Aug. 1-3, 2020 – Session One
Aug. 6-8, 2020 – Session Two

As of April 26, 2020, the Wartburg College Meistersinger All-State Choir Camp (August 1-3 and 6-8) will commence as planned. Wartburg College continues to monitor reports and recommendations regarding the coronavirus pandemic from national and regional health agencies on a daily basis. In the event that Wartburg must cancel the camp, all enrolled students will be refunded their registration fees in full. Camp registrations may be cancelled for any reason for a full refund through July 19, 2020. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to or by calling 319-352-8743 before the deadline. Cancellations made after July 19 are subject to a partial refund on a case by case basis.

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 current pandemic health regulations, each camp session is limited to 150 attendees. Both camps are now full. However, students can still register for either and be placed on a waitlist.


July 19-25, 2020

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.


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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