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Scullen Middle School Music

2815 Mistflower Lane
Naperville, IL 60564

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship Auditions
The Scullen Music Department is excited to announce scholarship auditions for summer camps at Blue Lake
Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. We will have a Blue Lake representative at Scullen on Monday,
February 16 (No School because of President’s Day). Students will need to prepare 1 major scale and a 1-2
minute piece of music on which they are currently working (Solo pieces for S+E work very well for this
audition. Any pieces from Festivals Solos, orchestra benchmarks/concert pieces are a good alternative. Vocal
students should prepare a solo and do a vocal warm-up). Teachers can help students decide what is
appropriate for the audition.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is one of the finest summer music opportunities in the Midwest and several
Scullen students have attended in previous years. While we cannot make any guarantees, every student who
auditioned last year was offered some sort of scholarship. Financial need scholarships are also available.
For more information about Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and to see exact dates and camps offered, please visit
their website at http://www.bluelake.org/. Students will not be obligated to attend Blue Lake if offered a
scholarship, but we hope they’ll strongly consider taking advantage of this excellent opportunity.
Please contact your child’s director with any questions. More information is on the back of this form.
Sincerely,
Mike Ferguson
Chorus

Graham Heise, Jessica Savage
Band

Lori Lauff, Laura Patterson
Orchestra

To reserve an audition time, please return the bottom portion only by MONDAY, February 9th.
Student name:
has my permission to audition for a scholarship to Blue
Lake Fine Arts Camp on Monday, February 16. I understand that audition times will be assigned, and that I
will need to arrange transportation for my child to get to and from Scullen for the audition.
Please mark an “X” next to any time slot that you would be able to get to Scullen for a five minute audition.
Exact times will be posted in the music rooms by Thursday, February 12th so families can plan accordingly.
_____ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
_____ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
_____ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parent signature: ______________________________________________________________
Email address: ________________________________________________________________

Scullen Middle School Music
2815 Mistflower Lane
Naperville, IL 60564
A Few Frequently Asked Questions…
Does my child need to audition to be accepted to camp?
No. A student may choose to audition prior to camp in order to be considered for a scholarship. However, no audition is required to enroll.
Students are evaluated on the first day of camp for ensemble placements.
How will I know if my child has been accepted to camp?
You will receive a letter indicating your registration information and balance due shortly after Blue Lake receives your application and deposit. If
you do not receive a written confirmation within two weeks of mailing your materials, call 800-221- 3796.
May I call to reserve my child a spot in camp?
You cannot reserve a spot in camp over the phone. There are two ways to register for camp: you can mail the application with the deposit, or you
can email the application with credit card info to admissions@bluelake.org.
What is the difference between Camp Bernstein and Central Camp?
Camp Bernstein is reserved for younger Band and Orchestra students (grades 5 – 8). Typically, these students are relatively inexperienced with
their instruments, new to a camp environment, and are looking for a non-competitive learning experience to help build their confidence. Camp
Bernstein offers a schedule tailored for younger, less experienced musicians while the Central Camp schedule offers a higher degree of intensity
designed to motivate and challenge even the most advanced students. Camp Bernstein counselors – typically young music teachers or graduate
students -- are actively involved in the instruction of their campers as well as cabin supervision. Central Camp students receive instruction from
our faculty, who are separate from the counseling staff. All campers, regardless of program, have a well-rounded daily schedule that consists of
approximately 6 hours of instruction, plus time for recreation, rest, practice, free time, and evening events, performances, and activities.
Do campers have to sign up for a minor class?
Minors play an important role in the camp experience by providing students an outlet for creativity with a different arts focus. Minors for Camp
Bernstein students are required. Minors for Central Camp students are optional. The majority of Central Camp students enroll in a minor, which
allows them to complete their instructional day with an alternative structured activity. Students who are not enrolled in a minor use that time for
rest or practice. All students, regardless of schedule, have daily free time in the late afternoon.
The session or program we wanted was not available. How does the waiting list work?
When one of our programs fills, we begin a waiting list for that program area. Students on waiting lists may be admitted to camp at a later date
when an opening occurs, but other factors such as gender and age are also considered due to housing limitations. To be placed on the waiting list,
you must submit an application and deposit. If we are unable to accommodate your student, we will return your full deposit. You may request to
be removed from the waiting list at any time.
My child is enrolled, but we don’t know what he/ she should bring to camp. When will we find out more information?
About six weeks before your child’s camp session, you will receive an informational packet in the mail. This packet will include: your camper’s
housing assignment, check-in time, a packing list, as well as other important information about your camper’s stay.
My child wants to come to camp with a friend, can they be in the same cabin?
Cabin mate requests will only be considered if the two applications are submitted together. Go to “Cabin Mates” in the registration section.