- SUMMER 2020 -


Faculty: Phil Ostrander | John Tranter | Chris Caine | Carson King-Fournier | Josh Becker

Cost: FREE

When: June 15, 2020 | 

Registration for Trombone Day is closed.




We are so excited to be hosting a completely online and remote jazz camp for students that are completing grades 6-12 that mimics a normal day at the Shell Lake Arts Center with masterclasses, big band rehearsals, listening, improvisation classes, and social time lead by the counselors. The music of big band director and composer Gordon Goodwin will be featured and he will be joining the classes for a Q&A session. Students will learn how to use the online recording software and be able to keep the recordings their band makes remotely. 

                                     View the schedule here.             Click here for Audition Information.

Cost: $250.00

When: June 22, 24, 26, 29, & July 1, 2020 | 9:00am-5:00pm CST each day

Tom Luer | Mike Walk | Jeff Gottwig | Dean Sorenson | Chris Olson | Chris White | Chris Bates | Dave Schmalenberger

Registration for Online Jazz Camp is closed.




For students completing grades 6-12


Our virtual Concert Band Camp will be hosted by Kris Tjornehoj, renowned band director of the UW-River Falls music program. The week will be jam-packed with individual lessons, full band rehearsals, inspiring masterclasses, faculty and student concerts, and even the "Keith & Dakota Show"! To top it all off, there will be a special collaboration with guest composer Alex Shapiro!

Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) composes acoustic and electroacoustic pieces known for their lyricism and drama. Published by Activist Music LLC, her works are heard daily in concerts and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and can be found on nearly thirty commercially released recordings from around the world. Alex lives on Washington State's remote San Juan Island, and when she's not composing she can be found communing with the sea life, as seen on her music and photo-filled blog, and her website,

View the schedule HERE  |  Register below!

Cost: $250.00

When: July 13, 15, 17, 20 & 22, 2020 | 10:00am-4:00pm CST each day

Faculty: Kris Tjornehoj | Alex Shapiro | Dave Herdan | Connie Root | Aimee Pashby | Don Pashby | Jill Westermeyer | Paul Krasin | Nick Fox | Keith Richardson | Dakota Walters | Heather Bolton | Jenna McBride Harris | 

Please register by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 10th, 2020 in order to attend


Cost: $250.00

When: Solo work beginning July 13, 2020 & Ensemble work August 2-7, 2020 | A detailed schedule can be found HERE.

Faculty: Eric Mark Olson-Sánchez Padilla | Nickie Kromminga Hill | Bradley Beahen | Jenna Dosch 


We are excited to announce the all-new Online Music Production Camp!

Students will learn both creative and technical skills beneficial to arranging, producing and recording using industry-standard computer software. Taught by industry professionals, this course covers the basics of making music using computers in an exciting way that enables students to create their own original art. No previous experience needed, and all levels of skill welcome, whether beginning or more advanced! The only requirement for students is access to a relatively new computer and fast internet. A free trial version of the recording software will be included with the course.

Cost: $250.00

When: July 26th – July 31st  | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST each day.

 Register below!


Join us online for a day and a half of everything trumpet, led by esteemed trumpet pedagogue Robert Baca, joined by an all-star faculty who are leaders in their specialty fields.

You will learn about creating music videos online, fall in love with classical music and jazz improvisation, find out what it takes to be a Broadway musician, learn how to write music for movies, and discover the fascinating historical journey of how our instrument developed. With the help of college graduates and current students, we will also help guide you through efficient practice, how to have the best college trumpet experience (music major or not) and show you what to do in high school to best prepare for a lifelong enjoyment of playing trumpet at the highest level. Bring your trumpet and your ears, because there will be lots of playing and listening to great music. Best of all, the price is free!

Seating is limited, so please register with the commitment of joining us for the entire day and a half of sessions.

View the schedule HERE  | View faculty bios HERE

Register below!

Cost: FREE

When: Monday, July 27th & Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Who: High School and College-age trumpet players only.

Faculty: Robert Baca | Andrew Classen | Amy Schendel | Jeremy Miloszewicz | Matt Stock | Matt Mealey | John Raymond | Kyle Newmaster | Kate Rosenberger | Connor Pietrzak 




Jason McLean (Bass) completed his baccalaureate study at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2002, where his musical focus was jazz performance and improvisation on bass guitar.  While there he assisted in implementing an open mic program that continues today and played in a number of jazz groups that gigged at local venues and for many on-campus events.  Jason has continued to gig with several groups around the Twin Cities area, including rock group Sepia Tone and jazz ensembles Cloud Nine and Plus One Trio.  He is also an educator at the Brickhouse Music Lesson Academy in River Falls where he provides instruction for guitar and bass guitar.

In order to schedule lessons & for further information on his offerings, email Jason at




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