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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

WSU Horn Camp

June 20-25, 2021

Grades 7-12

WSU Online Horn Camp offers an exciting week of virtual lessons, warm-ups, and more for students studying horn, grades 7 through 12 (students entering grades 7-12 and students graduating high school are eligible). Students enrolling should have a minimum of one year of playing experience on the horn.

Camp Description:
Horn players will work with Dr. Martin D. King (horn faculty, WSU) and other outstanding Washington State University faculty members to improve their musical skills. This camp focuses on building playing fundamentals through private lessons, master classes, lectures and seminars, and performance opportunities. Students may also have the opportunity to explore other areas of interest such as developing a warm-up, preparing for auditions, minimizing performance anxiety, and career planning.

This year’s online camp format will allow for social time, with regular evening meetings for campers to meet up and share their experiences in an informal setting.

Dr. Martin D. King, horn, is an active performer, teacher, and clinician across the United States and in Southeast Asia. He has completed degrees at James Madison University and the University of Alabama.

Sample Schedules:
Morning warm-ups (independent videos with exercises)
9 am-noon: Individual Lessons (20-30 minutes/student).
1 pm: Group Master Class (synchronous/live).
2-4 pm: Individual Lessons
8-9 pm: Evening Social Hour (with Camp counselor as moderator)
Additional daily media and meetings:
Lecture Episode (video instruction). Each day there will be a video lecture available on a different topic relative to horn playing.
Lectures/Conversations with WSU Faculty.
Warm-up, Q & A session with Dr. King, followed by a 1-3 pm Camp Concert.

Material Requirements:
-Repertoire/Music: You will be engaging in daily lessons for the duration of the camp, so prepare several contrasting etudes or movements of works. If you are not currently studying with a private teacher and/or need suggestions for etudes and solo repertoire to prepare for camp, please let us know as we would be glad to offer suggestions.
–Music stand, metronome, and pencil
-Access to a computer with microphone and webcam (built-in is fine), high-speed internet connection. Space for playing without interruption, large enough to accommodate a music stand, chair, and computer/camera.
–The required value oil and slide grease needed for a week of playing.

$125 includes private lessons, access to online lectures, synchronous masterclasses and final concert, camp shirt.

Please mail the $125 registration fee via check made out to: WSU School of Music

School of Music
Washington State University
Attention: Anna-Maria Shannon
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA  99164-5300

Application Deadline:
Application forms and fees must be received by May 21, 2021.

Recording Requirements:
Please include a recording to let us know more about your playing. Record: 1) a scale of your choice (full range) played twice, a slow version and fast version, and 2) two minutes of a piece of your choice. If you have not already submitted a recording with your application, e-mail us a link to your YouTube video or Dropbox recording ( Please submit a recording of your playing by May 21.

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Horn Camp Agreement

Please fill out and return this form. You may download the documents above and return them via email or regular mail:

WSU Horn Camp
c/o Dr. Martin King
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300