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The 2022 Capital Winds & Percussion Camp

On-line registration is now closed for the 2022 Winds & Percussion Camp.We are looking forward to meeting our 170 campers Monday, June 6. Our first-day activities will begin at 9:00 AM, so we advise arriving around 8:30.

You may contact Camp Director Jim Dowdy at with any questions.

Capital University’s Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the opening of its 2022 Winds & Percussion Camp.

This event will be held June 6-10, 2022, on the campus of Capital University, and this day camp is open to band students entering grades 7-9 as of August, 2022.

Participants will experience an awesome opportunity to perform with talented young musicians from many area schools. In addition to two daily rehearsals led by outstanding conductors, campers will receive daily instrument-specific lessons as well as attend recitals led by members of Capital’s Music Faculty.

Camp registration will open March 1.


The camp fee of $275 includes instruction, lunch and a camp T-shirt. There is a discount for multiple children from the same immediate family. Cost is $200 per child. Please note: Discounted registration for multiple children cannot be completed online. Please contact to register more than one child from the same immediate family.

Scholarships are not available.

Registration in Two Steps

STEP 1: Application form and payment submitted by parent/guardian

Registration will be available March 1, 2022.

You will need the following information to complete the form: 

  • Current Director's name
  • School name and Address
  • Shirt size of student (adult size)
  • Medical Information- Parent/guardian, Physician name, phone and date of your child's last tetanus, medical issues 

Immediately after you submit the form, you will be directed on how to make your payment. Remember, your application is not complete without finishing the payment.  

STEP 2: Verification of instrument availability by Capital University 

Once your application and payment have been received, Capital University will begin the process of verifying instrument availability in the camp.

As we near fulfillment of an instrument category, the number of applications may exceed the number of available spots. At that point, placement in the camp will be determined by the time stamp on your application form. If we are showing that there is no availability in your section, please complete the registration process and you will be added to a waitlist. 

If we are able to accept your child from the waitlist, you will be contacted by a staff member from Capital University via email with instructions on how to complete your payment.

Once it has been determined that your instrument is still available, you will receive a notification via email that your child has been officially registered in the camp.

Registration is Currently Closed

Meet the Conducting Staff

James Dowdy
Capital University Department of Music Education

James Dowdy has retired after having taught for nine years in the community of Canal Winchester and 21 years as a teacher of middle and elementary bands in the Worthington School System. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Conservatory of Music at Capital University and has earned his master’s degree from The Ohio State University. He is the former director of the Capital University Junior Winds and is past president of OMEA. He is also a member of ASBDA and Phi Beta Mu.

Angela Davoll
Hilliard Weaver Middle School Band Director

Angela Davoll, in her 29th year of teaching, is the band director at Hilliard Weaver Middle School. Along with her duties at Weaver, she instructs music at two additional schools in the district. She also provides private clarinet instruction for area students. Ms. Davoll has presented several clinics at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conference and adjudicates large group and Solo & Ensemble performances for schools throughout Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from the Conservatory of Music at Capital and her master’s degree in music education from The Ohio State University.

Ryan Alexis
Worthington Kilbourne Middle School Band Director

Ryan Alexis has been teaching in the Worthington City School District since 2006, where he is the Director of Bands at Kilbourne Middle School. In addition, he also assists with the Thomas Worthington High School Marching Band, directs the TWHS Cardinal Jazz Band, and conducts the TWHS Pit Orchestra. Ryan is currently the Director of Junior Winds, and has an active studio, teaching saxophone lessons, and coaching saxophone ensembles. He received a BME from The Ohio State University School of Music, and an MMME from The Conservatory of Music at Capital University. Ryan is a member of OMEA and ASBDA, and has served as a treasurer for the OMEA South-Central Region.

Susan O’Rourke
Columbus Academy Band Director  

Susan O’Rourke has taught in central Ohio for 29 years, having served in the Columbus Catholic Diocese, the Worthington City Schools, Polaris Christian Academy and Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in addition to her current tenure at Columbus Academy, co-teaching middle and high school bands. Susan is currently the Director of Capital's Cadet Band, and a staff member for The Ohio State Flute Workshop. A long-time member of OMEA, Susan is an adjudicator and past clinician. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s in woodwind pedagogy from The Ohio State University.

For further information, contact Jim Dowdy at or Erin Debo or Bailey Hever at

Sponsored by Capital University's Conservatory of Music