Stetson University's High Achieving Talented Students (HATS) program offers a variety of hands-on programs designed to challenge Florida's brightest young minds. Courses for youth take place in July at the university's DeLand campus. Detailed information is available on the program website. Registration is open; registration forms are due by May 1.
Director of HATS Program and Florida coordinator for Belin-Blank Center
Destination Science offers interactive science programs to young people in weeklong sessions focusing on topics such as g-force rockets and moon blasters, aliens and robots. Campers will be challenged to engage in critical thinking, problem solving and team building while learning about science. The camps will also feature hands-on activities and take-home projects.
Stetson University Department of Continuing Education
Summer Music Workshops
Double Reed Workshop
The annual Stetson University Double Reed Workshop, June 9-15, 2013, is for students entering seventh through twelfth grades. The workshop focuses on the fundamental principles of double reed performance and includes specialized classes in reed-making techniques. The workshop encompasses chamber music for double reed ensembles, master classes and performance classes. All participants play in the double reed band and chamber ensembles, and are eligible to audition for the Young Artists Recital. The final concert includes performances by the double reed band, selected chamber ensembles and selected soloists.
The registration deadline is May 15. The cost varies depending on the student's housing status; please see the program web page for more details.
The annual Stetson University Clarinet Clinic, June 16-22, 2013, is a week-long event focusing on the fundamental principles of clarinet performance. The clinic will encompass performing in a large ensemble and a chamber ensemble, and participating in master classes and performance classes as well as enjoying faculty and student recitals. All participants play in a clarinet choir and a chamber ensemble, and are eligible to audition to perform a solo during the Student Honors Recital. The final concert includes performances by the clarinet choirs and selected chamber ensembles.
Lynn Musco (386-822-8953)
The Stetson University Brass Camp, July 15-20, 2013, is a weeklong workshop focusing on the fundamentals of brass performance and practice. Students will gain experience playing in large and small brass ensembles in both mixed and matching instrumental combinations. Students will also participate in daily warm-up sessions, master classes and individual performance classes. Nightly recitals will feature performances by Stetson Brass Camp faculty and staff as well as selected workshop participants and chamber groups. The final workshop concert will feature all students in large ensemble performances.
David Schmidt (386-822-8949)
The 19th annual Stetson University Flute Workshop, June 25-29, 2012, is open to students in grades seven to twelve and focuses on building performance and musicianship skills. Students will learn through a combination of technique classes, master classes, flute choirs, small ensembles and private lessons and classes in rhythm, theory and music history. Outstanding guest artists from around the state will perform in an evening recital and present clinics. The culmination of the workshop will be the students' final concert for family and friends.
Susan McQuinn, 386-822-8960.
The ninth annual Stetson University Saxophone Workshop, July 8-13, 2013, for middle and high school students, is an intense, weeklong workshop focusing on the fundamental principles of saxophone performance, including specialized classes in playing techniques, jazz, chamber and F.B.A. all-state audition music. The workshop encompasses chamber music for saxophone ensembles, master classes and performance classes.
James Bishop (386-822-8975)
Stetson University's Department of Athletics offers a variety of summer programs for school-aged youth. Camps are offered for the following sports: