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Summer Music Camp 2023

June 25-30, 2023

Open to high school-age students (as of Fall 2023), our six-day camp will provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to take their craft to the next level. Work alongside your peers and some of our own Sac State music majors, and receive instruction from our distinguished faculty.

The daily schedule will feature fully planned out days of ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, and classes in theory, musicianship, and more! Each day will conclude with a camp activity following dinner. And all of this is set on the beautiful 300-acre park-like Sacramento State campus in the heart of Sacramento. The week will conclude with Friday evening performances by our Camp ensembles. Family and friends are welcome to come hear what you've learned, as these performances will be free and open to the public.

Registrations and payments are due by June 1, 2023.

For more information or if you have further questions, email our Camp Director, Santiago Sabado

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Our high school music camp offers students the option to stay on campus all week long, or to be a "day" camper and commute in each day.

With competitive pricing of just $680 for the full on-campus experience, including all meals, or $440 for the "day" camper option, which runs from 9am-8pm including lunch and dinner, this affordable camp will be sure to fit your budget. Overnight campers will stay in Sac State's beautiful 2bd/2ba dorm suites (prices based on quad occupancy).

Camp Faculty: Santiago Sabado

Santiago Sabado is taking over the reigns as the Summer Camp Director in 2023.

Santiago teaches at the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp in Pollock Pines, CA. where he runs concert and jazz bands. He is also a consistent guest director for the American River College Summer Jazz Workshop. He is the founder and host of the Gold Country Jazz Festival, a non-competitive festival meant to encourage the growth of jazz programs in the community and in the region. Santiago has been the Guest Conductor for the Western Slopes 6th grade Honor Band in El Dorado County, CMEA Capitol Section High School Honor Band, the Bi-County Amador/Calaveras County Middle School Honor Band, and is now an Education Artist for KHS America (Jupiter/Mapex/Majestic).

He has served as the Vice President, President, and currently holds the position of Immediate Past President for CMEA Capitol Section. Santiago is a member of many professional organizations such as CBDA, NCBA,NAfME, CAJ, and CBDNA.

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Camp Faculty: Dr. Matthew Morse

Dr. Matthew Morse is currently Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music in the School of Music at California State University, Sacramento, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band, oversees the Marching Band, and teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting.

He is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor throughout California and nationwide. Prior to his appointment at Sacramento State, Dr. Morse graduated in May 2017 with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas, where he was a conducting student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting in 2013 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student of Dr. Jack Stamp.

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Camp Faculty: Dr. Andrew Kreckmann

Dr. Andrew Kreckmann was appointed the Director of Choral Activities at Sacramento State in Fall 2018.

He directs both of Sac State's student choirs and oversees the graduate choral conducting program. For the past three years, Dr. Kreckmann has served as DCA at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Dr. Kreckmann completed his DMA in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University with Richard Bjella in 2013. He also taught several courses and choirs at Texas Tech and served as Director of Music Ministries to St. John's United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Kreckmann's earlier studies include a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University (with David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow) as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware (with Paul Head).

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Camp Faculty: Ryan Murray

Ryan Murray is currently the Associate Conductor of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Resident Conductor of Music in the Mountains, in addition to running the Opera Theatre program and Symphony Orchestra at Sacramento State. Ryan was a 2016 semi-finalist for the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music for his production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, and is also a past winner of the Vienna Philharmonic’s prestigious Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors. He spent the summer in residence alongside the Vienna Philharmonic at the 2014 Salzburg Festival. Ryan will be running the strings program of our 2022 Summer Camp.

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