Summer Music Camp

Summer Music Camp

It is with a heavy heart that we cancel the 2020 summer music camp. The safety of our campers, faculty and staff is what is important at this difficult time. Full refunds will be sent as soon as we can return to our offices on campus.  Thank you for your understanding.



Mars Hill University, the office of Conferences and Events and the Mars Hill University Music Department are proud to present the 2020 Summer Music Camp at Mars Hill University, June 21 – 26, 2020.

Application for admission will begin on February 3, 2020 and will end on May 31, 2020.

Cost for the summer music camp is: 

  • $480 (resident student staying on campus)
  • $390 (commuter student)
  • $100 deposit due upon registering for the camp, with remaining balance due by May 31, 2020.

Private lessons cost: 

  • $20 – 1 half hour lesson
  • $40 – 1 full hour lesson

Music Camp is a great learning opportunity for middle and high school students. The Mars Hill University Summer Music Camp affords students the opportunity to learn under music faculty from Mars Hill University, regional public schools, and from across the southeast.

The beautifully landscaped campus of Mars Hill University is the perfect setting for a week of music study, practice, rehearsal, and performance. Many of the mountain region’s top conductors, music educators, and performers will serve on the faculty.  Our administrative staff and camp counselors will supervise a number of enjoyable co-curricular opportunities. Family members and friends of the student musicians are welcome to attend a Friday afternoon concert in Moore Auditorium


Camp Classes

Campers will attend 2 classes daily that they will be able to choose when registering for camp.
  • Beginning Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Beginning Jazz Improve
  • Intermediate Jazz Improve
  • Advanced Jazz Improve
  • Conducting
  • Jazz History
  • Beginning Sight Reading
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Drum Major
  • Double Reed Making
  • Yoga for the Instrumentalist
  • Breathing Gym

Master Classes

Master classes are offered in all instruments that are guided by teachers proficient in that instrument.  Campers will attend master classes daily with their section.  Students will receive instruction in scales, sight-reading, and on all-district solos.  Students will also learn proper instrument maintenance, skills, and techniques.

Small Ensembles

  • Flute Choir
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Double Reed Ensemble
  • French Horn Ensemble
  • Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
  • Brass Quintets
  • Woodwind Quintets
  • Percussion Ensemble


Asheville Community Band

Other Scholarships

Other scholarships are offered through Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, Hendersonville Community Band, and Smoky Mountain Brass Band at the discretion of the camp.

Camp Schedule
Ensembles & Auditions
Housing & Meals
Behavior & Discipline Policy

Mr. Michael Robinson
Director of Bands
Office: 201 Moore Auditorium
Phone: (828) 689-1210

Mars Hill Summer Music Camp
Attn: Michael Robinson
100 Athletic Street
​Box 6693
Mars Hill, NC 28754