Brass Camp is a collaboration between the Puget Sound Community Music Department and Metro Parks. It offers an exciting, noncompetitive environment for players of varying abilities to study with highly qualified university-affiliated faculty and professional brass musicians in a university setting.
Students normally have three or more years of playing experience, and range in age from graduating eighth graders through college freshmen. The weeklong camp happens on campus during the summer and offers students the chance to improve their skills, perform new works, and interact with peers who share an interest in music. Students are placed in chamber groups with others of similar ability for master classes on proper breath support, warm-up methods, practice techniques, and intonation. The camp culminates in a final performance, where students show off all they've learned.
This University of Puget Sound and Metro Parks program brings together two institutions with rich experiences in delivering high quality programs. The university’s Community Music Program is highly regarded throughout the region. Members of the School of Music faculty (full time and affiliated) are professionals – both as performers and as instructors. Tacoma’s Metro Parks delivers outstanding programs – athletic, recreational, and cultural – to all age groups. The professionals of Metro Parks have years of successful experience in designing, administering, and organizing programs and activities.