It will look a little different than previous years, to provide for lots of space and fresh air, and to reduce exposure time. But I think we all could use some time together making music! I was originally planning to provide a virtual version of boot camp via Zoom, but since Illinois has relaxed restrictions and I think we’re all going stir crazy, the plan is to conduct a few one-week, trumpet quartet- or quintet-only groups–in the beautiful out-of-doors in Northfield (with a back-up option to go virtual depending on the daily weather forecast).
More details will be coming very soon as the first session will be July 13-17, and at least a second session August 10-14. Boot camp will be two hours a day, scheduled late afternoon so you can fit it after summer school or jobs, and before dinner. BYO sunscreen and water, but we will be sure to be in the shade. I’ll email information to all my current students and past boot camp participants by the beginning of July.
We’ll be doing musical calisthenics, using natural trumpets to focus sound, working on the phonics of playing, ensemble playing and more. I will do something different and distribute music via email in advance so you can practice it, and so we can maximize our time. I’m really looking forward to it!