New for 2017 are two opportunities for college-age students and graduate students:

 

Camp Intern  &  Junior Faculty Member

APPLY HERE

 

Camp Interns are typically college-age students who are selected through an application process. Interns receive mentoring prior to and during the camp, and assist in reed-making, ensemble and special topics classes.  They perform on faculty recitals and help setup and tear down the camp.

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Camp Intern Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting faculty members with ensembles, reed-making
  • Administrative/organizational/store duties
  • Packing and unpacking camp before & after camp
  • Morning pre-camp preparation
  • Laying out supplies for classes
  • Music library duties, handing out reeds, tools and materials
  • Helping orient students
  • Play on faculty recitals

 

 

Junior Faculty Members are college-age students and graduate students who are selected through an application process.  Junior faculty members have more individual responsibilities to teach their own reed-making classes, coach an ensemble and lead a special topics class, They perform on faculty recitals and help setup and tear down the camp.

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Junior Faculty Member Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching/leading ensembles, reed-making
  • Administrative/organizational/store duties
  • Packing and unpacking camp before & after camp
  • Morning pre-camp preparation
  • Laying out supplies for classes
  • Music library duties, handing out reeds, tools and materials
  • Helping orient students
  • Play on faculty recitals

 

 

 

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Those who complete two years as Camp Intern may apply to teach as junior faculty at camp the following year

Camp Intern Stipend: $150 per week

Junior Faculty Member Stipend: $250 per week

Application opens on January 1

 

 

 

Applications accepted January 1-April 1  (though we accept interns on a rolling basis, so apply right away).  You may apply to be an intern at as many or as few locations as you with (between 1 and 8 weeks of events).  We have limited need for interns, so we reserve the right to offer internships on a week by week basis.  Camp interns will be notified of their status April 15th. Travel and housing not provided.

 

Application open now – deadline to apply is April 1

 

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Joshua Cohen

The camp intern program is absolutely wonderful for students who want to have a fun time at a double reed camp, to learn how to teach other players of their respective instruments, and to continue to improve their own skills as an instrumentalist and musician. The program is an intellectual investment in yourself because of the opportunities to learn so much from both the faculty members you work so closely with as well as the students you teach.

Joshua Cohen - College Student at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX

Raven Hood

This past summer I had the opportunity to work at two Bocal Majority Operation O.B.O.E. camps. I was able to help teach sectionals, small ensembles and reed making. Not only did I get great teaching experience, I met so many musicians to help me grow in many aspects. These camps provide an outlet for so many young double reed players to grow, which is not offered at other places. For someone who is majoring in music, this camp is great for gaining experience, plus the students and faulty are great to work with too!

Raven Hood - College Student in Music at the University of Houston

Paige Liccioni

“I am so thankful for the time I spent as a camp intern at Bocal Majority. The camp is fast paced and exciting and something I look forward to each summer. The experience allowed me to gain teaching experience and connect and perform with so many other double reed teachers and performers. I would highly recommend the CI program to any aspiring teacher or performer!

Paige Liccioni - Recent graduate of Louisiana State University, Bachelors Degree in Music Education ’14

Madison Goad

I have had the privilege of working with students at the Bocal Majority and Operation Oboe camps. Aspiring to be a future music educator, I was very enthused to be presented with the opportunity to work hands on with students on their reeds, present extended technique topics, and teach and conduct my own small ensemble. I was able to really connect with my students and colleagues which created a positive learning environment for both the campers and teachers. Whether you’re a camp student, intern or staff member the camp creates an excellent atmosphere for learning. Bocal majority was an awesome experience as a camp intern and I would recommend participating in camps to anyone who will become a future educator!

Madison Goad - College Student in Music Education at Oklahoma State University