Winds Percussion Camp | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Join us for this year's camp, June 4 - 8, 2018

    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 2018), this day camp will be held June 4 – 8. 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 head of music education, Dr. Ryan Shaw. Registration begins on Wednesday, March 1

    Please check instrument availability below before registering:

    Camp Instrumentation   Current Availability
    Flutes  16
    Oboes   3
    Bb Clarinets   18
    Bb Bass Clarinets  1
    Bassoons  - filled 0
    Alto Saxophones - filled 0
    Tenor Saxophones - filled 0
    Baritone Saxophones  2
    Trumpets - filled 0
    F Horns  3
    Trombones - filled 0
    Euphoniums/Baritones   2
    Tubas - filled 0
    Percussionists - filled 0
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    • Cost

      The camp fee of $250 includes instruction, lunch and a camp T-shirt. There is a discount for multiple children from the same immediate family. Cost is $190 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 

      Please complete the online application form

      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 capacity has been reached for a particular instrument and we are no longer accepting registrations, your money will be refunded and you will be notified that your child will be placed on a wait list. Should a spot become available, we will notify you and you will need to resubmit the payment form. If you would prefer that your child not be placed on the wait list, please let us know.

      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

      Ryan D. Shaw, Ph.D
      Assistant Professor of Music Education
      Ryan Shaw is the area head of music education at Capital University, where he teaches numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. A native of Michigan, he led instrumental music programs at the middle and high levels in two communities in the state. Dr. Shaw completed his doctorate at Michigan State University where he worked with undergraduate music education majors, conducted the campus band, and arranged music for the Spartan Marching Band. He also holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan.

      Angela Davoll
      Hilliard Weaver Middle School Band Director
      Angela Davoll, in her 24th 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.

      James Dowdy
      Capital University Junior Winds Band Director
      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 presently serves as director of the Capital University Junior Winds and is past president of OMEA. He is also a member of ASBDA and Phi Beta Mu.

      Meg Alexis
      Worthington McCord Middle School Band Director
      Meg Alexis is entering her tenth year as a middle school band director. Currently a teacher in the Worthington City Schools, she directs beginning and middle school bands, as well as the McCord Middle School Jazz Band. Along with her husband Ryan, she directs the Capital University Cadet Band, a weekly honor band for young musicians. She has performed as a soloist with the Capital University Junior Winds, and has performed in several local ensembles including the Heisey Wind Ensemble and the Westerville Concert Band. Alexis earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Capital University. She is a member of OMEA.

      For further information, contact Ryan Shaw at or Erin Debo at

      Sponsored by Capital University's Conservatory of Music