Music Festivals and Camps

The Simpson College Department of Music offers six festivals during the school year and two summer music camps for school-age students.  Each festival and camp offers a different experience to the young musician.

Summer Camps

Orpheus Summer Music Camp  takes place July 20-27, 2014.  Orpheus is an exciting music camp  for high school musicians which includes classes in music theory, music history, and daily individual lessons in up to two applied areas. The camp also includes choral ensemble experiences, instrumental chamber ensembles and workshop training for operetta and musical theater. The staff is made up of the outstanding Simpson College music faculty. Scholarships are available. Call: (515) 961-1637 for application and scholarship information or check out the Orpheus Camp website for more information and to sign up.

Simpson College Jazz Combo Camp takes place June 8-13, 2014.  Please visit the Jazz Combo Camp website to read more about the camp and to sign up. For more information, contact Dave Camwell, 515-961-1575.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

Simpson College Middle School Honor Band – Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Please visit our Honor Band website for more information on the SC Honor Bands. Contact Dr. Mike Eckerty, 515-961-1326 for more information.

Simpson College High School Honor Band – Thursday, January 23, 2014 Please visit our Honor Band website fo rmore information on the SC Honor Bands. Contact Dr. Mike Eckerty, 515-961-1326 for more information.

Simpson College Jazz Festival – January 30 & January 31, 2014 Please visit our new Jazz Festival website for information on the SC Jazz Festival! Contact Dave Camwell, 515-961-1575 for more information.

Simpson College Choral Invitational – Tuesday, April 29, 2014 This is a special event where invited choirs join the choral faculty at Simpson College for a day of music-making.  The evening concert features guest choirs as well as the Simpson College choral ensembles. Contact Dr. Tim McMillin, 515-961-1578 for more information.