Aug. 2-4 and 7-9, 2021

Directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. Introduces high school vocalists and music teachers to music for the Iowa All-State vocal auditions. The 3-day camp features mass rehearsals, sectionals, and opportunities for private voice instruction. Campers stay overnight in Wartburg residence halls, eat in our highly rated cafeteria, and participate in group recreation activities including indoor and outdoor games, open gym and pool time at the W, and karaoke, a camp favorite. Questions can be directed to or call 319-352-8743.

This in-person event will be a 3-day, 2-night residential camp. Wartburg College follows CDC guidelines. Masks are welcome, but not required. Participants will adhere to additional mitigation guidelines such as practicing good hand hygiene. Participants are strongly encouraged to mask if unvaccinated. Campers will be assigned on-campus housing in pairs — singles will not be available. Those who require different housing arrangements can opt to enroll as a commuting camper at a reduced rate.
There will be two sessions offered: August 2-4 and 7-9. 

Early Registration Deadline (discounted rate) – Sunday, June 20 | Regular Registration Deadline – Sunday, July 18
Registration will remain open as space is available.

For those who prefer, an all-virtual camp will be offered again this year. Campers will be able to participate in real time via Zoom August 7-9. Video recordings of all the rehearsals and sectionals will be made available to view on demand for a limited time following the camp. There is no cap for participants in the virtual option.

Virtual Camp Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 31


July 18-24, 2021

Directed by Dr. Craig A. Hancock, director of bands and associate professor of music. Call 319-352-8296 for more information. Open to high school students. Daily sessions include music theory, beginning conducting, jazz improvisation, composition, instrument repair and many others.


July 25-28, 2021

The Meistersinger Keyboard Camp for piano and organ students grades 7-12 allows students to receive instruction in piano, organ, music theory and history, as well as explore topics and careers in music.  Each day will culminate with an informal recital, and the camp ends with a recital open to the public. The Meistersinger Keyboard Camp faculty are experienced teachers and highly respected musicians in their field including Instructors are Dr. Karen Black, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ at Wartburg College, and Dr. Suzanne Torkelson, professor of piano at Wartburg and West Central Division Director for Music Teachers National Association.

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