Junior Music Program

AGES 10-16

Faculty members guide students to develop their unique musical talents in a supportive and inspirational community. The camp curriculum is varied, comprehensive, and fun: students immerse themselves in music through private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, choir, jazz improvisation classes, and more. All students participate in creating an original musical theater piece by working together as composers, cast members, pit musicians, and visual artists.


In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person camps at Rocky Ridge have been cancelled. Instead we are offering a Virtual Junior Music Program that will take place on July 14 through July 26, 2020 for the reduced cost of $775.00. Please see this document for the proposed daily schedule.  


Fees, Faculty and Schedules


$2,500 (includes lodging and meals)




Piano usage fee for piano majors: $75.
Secondary instrument lessons fee: $150.
Bedding (optional): $75.

All students who complete an application will be considered for merit scholarships. If you would like more information about our scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page



Grant Larson Saxophone
Daniel Watt Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
David Rife Southwest String Quartet, Violin
Wynne Wong-Rife Southwest String Quartet, Violin
Mary Beth Tyndall Cello, Southwest String Quartet
Ken Marrs Orchestra Conductor, Double Bass
Scott Glysson Choir, Voice
Kellan Toohey Clarinet
Maggie Polk Olivo Composition
Typical Daily Schedule

7:15am: Breakfast

8:00am: Composition Class 1/Practice/Lessons

9:00am: Composition Class 2/Practice/Lessons

9:50am: Snack

10:00am: Chamber Rehearsal

11:00am: Wind Ensemble/Strings Tech/Practice/Lessons

12:00pm: Lunch

12:45pm: Orchestra (Piano & Voice group class)

2:30pm: Break

4:30pm: Elective Class

5:30pm: Dinner

6:15pm: Practice

7:15pm: Performance Class

8:15pm: Choir

9:15pm: Return to Cabins

9:45pm: Lights-Out

Audition Requirements

There is no entry audition required for the Junior Music Program; however, as part of their application all students must upload video files for ensemble placement purposes and to be considered for merit scholarships.

Audition should consist of two contrasting pieces or movements that best represent the applicant’s level and accomplishment. Please submit video recording, audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Supported video file types are avi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, vob, wmv, mkv.

All recordings must be uploaded as part of the online application.