Music Camp

Band Camp

July 16-20, 2017

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The Rowan Summer Music Camp offers students in grades seven through twelve the opportunity to study with some of the region’s finest instrumental, choral and orchestral educators and performers. During this dynamic five-day camp, students participate in large and small ensembles, experience challenging quality repertoire, and have lessons with world-class faculty. Participants develop their musicianship and improve their technical abilities as they perform in master classes, attend music theory sessions, and see recitals from guest artists.

Hosted by the Rowan University Department of Music, students study in the spacious Wilson Music Building which houses Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Recital Hall, two newly renovated rehearsal rooms, and over 80 practice rooms. Attendees are housed in air-conditioned residence halls and share meals in the Student Center dining hall. Supervision of the residence hall is provided by Summer Music Camp Staff and Rowan Campus Security.

Evening events feature performances by our esteemed camp faculty, and Thursday’s final concert is an exciting culminating event in which all campers perform onstage.

... I enjoyed Rowan Band Camp because as a camper I was able to work with professional musicians and receive help from them. The overall experience of the Rowan Band Camp was amazing. As a camper, you get to meet other students who have the same music goals as you. The Rowan Band Camp was very enjoyable and a lot of fun, I will definitely be returning next year! ...
2015 Band Camper

Conductor Biography

Joseph Higgins, the Director of Bands at Rowan University, conducts the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. As a winner of a National Band Association conducting competition, he was recently invited to perform with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. He serves as a guest conductor with outstanding high school and collegiate ensembles throughout the country. Higgins is an avid supporter of composition projects and frequently collaborates with young composers in creating and premiering new works. He began his teaching career working with middle and high school instrumental programs in Gwinnett County, Georgia. His professional affiliations include Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society), the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Education, and he is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Higgins received a degree in music education from the University of Georgia and graduate degrees in conducting from Northwestern University where he studied with Mallory Thompson.


Resident $600
Commuter $500

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon application. Payment is due in full two weeks before the camp begins, and no changes in resident status can be accommodated after that time.

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Checks should be payable to:
Rowan University Band Camp

Mail deposit or full camp payment to:
Rowan Summer Music Camps
Rick Dammers, Chair
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701