About 300 campers arriving July 10 for FHSU's 69th High Plains Music Camp

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HAYS, Kan. -- High Plains Music Camp is entering its 69th year on the Fort Hays State University campus.

The camp, Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16, will welcome approximately 300 campers, old and new, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the first day in the Memorial Union.

During registration, campers will receive their room assignments, camp schedules, audition times, camp T-shirts, name tags and other information.

To start, all campers will audition Sunday afternoon for a place in one of the large ensembles, which will perform throughout the week. The numerous free concerts will be open to the public.

The first guest artist is Allen Vizzutti, international trumpeter and jazz clinician.

"We are lucky to have such a high-quality performer who travels all over the world," said Dr. Ivalah Allen, assistant professor of music and theatre at FHSU and camp director.

Other guest artists are Gary Green, emeritus professor of music and director of bands at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami; Aviva Segall, director of Omaha Youth Orchestras; and Alexander Underwood, choral conductor and music educator.

A complete list of concerts can be found on the music camp's website at www.fhsu.edu/musiccamp. Registration for the camp is also still available through the webpage with a $100 late fee.

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