Summer Music Camp

Registration closes May 1, 2015, or sooner if the camp fills before then. 

Augustana's Summer Music Camp is set for June 7-12, 2015, and is led by Dr. Paul Schilf, director of the Augustana Band. along with professors from the Augustana Department of Music. When you join your friends (both old and ones you'll soon make) at the Augustana Summer Music Camp, you'll find the finest in musical instruction, performance opportunities and fun for five full days. Make one of our Residence Halls your home for the week, enjoy dining in our Morrison Commons, swim in our pool, dance in our hallways, dabble with an instrument you've always wanted to play, and make beautiful music while creating lasting memories!

Who can attend?

  • Students entering grades 7-12.

What will be offered?

  • Piano
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Keyboard
  • Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Small ensembles
  • Private voice and instrumental lessons
  • Music Theory, History and Conducting classes ~ all led by Augustana faculty members

Are there Augustana students involved in the camp, too?

Absolutely! We have the best students in the world at Augustana, and many of them spend this week of their summer on campus to work with our campers and the Summer Music Program. They'll serve as your counselors, mentors, and friends. In fact, it's not unusual for campers and Augie students to make life-long friendships through their experiences together at camp, and we expect that to continue!

What would my days be like at Summer Music Camp?

You will certainly stay busy! The camp is designed to keep you in movement all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty, and yes, having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Our college student counselors will develop games, swimming and other recreation opportunities in addition to movies, popcorn, ice cream and more. You will not get bored, we can assure of you that.

Sunday, June 7

1:00-4:30 p.m.         Placement auditions and registration
4:30 p.m.                 Camp welcome and orientation
5:00 p.m.                 Dinner
6:30 p.m.                 First ensemble rehearsals
9:00 p.m.                 Activities
11:00 p.m.               Lights out

Monday-Thursday, June 8-11

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Rehearsals, classes, and lessons (and lunch!)
5:00 p.m.                   Dinner
6:30 p.m.                   Recreation, programs, recitals, and social activities
11:00 p.m.                 Lights out


Friday, June 12

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.   Rehearsals
3:00 p.m.                   Final concert

What does it cost to go to the Summer Music Camp?

Our camp fees are very competitive. In fact, you might have a hard time finding a summer camp in music that provides this kind of experience at our low, low rate!

  • RESIDENT CAMPERS                       prior to April 15, 2015:    $390       after April 15, 2015:    $415  (apply early and save $25!)
  • COMMUTER CAMPERS                    prior to April 15, 2014:    $300       after April 15, 2015:   $325  (apply early and save $25!)

Fees include all instruction, activities and more. Resident Campers have a full meal plan and room with linens included. Commuter Campers have two meals per day (lunch and dinner) included. 

One set of two private lessons is included. Additional sets are available for you at $45 each.

A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration with the remainder due on or before the first day of camp.

Registration will open in late November.

A limited number of camp scholarships for students who find the  tuition difficult to fund are available. 

Interested in learning more?     Contact Dr. Paul Schilf

Contact for Further Information

If you have any additional questions or comments concerning the Augustana Summer Music Camp, please contact:

Dr. Paul Schilf, Camp Director,, 605.274.5458

or Brad Heegel, Administrative Director of the Performing and Visual Arts,, 605.274.5508