Eastern Music Camp - Overview
Important Information for Campers & Parents
All campers must have the following forms completed and submitted prior to or on registration day to be admitted to EMC. If you have not already submitted these forms, please print, complete, and bring with you to registration on July 13th.
About Eastern Music Camp
(for application and payment links, see below)
Eastern Music Camp is a comprehensive, one-week camp that provides opportunities for students to build on their musical skills while enjoying interaction with peers and EIU faculty. Students may choose to participate in one of five music programs: band camp (Jr. or Sr. High), choir camp, jazz instrumental camp, piano camp, or strings camp. Eastern Illinois University faculty members provide quality musical instruction as ensemble directors, lesson teachers, sectional and master class leaders, special topics class instructors, and private lesson teachers.
Evening activities include faculty and student performances, a pizza and pool party, karaoke, a student dance, and many other social events led by our highly experienced camp staff. Each area of EMC presents a final concert performance on the final day of camp. Parents, teachers, family, and friends are invited to attend.
Initially founded by EIU Music Department Chair Dr. Leo J. Dvorak in 1947, EMC has served young musicians for more than 60 years!
See the pages below for specific information relating to each camp.
EMC General Information for Campers & Parents:
- General Daily Schedule
- Activities Schedule
- Charleston Area Lodging
- Charleston Area Dining
- 2014 Staff Biographies and Photos
- Band/Jazz Camp Audition Info & Excerpts (<--Updated June 24)