Orpheus Summer Music Camp



Deadline for sending scholarship recording is May 15, 2014

(Students may still attend camp without sending a scholarship recording.)

Registration Deadline is June 2, 2014


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The Orpheus Experience.  Orpheus allows serious high school musicians to become immersed in incredible musical experiences for an entire week while utilizing the facilities and surroundings of the Simpson College campus. The camp’s staff is made up of Simpson College’s outstanding music faculty.  Want to know what you’ll be doing on a daily basis?  Check out the Orpheus General Schedule of Events.



Testimonials.  Hear what our 2013 Orpheus campers had to say about Orpheus.

“Orpheus is a great learning experience–very one-on-one.  You get a couple months worth of training combined into just one week.” – Alauren Ellenberger, senior from Palm City, FL.

“I would describe the faculty as awesome.  I am now considering attending Simpson because of them.” – Abigail Becker, sophomore from Independence, MO.

“Every high school musician should come to Orpheus.  You do productive things.  It’s challenging without being impossible, and you meet a lot of great people.”  – Olivia Baxter, senior from Linn Grove, IA.

“I made friends really easily.  There’s just something special about this camp.” – Maria Consamus, junior from Ames, IA.

Exciting Music Opportunities Include:

  • Choral Ensembles – Choir, Madrigal Singers, Stagecellopianod Choruses
  • Instrumental Chamber Ensembles
  • Fully Staged Operetta and Musical Theater Workshop
  • Daily Private Lessons in up to 2 areas
  • Solo Recital Opportunity
  • Daily Classes in Music History and Music Theory
  • Attend the final performance of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 42nd Season


Pricing and Scholarships for summer 2014:

Tuition, room and board: $525 by May 1; $550 after May 1.

Partial general scholarships and two (2) $450.00 Abild Piano Scholarships are available by application and audition recording (CD or mp3 accepted).  Auditions should consist of (2) pieces in contrasting styles for each instrument/voice you would like to have lessons for during Orpheus camp.  Scholarship auditions are NOT required for camp attendance, but are merely offered as an option for students.

Mp3 auditions may be sent by e-mail to: sara.garcia@simpson.edu by May 15, 2014.

CD’s should be sent to:

Orpheus Summer Music Camp
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Postmark deadline for CDs is May 12, 2014.


For more information, contact Sara Garcia, Music Recruitment Assistant, at 515-201-9415 or sara.garcia@simpson.edu.