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Elective Courses

All campers choose elective courses to take each afternoon. Below, you will find a sampling of the courses that may be offered. Some of the courses will be completed in a single day, but all of those courses will be offered multiple times throughout the week. Other courses may require a multiple-day commitment. You will choose your elective schedule after your audition on the first day of camp.

Sample Elective Courses

General Interest (open enrollment)

  • Alexander Technique and Relaxation - Professor Shawn Copeland

  • Introduction to Music Theory and Ear Training - Professor Sean Butterfield

  • Taming Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety - Professor Miranda Wilson, Professor Sean Butterfield

  • Stage Presence - Professor Christopher Pfund

  • Improving your intonation: How to Use a Drone and Tuner (for all) - Professor Jason Johnston

  • Jazz Improvisation - Professor Vern Sielert

  • Jazz History - Professor Vern Sielert, Professor Vanessa Sielert, Professor Kate Skinner

  • Arranging - Professor Vern Sielert

  • Improving your Practice Sessions - Professor Vanessa Sielert

  • Contemporary (Pop and Jazz) Voice Technique - Professor Kate Skinner

  • Breathing Gym - Professor Torrey Lawrence 

Instrument- or Voice-Specific Classes

  • Performing with Pianists for Winds and Brass - Professor Rajung Yang and Guests

  • Performing with Pianists for Vocalists - Professor Rajung Yang and Guests

  • Movement for Vocalists - Professor Christopher Pfund

  • Understanding Your Role in a Jazz Rhythm Section - Professor Kate Skinner


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


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