Summer Music Camp Information

Please see the links below if you are interested in summer music camp opportunities offered outside of what we do here at South Paulding High School.  Please note that is provided for your information only and not considered to be a comprehensive list.  These links will give you a general overview of what is available.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

UGA Summer Music Institute -

(from UGA's Website)

The Institute differs from our traditional summer experience in a number of ways.  A performance-intensive curriculum will serve advanced students who are seriously considering music as a major area of study in college.  All Summer Music Institute students will participate in a chamber ensemble coached by Institute faculty.  Students will also enjoy numerous lectures and laboratory exercises which are designed for the advanced musician.
In order to concentrate our resources on the most serious musicians, several criteria will be used to select students for the Summer Music Institute.  Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be considered for the experience.  Students who have been selected as members of All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir or Jazz Band, Govenor’s schools, regional youth orchestras and Wind ensembles will receive strong consideration for acceptance into the Summer Music Institute.

UGA Summer Music Camp -

(from UGA's Website)

The University of Georgia Summer Music Camp is an intensive five day musical experience that offers students a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. Summer Music Campers attend academic classes that address important areas of musicianship. Campers also attend instrument-specific masterclasses under the direction of the acclaimed faculty of UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Band, orchestra, and chorus students rehearse and perform in the appropriate large ensembles, while piano and guitar students focus on performance practice and the standard literature for the instrument. In addition, Summer Music Campers have ample opportunity to socialize, develop relationships with other young musicians, and experience life on a great university campus.

UGA Summer Marching Band Camp -

(from UGA's Website)

At the University of Georgia Summer Marching Band Camp, our experts will give you the extra level of attention required to help you master your specialty. Drum majors, color guard members, and marching percussionists come to Athens to learn from outstanding performers and teachers. If you’re just getting started in your specialty, our staff can help you hit the ground running. If you’re an old pro looking to tweak some part of your performance, we can help with that too and you have never had more fun than you will in the process. 

Encore Summer Band Camp -

(from Encore's Website)

Encore Band Camp provides an enjoyable musical experience for woodwind, brass, and percussion students from beginner level through 9th grade. Students receive a good blend of educational and recreational activities during the week. Rehearsals and master classes are conducted by highly skilled specialists with proven success in working with band students at this level. In addition to rehearsals and master classes, afternoon and evening recreational times are scheduled. The camp closes with concert performances on the afternoon of the final day of camp.

Kennesaw State University Summer Music Intensive -

(from KSU's Website)

The KSU Summer Music Intensive is intended for serious high school students who want the opportunity to experience musical and artistic growth in an environment that fosters creativity and learning. Throughout the week, students will participate in a variety of individual and ensemble sessions with our exceptional faculty and current School of Music students. The week culminates in a performance that showcases the student’s work. The School of Music at KSU also offers incentive scholarships every year to outstanding students who attend the intensive. See below for more information about the individual programs.

Kennesaw State University's Summer Horn Symposium - 

(from KSU's Website)

The Atlanta Horn Clinic is series of workshops open to horn players of various ages and levels. We seek to offer a supportive and energizing environment, enabling students to refine their ensemble playing, technical skills, and musicianship.

Georgia State University Summer Leadership Institute -

(from GSU's Website)

Georgia State University Bands is hosting the seventh annual Summer Leadership Institute created to foster growth within the leadership of high school band programs.  During this two-day event, over 300 students from around the Southeast come together to learn effective leadership strategies and skills that will better equip them for leading themselves, their sections, and their band.

Athena Summer Music Camp

(from Athena's Website)

The Athena music and leadership camp was created to provide a comprehensive, five-day, intensive study for female middle and high school level musicians, taught by successful female professional music educators.  

Spirit Camp

(from the Spirit Camp Website)

Spirit Camp provides a strong foundation for your leaders now and your leaders of the future. So please advise those prospective leaders - all the way down to first year members - to consider attending Spirit Camp this year.