Virtual Camp: Aug. 1-10, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has presented us with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties, our camp staff have been hard at work planning for a variety of scenarios and monitoring the latest news and guidelines from national, state, and local agencies to ensure that we can keep our guests and staff safe. Based on the current data that is available to us, and in consultation with camp staff, section leaders, and leading choral directors throughout the state of Iowa, we have made the decision to move the 2020 Meistersinger All-State Choir Camp to an exclusively online format for all participants.Wartburg Meistersinger Virtual All-State Choir Camp participants will attend 3 days of live rehearsals via video-conferencing technology, led by Dr. Lee Nelson, Dr. Nicki Toliver and veteran high school choir directors, and featuring a chamber-sized demonstration choir.

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. Individual vocal lessons and group vocal classes are available for an additional fee. Information is being sent out via e-mail this year. If anyone has not received information and would like to, please send a request to or call 319-352-8743.


Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Band Camp is cancelled.

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.
7-3-20 UPDATE: The 2020 Band Camp has been canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19. In lieu of the weeklong residential camp, high school students are invited to come to campus for a special half day visit July 20-22. Join Dr. Hancock, college staff, and current and past WCCB members for an in-depth informational session about Wartburg, the Wartburg bands, the college’s music program, and free lunch. 


Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meistersinger Keyboard Camp is cancelled. Stay tuned for information about a fall festival to take its place.

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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