Gain a greater understanding of breathing exercises, tone production, intonation tendencies, articulation and performance techniques specific to each instrument.
Participate in discussions designed to improve self-esteem and leadership skills. Young ladies will also receive valuable audition preparation tips and information about music participation after middle and high school band and orchestra.
Experience introductory courses in music theory, conducting, and more! Past camps have offered sessions on instrument making, jazz improv, and interview skills.
Enjoy a balance of educational and recreational activities throughout the camp "For Young Ladies Only"
The Athena Camp provides a wide range of experiences. There is a separate curriculum for middle and high school musicians.
All Girls Symphonic Band and Orchestra
Learn and review performance fundamentals such as balance, blend, intonation, and musicianship. Students will perform in a Finale Concert on Thursday afternoon.
Past guest clinicians and performers include members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the St. Cloud Municipal Band, the Atlanta Celli, the 116th United States Army Band, the Midtown Brass Quintet, the Tufton Tet, and the Georgia Brass Band, as well as corporate, college, and community leaders and musicians from across the country.
The Athena Camp faculty consists of highly successful, professional women who teach band, orchestra, and private music lessons at the elementary, middle & high school, and college levels. Many faculty members have been with us since the camp's inception in 2008.
Named for the Greek goddess of the arts and wisdom, the Athena Camp was created:
Juana Alzaga, Emory Junior Chamber Orchestra
Debbie Baker, Hillcrest HS, AL
Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy, Cedar Shoals High School, GA
Dr. Melanie Brooks, Winona State University, MN
Dr. Andrea Brown, University of Maryland
Kim Bain, Pizitz Middle School, AL
Cecilia Clark, Allatoona High School, GA
Georgia Ekonomou, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Floyd, Program Director, YOLA at HOLA, CA
Diane Koutsulis, Green Valley High School (ret.), NV
Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz, North Cobb High School, GA
Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, University of South Carolina
Betsy McCann, University of Minnesota
Dr. Dawn Price, Wingate University, NC
Dr. Myra Rhoden, Fayette Co. High School, GA
Elizabeth Taylor, University of Southern Mississippi
Athena Music and Leadership Camp