Summer Music Camp


June 19 – June 30, 2017
Monday – Friday

Location:Vaughn Middle School  
1200 Bresson Avenue
Reno, NV 89502

Registration is now open. Early Registration is encouraged!

Register by Mail (Click for English or Spanish)
Register Online
Pay Camp Fee Online

Register Now! The Summer Music Camp, sponsored by the Reno Pops Orchestra, is open to students who are proficient on an instrument; from beginners with one year’s experience to advanced high school and pre-college students.

This yeah marks 21 years of this summer strings, band, and jazz camp. Students of all ages come together to make music. Younger students have the privilege of sitting next to high school students, while high school students can work with more experienced musicians, like college students, mus

Camp runs from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Wind Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble
Jazz Improvisation

Enrichment Classes:
Music Theory
Music Appreciation

Campers are encouraged to attend all three sessions. During these sessions, students may be pulled out to participate in sectionals, master classes, or other ensembles.

Flat fee of $40 includes all sessions and a camp t-shirt.
$50 after 5/19/2017.
Scholarships available.

Location: This year, camp will be held at Vaughn Middle School located at 1200 Bresson Ave in Reno.

Registration: You may register by mail or online.

Registration by Mail:  Click here (English or Spanish) for a registration form. Then mail in the form.

Online Registration:  You can register online by filling out the online registration form. Upon submission of your registration form, you will be redirected to our payment page with instructions for paying your $40 camp fee.

Payment Options:  You may select one of the options listed below.

  • Pay by credit card or PayPal
  • Mail a check made payable to Reno Pops Orchestra
  • Pay by cash or check on the first day of camp

Please contact us if you need to make special arrangements for payment, or if you are unable to pay the tuition and would like information regarding a fee waiver.

Camp Director:  Jose Flores has been the Director of the Summer Music Camp for 21 years, and has been teaching bands and orchestras in the Washoe County School District for this same period of time. He is on the UNR Music Department Faculty, and was the past Music Director of the Reno Philharmnoic Youth Concert Orchestra. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including: 2002 Excellence in Education, Teacher of the Year 2006, and Teacher Fellow Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/National Symphony Orchestra. His newly created Mariachi Class was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Club of the Year at UNR.

Coaches: Various Washoe County School District teachers, retired teachers, Reno Pops Orchestra musicians, and local music students from UNR will assist with sectionals, master classes, private instructions, and ensemble opportunities.

Other: If you have already planned your summer vacation, we will make accommodations so that you can still attend as much camp as possible.

Questions:  For questions about the camp, email 

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