CMU Offering Three Music-Related Camps For Students

School is ending and summer looms. It’s time for kids to go to camp and learn something of their own choosing. Central Methodist University is offering three summer camps to students who love music.

The camps are CMU Color Guard Academy, Worship Music Camp, and CMU Summer Music Camp. Each camp runs three days with an open performance at the end. Students may stay on campus ($190) or commute ($130).

CMU Color Guard Academy begins June 20, with a registration deadline of June 1. Students will participate in group activities that help them recognize both their own personal skills and others’ skills.

Focus will include building self-confidence, technique and vocabulary, toss variety, body projection, integrating movement with equipment, artistic and creative expression, team building and uniformity, and building friendships. Eligible students are high school students (rising freshmen through seniors). For more information on the Color Guard Academy, contact Dr. Dori Waggoner at 660-248-6317 or

Worship Music Camp begins June 27 with a registration deadline of June 5. Eligible students include incoming sixth graders through outgoing seniors. Participation involves group and private instruction with college professors, current CMU students, and professional worship leaders and musicians.

In addition to building self-confidence and friendships, students will focus on individual skills, technique and projection, integrating movement with equipment, artistic and creative expression, and team-building.

CMU Summer Music Camp begins July 5 and runs through the final open performance on July 7. The registration deadline is June 12. The camp is designed to work with both choir and band students and will include lessons and small ensemble work as well as full choirs and bands.

A $30 scholarship will be applied to the cost of camp for students who have been a member of junior or senior high All-District Band or Choir this year. Students eligible for camp include those in grades 6-12 for band and 8-12 for choir. Clinicians will consist of university professors and outstanding high school music teachers.

For all three camps, students need to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, swimsuits, and umbrellas, as well as sheet sets, pillows, and personal toiletries for those staying in the dorms, plus change for snack machines and such.

Applicants can contact Lynette Beeler at 600-248-6317 or for more information on these camps.

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