students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Parents on campus during orientation

Homecoming Oct. 1-7

Join other Vandal families for a week of celebration and Vandal traditions. View Calendar

campus full of students

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music

Map

Housing/Travel

All campers may choose to stay in the residence halls (full campers) or travel to the camp on their own each day (day campers) if they live nearby. Full campers pay both camp tuition and room and board ($565). Day campers pay only tuition ($275). You will choose whether to add housing to your tuition when you register for the camp on the Registration page.

Full campers stay six nights in our residence halls from Sunday, June 18 through Friday, June 23. They receive full meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, June 18 and ending with lunch on Saturday, June 24. Linens are provided, but students should bring a pillow. All activities and transportation will be accompanied by our staff.

Day campers only pay tuition for the camp, and this tuition includes lunch at the residence hall from Monday through Saturday. They will walk with our camp counselors to and from lunch each day. Day campers must arrive by at the Lionel Hampton School of Music by 8 a.m. each morning and be picked up from LHSOM by 5 p.m. each evening. They will then need to return for the evening activities and concerts by 7 p.m. If parents would like to attend the Monday and Tuesday evening faculty recitals with their student, you may purchase tickets at the door.

Full campers will stay in Wallace Hall, located at the corner of Stadium Drive and 6th Street. (campus map) Dining facilities are connected to Wallace Hall. Students will be accompanied by camp counselors at all times in the residence halls and will be escorted by them when walking across campus to attend LHMC events. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Wallace to the Hampton Music Building where most camp events will be held.

  • Medical insurance card (we will make a copy for you at the registration table). 

  • Prescription medication

  • Instruments (don't forget mouthpieces, reed, etc.!)

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant)

  • Pajamas

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle (labeled with name)

  • Personal music (optional, for masterclass and/or lessons)

  • Pencils, pen and paper

  • Pillow and extra blanket (sheets are provided)

  • Extra towel if desired

  • Washcloth if desired

  • Warm and cool clothes (temperatures should be moderate, but please have options!)

  • Jacket (min-golf and scavenger hunt both take place in the evenings outdoors)

  • Flip flops or sandals for shower

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Jeans (for performance)

  • Insect repellent 

  • Bag or backpack for carrying music, water bottle, etc.

  • Books, playing cards, etc.

  • Alarm clock (phone is fine)

  • Chargers for electronic devices

Printable Checklist for LHMC

Full campers should arrive at Wallace Hall between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 18 to check in for housing and to drop off their belongings in their room. The check-in table will be near the volleyball courts located around the side of Wallace Hall.  

Both full and day campers must check in at the Lionel Hampton School of Music building to receive their camp registration materials. This packet will include general information as ell as directions to your first camp event, ensemble placement auditions with the instrument instructors. These will begin at 1:30. Late arrivals should notify Caleb Parker by email at music@daho.edu.

All campers will present a final concert on Saturday, June 24 in the Administration Auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend the concerts, so you can see what your student accomplished during the week! You can view the concert schedule. Please note that this may change slightly depending on the number of camp attendees.

For all concerts in which the campers will perform, they will wear their camp t-shirt and jeans (or other full-length pants.) We recommend that you bring layers, because while all ensemble rehearsal rooms are air-conditioned, the practice room building is not.

Wallace Hall offers two-room suites, connected by a shared bathroom, with double occupancy per room. Bunk beds are in each room along with storage space and a window. Each floor has a living space area for students to gather, and the basement houses a recreational area with televisions, games and computers. Wi-fi is available for campers. The dining hall, Bob’s Place, is housed in Wallace Hall, making it convenient for campers.

You may request up to three other roommates, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Because of the complication of housing this many students, however, we may not be able to fulfill every request. To request a roommate, please note this in the “other information” box in the online registration form; be sure to include the roommate’s name and address. If both students do not request each other, we will not place the students together.

The camp has a NO PETS POLICY, including times of arrival and departure.

If your child has a food allergy or dietary request, please give us the details in the appropriate box when you fill out the registration form. If you would like to discuss accommodations before registering, we recommend that you first call our dining services directly at 208-885-6255 or catering@uidaho.edu. If you would like to contact us as well, please do so using the contact information under the main navigation.

All campers will be accompanied by camp counselors while at LHMC events. We will have a maximum of one counselor per 10 students. Counselors will stay overnight in the dorms in a nearby room and will walk with the students when traveling across campus. Students will be supervised during all classes, meals, activities, etc. Students will not be allowed to walk across campus without a counselor.

The Moscow/Pullman airport is a 10-minute drive from the UI campus; Lewiston is a 40-minute drive; and the Spokane airport is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from campus. 



If your child is traveling unaccompanied to attend the camp, we have listed options below based on which airport you choose. The options are listed in our order of recommendation. You should include this information in the open field at the bottom of your application, but you should also call or email us to confirm once you have bought your ticket. We would never want a student to feel lost or forgotten!

We are unable to provide housing for nights other than the listed housing dates, so we recommend that any unaccompanied students arrive and leave on the respective start and end dates of the camp. If this is an issue, please feel free to contact us to see if we can assist you. 

  • If your child flies into the Pullman/Moscow airport, we recommend using one of our local taxi services found at the airport, and many of these will provide an estimate of the trip if you contact them in advance. If you have a concern with this, however, we may be able to have a staff member available to pick them up and return them to the airport depending on staff availability. Make sure to contact us with your issue, and remember to consider the housing restrictions before finalizing your purchase. 

  • If your child flies into the Spokane airport, they will need to take a shuttle to and from Moscow — about a two-hour shuttle ride. You can find all of the details about this shuttle at Wheatland Express Shuttle. Of note, your child will need to arrive in Spokane no later than 1:30 p.m. to reasonably make the shuttle. They will also not arrive at UI until 4 p.m., which means that they will miss our scheduled audition times. We will make sure to accommodate this in our auditions and will have a staff member at the Idaho Living Learning Center to escort them to the music building. 

  • If your child flies into the Lewiston airport, we will be unable to assist them in getting to Moscow. There are taxi services that will provide transportation to and from the airport, and many of these will provide an estimate of the trip if you contact them. You can explore these options by doing a web search for "tax service lewiston airport moscow id."

Again, regardless of which option you choose, you should confirm the details with our staff either by email or phone after you have finalized a ticket. If you have questions, feel free to contact us as well. 

The Lionel Hampton Music Camp prides itself on being an inclusive, welcoming environment for all students of music. If your child has a special request or needs, please feel free to contact us at music@uidaho.edu. As a university, we have various protocols already in place that may be able to help your child, and if not, we will work with you to find a solution if possible.

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music

Map