2021 Viking Summer Music Camp - To Be Announced Please Check Back

2021 Viking Summer Music Camp - To Be Announced Please Check Back



Once registered, you will receive a detailed packet with all necessary information via email. We will take payment via PayPal.

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Due to the nature of the virtual music camp experience, we are offering a wide variety of activities that will benefit students of all age levels from 7th grade to adult.

The DMC Summer Camp is offering beginner/intermediate/advanced instrumental music instruction with some of our professions finest music educators and performers. We're partnering with Musically Yours, a company that is designed for teaching music and leadership skills, for a wide variety of musical experiences. If you are in color guard please inform us and Musically Yours will plan accordingly to have a session that is geared towards your needs.

In addition, we are also offering some amazing percussion clinics hosted by world renown percussionists Lalo Davila and Julie Davila. These experiences will include classes ranging from percussion techniques to marching drum line.

Lastly, students will have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from world renown composer and conductor, Justin Freer, who will offer insights on numerous topics regarding real-world career opportunities in the music industry.

We are very excited to offer this unique opportunity during this most challenging time. It is our goal to provide you with an opportunity to experience music in ways that we have never done before!  We appreciate your interest and support for our very first Virtual Summer Music Camp at Del Mar College.

Please continue to scroll down for detailed information about our world class music camp faculty and schedule.

Music Camp Faculty

Dr. Abel S. Ramirez
Associate Professor of Music, Conductor of DMC Wind Ensemble

Dr. Joy Kairies
Professor of Flute
Del Mar College

Karl Kemm
Professor of Music, Horn and Humanities
Del Mar College

Dr. Donald Pinson
Associate Professor of Trombone and Low Brass
Del Mar College

Lalo Davila
Professor of Percussion
Middle Tennessee State University

Julie Davila
Professor of Percussion
Middle Tennessee State University

Justin Freer
Composer and Conductor
CineConcerts, LLC CEO

John Dominquez
Director of Bands
John Paul Stevens High School
San Antonio, Texas

Angela Dominquez
Director of Bands
Jefferson Middle School
San Antonio, Texas

Luz Romero
Assistant Band Director
Taft, Texas

John Burdett
Professor of Music
Azusa Pacific University

Patricia Fagan-Miller
Adjunct Instructor
Del Mar College

Rommel Rodriguez
Assistant Band Director
Travis High School
Austin, Texas

Brent playing a trumpet

Brent Williams

Adjunct Trumpet Instructor at California University Bakersfield

Joseph Salinas
Music student
University of Texas

Danny Miller
Assistant Professor of Music, Trumpet and Jazz Band
Del Mar College

Hayden holding his clarinet

Hayden Forsythe
Freelance Clarinetist
Corpus Christi

Mr. Ronnie Rios
HCISD, Director of Music Programs

Veronica Villegas
Harlingen High School
Associate Director
Woodwind Specialist

Nancy Fleming
Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps
Visual and Tech Coordinator

Beau Bujol
Associate Director of Bands
John Paul Stevens High School

Musically Yours Personnel

Trent Enriquez

Becky Fransen

Katie Lara
Marketing Director

Heather Gonzales

Crystal Tam
Merchandise Manager

Rico Cortez
Design Manager

Daily Online Camp Schedule July 13-16

The camp will begin with an opening meeting where we will discuss all of the guidelines for the week.  After this first opening session, every scheduled daily event will begin by signing into ONE ZOOM MEETING.  We will then send you to your assigned break out rooms where instruction will begin immediately. 

MORNING CLASSES: The morning classes are dedicated to warm up routines, fundamentals and master classes. 

10:00-10:50 AM: SECTION WARM UP AND FUNDAMENTALS for both middle school and high school students. All materials will be emailed to you after your payment has been received.

11:00-11:50 AM:  MASTERCLASSES for both middle school and high school students. All materials will be emailed to you after your payment has been received.

AFTERNOON CLASSES:  The afternoon times are for your ELECTIVES!

CAMP ELECTIVES (Please choose 1 elective from each time slot)

1:00-1:50 PM: Percussion Techniques; Color Guard Techniques; Drum Major Techniques, Marching Band Fundamentals/Techniques (Please choose one elective from this group.)

2:00-2:50 PM: Drum Line Techniques; Composing and Conducting in Film and Media; History of Rock and Roll; History of the Horn; Leadership (Please choose one elective from this group.)

CAMP ELECTIVE Descriptions

Percussion Techniques:  Students will receive instruction from world renown percussionists, Lalo Davila, on the art of becoming a “complete percussionists.”  The focus will be on percussion accessories. 

Color Guard Techniques:  Intended for students planning to participate in their schools color guard.  You will learn fundamental and advanced techniques from the faculty and staff members from Musically Yours! REQUIREMENTS: You must have your own flag.  It is preferred that you take this course outdoors and please wear athletic clothing.

Drum Major Techniques:  This class is intended for students who plan to audition for drum major at their schools and for those students who want to improve their present conducting skills. The clinicians for this course are Joey Salinas, a Drum Major for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and staff members from Musically Yours!

Marching Band Fundamentals:  designed for middle school and high school students. You will learn the techniques of the most successful Texas High School Marching Bands!  The clinicians include staff members from Musically Yours!

Drum Line Techniques:  Students will receive instruction from one of our professions most highly respected and successful percussionists, Julie Davila. Sessions will include marching bass drums, tenors and much, much more.

Composing and Conducting in Film and Media: So, you want to write for film in HOLLYWOOD!! You want to conduct bands and orchestras from around the world!! In this elective course, Justin Freer, will offer practical guidance and insight into the real world of composing and conducting at the hightest levels in the music profession. Please click on the following link for more detailed information about Justin Freer and his organization, www.cineconcerts.com.

The History of Rock and Roll: Del Mar College Associate Professor of Trombone/Low Brass, Donald Pinson will share interesting and unique insights into the history and future of rock and roll.

History of the Horn:  Del Mar College professor, Karl Kemm, has turned his passion for horns into a documentary. It’s called “The Story of the Horn.” A collection of them — from around the world — fill the walls of his office. His documentary examines the various types of horns that people have used throughout history and why.

Leadership Training:  Learn the necessary skills for leadership positions in your home band or orchestra from one of Texas’ most beloved and respected teachers, John Dominguez, Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School and Professor John Burdett, renown conductor from Azusa Pacific University in California.

Page last updated December 9, 2020.

Camp Information

WHEN: July 13-16, 2020

Your $75 registration fee is all inclusive, HOWEVER, you are welcome to participate in only those classes that interest you. You are not required to participate everyday if you so choose.

PARTICIPAnt Requirements

  • Good internet connection
  • Email address that you check frequently
  • Instrument and flag if Color Guard
  • Zoom account (it is free!)
  • An open mind and an amazing attitude during all sessions!

Feel free to contact Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez at aramirez136@delmar.edu  or (361) 774-7210 if you have any questions about the camp. You can also contact our music department Administrative Assistant, Yvonne Rodriguez, at yrodrig@delmar.edu or (361) 215-2463.


Joy Kairies: High School
Luz Romero: Middle School

Hayden Forsythe, High School
Katie Lara: Middle School

Rommel Rodriguez: High School
Katie Lara: Middle School

Patty-Fagan Miller

Daniel Miller: High School
Brent Williams: Middle School

Karl Kemm: High School
Angela Dominguez: Middle School

Donald Pinson: High School
Heather Gonzales: Middle School

TBA: High School
Rico Cortez: Middle School

Julie Davila
Lalo Davila
Justin Freer
Joey Salinas
John Dominquez
Dr. John Burdett

Contact Information

Department of Music
(361) 698-1211
(361) 698-1620 (fax)


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101 Baldwin Blvd.
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