Meistersinger Chamber Strings Camp

June 26-29, 2022

St George String Quartet

The Meistersinger Chamber Strings Camp provides a unique opportunity for students entering sixth grade and up to perform in both a quartet/trio and a large ensemble setting. The camp will include workshops with guest artists from the Cedar Valley Strings, Wartburg string faculty, and orchestral director Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser. Each quartet/trio will be coached by our featured professionals. Students will enjoy experiencing life on campus at Wartburg College, including access to our state-of-the-art athletic facility. The festival will conclude with a concert at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McCaskey Lyceum. For more information, please contact director Rebecca Nederhiser. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Types

  • Early-bird Rate: $280 (Deadline: May 1)
  • Regular Rate: $300 (Deadline: June 1)
  • Commuter Rate: $230 (Deadline: June 1)

Some financial aid and scholarships are available to those in need. For more information, email

Audition Video
To provide the best placement within ensembles and for repertoire selection, students will need to submit a short audition video. (Further details will be sent to attendees following registration.) Quartets can also audition together if they have a pre-formed group. A special chamber group will be formed for all bass players along with opportunities to perform within our large ensemble setting.

Band Camp

July 17-23, 2022

Honor Band - Rehearsal

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

  • Advanced Jazz Improvisation: Stressing intelligent playing, along with advanced techniques, this class will serve the more advanced player with previous improv experience.
  • Chamber Ensemble: Small groups of like-instruments.
  • Conducting: Learn the basics of using a baton and leading a group from the front.
  • Music Theory: How does music work as a written language? Explore the meanings of all those notes and the lines and spaces, and the language they speak. Class will be divided into ability-based sections to make it accessible and beneficial to all ages and abilities.
  • History of Rock: Explore the basic history of rock music, from country blues to the Beatles, and how it influences us today.
  • Beginning Composition and Arranging: Ever feel like there’s music just waiting to come to life from within, but have no experience making that happen? This is for you!
  • “Band Directing 101”: Thinking about being a band director? Spend the week exploring what that might mean!
  • Instrument Repair: Hands-on work with the preventative care that band instruments demand. Some minor repairs will be attempted.
  • Beginning Piano: Designed for students with NO piano skills.
  • Beginning Guitar: Instruction for beginners on the guitar.
  • Steel Drums: Explore the world of steel drums!
  • Private Lessons: One-on-one with a staff member. (Additional fees apply.)
  • 2nd Instrument: Learn to play a Band instrument that you’ve never played before! (ALL campers take this class.)

Meistersinger Keyboard Camp

July 24-27, 2022

Steinway Piano

The Meistersinger Keyboard Camp for piano and organ allows students entering seventh grade and up 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 Dr. Karen Black, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ; Dr. Molly Doran, assistant professor of music; and Dr. Suzanne Torkelson, professor of piano and west central division director for the Music Teachers National Association.

Camp Fees:
$280 for residential campers (includes room and board)
$230 for commuting campers (includes lunch and supper each day)

Meistersinger All-State Camp

Aug. 1-3 and 6-8, 2022

All State Camp

Directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. Introduces music teachers and vocalists entering ninth grade and up 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 319-352-8743.

Learn the 2022 Iowa All-State Choir literature during this 3-day camp at Wartburg College!

  • Mass choir rehearsals with Dr. Lee Nelson
  • Sectionals led by experienced veteran choral educators
  • Individualized vocal instruction available
  • Enjoy a taste of life on campus at Wartburg
  • Continue your audition preparation after camp with live recordings and rehearsal tracks

Session 1: August 1-3, 2022 Session 2: August 6-8, 2022

Registration Type Early Registration (May 14-June 30) Late Registration (July 1-18)
Residential Registration (housing and all meals included) $175 $195
Commuter Registration (lunches and dinners included; breakfasts and housing not included) $145 $165
Private Voice Lesson $20 $20

Private Voice Lesson ($20)
Students who select a private voice lesson will receive individualized voice instruction from a member of the Wartburg voice faculty. The private lesson lasts 30 minutes.

Registration ends July 18. After that date, students will be enrolled as space is available. Registrations are nonrefundable beginning July 20.

All registrants will receive rehearsal recordings by Aug. 31. Music must be ordered through your choir director.  Commuters are responsible for transporting themselves to campus each day.

There are two options for registration: online and mail. Please choose ONE below.


Complete the online form below to complete the process.



Complete each form below and mail to complete the process.

  1. Mail In Registration Form
  2. Credit Card Authorization Form
  3. Parent/Guardian Release Form
  4. Commuter Release Form (only required for commuters)

Registration ends July 18. After that date, students will be enrolled as space is available. Registrations are nonrefundable beginning July 20.