Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Music Education

First Advisor's Name

Joel Galand

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Patrick Schmidt

Third Advisor's Name

Cathy Benedict

Fourth Advisor's Name

David Dolata


music, education, camp

Date of Defense



This qualitative case study explores an overnight music camp, Camp Encore Coda. The purpose is to gain an understanding of the environment, uncovering the unique ways it impacts the social and musical developments of its participating youth while contrasting it to that of the traditional classroom. Framed by the concept of multidimensional growth, data were collected using surveys, interviews, focus group, and observations. The study uncovered exorbitant levels of social and musical growth among the youth; all directly linked to isolation from technology, communal living, and musical immersion in a community of practice. There lacks a significant amount of music education research attempting to explore and provide an initial evaluation of the learning opportunities unique to overnight music camps. This is particularly significant for music educators who strive to continue the advancement of the field through positive impact on students inside and outside of the school classroom.





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