Our experienced counselors are CU undergraduate music education majors, graduate students, or former students that are area directors. We perform a criminal records check on all counselors. We maintain a 1:10 counselor-to-student ratio (or smaller) and endeavor to match instrumentation areas between counselors and students. Students are supervised at all times by counselors, coordinators, or faculty. Students check in with counselors every time they move from point A to point B, at breakfast, before dinner, and evening meetings with counselors. During the day, attendance is taken at each class.
Residential Students are housed all in the same dorm. CU housing services assigns whatever dorm on the CU campus is available and within easy walking distance to the music building to our groups each year. All students are assigned a roommate and share same sex bathrooms. In the event of an odd number of students, three students will be assigned to a three-person room. Counselors stay on the same floor with their assigned students. Other dorm facilities may be used in the event of high registration numbers.
Although requests cannot be guaranteed, residential students may indicate a preferred roommate on the registration form. Both parties must agree to the request before students are assigned to the same room. Roommate election or changes will not be permitted after May 25, 2012. If no roommate preference is indicated, an effort will be made to match students of the same age and instrument. Students may not switch roommates
upon arrival at or during camp. Visitation between students housed on different floors is allowed at the discretion of the students’ assigned counselors.
Three meals are served daily in a campus dining facility. All commuters will eat lunch in the dining hall with the rest of the students and counselors. All students will be provided a meal card with the exact number of meals loaded on the card. It is advised that all students wear their name tag, room key, and meal card on a lanyard around their neck during the week. There is a fee for lost keys and meal cards. The dining room is a state-of-the-art facility that offers many, many options of American and international fare. The facility caters to all food types, including Kosher. Service is all-you-can-eat cafeteria style, and food must be eaten in the dining room. Students and counselors will all dine together. Everyone is asked to please clear tables and trays according to ining hall policy. All students and counselors will exit the cafeteria ogether after everyone has eaten. Please note that students may not access their rooms during the meal time except for an emergency, and then only with a counselor.
Students are advised to keep their rooms locked and never leave valuables unattended. CU Summer Music Academy is not responsible for students’ personal money or other assets. Students should notify their counselor with any issues related to safety and security, room or bathroom maintenance
Check-in for residential students will take place in the lobby of the dorm assigned to the Academy for that year. In most cases, parents will be able to park right outside the dorm for loading and unloading purposes. It is suggested that luggage remain in the car until after the completion of dorm registration due to the small lobby sizes. The parent or guardian is asked to walk through dorm registration with their student, retrieve luggage, and then see his/her room. Once the student is settled in his/her room, parents are encouraged to depart campus. Students will have a mandatory dorm meeting immediately following registration. The meeting is at 5:00 pm for the Middle School Academy.
Commuters for the Middle School Academy will register at 7:30 am on Monday in the south-east lobby of the Imig Music Building. Parents are asked to walk through registration with their commuter. On subsequent days of the week, commuters need to be dropped off at 8:00 am and picked up at 5:30 pm for the middle school.
Dorm Check-out will occur at 3:30 pm for the Middle School Academy on the last day of camp. Parents need to arrive on time to pick up their students to allow the counselors and coordinators time to prepare for the evening concert. The students will have time earlier in the day to get everything packed and have their room inspected so that they are ready to go at the scheduled pick up time. All commuters will need to be picked up at this same time on Friday. There is a two-hour gap between Friday’s pickup time of all students and the call time for the concert. It is recommended that parents feed their children during this time to make sure they are ready for their evening performance.
Students are expected to acquaint themselves with the rules and standards of conduct established by the CU Summer Music Academy. A student who does not fulfill the responsibilities set out by such rules and standards of conduct may be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal from the Summer Music Academy.
1) All students must be in attendance for all instructional times and are required to participate in the final concert. If the dates of the Summer Music Academy conflict with another activity or event, the student and parent must choose between the two events prior to registering for the Academy. Scheduling exceptions will not be made. Doctor/dentist/orthodontist/etc. appointments should not be scheduled during the week of the Summer Music Academy.
2) Students should immediately report any accident or illness to their counselor.
3) Medical or family emergencies are the only acceptable reasons a student may depart early from the Academy. If a student must leave early due to an emergency, the parent or legal guardian must contact the program administrator or coordinator to sign the student out. Residential students should turn in their room key upon departure.
4) Students are required to wear their name tag, room key, and meal card on their lanyard at all times.
5) Students must eat all contracted meals and be escorted by a counselor at all times when walking between the dining hall, dorm and music building.
6) Locked doors should never be propped open or held open for an unknown person anywhere on campus.
7) Keep all areas neat and clean. Do not move furniture or equipment. Prior to check-out, student rooms should be cleared of trash and debris. Avoid excessive noise in and around the residence hall. Practicing musical instruments is not allowed in the dorms. Any type of rowdy, loud, or disruptive behavior is NOT permitted in the residence hall. Appropriate behavior and consideration of the rights of others is expected.
8) Students may not be in possession of merchandise with intent of resale while on campus. Any such items will be confiscated and not returned.
Examples of unacceptable conduct by students which is subject to disciplinary penalty, including fines, dismissal, and possible legal actions encompass but are not limited to:
1) Possession or use of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, chemicals, gasoline, other explosives, firearms, illegal knives, clubs, or other prohibited weapons
3) Visitation to rooms of campers of the opposite sex
4) Fraternization with persons not associated with the Summer Music Academy
5) Unexcused tardiness or absences from attendance checks, classes, rehearsals, performances, or evening activities
6) Destroying, defacing, or tampering with institutional property, including fire and life safety equipment
7) Creating a condition hazardous to another person on the premises
8) Disorderly conduct, horseplay, and pranks
9) Harassment, violence, threats, or other acts intended to intimidate, or harass
10) Fighting, encouraging a fight, attempting to cause injury to another person
11) Elevator misuse or damage
12) Violations of safety rules and practices of any local, state, or federal law
Any student dismissed under these conditions will not be allowed to return to the Summer Music Academies in subsequent summers. It is the responsibility of the Administrative Staff to make decisions in this area. Students will be sent home at the expense of the parent or legal guardian. Parents
are financially responsible for any and all damages caused by the student to University of Colorado Property, including, but not limited to College of Music
facilities and dormitory rooms.
When not in class or rehearsal, the counselors for the summer music academy plan both day and evening activities for the students. Some of these in the past have been Music Brain Wars, Amazing Race, Movie Night, Game Night, Carnival, Bowling, and of course the end of the week dance party. All of these activities are free, except for bowling. The bowling alley has billiards, arcade, and a concession stand that costs extra money. It is recommended that students bring $10-15 for this activity.
- Neat, casual, modest, hot-weather attire (clothing should reflect modesty and good taste)
- Comfortable shoes
- Dressier clothing (non-formal) with suitable shoes for performance. Shorts or jeans are not acceptable for the
- Twin extra-long sheet set, pillow, blanket
- Shower supplies
- Shower Shoes
- Healthy snacks
- Alarm clock
- Your musical instrument
- Reeds, valve oil, and mutes
- Percussionists must bring their own sticks, mallets, brushes (and practice pad, if possible); all percussion instruments will be provided
- Extra cash for incidental expenses such as vending machines, supplemental snacks, recreational activities not included in the basic camp fee (bowling, billiards, arcade games at the UMC). The parent or guardian should decide the appropriate amount to send with the student
- Optional recreational items such as cameras, playing cards, board games (please reconsider expensive items, such as laptops, that could be lost, stolen, or damaged)
If a student requires special accommodations, please contact the camp office before registering and we will work to verify that we will be able to adequately meet your expectations. Note that housing arrangements are assigned to the Summer Music Academy by the CU Housing Department.
All visitors to The University of Colorado campus must observe parking and traffic regulations. Parking is restricted by permit Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. Posted signs, whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed at all times. Any Parking fees or citations will be the responsibility of the visitor. During check-in and check-out, parents of residential students may load and unload next to the residence hall. Commuters may be dropped off on Wardenburg Drive (south of the Imig Music Buidling). Parking for the concert is available at the Euclid Autopark Garage (West of the Music Building) for a fee of $3.00 after 5:00pm. For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/parking.
Students may not drive or have cars on campus during camp. Exceptions are made for campers with special circumstances and parental permission. Due to university parking restrictions, the Summer Music Academy does not offer parking permits.
From Highway 36/28th Street, exit the Baseline Road exit and head west (towards the mountains). Turn right onto Broadway. Go through the Regent Drive light on Broadway and turn at the first right, pass the bus stop. This will be Euclid Avenue. If you miss this turn, the next light is Euclid Avenue also. The music building is right in the curve of Euclid Avenue. The road to the south of the music building is Wardenburg Drive. The parking garage to the west of the music building is the Euclid Autopark, which is open to visitors. The dorms are in various locations to the east of the music building.
A video tape of the final concert and end of the week slide show may be purchased after the concert for $15. They are sold as a joint package and are not sold separately.