UT Tyler Offers 2024 Summer Music Camps for Student Musicians

May 15, 2024 | Hannah Buchanan

Previous UT Tyler Summer Music Campers PerformingThe University of Texas at Tyler offers three specialized music camps this summer to give East Texas musicians of all ages a chance to improve skills, work with professionals and perform for the public.

UT Tyler’s Percussion Camp, in its second year, provides ensemble experiences each day for drum line and other percussion instruments. In its third year, the UT Tyler Brass Camp features Micah Everett, a professor of low brass at the University Mississippi, as its guest artist. Both camps begin Monday, June 17, and conclude Friday, June 21, with a campers’ concert. The UT Tyler Jazz Camp is June 24-28 and in its seventh year. Summer Camargo, a trumpeter in the Saturday Night Live House Band, is the guest artist.

“We are thrilled to present these three specialized summer camps that are unlike any other band
camp. By providing high-level instruction and creative performance opportunities, students will
walk away with a deeper understanding of their instruments and an excitement for music,” said Dr.
Sarah Roberts, UT Tyler associate professor and School of Performing Arts interim director.

Registration deadline for percussion and brass camps is Friday, June 14, while jazz camp registration deadline is Thursday, June 22. Requirements for each camp vary, but in general, students age 13 and older who can read music are eligible. General financial aid assistance and discounts for All- Region and All-State high school musicians are available. To register or for more information, contact Roberts at sroberts@uttyler.edu.

All camps offer attendees the option to commute or stay in UT Tyler’s dorms. During evenings,
campers participate in jam sessions, attend concerts and experience more traditional “camp”
activities like a pool party and game night, Roberts added.

The public is also invited to free concerts performed during the two weeks of music camps. For
details, call 903.566.7450.

The UT Tyler School of Performing Arts is committed to providing a quality learning and
performance environment where students can develop knowledge, skills and professionalism for
their future careers. For more information, visit uttyler.edu/music/.

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT
Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.
Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has
unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent
patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World
Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.