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Community & Summer Programs

Cougar Choir Camp

Students entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 prepare Texas All-State Choir repertoire during our four-day residential and commuter camp. Some of the state's finest educators help lead this innovative camp, and UH's outstanding faculty will augment the learning with exciting electives. Join us for the most fun and informative camp in Texas!

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Preparatory and Continuing Studies

Founded in September 1998, Preparatory and Continuing Studies provides the highest quality music education for students of all ages and levels of ability. Preparatory and Continuing Studies is a non-credit, non-degree-granting program serving more than 450 students, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, from all over the Greater Houston metropolitan area, including College Station and Galveston.Highly qualified Moores School of Music Faculty and graduates, as well as area specialists, provide instruction, public performances, and community outreach.

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Cougar Band Camp

Cougar Band Camp is the annual summer band camp for middle school, junior high, and high school students, held at the Moores School of Music on the campus of the University of Houston.

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Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival

The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a stimulating musical environment in which to concentrate on developing skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The four-week residency program on the University of Houston campus is under the guidance of distinguished artists from the Moores School of Music faculty, members of the Houston Symphony, and internationally recognized guests, many of whom perform as soloists with the TMF Orchestra and on the festival's chamber music concerts.

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Summer Kodály Institute

The Moores School of Music Preparatory & Continuing Studies Kodály Certification program is an intensive, three-summer course of study. Each summer includes Personal Musicianship, Kodály Pedagogy and Practicum, Music Literature, Conducting, and Choral Ensemble. The course of study is divided as follows:

Level I: Pre-K, K, and Grade 1
Level II: Grades 2, 3 and 4
Level III: Grades 5 and 6

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