia, Dr. Beth Trez
This camp is designed for students of all ages and ability levels and incorporates music of many groove-based styles from jazz to rock to blues to anything else. Kirk Reese, Jason Mescia, and Dr. Beth Trez have extensive experience in performing in groove-based groups of all kinds. Camp participants will also learn about the history of these styles of music and music theory. Participants will be divided into groups based on their level of experience. Each group will get to work with each teacher. Their may also be some special guest instructors as well. This camp will conclude with a final performance and pizza party.
July 23 - 27: Piano Camp
9am - 12pm
Instructor: Dr. Beth Trez
This camp will explore the different styles and genres of piano playing from classical, to jazz, to pop, to duets, etc. Guest artists, master classes, and one - on - one instruction will take campers through a unique and exciting week of piano. This camp will culminate with a final performance on Friday and a pizza party.
August 13 - 17: Songwriting Camp
9am - 3pm
Instructor: Lexi Close
Spend August 13 - 17 at Trez Music Songwriting Camp! During this holistic workshop instructor Lexi Close will lead students through all aspects of songwriting from creating a structure and a melody to writing thoughtful lyrics. We will explore the importance of dynamics and emotion as well as tempo and arrangement. Students will explore co-writing in addition to receiving one-on-one critiques in this welcoming environment. Daily exercises will include vocal warm-ups, a variety of exercises to inspire creativity, smash writer's block, and of course, there will be plenty of time for writing! The week will conclude with a performance of the works created during the camp. Instrumentalists, top liners, and lyricists can all benefit from this highly interactive program. Whether you're an experienced songwriter, or if you'd like to write your first song, this is the place for you!
Also, each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Lunch is not included so students can pack a lunch each day or (with parental permission) purchase lunch at any of the eateries in town.