Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on community health and well-being, the Washington Brass Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Brass Boot Camp. The safety of the WBI’s students, teachers, volunteers and community is the highest priority. Please sign up on our email contact list to receive updates on the next Brass Boot Camp. Email Alerts

2020 Summer Brass Boot Camp

GET READY FOR 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 2019 school year), including a new hybrid program for college students to include playing, teaching and conducting.

Dates

  • Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 15th from 9:00 to 5:00 at Temple Beth Ami in Potomac, MD.
  • Friday, August 15th & Saturday, August 16th – will be the camp recitals.

 

b

Two Levels For Musicians

Both middle and high school brass programs will be going simultaneously and organized into two levels. Both 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
Andrew Balio & David Levin

French Horn
Dr. Justin Drew

Trombone and Euphonium
Prof. David Sporny, Ken Wolff, Timothy Riordan, Mark Morgan and guest artists TBD

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.

Tuition

The price is discounted for early enrollment.

  • by February 1, 2020 – $679.00
  • by April 15, 2020 – $749.00
  • by July 15, 2020 – $801.00
  • after July 15, 2020$869.00

Enrollment

To enroll, please complete the ONLINE FORM and submit a recording or link to a performance of a lyrical etude or solo piece (3 minutes or less) which demonstrate your skill level. Include 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 not for admission purposes.

 

N

Pay Now!

Please use the link to pay online or send a check payable to:

Washington Brass Institute
9910 Willow Tree Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850

Summer Boot Camp

"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