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)|
|Check Out: Sunday, July 16|
|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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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