North Shore Summer Music Experience Camp

North Shore Summer Music Experience 2022

Due to current Covid-19 and Omicron restrictions, we are working to make the best and safest decisions for our campers.  We will keep you posted on any campus mask requirements before camp begins.  For more information contact Mark Whitlock - 218-726-6124 or [email protected]

Please check here often for the most up to date information regarding this year's North Shore Summer Music Experience. 

Camp Dates: June 19 – 25, 2022

Registrations are now Open HERE

The Northland's Finest Music Camp held on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth!

Choose from one of four camps offered: Band, Choral, String, Piano

Camp Fees

* On Campus Resident Fee:  $523.00 (includes 24 hour supervision, instruction, master classes, optional private lessons and recreational activities)

* Commuter Fee with out meals: $249.00 (does not include meals but does include daily supervision, instruction, master classes, optional private lessons and recreational activities)

*NEW - Commuter Fee WITH meals: $369.00 (Includes all meals, daily supervision, instruction, master classes, optional private lessons and recreational activities)

What a camper & parents can expect:

* Around-the-clock supervision by qualified counselors

* Daytime health services available

* Closing concert/awards ceremony for students, parents/guardians, counselors and instructors

* Opportunities for private lessons

**Students enrolling in the Choral, String and Band Camps will be assigned to the various ensembles by age and experience.  Please note that students attending our Choral Camp must be going into 9th grade Fall 2022.

Please make checks payable to:  UMD Music Dept/NSSME

Mail payments to:

NSSME Camp Administrator
Department of Music
University of Minnesota Duluth
Humanities 212
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-3041

Tax Credit

The 1998 Take Credit for Learning Program offers a tax credit and/or deduction to parents who participate in summer camps where the focus is in the Academics or Fine Arts. For more information please contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Inquiries

Dr. Mark Whitlock, Camp Director
University of Minnesota Duluth
Department of Music
231 Humanities
Duluth, MN 55812
218-726-6124
[email protected]

Forms & Maps:

 

Please Mail all required documents to:

Dee Charles,Camp Administrator
Department of Music
University of Minnesota Duluth
Humanities 212
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-3041

Make checks payable to:  UMD Dept of Music/NSSME

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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What ages or grades can participate in the North Shore Summer Music Experience?

BAND & ORCHESTRA – Registrations are open to students entering into 7th grade for Fall of 2022.   We ask that students complete at least one year of band/orchestra instruction. Campers can attend camp after high school graduation and before entering college.

CHOIR  - We ask that choir campers have completed at least 8th grade (going into 9th grade in Fall of 2022). Again, they can attend camp as a camper after graduation and before entering college.

PIANO - Piano students need to have completed at least one year of piano instruction.  They can attend camp as a camper after graduation and before entering college.

What instruments are accepted at NSSME?

BAND & ORCHESTRA - All standard band instrument are welcome to participate. String players are welcome to participate in the orchestra camp. Students who play a band instrument and also can play a secondary jazz instrument (electric guitar, bass, etc) are encouraged to bring their instrument to camp, as all students have the opportunity to play in a jazz ensemble.

CHOIR - All voice types welcome.

What is the difference between a commuter and resident camper?

A COMMUTER is someone who is not staying in the dorms for camp. Typically these are students who live in or near Duluth and stay in their own homes and then commute to camp each day.

A RESIDENT camper is someone who stays in the dorms the entire week.

What does a daily schedule look like for NSSME?

A sample daily schedule can be found in a link on this page. Please note that this is not a final schedule and that all schedules are subject to change to fit the demands of camp each year.

What other types of activities do students participate in?

Students may participate in a variety of activities, such as outdoor activities (weather permitting), faculty recital, student recital and, concerts, games.

Will campers have access to internet during the week?

Yes. There is a campus wide guest WIFI which we will give out at camp. The use of electronic devices during instruction is strictly prohibited.

Can my camper stay in the same dorm as their friend or relative?

Yes. On the registration form, there is a spot to write in a roommate preference. We will do our best to accommodate roommate requests, but there will be a higher chance of the request being granted if 1) both campers write each other as their preference and 2) campers turn their applications before June 1st.

How much does it cost to attend the final concerts?

The final concerts are free to attend.

Is there handicap access to the Weber Music Hall?

Yes. Please contact us at [email protected] so that we may thoroughly meet your informational needs and provide the best possible accommodations.

How much does it cost for my child to attend?

Required registration fee - $75.00 - this is a non-refundable fee that will hold your student's spot in one of our camps and will be included in the final camp fee.

Commuter Camper Fee without meals: $249.00 (Daily supervision, instruction & master classes)

Commuter Camper Fee including meals:  $369.00 (Daily supervision, instruction & master classes)

Resident Camper Fee:  $523.00  (includes all meals, 24 hour supervision, instruction & master classes)

Tuition: $249.00
Room: $154.00
Board: $120.00