Summer music camps for trombone, saxophone offered at WCU

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will host concurrent summer music camps in trombone and saxophone on campus Sunday, June 11, through Friday, June 16, for high school and undergraduate students.

Camp activities include instruction in solo performance and chamber and ensemble music settings, the study of jazz and contemporary techniques, and private lessons, along with classes in improving individual musicianship and performance. Group activities will include student performances and a rafting trip through the nearby mountains. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 5.

American Trombone Quartet

Faculty for the trombone camp will be the American Trombone Quartet, made up of Jemmie Robertson of Eastern Illinois University, Bill Mann of Georgia State University, Nathaniel Lee of University of Virginia and Zsolt Szabo of WCU.

Assembly Quartet

Faculty for the saxophone camp will be the Assembly Quartet, made up of Adam Estes of the University of Mississippi, Jeff Heisler of Oakland University, Matt Younglove of Wayne State University and Ian Jeffress of WCU.

The cost of each camp is $599, which includes accommodations. Undergraduates may choose to pay a commuter/day student rate of $400. There also are a limited number of scholarships available, with details and applications available by contacting Szabo at or Jeffress at

For more information, go to or call 828-227-7397.