Playing the Trumpet while learning life skills--An unbeatable combination towards growth and improvement!
Trumpet Workshop is designed to build lifelong skills, techniques, and personal enjoyment. A stellar faculty of active players, composers and teachers who are passionate about showing students the steps to attaining a high level of playing. Our Master Teachers love to share their personal stories, anecdotes, and tips on how you can become the best player possible.
Through the study of the trumpet and developing a mindset necessary for success, students, learn, grow and become better. All dimensions needed to build skills, musicality and endurance will be explored. In addition, diverse skills needed to play for orchestral, concert band, and jazz ensembles will be studied. Camp content will include private lessons, group study, and trumpet ensemble performances.
Emphasis will be placed on addressing challenges faced by all participants. This camp is an excellent opportunity for directors and teachers who do not play personally play the trumpet to observe trumpet pedagogy. This camp provides multiple practical and motivational ideas that students can take back to their schools and individual performances!
Sample Daily Schedule
7:15 Wake Up/Group Warm Up
9:00 Morning Sessions
10:00 Brass Facts (Information sessions about all things Trumpet)
11:00 Big ears and an hour (Listening Sessions)
1:00 Trumpet Choir
2:00 Panel Discussions (Information sessions about all things Trumpet)
3:00 Chamber Ensembles
4:00 Wrap Up
4:15 Free time/Beach time
7:00 Evening Concerts/Camp Activities (Free time)
10:30 Lights Out
July 16 @ 2:00 pm - July 21 @ 2:00 pm
For students completing grades 6-12; Adult Registration as commuter only and with instructor consent.
Friday, July 21-Time 11:00am, at the Shell Lake Pavilion (Aderman Auditorium if the event of rain)
Robert Baca is Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at the all undergraduate University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His performance background includes countless performances in both classical and commercial areas including the Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and the Phillip Brunelle “Plymouth Music Series Orchestra” as well as a past member of the popular radio ensemble for Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” He has toured with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Blood Sweat and Tears and numerous others as well as performing over countless Broadway shows and hundreds of recording sessions in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Chicago. He…Learn More
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.