479-575-6491 cms@uark.edu
  • Jr. High Band Camp – July 7-12, 2019

  • Sr. High Band Camp – July 14-19, 2019

  • Jr./Sr. High Orchestra Camp – July 14-19, 2019


What makes this camp special?

Our mission is to improve the performance skills and broaden the knowledge of individual musicians through a comprehensive curriculum designed for the varying ability levels of the participants.

  • Specialists on every instrument
  • Nationally recognized artists, teachers, and conductors
  • Private lessons (additional cost)
  • Comprehensive program including band, orchestra, stage band, and smaller ensembles
  • Dedicated, experienced staff
  • Well-equipped, comfortable facilities
  • Six hours of instruction per day
  • Performance in at least one large ensemble during camp
  • Planned, supervised recreational activities are available during appropriate non-instructional times.  
  • Counselors, artist-teachers, and conductors are hand-picked from across the nation based on their musical skills and rapport with young people.


Participants must have been enrolled in school band, orchestra or private instruction during the 2018-2019 school year and must be recommended by their music instructors (indicated by signature on application).

  • Jr. High campers are those completing grades 6-8 in spring 2019.
  • Sr. High campers are those completing grades 9-12 in spring 2019.
  • ALL string students will attend Orchestra Camp July 14-19, 2019.

Camp Director

W. Dale Warren

Professor of Music and Sr. Wind Band Conductor

University of Arkansas

Head Counselor

Mike Major

Band Director

McDonald Middle School, Garland, Texas

Head Counselor

Laura Jean Otto

Elementary Art Teacher

Lowell, Arkansas

Important Phone Numbers

  • Camp Office (available July 7 – 19 only): 479-263-4266
  • Music Camp Registration: 479-575-6491
  • Maple Hill Dormitory: 479-718-2590
  • University Operator: 479-575-2000
  • Campus Police: 479-575-2222

Thanks to our Sponsors!