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Sample Schedules
and Classes

Arrival and Departure Information (Central Time)

  • Arrival date is Sunday, July 9. Flights should arrive no later than 3:00pm to give campers adequate time to get to MNU.
  • Camp days are Monday – Saturday, July 10 – 15, with the final concert being held on the evening of Saturday July 15.
  • Departure date is Sunday, July 16. Flights should depart no earlier than 7:00am – last airport shuttle from our campus leaves at 10:00am.
Check In: Sunday, July 9  
1:00pm-4:00pm Check-in at Bell Cultural Arts Center, MNU Campus
4:15pm Orientation walking tour
5:00pm-6:30pm Dinner (first meal served)
6:45pm Welcome Rally
Check Out: Sunday, July 16  
6:30am-9:00am Check-out
7:00am-9:00am Breakfast (only meal served that day)
10:00am Last shuttle departs to the airport from campus

“Whirlwind Tour” sample schedule – Click on the link for a sample schedule of the days on which all campers get to experience every faculty member’s class.

Sample daily schedule – Click on the link for a sample daily schedule. (Please note: This is based on previous years when our camp was 1 day shorter.)

Here’s just a sampling of what attendees can expect at MWROC. Find out more and watch some great videos on our About Us page!

FOR STRING PLAYERS, GUITARISTS, ELECTRIC BASS PLAYERS:

  • Exploring blues and pentatonics
  • How to use your ears to get away from the dots on the page
  • How to arrange your favorite tunes for a chamber ensemble or rock group
  • How to play “outside” the scales
  • For string players: How to “think” like a guitarist
  • Transcribing Your Favorite Solos: How to figure out what is going on in your favorite songs and how to give it your own authentic approach.
  • Get Ready to Shred: Some of the best warm-ups and exercises from the classical tradition are perfect tools for getting your fingers in shape.
  • The Art of Frets and Dot Configurations: Who better to explain this concept than the inventor himself.
  • Singing and playing: Arranging string parts around vocals.
  • Using pedals and effects to create your own sound
  • Rocking Out with Music Theory: Using music theory to take you to the next level of improvising.
  • Achieving Rock Sounds WITHOUT amps or pedals: Distortion, whammy bars, pick slides, crunches… you can do it all with just your fiddle and bow! Absolutely necessary for acoustic players, and really useful for electric players too.
  • Your Partner in Crime: The art of playing with a drummer
  • Improving your technique and increasing your musical knowledge.
  • “Slapping” Techniques: How to apply modern slapping to any string instrument.

FOR VOCALISTS:

  • Vocal techniques that will give you stamina and strength
  • Performance tips and tricks
  • How to take ownership of any song you sing
  • Every singer’s essential arsenal for vocal health
  • Private lessons are available throughout the week

FOR EVERYONE:

  • The art of improvisation and composition
  • How to command the spotlight and the stage
  • Accessing your own creativity
  • Mastering the latest computer technology
  • Learn to develop your ability to perform in any style and handle any rhythm
  • Learn to develop a no-holds-barred approach to analyzing and performing music so that every note packs an emotional wallop.

TEACHER TRAINING:

  • NOTE: With these and all our other courses, you’ll receive a certificate from us at the end of the week for Continuing Ed purposes.
  • In-depth classes with Mark Wood, where you’ll learn about the new curriculum he’s developed, which debuted at Ohio State University under the auspices of Dr. Bob Gillespie..
  • Incorporating Metallica, Mahler and Mozart: Providing ideas on how to incorporate improv and contemporary styles in the classroom.
  • How do YOU do it? Teachers gather and share their ideas about bringing the orchestra classroom a relevant course or study.

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Learning to use modern technology as both a composition tool and for enhancing practice and performance
  • Computer courses in how to use all the latest composition software to your benefit

THE ART OF VIOLIN BUILDING:

  • Electric violin set up and assembly
  • Building an electric violin from start to finish
  • Electric instrument basics: The care and feeding of YOUR instrument