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Ball State University announces the dates for its Benefic Chamber Music Camp. The camp, extended to 10 days, will be held on the Ball State campus from July 19-28, 2013. Benefic Chamber Music Camp is an intensive learning experience designed to enhance the chamber playing and collaborative skills of string, woodwind, horn, and piano students from high school through the first years of college.

Students are instructed by artists and teachers of international renown, with extensive experience and expertise as educators, chamber musicians, and as members of major symphony orchestras. Double Reed faculty for 2013 include Aryn Day Sweeney, oboe, and Keith Sweger, bassoon, both members of the Ball State School of Music faculty.

Camp activities include:
· Daily chamber ensemble coaching
· Record-and-Review ensemble sessions
· Individual coaching focused on mastering assigned chamber music repertoire
· Private lessons
· Master classes by Camp Faculty and Guest Artists
· Chamber Orchestra
· Concerto Competition: winner performs with BCMC Orchestra
· Guest Artist and Faculty Concerts and Presentations
· Student performances at Sursa Hall with high-tech tunable acoustics

Bonus programs include seminars and workshops on musician’s development:
-Health and Wellness: Alexander Technique
-The Art of Collaboration
-The Art of Improvisation
-The Art of Sight-Reading
-The Art of Recording
-The Art of Composition
-Effective Practice Techniques
-Preparation to Public Performance: Strategies and Tips
-Audition Preparation
-Instrument Maintenance and much more!

Application fee is waived for students applying before March 1st, and reduced tuition is offered to students applying before April 15th. Camp capacity is limited to 40 students.

Limited scholarships are available as well as discounts for pre-formed groups and siblings.

Contact Aryn Sweeney or Keith Sweger for more information.

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