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The Gallery Winds Chamber Music Summer Camp:

The 2018 Gallery Winds Chamber Music Summer Camp

Week 1 - June 25th-June 29th, 2018
Week 2 - July 30
th-August 3rd, 2018

Students may register for one week or two weeks.  Each week will focus on different repertoire and conclude with a Friday evening performance.  Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm, with dinner provided on Friday before the 6:00pm concert.

Click Here to Register!

Although our official deadline has passed, there are a few remaining spots open for this year’s camp.  If you are interested, please fill out the online registration form, and we will let you know if we can accommodate you!

**In order to simplify our registration process please note
that we have made the following changes:

Our camp is now open to students entering grades 7 through
Graduating High School Seniors - exceptions may be made for younger students based upon instrument need and student experience.

As interest in The Gallery Winds Chamber Music Summer Camp has grown, space has become limited.  We will have a limit to the number of students per instrument we can accept.  Filling out the registration form does not guarantee acceptance into the camp.  We will attempt to accommodate as many students as possible.  Students accepted into the program will be notified by April 3rd and will be sent an invoice.  No payment will be due prior to receiving notification.

 If we are unable to accommodate your student, you will be notified as soon as possible.  A waiting list will be held in case any spots become open.

Tuition (Registration Deadline April 30th):

One Week Camp - $395
Two Week Camp - $700

$50 Non-refundable deposit due April 30
Balance due June 1

Preformed Quintet Discount - $25 discount per member
Members must include flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon to qualify.

Family Discount - $25 discount per sibling

Credit Card payments are accepted through PayPal (3% fee added)
or checks may be mailed to:

The Gallery Winds c/o Lori Fowser
6429 Woodland Forest Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075

No refunds will be offered 14 days prior to the beginning of camp.

Located at the scenic and historic Hebron House in Ellicott City, The Gallery Winds Chamber Music Camp provides music students with a serene and beautiful environment which will inspire them to make beautiful music.

The Gallery Winds Chamber Music Camp offers a week of intense performance, learning and musical fun for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn students entering grades 7 through Graduating High School Seniors.  The following disciplines will be covered:

- Small ensembles of both mixed and like instruments, including woodwind quintet
- Larger ensemble (woodwind choir)
- Reed making and adjustment
- Breathing and Air Support
- Audition and Performance Preparation
- Rehearsal Techniques

Friday  Recital and Reception, 6:00 pm

Daily Masterclass Topics for Each Instrument Including:

- How to Improve Sight-Reading
- Achieving the Perfect Tone
- Intonation
- Flute Choir

- Reed Making
- Exposure to New Repertoire
- Duet and Trio Playing
- Important Orchestral Repertoire

- Choosing Recital Repertoire
- Reed Adjustment Techniques
- Achieving Your Best Sound
- Introduction to Orchestral Excerpts
- Clarinet Choir and Quartet Playing

-Reed Making from Start to Finish
-Ensemble Playing in Trios and Quartets
-Important Bassoon Repertoire Solo and Orchestral
-Instrument Care and Maintenance
-History of the Bassoon

-Horn Maintenance and Care
-Advanced and Alternate Techniques
-Horn Literature: The Soloist and the Orchestral Musician
-Horn Ensemble Performance

All Students MUST play one of these five instruments to enroll:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon.

Parent Testimonials:

"Our daughter had never played with an ensemble before and this camp was an excellent experience. The camp staff was so knowledgeable and helped the kids learn in a fun atmosphere. Our family was so impressed with all the group performances at the recital on the last day."

"Our son really benefited from the camp. The music selections were at just the right level, and the instruction was excellent. He also made new friends and had a great time!"

Questions? Contact or
call 240-593-1857 and we will answer your questions as soon as possible.


2014 Gallery Winds Chamber Music Summer Camp Participants