CU hosts Chamber Music Camp for 22 high school students

CU hosts Chamber Music Camp for 22 high school students

June 26, 2015
For Immediate Release

High school students from 16 Kentucky cities attended Campbellsville University's first annual Chamber Music Camp June 7-9. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joshua Williams)


By Josh Christian, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. – A new music camp emerged at Campbellsville University on June 7-9 when 22 high school students were welcomed to CU’s first annual Chamber Music Camp.

“From outset, the goal was to give students a unique summer camp experience, focusing on the individual, and giving them a personalized and interactive learning experience,” Corey Bonds, assistant director of bands, said.

Dr. Bill Bubai, associate professor of
piano studies, teaches a student
piano during a one-on-one session.
(Campbellsville University Photo by
Joshua Williams)

The Chamber Music Camp gave students the opportunity to interact with several faculty, alumni and current students while participating in a wide variety of musical enrichment. Some of the types of musical enrichment include: master classes, clinics on performance skills, and lessons in musical theory, music history, class piano, and jazz improvisation. While participating in these classes, students were also given a composition project they were to perform at a final concert.

“The benefits of performing in these types of ensembles is several layers deep,” Bonds said. “Most importantly, the students develop a confidence in performance independence while still maintaining a dependence in ensemble structure. In other words, they had to learn their part because no one else had it,” Bonds said.

The students represented a wide span of Kentucky cities including: Albany, Bardstown, Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Edmonton, Gamaliel, Glasgow, Lebanon, Litchfield, Paducah, Scottsville, Somerset, Sonora, Springfield, Williamstown, and Willisburg.

Members of the camp presented their culminating concert on Tuesday, June 9 in Gheens Recital hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University.

Dr. Bill Budai, associate professor of piano studies, also helped coordinate the event.

High school students attend a class during Campbellsville University's Chamber Music Camp. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joshua Williams)

The 2016 CU Chamber Music Summer Camp is tentatively scheduled for June 5-7, 2016. For more information, please contact the school of music at or visit us on the web at

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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