Winds Percussion Camp | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • The 2020 Capital Winds & Percussion Camp

    Registration is now open

    Register Here

    It’s time to start making plans for the summer, and Capital University’s Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the dates for its popular Winds and Percussion Camp. Available to middle school students (grades 7-9 starting August of 2020), this day camp will be held June 1 – 5. Daily hours for the camp are generally 9 AM - 3:30 PM, except for Friday, which goes to 4:30 because of the concert. Participants will experience an awesome opportunity to perform with talented young musicians from many area schools. You will also have the privilege of working with four outstanding conductors, including Capital's James Dowdy. 

    Please check instrument availability below before registering: 
    (Last Updated March 6)

    Camp Instrumentation   Current Availability
    Flutes  19
    Oboes   0 (Waiting list only)
    Bb Clarinets   22
    Bb Bass Clarinets  2
    Bassoons  4
    Alto Saxophones  3
    Tenor Saxophones  5
    Baritone Saxophones  2
    Trumpets  22
    F Horns  14
    Trombones  8
    Euphoniums/Baritones   6
    Tubas 2
    Percussionists  0 (Waiting list only)


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    • Cost

      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, 2020.

      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:

      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 notification via email that your child has been officially registered in the camp.


      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 26th year of teaching, currently 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. 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. She is a member of ASBDA.

      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. He also teaches 6th grade band at Kilbourne Middle School, Colonial Hills, and Wilson Hill Elementary Schools. 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 28 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. She is a member of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and the Westerville Community Concert Band and has an active private studio. 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 Charlotte Brown at

      Sponsored by Capital University's Conservatory of Music