Camps, Festivals, and Recital Series - University of Houston
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Camps and Festivals

  • Texas Music Festival

    The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival ® was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive three-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists.
  • Cougar Band Camp

    Cougar Band Camp is an exciting, five-day summer camp geared toward junior high band students. We are also excited to introduce a new opportunity for high school students, the inaugural High School Honor Band Project, an elite auditioned ensemble. 

    Both camps are held at the Moores School of Music on the campus of the University of Houston. Campers are dropped off and picked up each day (Commuter Camper).

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    MEXICA Mariachi Festival

    Middle and high school students can look forward to their favorite MEXICA Mariachi Festival summer camp, complete with rehearsals and sectionals with master mariachi teachers, great music, ballet folkloriko, and fun extracurricular activities unique to the University of Houston and Moores School of Music.
  • Chamber Music Academy

    High school and university student string players, join us for a one-week inspiring and intensive chamber music mentorship program with the renowned faculty of The University of Houston, Moores School of Music. 
  • Jazz Festival

    The Moores School of Music Jazz Festival provides middle, junior high, and high school bands with a superb two day experience. Each participating band performs for Houston jazz artist judges, followed by a judge's clinic. Each year the guest artist provides several clinics open to the public, and the festival concludes with performances by the guest artist, the Moores School Jazz Ensemble, local jazz artists, and the and the Moores School Jazz Orchestra.
  • Cello

    CelloFest Houston

    Presented by the Moores School of Music, the inaugural CelloFest Houston takes place February 5-6, 2023 and brings together master cellists and young cellists from the Greater Houston area to collaborate in two concerts that celebrate the cello, its music, and the musicians.
  • All-State Strings Festival

    Please join us for the annual All-State Strings Festival at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music! We invite violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp students to participate in audition and preparation workshops focused on the Texas All-Region and All-State etudes and excerpts, taught by the distinguished string faculty at the Moores School of Music. 
  • All-State Band Masterclass

    All-State Band Masterclass

    The road to All-Region Band and the Texas All-State Band is a long one! Let us help you with your journey. Please join us for the annual All-State Band Masterclass at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music!
  • Prelude to College

    Prelude to College at the University Moores School of Music is open to high school junior and senior singers who are interested in preparing for college music school auditions. Attendees will have the chance to rehearse with the Moores School Concert Chorale, tour the Moores Opera House and participate in a faculty studio class, The Audition Package session and a vocal masterclass.
  • All-State Clarinet Workshop

    All-State Clarinet Workshop

    The Clarinet workshop at the Moores School of Music offers practice and audition strategies for high school clarinet players auditioning for the TMEA All-State Band.

Recital Series

  • A. I. Lack Master Series

    The A. I. Lack Master Series annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free master classes and recitals, providing a wider educational experience for its students and for the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989.