What to Expect
The Orangehaus staff will interview you immediately following check-in to make sure you are assigned to the right music business track based on your background and interest. Immediately after the interview, you may audition (optional) to be assigned to a band, and songwriters may also perform an original song (optional) for our producer who will select students to record their songs at Gaither Studios.
If you plan to audition, be prepared to perform a couple of songs that best showcase your talent. A drum set, keyboard, and amp will be on stage for you to use during the audition, and lockers will be provided for storing instruments during camp. You may audition on more than one instrument. Songwriters are encouraged to choose their best original song as one of their audition pieces, and if possible, bring a lead sheet of the song (melody, lyrics, chord chart). If you do not have a lead sheet, then just bring a printed copy of the lyrics.
Those students who are assigned to a band will compete in OrangeFest at the end of the week in Byrum Hall. This free concert is open to the public, so be sure to invite your friends and family to attend this event. Students who are not musicians, or prefer NOT to be in a band, meet each day with faculty to create a marketing plan for promoting and producing OrangeFest.
Friends and family are also encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony on the last day of camp. Students each receive a certificate at the awards ceremony and a copy of the CD recorded at Gaither Studios. Awards for each of the following areas will be announced:
- Music Business Student
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Dr. Rebecca Chappell to apply.
Receive College Credit for Attending Orangehaus Music Business Camp
High school juniors and seniors attending Orangehaus Music Business Camp may apply to receive three hours college credit through Anderson University's Launch Program.
When taken for credit, students have additional online assignments and must pay summer school tuition rates in addition to the summer camp registration cost.
This course satisfies requirements for MUBS 2010 Intro to Music Business listed in the Anderson University catalog.
To learn more about the Launch program and earning college credit while in high school, contact Paula Blount.