2020 Judith Lapple

Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival

In its 26th year!

Pre-College Workshop

Pre-College Workshop

New this year! The pre-college workshop was created for high school graduates who plan to attend music school in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in music at a college or university.  The topic of the three-part workshop is "Making the Most of Your Freshman Year as a Music Student."


Taught by three college professors (Dr. Jennifer Lapple (flute), George Mason University, Professor Christopher Jewell (bassoon), George Mason University and Professor Kristen Spiridon (clarinet), Georgia Southern University, this workshop is designed to prepare rising music majors for the challenges of managing a full music and academic course load, meeting the expectations of faculty and ensemble directors and building supportive friendships. 


The workshop consists of 3, 1 hour sessions, which will cover the following topics: 

  • Tips for time management
  • Building a practice routine from day 1 and sticking to it!
  • Setting progress and outcome goals
  • Getting the most out of your private lessons
  • Managing a demanding performance schedule
  • Surviving aural skills and dictation 
  • Staying connected to the community 
  • Building supportive and trustworthy friendships 
  • Utilizing university resources
  • Question & Answer sessions by participating students 


The workshops are scheduled from 4:00-5:00 (immediately following the camp day) and are held at Trinity Christian School (exact days, TBD).  On the days of the workshops, students participating in the pre-college workshop may finish the regular camp day 15 minutes early for a short break and snack.


What to Bring? 

  • Fall 2020 class schedule 
  • Ensemble audition repertoire (for audition placement) 
  • Notebook and pencil/pen for taking notes
  • Questions about college life as a music major or in general! 

​Folders are provided with handouts


If you are interested in participating, please indicate on your registration form.  Please feel free to contact director, Jennifer Lapple at JLAPPLE917@GMAIL.COM with any questions.