Rappahannock Summer Music Camp

Join us for our 15th Season!

2020 Important Dates and Schedules

Camp dates: Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

All students must attend Registration Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020

Students MUST be able to attend all activities on all 7 days in order to enroll. 

Students may not be signed out during the day for sports, family, or other commitments.

2020 Deadlines

Important Deadlines Regarding Registration and Payments:
  • Special Pricing if paid in full: must pay in full by March 1 (no refunds with this option)
  • CIT Scholarship application deadline:  April 1
  • Early registration deadline: April 1
  • Deadline to register: May 15, 2020
  • no refunds will be issued after May 15, 2020
  • Students that want to add meal plans to their account must do so on or before June 1, 2020. Absolutely NO exceptions!
  • All remaining payments must be submitted by June 1, 2020

2020 Weekly Schedule

Sunday, June 21 - Registration Day 
12:45 - Doors open 

1:00 - 1:30 - Orientation meeting - all students and parents must attend 

1:45 - Check-in 

  • pick up camp shirt
  • get name tag
  • voice part check and measure height
  • take theory placement test
  • audition for seating in the ensembles
5:30-6:30 - Concert Band rehearsal. Also Chorus rehearsal for strings and junior students.
7:00-8:00 - Orchestra rehearsal. Also Chorus rehearsal for band students.


Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26 - Daily classes and concerts. See the schedule below for complete details on the daily schedule.

Saturday, June 27 - Concerts at 1:00 and 6:00. All students are required to attend both concerts.

  • 11:00 - all students arrive in concert dress for chorus seating and warm up
  • 12:30 - all students get in place for the first concert
  • 1:00 -Final Concert #1 - Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Advanced Choir
  • 3:00-5:00 - students and their families eat dinner off campus 
  • 5:00 - students start to prepare for the next concert
  • 6:00 - Final Concert #2 - Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra, and RSMC Chorus

2020 Daily Schedule - Classes

Attendance is mandatory at all events. Students MUST be able to attend all camp events each day, including Registration Day, all evening concerts, and Saturday's warm up and both performances. Students may not be signed out during the day for any sports, family, or other commitments.

NOTE: Junior students may opt for a shorter day, starting at 9:15 and ending at 5:45. 


*Schedules subject to change.

Proposed Daily Schedule for Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 2019 (subject to change):

 Performance Program
 Junior Program
  Orchestra; Band sectionals
  Band; Orch sectionals
  Woodwind Class
  RSMC Chorus
  RSMC Chorus
  Intermediate LUNCH; Advanced workshop
  Advanced LUNCH; Intermediate workshop
  observe an instrument workshop
  Music Theory
  Music Theory
 Chamber Music
  Art Class
  FREE (lessons, recreation, or practice time) (possible Adv. Choir)
  Recreation Time
  elective classes
  Brass Class
  elective classes
  Percussion Class
  1st Dinner shift; Jazz Ensemble (possible Adv. Choir)
  Strings class
  2nd Dinner shift; practice time, prepare for concert
  Concert or evening activity
  Concert or evening activity

Junior Instrumental classes include Woodwind Class, Brass Class, Percussion Class, and Strings Class.

Potential elective classes include Conducting, Barbershop Workshop, Art Class, Jazz History, Instrument Repair, Mini Marching Band, Musical Theater, Jazz Improv, Ear Training, and Beginning Piano. 

Concerts and Evening Activities

Evening Concert and Activity Schedule (all events start at 6:30 PM):

Monday, June 22 - Guest Artist concert

Tuesday, June 23 - Faculty Recital
Wednesday, June 24 - Student Solo Recital
Thursday, June 25 - Party Night with Ice Cream, Games, and Dancing!
Friday, June 26 - Chamber Music Concert

Grand Finale Concerts, starting at 1PM and 6PM 

(concerts only - see the complete Saturday schedule above, including rehearsals):
Saturday, June 27 - Final Camp Concerts
     1:00 - Intermediate Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensemble, Adv. Choir
     6:00 - Advanced Bands and Orchestras, and RSMC Chorus