Immerse Yourself! Unlike any music camp in the state, our program is designed to give students an immersion experience by providing concentrated study on their primary instrument (or “major”) for a minimum of four hours per day. Students select their “major” for the week: voice, piano, violin, double bass, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, horn, oboe, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion/drumset, or - NEW this year - composition! Activities will include daily master classes, warm-up exercises, group lessons, chamber ensembles, supervised practice time, opera and musical theatre scene workshops (vocalists only), and reed fixing class (clarinet and saxophone).
We’re Serious. Are You? Our mission is to develop and nurture young musicians by helping them discover new literature, techniques, and ideas while fostering confidence and enthusiasm. Instructors are comprised entirely of UWSP Faculty/Artists to ensure the best possible learning environment for students who are serious about music. No other camp in the state is exclusively staffed with resident university faculty. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music, develop long-lasting friendships and explore the vibrant university community of UW-Stevens Point. Whether you are an instrumentalist, a vocalist, a composer, or all three, Camp COFAC is the place to be this summer.
An Intensive Week of Music
From 11 am to 1pm, campers check-in at their residence hall. After a short introductory meeting, students will break into studio groups by “major” with their primary faculty instructor. The emphasis during the first day is for faculty/counselors to get to know you. Come prepared the first day to play, connect, and have fun.
During the Week
Music students will work exclusively with UWSP music faculty for a minimum of four hours per day in their “major.” Additional activities include large ensembles (band/choir/jazz ensemble), chamber ensembles (for strings/piano), theory/composition sessions, and history/aesthetics seminars. Individual practice time and recreation are also an important part of the daily schedule. Camp counselors are UWSP music majors who assist campers throughout the week, and provide an inside perspective about the life of a college music student. Faculty and counselors join campers for evening activities, including a bonfire, dance, and faculty/counselor recitals.
Camp COFAC closes with a final concert on Saturday morning. Campers’ families are encouraged to attend. Check-out is from 8am to 12pm on Saturday.
One more reason to choose Camp COFAC at UW-Stevens Point! In Tune Magazine, a publication of the National Association for Music Education, has included UW-Stevens Point in its "Best Music Schools 2011 Special Report" (October 2010), which lists UWSP among the top 43 music schools in the country that have achieved technological innovations in their curricula. UWSP is in exalted company; other schools on the list include The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, and Northwestern University.