2024 Summer Brass Boot Camp

GET READY FOR YOUR YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS AND SCHOOL ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS

The Boot Camp is an intensive week of instruction, masterclasses, theory, small and large ensemble training and supervised practice for trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba players. All levels are accepted, grades 6 and up (your grade for the start of the 2024 school year),  including a new hybrid program for college students to include playing, teaching and conducting. 

 

Dates

  • Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th from 8:30 to 5:00 at Temple Beth Ami in Potomac, MD.
  • Saturday, August 10th will be the camp recital in the morning at Geneva Presbyterian, Potomac, MD 

 

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Two Levels For Musicians

Both middle and high school brass programs will be going simultaneously and organized into two levelsBoth will share rotating faculty and will feature small ensembles, choirs, private coaching, theory, games and exercises to improve your playing abilities.

Boot Camp Blue

Blue will be focused on the older and more advanced level students.

Boot Camp Gold

Gold will be concentrating on younger and more intermediate level students.

Faculty

Trumpet
David Levin, Fred Marcellus & Renee Shapiro

French Horn
Dr. Justin Drew

Trombone and Euphonium
Prof. David Sporny, Ken Wolff, Mark Morgan and guest artists TBA

Tuba
Scott Cameron

Housing & Meals

For out of town guests, host families are available at an additional cost but inquire soon as space is limited. If you are interested in hosting please contact us as well.  Lunch may be brought in, or bought locally with an off-campus release form.

Enrollment

Space is limited so enroll now by completing the online ENROLLMENT FORM.  Your place in the camp will be reserved after completing payment. 

 

Recording (due by August 1)

Please email a recording or link of a performance which best demonstrates your skill level.  Include if possible a lyrical etude and a portion of a solo piece (not to exceed 3 minutes).  Please provide on your recording your name, age, instrument, and title of piece.  This will be used for us to prepare and assign the small ensemble groups and will not be used for admission purposes.  info@washingtonbrass.com

Tuition

Need based scholarships are available.  Please inquiry at info@washingtonbrass.com

Pay online or checks payable to:

Washington Brass Institute
9910 Willow Tree Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850

"I highly recommend the Washington Brass Summer Boot Camp hosted by Ken Wolff.  Ken’s young high school students are showing up  everywhere at colleges and universities including the Juilliard."
- Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic