Camps, Festivals, and Recital Series - University of Houston
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Recital Series

  • A. I. Lack Master Series

    The A. I. Lack Master Series annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free master classes and recitals, providing a wider educational experience for its students and for the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989.
  • Piano +

    Piano+ is a new keyboard chamber performance series — nine concerts presented by 25 Moores School faculty members performing iconic masterpieces and uncovered gems.

Camps and Festivals

  • Texas Music Festival

    The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival ® was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive three-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists.
  • International Piano Festival

    International Piano Festival provides a thrilling series of recitals and master classes featuring the greatest performers in the world.
  • Jazz Festival

    The Moores School of Music Jazz Festival provides middle, junior high, and high school bands with a superb two day experience. Each participating band performs for Houston jazz artist judges, followed by a judge's clinic. Exemplary performances qualify for awards in several categories.  Each year the guest artist provides several clinics open to the public, and the festival concludes with performances by the guest artist, the Moores School Jazz Ensemble, local jazz artists, and the and the Moores School Jazz Orchestra.
  • All State-Strings Festival

    Open to all Texas High School String players auditioning for the 2019 TMEA All-State Orchestra
  • Cougar Choir Camp

    The University of Houston Cougar Choir Camp prepares Texas high school students for upcoming All-State choir auditions.  Other other educational opportunities are provided, including voice masterclasses, conducting classes, sight-reading instruction and acting basics. The camp culminates with a required student concert that celebrates the week’s learning. Students of all ability levels will find appropriate challenges within a positive and nurturing environment.
  • Cougar Band Camp

    Cougar Band Camp is an exciting, five-day summer camp geared toward Junior High and High School Band students. The camp is held at the Moores School of Music on the campus of the University of Houston. Campers are given a choice of staying in the dorms on campus (Residential Camper) or being dropped off and picked up each day (Commuter Camper).

  • Prelude to College

    Prelude to College at the University Moores School of Music is open to high school junior and senior singers who are interested in preparing for college music school auditions. Attendees will have the chance to rehearse with the Moores School Concert Chorale, tour the Moores Opera House and participate in a faculty studio class, The Audition Package session and a vocal masterclass.
  • Flute Day

    Flute day allows high school students to experience UH firsthand and learn about our life in music! Flute Day events and activities include an All-State Etude masterclass.

  • Summer Kodaly Institute

    The Kodály Institute at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music is a three-summer certificate program endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). This intensive program provides focused, high-quality studies based on the Kodály philosophy. It is designed to help teachers develop new techniques to support their students’ musical growth. UH offers Kodály Levels I, II and III, and each summer includes courses in Personal Musicianship, Kodály Pedagogy and Practicum, Music Literature, Conducting and Choral Ensemble. It was cancelled for 2019, but we anticipate returning summer of 2020.