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June 9, 2017

UMD to host the North Shore Summer Music Experience.

Campus will become home to more than 100 musicians Sunday, June 18 through Saturday, June 24 2017, as the 23rd annual North Shore Summer Music Experience draws junior and senior high school students from around the region.

The week offers intensive focus on band, jazz, choral, strings, and piano. Instruction from music professors and music students as well as intensive rehearsals culminate in a series of performances on Saturday, June 24, 2017:

Piano Camp Recital               12:30 p.m.

Choral Concert                     1:30 p.m.

String Ensemble                    2:30 p.m.

Band Concert                        3:30 p.m.

All performances are in the Weber Music Hall, 1151 University Drive.

A complete schedule and more information about the North Shore Summer Music Experience.

The Musicians’ Refrain

Professor Mark Whitlock, director of bands at UMD, has been organizing the North Shore Summer Music Experience for its entire duration, starting with 50 students 23 years ago.

Enrollment has more than tripled since that time, but Whitlock says he’s seen a consistent transformation throughout the years. “Camp alumni are now teaching and performing in the music business. They credit their experience at this camp as one of the most inspiring events that helped define their lifelong commitment to music.”

Cory Netland is one of those musicians. The UMD senior started attending camp in middle school and continued until his graduation from International Falls high school. He’s now a counselor who’s using his music education major to enrich the program. “Another counselor and I looked at the schedules, saw some gaps and thought, ‘Here is an opportunity for kids to learn about music theory.’ It’s adds growth for the counselors, the campers, and the camp.”

More than 2,000 campers have participated in the North Shore Summer Music Experience since its inception in 1994.

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